(remember those?) by Bill Drummond
and Jimmy Cauty
of the infamous KLF
. It is a step-by-step guide
to acheiving a number one
hit on British pop charts
. Written in 1988 and currently published by Ellipsis press (ISBN 1-899858-65-2), it is basically an expose on pop music
. The authors promise a complete refund of the purchase price of the book if you fail to acheive a number one hit even after following the step-by-step instructions to the letter
To my knowledge, no one has acheived a number one through use of The Manual, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time.
For further information on the exploits of the KLF, track down a fine book entitled Watch the K Foundation Burn A Million Quid, which brings up the argument concerning the relevancy of money today.