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Cauty, Jimmy

Entry updated 28 July 2022. Tagged: Author, Music.

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(1956-    ) UK singer-songwriter, artist and author, co-founder with Bill Drummond in 1987 of an electronic rock band, The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (or the JAMs), taking much of its amply expressed "philosophy" from The Illuminatus Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, a spoof sf extravaganza with Secret Masters and occult Monsters galore. Cauty and Drummond also appeared as The KLF and the K Foundation, and in other combinations; they were most active before 2000.

2023: A Trilogy (2017) with Bill Drummond, writing together as by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, replays the gonzo Paranoias of the original Illuminatus books, with occasional shout-outs to George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). Pyramids appear in their glory. [JC]

James Francis Cauty

born Wirral Peninsula, Cheshire, England: 19 December 1956

works

  • 2023: A Trilogy (London: Faber and Faber, 2017) with Bill Drummond, writing together as by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu [publisher given on title page as Dead Perch Books: hb/Dead Perch Books]

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