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The The – Infected

The title track from Matt Johnson’s 1986 album, which was his follow up to the much lauded ‘Soul Mining’. ‘Infected’ upped the ante re: production values, as well as energy. As far as production values went, The the decided to make a video for each song on the album, which became the ‘Infected’ film. Some Bizzare  head honcho Steve, along with Johnson, convinced CBS to advance them £350,000 to make the film. It all spun out of control when they moved filming to the Peruvian jungle; where the video for this song was filmed. ‘Infected’, like many tracks on the album, had a kind of tough pop sheen to them. The music is like a straighter, Pop-orientated version of the music currently played out by Some Bizzare label-mate and Johnson’s friend and ally Jim ‘Foetus’ Thirlwell.


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