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Top 50 peaks from 26 June 1988:. 5 ;border:2px solid rgba 42,42,42,0. James Eller — bass guitar• Also added was Boston harmonica player Jim Fitting formerly of , who auditioned in New York in early 1993. Official band members have been:• — vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, melodica, engineering. In early 1981 the The also contributed the composition 'Untitled' to the. Johnston and Ashworth soon dropped out of the The and returned to their respective day jobs. Australian Chart Book 1970—1992 Illustrated ed. Return to a full band 1988—2002 By 1988, the The was an actual band again, Johnson having recruited ex- guitarist , ex- bassist and ex- drummer as fully-fledged members. Top 100 peaks to 19 June 1988: 1993. The latest collaboration between Johnson and St Michaels, Penthouse North premiered at the in May 2014. Some of the previously-mentioned cuts, along with the tracks "The Nature of Virtue" and "Fruit of the Heart" which were similarly recorded around the same time , appeared as bonus selections on a cassette-only issue of the band's eventual debut album, but The Pornography of Despair album as a whole remains unissued. In 1982, the intended debut album by the The The Pornography of Despair was recorded, but was never officially mixed nor released. The End of the Day contains interpretations of a selection of the The songs from singers across the globe and includes the The's recent single "We Can't Stop What's Coming". Although all of the instruments and vocals were performed by Johnson, the album featured various producers including Wire's and , Ivo and Johnson himself. with-first-button-caption:not. Johnson was signed up later in 1981 to 4AD Records by to record a solo album,. Johnson agreed and enrolled longtime friend and collaborator Manyika to join him in performing shows in London featuring stripped-down versions of political the The songs such as "Heartland". Fifty First State Press; a book publishing company whose name is inspired by the chorus of Johnson's 1986 song "Heartland". This version is different from the more familiar album version, and featured sax and flute by session player Crispin Cioe rather than as on the album version the piano of 's. It was used as the opening song for the movie 2018. front block-thehill-blocks-homepage-more-news. The artwork has a distinctive style, and sometimes courted controversy, most notably the initial release of the 1986 single "Infected", which featured a masturbating devil and was withdrawn from sale and re-issued with an edited version of the same drawing. [ ] This has not yet materialised. From Dusk Til Dawn was shot in New Orleans and New York, and along with Johnson and Johnny Marr also featured various characters from the New York underground scene such as sexologist , writer and raconteur , founder , and porn star Rick Savage amongst many carnival characters. Monthly downloadable Radio Cineola broadcasts ceased at the end of December 2010, although the broadcasts continue at randomly chosen dates. Judge Dredd Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1996• Years later, owing to a request from Johnson, so that all of his albums would be in the same rack together, it would be re-issued and credited to the The. 2002• 5px;margin:16px 0 33px;line-height:1. It features many of the legendary customers of this famous pub, such as , the , , , , , , and countless others. 1981• The band headlined the main stage at the 1993. This was the last live performance by the The for sixteen years; Johnson had stated on the official the The website in the FAQ section that "There are no plans for one-off shows or tours in the near future but there will undoubtedly be another The The tour at some point. From 1983 to 1988, and again from 2002 to the present, he was the only official member of the The. The band at this point consisted of Johnson on vocal, electric piano, guitar and tapes and on synthesiser and tapes. Another world tour followed, the Lonely Planet tour, at which point the band's line-up was reshuffled; Marr and Eller left, and were replaced by Atlanta-based guitarist Keith Joyner and New York bassist Jared Michael Nickerson after Johnson relocated the band to the U. Costing hundreds of thousands of pounds, Infected: The Movie was shot on locations in Bolivia, Peru and New York. This and a later EP of remixes, 1993's Dis-infected, were compiled into a 1994 full-length album for the North American market called Solitude. Year Album details Peak chart positions 1983 27 70 — — 14 — 16 — — —• — upright bass 1988—1993• Jared Michael Nickerson — bass 1993—1994• Authored by Neil Fraser, it will apparently [ ] have the full cooperation of Matt Johnson. 2 in the UK and spun off three Top 40 singles in the UK, led by "Dogs of Lust". London: Guinness World Records Limited. Australia's Music Charts 1988—2010. "The Beat en Generation": in German. imprint announced in the spring of 2014 that they would be publishing the first official biography of the The. Mitra Music for Nepal 2015• These concerts were weekly for four weeks and featured on guitar and vocals. Several more shows around the UK and Europe were subsequently added, as well as eight shows in the US. The The's next single was a retooling of "Cold Spell Ahead", now entitled "Uncertain Smile". — drums 1993• At this point, the band consisted solely of Johnson and longtime friend and collaborator aka on tapes and loops, and young film director on film and video. The The's music continued to appear on British radio and television such as in 2010 series and in 2013 in the award-winning British sit-com. Since 2009, "This Is The Day" has been extensively used in high-profile advertising campaigns for Dockers, and. Featuring three albums — The End of the Day, The Inertia Variations, and Midnight to Midnight — the triple box set package, available for pre-order from 6 October 2017, also comes with 48-page bound book which includes album lyrics and exclusive photos. In May 2014, the The completed an original soundtrack for Gerard Johnson's subsequent film, Hyena. — piano 1986• Different songs were directed by different directors, mainly and of. 4 in the and featured the band's highest charting single to that time, "The Beat en Generation", which peaked at No. — drums 1995—1997• This line-up, plus guest singer , recorded the album , which debuted at No. Recorded, but unmixed 2002 The The Film Music Compilation of soundtrack music Promotional-only release 2007 The The The End of the Day Collaborative work with many other artists Announced as "forthcoming" in May 2007. The band embarked on a lengthy world tour in 1989—90 called the The Versus The World. 5 ;border-color:rgba 42,42,42,0. Produced by Johnson and , it featured guest appearances from 's drummer , , and aka. London Town Box Set 2002 Exclusive the The tracks appear on the following compilation albums of tracks by various artists:• In the spring of 2014, it was announced by that they plan to release a Soul Mining 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Boxset in the summer of 2014. Now permanently relocated to New York, the The's next project was 1995's , an album that consisted entirely of cover tunes. — drums 1993• The reissue was remastered by Matt Johnson at. To learn more or opt-out, read our. 4px;color:rgb 255, 255, 255 ;font-size:18px;margin-bottom:20px;max-width:290px;font-family:acumin, sans-serif;margin:0 auto 20px;line-height:1. As the The was now getting underway, Johnson was simultaneously working with experimental synth-pop combo the Gadgets, a studio group he formed with Colin Lloyd Tucker, his colleague at De Wolfe recording studios. The touring announcement came subsequent to the The announcing a new triple-vinyl limited-edition box set, Radio Cineola: Trilogy, to be released when they kick off their first gigs since 2002. — filmmaker 2002• This included cover versions of 's "Dolphins" and 's "Solitude" as well as a new original song "Jealous of Youth" and a live version of "Another Boy Drowning" from Burning Blue Soul. The soundtrack was released in 2012 as volume 2 in the series of original soundtrack albums produced through Johnson's Cineola imprint. 6rem;color: 2A2A2A;cursor:pointer;border:2px solid 2A2A2A;border-color: 2A2A2A;border-radius:2px;line-height:1em;padding:1. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. — trombone 1986• Matt Johnson: 1981• 71 hit "", as well as a new recording of the The performing "Uncertain Smile". 1993• : Gold 1989 4 32 — 24 39 — 3 30 — 138 1993 2 20 28 23 37 10 6 15 20 142 1995 28 — — 66 — 17 — 22 50 — 2000 45 — — 80 — — — — — — 2010 Soundtrack album from the film — — — — — — — — — — 2012 Moonbug Soundtrack album from the film — — — — — — — — — — 2015 Soundtrack album from the film — — — — — — — — — — "—" denotes albums that did not chart or were not released. Throughout 1986-1987 Johnson toured the world extensively with Infected: The Movie, showing the film in cinemas in place of performing live concerts. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. — vocals 1982• Another full-length film, directed by longtime collaborator , was made for this album. Both songs were produced by and for the 2002 compilation album In June 2002 the The made a sole live appearance at the at London's Royal Festival Hall as guests of. Several tracks were later used as B-sides and bonus tracks on other albums 1997 The The Gun Sluts Completed album for Sony, who declined to release it. — guitars and harmonica 1988—1994, 2017• — drums, percussion 1980• Please also read our and , which became effective December 20, 2019. 8rem;overflow-y:auto;overflow-x:hidden;line-height:1. 6rem;line-height:1em;padding:1. Towards the end of 1981, Colin Lloyd-Tucker and joined the band for a series of stripped down the The acoustic concerts in London. : Gold 1986 14 15 — — 46 14 12 20 — 89• Shows have so far included contributions from, and collaborations with, musicians , Deadly Avenger, Hayley Willis, Thomas Feiner, , Colin Lloyd Tucker plus poet John Tottenham, photographer , actress Marlene Kaminsky, spiritual healer Abdi Assadi and many others. Not counting soundtrack albums, remains the The's final released studio album to date. The latest film collaboration between Johnson and Larsen is End of Season a Turkish film which premiered at the in Istanbul in January 2014. — filmmaker 1986—2002• "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Collard — keyboards 1989—1997• Natures Mortes - Still Lives 1982• Original release and 1983 reissue credited to Matt Johnson. Spencer Campbell — bass and backing vocals 1998—2002• Tom Johnston — bass guitar 1980. Johnson apparently ran off some cassette copies for friends, and several tracks "Mental Healing Process", "Leap into The Wind", "Absolute Liberation" were subsequently issued as additional tracks on the "This Is the Day" single. 6rem;background: 2A2A2A;color:white;cursor:pointer;line-height:1em;padding:1. They have been active in various forms since 1979, with singer-songwriter being the only constant band member. DC Collard — keyboards, melodica• — live keyboards 1983• Singles Year Title Chart positions Album 1980 "Controversial Subject" — — — — — — — — 1981 "Cold Spell Ahead" — — — — — — — — 1982 "Uncertain Smile" 68 43 — — — — — — Soul Mining 1983 "Perfect" 79 — — — — — 19 — "" 71 — — — — — — — Soul Mining "Uncertain Smile" re-issue 100 — — — 31 — — — 1986 "Sweet Bird of Truth" 88 — — — — — 19 — Infected "Heartland" 29 — — 26 — — — — "Infected" 48 24 — 29 — — — — 1987 "Slow Train to Dawn" featuring 64 95 — 19 — — — — "Sweet Bird of Truth" UK re-issue 55 — — — — — — — 1989 "The Beat en Generation" 18 50 82 8 — — 4 13 Mind Bomb "Gravitate to Me" 63 — — 28 — — 27 15 "Armageddon Days Are Here Again " 70 — — — — — — — "Kingdom of Rain" — — — — — — — 16 1990 "Jealous of Youth" — — — — — — — 7 Solitude 1991 Shades of Blue EP 54 87 — — — — — — 1993 "Dogs of Lust" 25 70 — 18 — 7 16 2 Dusk "Slow Emotion Replay" 35 — — — — — — — "Love Is Stronger Than Death" 39 — — — — — — 14 1994 Dis-Infected EP 17 — — 28 — — — — 1995 "" 31 — — — — — — 24 Hanky Panky 2000 "Shrunken Man" — — — — — — — — NakedSelf 2007 "Mrs Mac" — — — — — — — — 2017 "We Can't Stop What's Coming" — — — — — — — — "—" denotes singles that did not chart or were not released. The The released their official album debut, the synth-noir classic , in 1983. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's in accordance with our. All instruments and vocals on the track were performed by Johnson. The Ohio State was not the first entity to seek a trademark for the word the; clothing designer Marc Jacobs has also asked the patent office for a trademark on this word. The The achieved critical acclaim and commercial success in the UK, with 15 chart singles seven reaching the Top 40 , and their most successful album, 1986 , spent 30 weeks on the chart. The Kent Report chart was licensed by between mid-1983 and 19 June 1988. By this stage Matt Johnson had begun playing all the instruments himself so Laws left to pursue his studies, leaving Johnson as a solo artist using a group moniker. Collard was added to the official line-up in 1989 keyboard player , who'd played on , had initially been asked to join but opted instead to become the new lead vocalist of. — vocals 1989• 3px;white-space:normal;overflow:visible;font-family:merriweather, serif;text-transform:uppercase;line-height:1. — drums 1998—2002 Collaborators and contributors The following artists were not official members of the The, but made notable contributions to various projects by the band. Note: User needs to enter "The The" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. — paintings, illustrations, sleeves, 1981—1993• To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our site. The live film of the same name, directed by , was filmed during the three nights the The performed at London's at the end of the tour. Compilation albums• Members Current touring band members On 18 May 2018, the band members for the live comeback were announced on the official the The Facebook page. James Eller — bass 1988—1994• While trying to get his band going, in 1978 Johnson had recorded a demo solo See Without Being Seen which he continued to sell at various underground gigs on cassettes. The 1993 re-release of Burning Blue Soul credits this album to the The. — filmmaker 1986—1987• Keith Joyner — guitar 1993—1994• In 1987 Johnson also took some tentative steps back into live performance. Melanie Redmond — vocals 1989—1990• Now you can enjoy the VIP experience with fast and easy downloading, CC Manager, download basket and history, infinite scrolling and more! Now a cartoonist for national newspapers. — drums• In September of that year Johnson and Laws signed a deal with and released the 7" single "Cold Spell Ahead". 3px;white-space:normal;overflow:visible;font-weight:800;text-transform:uppercase;line-height:1. It was necessary to search for each entry by title on the source site, as searching for 'The The' yields search results with all artist names containing 'the' in the title. — arrangement 1986• In 2011 "This Is The Day" was covered by British band. Archived from on 17 July 2011. Some "rough mixes" have been streamed at the The website 2000 The The Karmic Gravity Part III of the "New York" trilogy of albums. British Hit Singles and Albums. " Hiatus 2003—2017 Since 2003, the reclusive Johnson has kept well away from the public eye and has concentrated primarily on soundtrack work, scoring numerous documentaries, films and art installations. There are two main ways to pronounce this little word, based largely on what word follows it. 4rem;font-weight:700;line-height:1. They followed this with the Top Ten albums 1989 and 1993. Around 1982 the The played a series of four concerts at the Marque Club in Wardour Street, Soho, entitled 'An evening of Rock n Roll with The The'. The film was also shown twice in its entirety on in the UK and on 's in the. — vocals 1986• Two dates were announced, in Denmark on 1 June 2018 and at on 5 June 2018. Je t'aime Infiniment, a film co-directed by Lebanese filmmaker Corine Shawi and Danish director Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, was completed in 2010. billed as 'Hollywood' Dorsey — bass 1995• It was also unusual for having a full-length accompanying film. front block-thehill-blocks-homepage-video. All were played by Johnson and Laws. As a duo Johnson and Laws , the The began performing concerts with , , , , and. See also: Solitude EP which was released in December 1999 and contained remixes of the The songs—most notably, "That Was the Day", a version of their single, "This Is the Day". Alternate title: Two Blocks Below Canal Street. A press release was issued along with this track, announcing a forthcoming the The album called The End of the Day with various songs from the The's catalogue being performed by some of Johnson's favourite artists including , , , , , , , , , Ergo Phizmiz, "Rustin Man" aka among others. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. Year Artist Title Notes Description Release status 1978 Matt Johnson See Without Being Seen A Matt Johnson solo project Very limited cassette release, only available at concerts. — guitars 1995—2002• During the The's more prolific period of releases, from Soul Mining 1983 to Dusk 1992 , most artwork used on the albums and single releases was produced by Johnson's brother , using the pseudonym Andy Dog. This experience convinced Johnson to put a band together once again. — lead guitar• In June 2009 it was announced that the The had created an original soundtrack to the Gerard Johnson debut feature film , released February 2010 on the The's Cineola imprint in March 2010, as the first volume of several forthcoming soundtrack and instrumental albums. Their cover version of "I Saw The Light" hit No. — drums Official members Matt Johnson is the only permanent member of the The. Cookie banner We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. Matt Johnson has created several new arms of the The:• It can be attempted, as The Ohio State University tried to do in 2019; the school was unsuccessful in this attempt. In 2000, the The, now consisting of Johnson, Schermerhorn, Nashville bassist Spencer Campbell and New Jersey drummer Earl Harvin, released and embarked on yet another lengthy world tour, the Naked Tour, this one lasting 14 months. Archived from on 12 May 2010. If You Can't Please Yourself, You Can't Please Your Soul 1985• To date, the album remains a work in progress, although a preview can be heard at the band's official site. — piano 1983• The Guinness encyclopedia of popular music. — tapes, samples, percussion 1983—present• Vocabulary varies from person to person, and there are likewise differences between the words used in spoken and written language, but the tends to top the list of most commonly used words found in collections of written text. — harmonica 1982• By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. David Palmer — drums 1985—1994• Whilst promoting Infected: The Movie in Australia he had a chance encounter with , who persuaded him to return to Britain and support , a coalition of like-minded musicians supporting the British in its election campaign. The Royal Albert Hall tickets sold out, with two extra performances added at O2's Brixton Academy and The Troxy, both in London. Game content and materials copyright Electronic Arts Inc. Eventually released through the website as limited edition cassette tape in 2019. Part I of a planned "New York" trilogy; NakedSelf was Part II. "Three Orange Kisses from Kazan" and "Waitin' for the Upturn" featuring playing flute and saxophone also date from this era, and appeared as B-sides. Frequently Asked Questions About the How do you pronounce the? — vocals 1999• Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history. — producer, sound collage 2002• This album spawned four charting singles in the UK, notably "Heartland", which made the UK Top 30. Guinness World Records Limited. The first release, in 2012, was Tales From The Two Puddings, a memoir by Matt's dad, Eddie, which recounts the Johnson family's time owning one of East London's most notorious pubs and music houses, the Two Puddings in Stratford. The studio EP Shades of Blue was released in 1990. Reformation and new material 2017—present For 2017's , after premiering the song on a Radio Cineola broadcast, the The released a new 7" record called "We Can't Stop What's Coming", collaborating once again with. " Midnight To Midnight includes interviews and soundscapes taken from Johnson's 12-hour UK Election Day Radio Cineola shortwave broadcast plus the electronic score from The Inertia Variations documentary," said a spokesperson for the band, speaking to The Quietus. com original source published by Fireball Media. — keyboards 1983• The The severed their eighteen-year relationship with Sony and moved to , on 's imprint. — vocals 1986• It was Keith Laws who suggested the name 'The The' to Matt Johnson. - All rights reserved This site is not endorsed by or affiliated with Electronic Arts, or its licensors. Some cassette copies were run off for friends of Matt Johnson. The solo years 1982—1987 Now freed from the politics of a permanent group line-up, Johnson was able to take the The up to the next level, and spent the next few years collaborating with a diverse range of creative individuals, freely changing personnel from project to project. 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