With a constantly changing line-up, there has always been one constant at The The: Matt Johnson. He is the front man and singer of the Band since it’s foundation in 1979, that finally made their global breakthrough in 1986 with their album Infected which featured two of the band’s ground-breaking political singles “Sweet Bird Of Truth” and “Heartland. After focusing on different projects for over 20 years, Matt Johnson, who writes and produces most of the songs, made a remarkable comeback in 2021 with The The’s #1 live release The Comeback Special.
The strictly limited 7” Vinyl Single includes two songs and features a powerful – and previously unseen – artwork by Matt’s late brother, Andy Dog. The title track features contributions from The The, Eric Schermerhorn on guitar, Earl Harvin on drums, Barrie Cadogan and Gillian Glover on backing vocals. Recorded by Bruce Lampcov and Mark Allaway and mixed by Mark Allaway at Studio Cinéola.
The B-side features a real gem, true die-hard fans are certainly already familiar with. Although “MRS MAC” was originally released as a download-only single on The The’s website back in 2007 it has never – until now – had a physical release. All instruments are played by Matt Johnson himself and the song was recorded and mixed by Bruce Lampcov.