November: Anarchism and music.

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November 16 – Why did the K Foundation burn a million quid?

In the early nineties the KLF invented the massively popular genre of ‘stadium trance’, scored a string of clever, catchy and genre-blending number one hits featuring unlikely vocalists from hip-hop, hard rock and country music, all featuring an odd internal symbolic mythology based on the mysterious Mu, Daleks and ice cream.

In 1993, they were awarded “Best British Group” by the English music industry. They performed their only live gig as an anarcho-punk interpretation of their trance hit “3am Eternal” with Extreme Noise Terror and Napalm Death. They shot the audience with machine guns filled with blank rounds, dumped a dead sheep in the backstage area and announced the end of their career. They deleted their entire music catalog and sailed to a small island off the coast of Scotland and burned one million pounds they’d made from record sales and royalties.

This documentary tries to make sense of who the KLF really are, why they burned a million pounds, broke up at their peak of their power, and what everyone thought about it. Followed up by a screening of the mythological short film KLF 01 01 2017 WTF FOUND VHS which should confuse you even further.

Location: Melbourne Anarchist Club, 62 St Georges Rd, Northcote.

Time: Doors at 7pm for a 7:30 start, 16th November, 2017.

Admission is free. Sheep are welcome. Ice cream van parking available. Mu be with you.

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crassmovie_fr_l.jpg November 2nd – Crass: There is no authority but yourself.

(2006) Directed by Alexander Oey, English language, 71 mins.

This documentary discusses inner and outer workings of Crass, the UK’s definitive anarcho-punk band centered around Dial House, an open community house on the outskirts of London. We see their rise, their fall, their struggles with Thatcher’s Britain and among themselves.

After the feature, we’ll screen the footage Crass showed at their gigs, and your host will tell the true story about the time he wound up having dinner with Penny Rimbaud while Gee Voucher was at the dentist.

Location: Melbourne Anarchist Club, 62 St Georges Rd, Northcote.

Time: Doors at 7pm for a 7:30 start, 2nd November, 2017.

Admission is free. In fact, we owe you a movie. (‘Course we do, ‘course we do.)

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