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The The – What Stanley Saw

The only track that’s surfaced from Matt Johnson’s unreleased ‘Spirits’ album. It is unclear whether the albums material was recorded and finished by 1979 or 1981, but it probably doesn’t matter. ‘What Stanley Saw’ is a fantastic The The track, with Johnson’s vocal style weirdly sounding like the current singing style of friend and collaborator Jim ‘Foetus’ Thirlwell; with a 20 year distance between.The music is in keeping with early The The, in that its sonically adventurous whilst still retaining an almost ‘pop’ feel. Johnson is a songwriter at heart and it can always be heard, even on the earlier experimental material. It would be great to hear the unreleased ‘Spirits’, but until then this will just have to do.


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