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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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  • gotham bring me here
  • Yep! Hyena soundtrack!
  • The Hyena soundtrack is great!
  • His voice is so brilliant, I can recognise this band in any song.
  • Soul Mining is the best album of all time. (note the FULL STOP).
  • Soul Mining is addictive
  • 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.
  • http://thesentinelmusic.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/the-the-like-a-sun-rising-thru-my-garden/
  • Johnson already teamed up with Thirlwell on Soul Mining. He helped produce it, specifically the track "Giant". I believe he also played drums on it.

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