In November 1977, Matt Johnson placed an advertisement in the NME 1977, asking for 'Bass/lead guitarist into Velvets/Syd Barrett'. Johnson later placed a second advert in the NME, stating his new influences as 'The Residents/Throbbing Gristle'.Big ambitions, indeed. This clip is suitably poppy for the first day of the semester.
Monday, August 31, 2009
The The - Love Is Stronger than Death
The The (and Matt Johnson) have been around since the late 1970s. I know them best from their album, "Hanky Panky," covering a handful of Hank Williams' songs. This nugget from Wikipedia is classic: