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The The is an alternative/new wave band formed in 1979 in London, England. Matt Johnson (vocals, multiple instruments) is the only constant band member. Releases are fairly few and far between but over the years The The has managed to sell several million albums internationally.

Johnson formed the first version of the band in 1979, with synth player Keith Laws. The group, after opening for Scritti Politti, issued its first single "Controversial Subject" on the 4AD label in 1980… read more

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  • Avatar for be_quiet_peter
    I read the interview w/him in my copy of Tape Delay when I was...God, 16 years old. Definitely awhile ago now that I did that. So happy to have finally listened to his work. GIANT is....well, GIANT.
  • Avatar for aldyshekoski
    gotham bring me here
  • Avatar for polymorphous71
    Yep! Hyena soundtrack!
  • Avatar for IreneMcAwesome
    The Hyena soundtrack is great!
  • Avatar for Lynnan
    His voice is so brilliant, I can recognise this band in any song.
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  • Avatar for Cylob
    Soul Mining is the best album of all time. (note the FULL STOP).
  • Avatar for chasterose
    Soul Mining is addictive
  • Avatar for polymorphous71
    That's true noisesavvy. However, what I have always craved is a full on collaborative effort on a whole album; like Thirlwell and Mosiman's Wiseblood project. Jim played marimba on 'Flesh and Bones' too.
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