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Definitely too many The's in this band's song

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February

The The is the second of my entries in Wuench Beat Me to It Week to have had two songs previously featured in the Lost & Found series. ‘This is the Day' and ‘Heartland' were grabbed up before I could get to them, but that just gives me the chance to shine more light on this excellent band from the UK.

Much like World Party, The The was essentially just one artist: Matt Johnson. However, with the 1989 album ‘Mind Bomb,' Johnson assembled a band of talented musicians to work on the album and to go on tour. Most notable among these musicians was guitarist Johnny Marr formerly of the iconic 80s alternative heroes, The Smiths.

Today's entry is the musically up, but lyrically down single: ‘The Beat(en) Generation.'

‘Mind Bomb' is a brilliant record; you should check it out.

- Jim ‘Dr. Dim' Fitzsimons

 

[Last modified: Friday, February 10, 2017 1:12pm]

    

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