Badger Kull – Through the lens of their Manager: Pete Woodhead

We welcome Badger Kull Manager, Pete Woodhead as our guest photographer . He shows us what life was really like with the legendary band via his camera lens and captions. Look out for behind-the-scenes shots, rehearsal scenes, live performance action and more…

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Badger Kull – Through the lens of their Manager: Pete Woodhead

Being the manager of the best fuuking band in the world is not without its perks. I hang out with Flinton, Dan, Steve and Babaluma and cut myself some great deals….. I mean I always look after the best interests of the boys.

Watching the Badger Kull magic happen right in front of your eyes is a pure thrill every time. (even though I was often on my phone doing deals when it happened)
Watching the Badger Kull magic happen right in front of your eyes is a pure thrill every time. (even though I was often on my phone doing deals when it happened)
Steve often suggests to Pete that he should play a double neck 12 string bass. This is one of those moments.
Steve often suggests to Pete that he should play a double neck 12 string bass. This is one of those moments.
That's pure Kull magic in the making.
That’s pure Kull magic in the making.
Some have said that Badger Kull have too much bottom end. They are talking sh*t.
Some have said that Badger Kull have too much bottom end. They are talking sh*t.
OK OK> So this was taken before the offical merch arrived. OK?
OK OK> So this was taken before the offical merch arrived. OK?
Looks like Pete Wylie's off on one of his "give it more bass" moments here. Luckily everyone was giving everything their full attention.
Looks like Pete Wylie’s off on one of his “give it more bass” moments here. Luckily everyone was giving everything their full attention.
Dan. Always a pleasure to work with and never any trouble where daring makeup is concerned.
Dan. Always a pleasure to work with and never any trouble where daring makeup is concerned.
Flinton always has more of a problem with the makeup. He's a sensitive lad with sensitive skin. That's why he always gets his own hotel room. And fee.
Flinton always has more of a problem with the makeup. He’s a sensitive lad with sensitive skin. That’s why he always gets his own hotel room. And fee.
Of course Steve can rock any look and still rock.
Of course Steve can rock any look and still rock.
Two fans get wind that Badger Kull are in the building.
Two fans get wind that Badger Kull are in the building.
I always say that a band is nothing without fuuking great roadies and Mark and Mark are the BEST in the business.
I always say that a band is nothing without fuuking great roadies and Mark and Mark are the BEST in the business.
I've no idea who is knocking out this unlicensed merch but when I find out.... Oh hold on. That's one of mine.
I’ve no idea who is knocking out this unlicensed merch but when I find out…. Oh hold on. That’s one of mine.
Dunno who this bloke is or thought he was but he could NEVER cut it in The Kull in a month of Sundays.
Dunno who this bloke is or thought he was but he could NEVER cut it in The Kull in a month of Sundays.
I want this fella for a Badger Kull roadie. Years of experience tells me he's got more than what it takes.
I want this fella for a Badger Kull roadie. Years of experience tells me he’s got more than what it takes.
WORST BADGER KULL RIDER EVER.
WORST BADGER KULL RIDER EVER.
MYK - BEST ASSISTANT EVER. — with Myk Dud.
MYK – BEST ASSISTANT EVER.
I've not mentioned the incident where Flinton's veggie food got mixed up with Dan's macrobiotic order since it happened. Ugly scenes. The whole DJ Food mistake won't easily be forgotten either. Sorry about that Kev. It just looked so tasty.
I’ve not mentioned the incident where Flinton’s veggie food got mixed up with Dan’s macrobiotic order since it happened. Ugly scenes. The whole DJ Food mistake won’t easily be forgotten either. Sorry about that Kev. It just looked so tasty.
While Pete Wylie and myself disagreed about just about everything and both tried to sack each other before attempting to murder each other with the old falling amp stack routine, Badger Kull wouldn't be where they are today without the singular musical vision of this man.
While Pete Wylie and myself disagreed about just about everything and both tried to sack each other before attempting to murder each other with the old falling amp stack routine, Badger Kull wouldn’t be where they are today without the singular musical vision of this man.
The boys are always willing to learn from the the master Mr Wylie, and so am I.
The boys are always willing to learn from the the master Mr Wylie, and so am I.
Becci J is the best stylist in the business and can always create brilliance on a budget. Her 'road kill' theme for the Graduation Ball was no exception.
Becci J is the best stylist in the business and can always create brilliance on a budget. Her ‘road kill’ theme for the Graduation Ball was no exception.
Here's Flinton shortly after taking delivery of his face. I think he approved of the new stylistic direction but to be honest I couldn't really tell.
Here’s Flinton shortly after taking delivery of his face. I think he approved of the new stylistic direction but to be honest I couldn’t really tell.
Steve really took to the new look. He was as happy as a badger in a sett.
Steve really took to the new look. He was as happy as a badger in a sett.
Giving his best Badger Kull face. Steve.
Giving his best Badger Kull face. Steve.
Sett to thrill. It's the way of The Kull. (I'm earmarking this shot for the BK 2018 Calendar fans)
Sett to thrill. It’s the way of The Kull.
(I’m earmarking this shot for the BK 2018 Calendar fans)
Pete Wylie is adept at getting a band hyped and on the stage. Here he is in action.
Pete Wylie is adept at getting a band hyped and on the stage. Here he is in action.
Showtime!
Showtime!
Rocking the sett! Not sure who the chancer is muscling in at the back mind. I must review security arrangements.
Rocking the sett! Not sure who the chancer is muscling in at the back mind. I must review security arrangements.
I arranged a little surprise for the Badger Kull Graduation Ball gig. I saw the chance for the band to get into the Guiness Book of World Records for a band spending longer on a staircase off stage, than actually playing on the stage. The rules are strict but we grabbed the record from The Proclaimers by a country mile. Here's the band and Pete Wylie receiving the news of the win.
I arranged a little surprise for the Badger Kull Graduation Ball gig. I saw the chance for the band to get into the Guiness Book of World Records for a band spending longer on a staircase off stage, than actually playing on the stage. The rules are strict but we grabbed the record from The Proclaimers by a country mile. Here’s the band and Pete Wylie receiving the news of the win.
Here's the exciting moment that The Kull heard Toxteth Day of the Dead for the first time with Pete Wylie talking them through it. Following the recent court case, the Wylie/Woodhead writing credit on the song is now under review.
Here’s the exciting moment that The Kull heard Toxteth Day of the Dead for the first time with Pete Wylie talking them through it. Following the recent court case, the Wylie/Woodhead writing credit on the song is now under review.
I don't recall approving this poster, so I had it torn down.
I don’t recall approving this poster, so I had it torn down.
They call Pete Wylie "the fifth Bader Kull member' and they are not wrong.
They call Pete Wylie “the fifth Bader Kull member’ and they are not wrong.
History now....
History now….
Thanks for all your fan mail. I open it first just to be on the safe side but the boys are always happy to hear from you.
Thanks for all your fan mail. I open it first just to be on the safe side but the boys are always happy to hear from you.
The boys are always thrilled to recive your fan mail as you can see.
The boys are always thrilled to receive your fan mail as you can see.

 

All photography and captions by Pete Woodhead.

These images and captions originally appeared in The KLF Facebook Group: The 400: Don’t Be Afraid. Used with the kind permission of Pete Woodhead.

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