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You pull back the curtains, and the sun burns into your eyes.
You watch a plane flying across a clear blue sky.
This is the day your life will surely change.
This is the day when things fall into place.

I've Been Waiting For Tomorrow (All Of My Life)
This Is The Day
Sinking Feeling
Uncertain Smile
Twilight Hour
Soul Mining
Giant

Three years after his debut album , Matt Johnson resurrected the name The The, under which he had recorded an early single called "Controversial Subject", and unleashed SOUL MINING on the world. This was a far more polished affair than its predecessor, and also a more powerful statement of purpose.
Johnson's mission is to explore the seedier underbelly of his own psyche, which is "crippled by guilt and blinded by sense" (according to the album's opening track). Elsewhere, he addresses everything that is wrong with society, from consumerism to easy morality, but never repetitively and always with a slinky hook (often provided by the bass guitar). Highlights include "Uncertain Smile", featuring a subtle string section and a prominent, barreling piano, the album's title track, with an eerie guitar line and pulsing xylophone, and all nine-and-a-half minutes of the disturbingly funky "Giant". The best track, however, is "This Is the Day", a deceptively cheerful sounding song, complete with accordion, that takes a lyric like "this is the day your life will surely change" and makes the listener aware that these changes are unlikely to be good ones.
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1 Like #1
fantastic album bought the original years ago.
1 Like #3
class :)
1 Like #4
themachman
class :)

Just watching "this is the day" video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nonGWDxcJNA
2 Likes #5
Get this and 'Infected'. Essential in any record collection whatever genre you're in to IMHO.
1 Like #6
superb album :)
1 Like #7
A forgotten classic!
2 Likes #8
Keefy68
Get this and 'Infected'. Essential in any record collection whatever genre you're in to IMHO.

Absolutely agree. excellent albums.
1 Like #9
Had this on cassette, lots of extra tracks and a shame they are not included in the remaster. Giant is a personal favourite, heat!

Edited By: richyb808 on Jun 29, 2014 12:08
1 Like #10
Gets heat for being what it is.
1 Like #11
Superb stuff, heat
1 Like #12
Every home should have a copy !8)
1 Like #13
The 80s get some stick for poor music but this was an amazing album.....DJ Food does it justice as well.

Time for a listen :)
1 Like #14
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Edited By: thebaron69 on Jun 29, 2014 12:36
1 Like #15
Was thinking about Infected the other day, Heartland has the lines "And the hearts are being cut from the welfare state.. This is the 51st state - of the USA". Matt Johnson was so ahead of his time.
2 Likes #16
blackanchorage
Was thinking about Infected the other day, Heartland has the lines "And the hearts are being cut from the welfare state.. This is the 51st state - of the USA". Matt Johnson was so ahead of his time.

Or times they ain't a changin?

Never thought I would see this on here, top album!
1 Like #17
I didn't get up this morning 'cos I didn't go to bed I was watching the whites of your eyes turn red. Huddersfield Polytechnic 1982. Thanks for the memory jog
1 Like #18
Matt Johnson is one of the most individualistic and creative writers on the planet. Blow torch heat from me.
#19
r401caw
I didn't get up this morning 'cos I didn't go to bed I was watching the whites of your eyes turn red. Huddersfield Polytechnic 1982. Thanks for the memory jog

That song came out sep 83.
2 Likes #20
Stands the test of time as sharp now as it was when it came out....
#21
Brilliant album. takes me back......
#22
Amazing album!
banned#23
Hmm will have to investigate this one
1 Like #24
WillieGallimore
Hmm will have to investigate this one

2nd song http://freemp3.fm/s/this-is-the-day-the-the/
#25
If only they would release The The Versus The World on DVD, Tim Pope did a brilliant job with it.
#26
cicobuff
If only they would release The The Versus The World on DVD, Tim Pope did a brilliant job with it.

Would love to see this first
http://www.rockcinema.eu/resources/The_The_-_Infected.jpg
#27
thebaron69
cicobuff
If only they would release The The Versus The World on DVD, Tim Pope did a brilliant job with it.

Would love to see this first
http://www.rockcinema.eu/resources/The_The_-_Infected.jpg

I have them both on VHS, both desperately need a DVD or even better Blu Ray releases.
#28
blackanchorage
Was thinking about Infected the other day, Heartland has the lines "And the hearts are being cut from the welfare state.. This is the 51st state - of the USA". Matt Johnson was so ahead of his time.

+1 from me, although the lyrics for Armageddon Days are Here (again) are even more relevant now than when they were written.

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