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Bill Drummond - The King Of Joy Album


Bill Drummond


The King Of Joy


Rock / Audio Files / Screen

MP3 album size:

1088 mb


Creation Records




Folk Rock, Country Rock, Spoken Word, Indie Rock, Dialogue



Date of release:

Mar 1987


CRE 039 T

Bill Drummond - The King Of Joy Album


1The Manager (The Complete Soundtrack Of The Video)
Film Director [The Complete Soundtrack Of The Video Directed By] – Bill Butt
2I Want That Girl (Version)
Featuring [Featuring Jazz Giant] – Henry Lowther
3The King Of Joy


  • Arranged By, Producer, Mixed ByTrue Genius
  • Photography ByBleddyn Butcher
  • Written-ByDrummond


From the back of the sleeve:
"Drummond would like it known that his manager has put a stop to the foolishness that has been proposed on side two of this record. Warning. If any cheques are sent they will most probably be cashed and no advice returned."

Track A1, "The King Of Joy", is taken from the Lp "The Man" CRE LP 014.

Track A2, "I Want That Girl (Version)", is a mostly-instrumental version of "I Want That Girl" with added trumpet parts not in the original album version. Original lead vocals are removed, but the backing vocals remain.

Side B, "The Manager", is noted as "The complete soundtrack of the video — Directed by Bill Butt" on the label.

Published by Zoo Music / Warner Brothers Music Ltd
© 1987 Creation Records
A Creation Records product.
Distributed by The Cartel.
Made in England.


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): CRE 039 T A-1U-1-1-1 KICK IN THE J•A•M•S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): CRE 039 T B-1U-1-1-1 INTELLIGENT


  • Distributed By – The Cartel
  • Copyright (c) – Creation Records
  • Pressed By – EMI Records
  • Published By – Zoo Music
  • Published By – Warner Bros. Music Ltd.


Later in the year, Drummond issued a solo album, The Man, a countryfolk music recording, backed by Australian rock group The Triffids. The album was released on Creation Records and included the sardonic Julian Cope Is Dead, where he outlined his fantasy of shooting the Teardrop Explodes frontman in the head to ensure the band's early demise and subsequent legendary status. The King Of Joy Creation Records, 1986. Ragworts Site Gallery, Sheffield, 2012. Bill Drummond is a fan of Scottish football club Queen of the South which he says is due to their proximity to his home town of Newton Stewart. Bill Drummond - I'm The King Of Joy 1986. Bill drummond klf such a parcel of rogues in a nation the man. Язык: Русский. Страна: США. The King Of Joy. Play album. Bill Drummond. 1,674 listeners. William Ernest Drummond Bill Drummond born April 29, 1953, Butterworth, South Africa is a Scottish musician, music industry figure, writer and artist. He is best known as co-founder of The King Of Joy. Get album. He is best known as co-founder of read more. He is best known as co-founder of The KLF, the avant-garde pop group read more. The Man Bill Drummond album. The Man is an album recorded and released by Scottish musician and music industry figure Bill Drummond in 1986. In 1986, Drummond had announced his resignation from his position as an A&R man at record label WEA, citing that he was nearly 33. 3 years old 33. 3 rpm being significant to Drummond as the speed at which a vinyl LP revolves, and that it was time for a revolution in my life. There is a mountain to climb the hard way, and I want to see. I'm The King Of Joy appears on the following albums by Bill Drummond: The Man track 9 this album 1986. My favourite store. Your feedback for I'm The King Of Joy. I Want That Girl Version. Featuring Henry Lowther. The Manager The Complete Soundtrack Of The Video. Film Director Bill Butt. Unternehmen usw. Distributed By The Cartel. From the back of the sleeve: Drummond would like it known that his manager has put a stop to the foolishness that has been proposed on side two of this record. If any cheques are sent they will most probably be cashed and no advice returned. Track A1, The King Of Joy, is taken from the Lp The Man CRE LP 014. Bill Drummond - I'm The King Of Joy. Bill Drummond - Son Of A Preacher Man. Bill Drummond - Such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation. обожаю творчество Bill Drummond и Jimmy Cauty,а также Justified Ancients of Mu Mu ,The Timelords ,THE KLF ,K Foundation ,One World Orchestra и 2K. KLF - самый известный проект музыкантов. The KLF такой The KLF. Art provocateur Bill Drummond could have gone out in a blaze of glory after the KLF burned 1m in cash. But, as this manifesto to kick off a 12-year world tour makes clear, a good artist never rests on his laurels. Head Painting Black, White & Black by Bill Drummond, flyposted in Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham. Photograph: Tracey Moberly Photograph: Tracey Moberly. 10 Burn the Bridge In 1986, I wrote and recorded a song called The King of Joy. It was released on an album that was supposed to be my farewell to music. The song included the line Burn the Bridge. From then on, that line has been an open-ended commandment of mine. Appears On. The Man. Castle Music Ltd. Various Artists. Bar None Sampler, Vol. 2: Time for a Change. Restless Records. Bill Drummond is a self-confessed fan of Scottish football club Queen of the South. Queen of the South is also the title of the 6th track on The man. The song is an instrumental. Review scores. I'm the King of Joy. Son of a Preacher Man. Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation. Bill Drummond vocals. Daniel Cainer guitar. Khiem Luu clarinet, saxophone


Essentially Bill Drummond's personal theme song, one suspects. The song barely contains his enthusiasm and passion. His rough-hewn, warbly vocals mock the very notion of the untouchable pop star and only serve to make the whole thing about 150% more charming. The second song, "I Want That Girl (Version)", is the album version sans lead vocal and with additional jazz improvisation from Henry Lowther. The b-side "The Manager" is spoken-word hilarity/wisdom from Mr. Drummond, taken from a short film of the same name he made that same year. All in all, a perfectly lovely single. Sadly, it's the only single he ever released under his own name.
Although Bill Drummond's later work with Jimmy Cauty has received far more attention and had a much greater impact on the course of popular music history, his sole solo single (ha!) is his most personal and powerful work, and the titular track is, in my humble opinion, not only the greatest ever recorded by Drummond, but by anybody. Yes, I said it: Bill Drummond's "The King Of Joy" is the single greatest song of all-time. And while I doubt that anyone else the world over even comes close to agreeing with me, I believe it with all of my heart. The joy and ecstasy of following one's heart - no matter how mad that heart may be (and certainly Drummond's is pretty damn mad by most standards) - has never been expressed more directly, powerfully and succinctly in the entirety of pop music with which I am familiar, and Drummond's message is a crucial one. In many ways, I never began to understand the work and seemingly irrational objectives of Drummond's later work until I heard this song and its apparent madness immediately illuminated the thrust behind all which Drummond does, no matter how bizarre and alienating it may seem: he is merely being himself, and that is the most human thing of all. It is impossible for me to recommend a single more highly.
It is those with a stone heart that can't hear the pure elation and delight of being alive in these grooves
Well, my friend, I come quite close to agreeing with you. But I think you already knew that.

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