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Classic Album of the Day: The The

Steve talks to Matt Johnson from 1980s synth band The The about their debut album, Soul Mining.

Steve talks to Matt Johnson from 80's synth band The The, to discuss the debut album, Soul Mining. They discuss the importance of the album at its time of release, firstly as a solo record and then as part of The The in 1983. Plus its critical acclaim and appearance on several Best Albums of the 80's lists.

This is the second in a two part run of Classic Album's of the Day, with the first instalement being the 1978 seminal punk album Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts.

3 hours

Last on

Wed 19 Aug 2015 16:00

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Music Played

  • Jane’s Addiction

    Been Caught Stealing

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Roots Manuva

    One Thing

    • Big Dada.
  • The Cure

    Why Can't I Be You?

    • GALORE.
    • Fiction.
  • Youth Lagoon

    Highway Patrol Stun Gun

    • Fat Possum Records.
  • Jefferson Airplane

    White Rabbit

    • Virgin.
  • Leftfield

    Head And Shoulders (feat. Sleaford Mods)

    • Infectious Music.
  • Dizzee Rascal

    Fix Up, Look Sharp (Live Lounge)

  • Violent Femmes

    Blister In The Sun

    • Slash/London.
  • Everything Everything

    Spring/Sun/Winter/Dread

    • RCA / Sony Music.
  • Public Service Broadcasting

    The Other Side

    • Test Card Recordings.
  • The Brothers Johnson

    Stomp

    • 10 Star Collection: Soul 2 (Various).
    • Stardust.
    • 5.
  • Admiral Fallow

    Happened In The Fall (Live at the Edinburgh Festival 2015)

  • The Rezillos

    Top Of The Pops

    • Can't Stand the Rezillos.
    • SIRE / REPRISE.
    • 1.
  • The Sonics

    Have Love Will Travel

    • Etiquette Records.
  • Beach House

    Sparks

    • Bella Union.
  • Suede

    So Young

    • Nude.
  • Marcella Puppini & R.A. the Rugged Man

    The Greatest

    • Freshly Squeezed.
  • Skids

    Masquerade

  • F·F·S

    Call Girl

  • The Fall

    Theme From Sparta F.C. #2 - Indian Summer 2006

  • Echo & the Bunnymen

    Bring On The Dancing Horses

    • Korova.
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    Lock All The Doors

    • Sourmash.
  • The Boo Radleys

    Wake Up Boo

    • Creation Records.
  • Gorillaz

    Stylo (feat. Bobby Womack & Mos Def)

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Parlophone.
    • 1.
  • Ryley Walker

    Sweet Satisfaction

    • Dead Oceans.
  • Eddie & the Hot Rods

    Writing On The Wall

  • R. Dean Taylor

    There's A Ghost In My House

    • Tamla Motown.
  • Alabama Shakes

    Shoegaze

    • Rough Trade.
  • Blyth Power

    A Tale Of Cock And A Bull

    • Midnight Music Records.
  • Georgia

    Nothing Solutions

    • Domino Recording Co.
  • Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci

    Patio Song

    • Polygram TV.
  • Public Image Ltd

    Double Trouble

    • PiL Official.
  • Way Of The West

    Don't Say That's Just For White Boys

Broadcast

  • Wed 19 Aug 2015 16:00