For those poor sods who suffered through what Twitter seemed to indicate was an even more banal Brit Awards ceremony than usual, here’s the classic KLF / Extreme Noise Terror performance from 1992:
Unbelievably ENT and the KLF performed this at the Brit Awards 1992, where they made national headlines by firing blanks from a machine gun at the unsuspecting audience and causing chaos at the after show party.
Speaking of the after show party, here’s the Guardian’s description, from a piece on the “key fifty moments in the history of pop music”:
Bill Drummond did his best to shock, firing blanks from an automatic weapon over the heads of the crowd and later dumping a dead sheep with the message: “I died for ewe – bon appetit” tied around its waist at the entrance to one of the post-ceremony parties.
(Other British music ceremony moments of note include Fruitbat of Carter USM flattening Philip Schofield at Smash Hits awards circa 1991 and Jarvis Cocker flapping his bum at Michael Jackson during the Brits in 1996. Hurrah for irreverence.)