Friday, November 24, 2006

3 a.m. Eternal - The KLF

"3 a.m. Eternal" was a song and—in different mixes—a series of singles by acid house pioneers The KLF. "3 a.m." is one of the landmark songs of The KLF's career and of the genre.

Some people claim that 3 a.m. Eternal was a reference to their 1987 (What The Fuck Is Going On?) album. The JAMs were ordered to destroy all remaining copies of the album because of its unauthorised sampling of ABBA's Dancing Queen. After a failed audience with ABBA, Drummond and Cauty burned copies of the album (in a bonfire in a Swedish field, somewhere between Stockholm and Gothenburg, a picture of which featured on the front cover of their Who Killed the JAMs? album), as legend has it, at 3 a.m.

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