Thursday, December 28, 2006

WOT Favorites: the The

The first time I heard the devastatingly sexy voice of Matt Johnson purring from the speakers of my college-radio-blaring boombox I chucked aside my Lloyd Cole and my Morrissey (though held fast to my Stranglers) and soaked up the dark, the political, the lonely genius of one-man-band Matt Johnson. This was also the same time I was a big-mouth poli-sci atheist with an intellectual elitism chip on my wee shoulder. In other words, it was a perfect match.

Somehow I know either the Three Toed Sloth or A Tiny Sip of Absinthe — or both hot chicks — can relate.

I knew if he only met me he'd find the woman he yearned for in his songs. All 15 years old and brace-faced geek girl, but still. If only.

Mr. Johnson is still producing quality music, thank you very much. His site will fill you in on what, where and how much. If you are somehow unfamiliar with Matt Johnson and the The, I recommend — nay, insist you start with "Dusk".


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Blogger Tribble said...

The Who?

5:07 PM  
Blogger Jolene said...

Wow - I just clicked over here randomly from your Gawker comments, and I don't normal comment on strangers' blogs, but I am just giddy to see someone else who loves this band (well, "band", I suppose). Saw them open for Depeche Mode in college, and then later headlining a tiny club when NakedSelf came out. It was amazing (and pretty funny - the average age of the crowd was mid-30s, I'd guess - and you could tell everyone there was so happy to see them live again).

And I will second the Dusk recommendation - when asked one of those "what five albums would you choose if stuck on a desert island" type questions, that one was at the top of my list.

6:06 PM  
Blogger threetoedsloth said...

When I was 16 I was certain - CERTAIN - that if Morrissey ever met me we'd wind up spending our lives together, drinking tea and playing with our cats out in his big house in LA. Nearly nine years later, you never know, it could still happen...

2:22 PM  

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