This picture has extreme importance in the music industry and how one band defied that very industry!
This is KING BOY D (Bill Drummond) of The KLF from one of the most controversial and incendiary performances ever done in the music industry! In 1992, The KLF performed "3 a.m. Eternal" with #crustpunk/#grindcore band EXTREME NOISE TERROR at the BRIT Awards. With a broken leg and carrying an AR-15 Rifle, Bill shoots blank rounds at the unsuspected and stunned audience as EXTREME NOISE TERROR performance was violent and antagonistic. When I originally saw this footage, I was floored with excitement! I was elated to see-in a VERY long time-a band being so blatantly sadistic and antagonistic towards the unwashed masses especially pop culture! But, that is the FUCKING point!
For too long, modern music (past and present) has become stagnant, formulaic, banal, and unimaginative. Bands like THE KLF and others are here to shake things up for everyone to realize that rock music (in any form or anti-form) is always dangerous and controversial!
Immediately after this show, The KLF 'retired' and (literally) deleted their entire catalog. This is the utter defiance we need in music! I, for one, have always been on the side of challenging authority, musically and otherwise! BTW, YOU HEARD IT HEAR FIRST: THE KLF IS BACK AFTER A 23 YEAR 'RETIREMENT'! August 23 is when they fully return! #TheKLF #extremenoiseterror #FuckNormality #MusicIsDangerous #MrWunderkind #THEONLYBANDTHATMATTERS #crustpunk