50 tunes for 50 years: The The

Sometimes you need a tune to rage with. And nothing does it better than The The’s I’ve Been Waiting For Tomorrow (For All My Life) or has done for, well, most of my life. All the rage, all the anger, all the guilt, all the disappointment and despair. In a healthy five minutes and forty-six seconds. Forty-eight minutes if you count the rest of Soul Mining, a long-player never more suited to bouncing off the walls as The The deliver one of life’s most fucked up sonic beauties. It’s a tune that signals I need to jump, sweat and be at one with drums so fierce the neighbours will definitely complain. Something I’ve happily dealt with my whole life. Because if Matt Johnson taught me one thing its this. Rage away people. Just make sure you spent your money on a bloody good amp and speakers. Your neighbours may never thank you but, my, your soul will. Mining deep with this glorious expedition into the dark stuff one post-punk synth-pop beat at a time. 

Join Wildblood as she celebrates 50 years of being, well, Wildblood at 1BTN International Women’s Day Takeover on the 8th March 1BTN 101.4FM DAB+ and online 1btn.fm, the 1BTN IWD Soundsystem (fundraising for Threshold and The Girls Network) and Patterns with Honey Dijon on 9th March at Patterns, Brighton and at Queer Songbook & Traumfrau’s IWD Mixtape on 18th March at The Spire, Brighton. Like Wildblood and Queenie on Facebook for more info.

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