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Matt Johnson was born in London's East End in 1961. He's
been in bands since he was 11 years old. At age 17, fueled
by a musical collection that included John Lennon, Syd
Barrett, Tim Buckley, T-Rex and the great post-punk
industrialists Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, The
Residents and Thomas Leer, he formed The The by placing a
"musicians wanted" ad in England's New Musical Express.
From the release of their first singles -- on 4AD and Some
Bizzare -- Johnson's passionate intelligence coupled with
an accessible More...




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Ace | Reviewer: Silicon Dreams
    ------ About the song Uncertain Smile performed by The The

Matt Johnson is a very talented not to say gifted singer song writer. He has a wonderful soulful melancholy quality to all his music that is very unique in its style.
I first came across The The in the 1980s with their album Infected. Had he been more comercially minded he might have had greater recognition of his sublime musical writing style.
10/10

What's in a name? | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Uncertain Smile performed by The The

The name of the album is "Soul Mining" and the songs on it demonstrate how each of us benefit from self examination, digging deeper for real answers not just the surface material that we may want to find. The older I get the more relevant these lyrics become.

Beaten Generation | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song The Beat(en) Generation performed by The The

Matt Johnson at his best. The way he sums up the times we are in, with his timeless lyrics,is absolutely brilliant. He must be the best lyricist there is. As relevant today as when he first wrote it.

more than one version of this song | Reviewer: Stef Flater
    ------ About the song Uncertain Smile performed by The The

There is more than one version of this song. The one on the album 'Soul mining' ends with the piano solo. The single was different, had no piano solo but a sax and a synthesiser sounding like a flute. There was also a 12 inch version.

Amazing song | Reviewer: Andrew Ryan
    ------ About the song Uncertain Smile performed by The The

Aminibus: "Then the crap*y riff returns at the end."

Er, no it doesn't - the song ends on Jools Hollands' piano fading out. I'm with the previous reviewer - I think you're confusing it with a different song.

Moaning about synthesisers? | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Uncertain Smile performed by The The

Come on people! The synth was THE instrument of the '80s and you couldn't move for all the Yamahas and Moogs and Rolands cluttering up the place. But did you not spot the 3 minutes of Jools Holland playing an actual, real piano? Or were you thinking of something else? And at least it's better than the bloody Hammond organ that littered every LSD-fuelled prog rock tune a decade earlier.

Such An Amazing Song | Reviewer: Reviewing: Review
    ------ About the song This Is The Day performed by The The

This is one of those songs that make me wish that I was born 30 years earlier...then again, I wouldn't be able to enjoy songs by Beware of Safety and Otto Dix, either. I'll just have to try and enjoy it all at the same time.

This IS the DAY | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song This Is The Day performed by The The

I to lived in that era and can relate to the wasted days represented in the song and the DAY everything changed. The past can't be done over and for me that is good because I never want to forget where I've been as it has made me who I am today.

The Kiss Fan - Sure knows Something! | Reviewer: Rick
    ------ About the song Uncertain Smile performed by The The

Look, Kiss in their own right are a good band, if you want to listen to no brainer music that you just 'bang' your head to the beat of the music. The The music, synthesized, but the lyrics are well thought and emotive. Great music to kick back too...

some sort of selfish review | Reviewer: Aminibus
    ------ About the song Uncertain Smile performed by The The

Enough about Kiss. What happened when they stopped wearing make-up? No-one cared about them anymore. In the same way no-one would go to a circus if the clowns didn't wear make-up.

I'm not a fan of The The, but find these lyrics interesting. Poetic and, to a point, ambiguous. A good combination.

I don't like the strange synthesized opening riff at all but, if I haven't skipped the song by then (no patience in this digital age), I like the guitar, flute ... even saxophone (rare for me) remainder. Then the crap*y riff returns at the end. Diddlediddledoo diddlediddledoo dah dah *skip*.


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