[ approx date The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu October 87 ] ------------------------------- Thanks for writing, at the end of last year the media was getting into full flow with the whole AIDS thing. It was screaming at us everywhere. At the end of last year I was reading the ultimate paranoid conspiracy book(s) The Illuminatus Trillogy. I was bored by all music bar the almost unlistenable hip-hop, scratch and rap that John Peel was playing between the safe shambo- lic bands. I was wanting to kick over, blow up, tear down most of what I thought was shit. At the end of last year I couldn't understand why not everybody else was wanting to do the same. Who are The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu? you ask. Not us, we just pinched the name from some characters in the illuminatus. We do get strange letters from people telling us we are getting ourselves into "Deep Shit" by using their name, that the real ancients won't be pleased. After the end of last year I asked Rockman Rock if he wanted to tear some things down, he did. So we made a record, pressed five hundred, the fuse was lit. As you will have read in your friendly rock paper, the record could not be bought as nobody would distribute it for fears of prosecution. John Peel couldn't play it and we had no money left. Then a couple of major companies threatened to sue. Fuck them. So we edited the record in such a way that brought us inside the "law" but still got up peoples noses, and got the record out. With the money from the single we booked five days in a cheap studio and recorded "1987-What the fuck is going on?". We made it, not giving a shit for soul boy snob values or any other values, we just went in and made the noise we wanted to hear and the stuff that came out of our mouths. We lit a bonfire and put what we could get hold of, on it and then recorded the sound of the flames licking up the pyre. Not a pleasant sound but it's the noise we had. We pressed it up and stuck it out. A celebration of sorts. The future? We won't be trapped by a career. If we get some money back on our LP we will make another one before Christmas and do some live dates, after that fuck it! Yours King Boy D. P.S Rockman Rock sends his regards.