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UK band to build pyramid out of human ashes


Posted on Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 | Comment icon 6 comments

The structure will likely take years to complete. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Thamizhpparithi Maari
Two members of a British music group are planning to build a pyramid out of bricks containing human ashes.
The peculiar endeavour is the brainchild of KLF's Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty - two electronic pop veterans who had several hits in the UK back in the 80s and 90s.

The so-called 'People's Pyramid' will be built in the Toxteth area of Liverpool with the first 240 bricks being put in place on November 23rd as part of an event dubbed 'Toxteth Day of the Dead'.

Each brick will contain some of the ashes of a person who has died and each year on the same day, more bricks with the ashes of those who have died that year will be added to the pile.

The bottom of the structure will be a flat piece of quarried sandstone measuring 3ft x 3ft x 4in.

In an even stranger twist, those wishing to attend the first event will be required to present a supermarket shopping trolley as payment for entry.

Drummond and Cauty are certainly no strangers to controversy having previously burned one million pounds in cash on a remote Scottish island back in 1994.

The pyramid, once completed, will reportedly contain a whopping 34,592 ash-filled bricks.

Whether it will ever get anywhere near that many however remains to be seen.

Source: Liverpool Echo | Comments (6)

Tags: KLF, Ashes

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by OverSword on 21 November, 2018, 18:30
So this is what you do when the song writing gland runs dry eh?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Vlad the Mighty on 21 November, 2018, 19:46
Does the phrase "desperate for publicity" come to anyone's mind?    * oh it's them two again. I can't say I'm surprised. I bet they get some bloody grant for it from the Ministry of Culture. 
Comment icon #3 Posted by Ozymandias on 21 November, 2018, 20:12
They are going to put 34, 592 bricks into a pyramid sitting on a 3ft by 3ft base? What size is each brick? Most pyramids have heights less than the length of their side. Assuming the height of this proposed pyramid is also 3ft then each brick must only be about the size of a large sugar cube (I estimate the volume of each brick to be 0.445cu.in.) And, in the name of God, why build such a thing?
Comment icon #4 Posted by OverSword on 22 November, 2018, 3:15
Like Vlad said, plublicity
Comment icon #5 Posted by jmccr8 on 22 November, 2018, 5:59
I'm sure mafia construction companies or dictators find this a unique idea. jmccr8
Comment icon #6 Posted by freetoroam on 22 November, 2018, 7:47
They could have used the ashes from the money they burned.  More publicity, but more fool for any families who are willing to hand over their loved ones ashes to aid them in this publicity stunt.


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