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The Definitive Article

Interview by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, 9 October 1982

THE THE? An agitated stutter? No, the definitive article, boasts The one and only The Matt Johnson with a cheeky, if none too convincing grin. ...

The The: Soul Mining (Some Bizzare)

Review by Don Watson, New Musical Express, 22 October 1983

DIGGING FOR VICTORY ...

The The: Working In The The The Soul Mine

Interview by Leyla Sanai, New Musical Express, 5 November 1983

MUCH CONFUSION SURROUNDS THE NAME OF MATT JOHNSON. LEYLA SANAI DOES SOME UNSCRAMBLING. ...

Matt Johnson: A Master Of All Trades

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Time Out, December 1983

WHAT DO YOU DO when you're a brilliantly talented songwriter and musician but have no locks, pretty frocks or "weird" image, an uncooperative record company ...

The The: Soul Mining (Epic); The Smiths: The Smiths (Warner Bros.)

Review by Roy Trakin, Musician, May 1984

"FIFTEEN MINUTES with you/I wouldn't say no," sings the Smiths' Morrissey, echoing Warhol's famous dictum. Well, there you go again, as President Reagan is wont ...

The The's Normal Guy

Interview by Jon Young, Creem, October 1984

NEW YORK — Soft-spoken Englishman Matt Johnson, a.k.a. The The, complains, "The press likes to stereotype me as a depressive. It's due to my confessional ...

The The: Infected (Epic)

Review by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 22 November 1986

THE CANKER & THE CURE ...

The The: The Boy Looked at Johnny

Interview by Barbara Ellen, New Musical Express, 25 March 1989

"Johnny (Marr) probably understands what I'm doing more than anybody else I've ever known. It's been an absolute revelation, melodically we're like twins..." So says ...

The The's Thatcher Years

Interview by Bruce Dessau, Guardian, The, 12 May 1989

Matt Johnson tells Bruce Dessau how he's managed to mix pop and politics ...

The The: Paradise Theater, Boston

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, 21 August 1989

A MAJOR BAND WAITING TO HAPPEN ...

Johnny Marr: Escape from Strangeways

Interview by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 30 September 1989

THIS WEEK, THE THE'S WORLD TOUR FINALLY HITS BRITAIN. ANDREW MUELLER JOINED THE TOUR IN AUSTRALIA TO TALK TO MARR ABOUT HIS ROLE AS ROCK'S ...

The Bizzare Adventures of Stevo

Interview by Paul Sexton, Select, February 1991

Bank managers chase after him, record company chiefs live in fear of him trashing their offices, but STEVO somehow manages to survive, along with one of the most ...

The The: Dusk (Epic)

Review by Mat Snow, Q, February 1993

MATT JOHNSON, principal boy of The The, is 31 going on 17, a perennial quester after spiritual fulfilment and soul's ease. In his last two ...

The The: Lip Tripping

Profile and Interview by Jon Wilde, Volume, April 1993

IT'S HARDLY A surprise to learn that Matt Johnson, that most untypical of pop star types, experienced a less than typical upbringing. ...

London: Ditty Old Town

Overview by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 22 May 1993

From The Kinks to Carter, Bowie to Blur, the Small Faces to Suede, British pop groups have eulogised, mythologised, criticised, glamorised, immortalised, romanticised and agonised ...

The The: Slow Emotion Replay

Interview by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 28 August 1993

The very mention of THE THE inspires visions of musical doom, fretful soul-searching and a general air of unreconstructed gloom. But does MATT JOHNSON really ...

The The's True Self Founder Matt Johnson Continues To Break New Ground

Profile and Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, 28 April 2000

MATT JOHNSON – singer-songwriter-guitarist and all-around main man of the band The The – left school at 15, embarked on a solo recording career, and ...

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