Welcome to THE THE’s Official Bootleg Series of recordings. The design is based on the bootlegs Matt collected in his late teens / early twenties.
Our bootlegs are presented as vinyl-look CDs with simple white labels, encased in our vintage-style, heavy card sleeve with hand-stamped numbering, debossed foil logo and a holographic stamp of authenticity, with description and track-listing inserts included.
The releases are retrieved from tapes in our large, dusty archive – each containing either demos, live or rare recordings, rough mixes, interviews or promotional performances. Each volume of our miniaturised digital version is mastered at Studio Cinéola. Due to the age and nature of these recordings certain imperfections and distortions may be audible at times.
Recorded in New York in the 1990s, Volume 001 features a combination of six demos and rough instrumental mixes of tracks from the Gun Sluts album sessions – a couple of which subsequently appeared in a different form on the Naked Self album. Recently it was brought to our attention that someone had obtained a copy of these recordings and was taking advantage of audience members by selling them on eBay for £100 per CD. Our version features an identical track listing but has been mastered at Studio Cinéola for an improved audio experience. It is also accessible to all and far more affordable.
1 BOILING POINT
2 LOVE LAMP
3 FUCK WIT
4 KID KILLERS
5 ECHO PLASM
6 60 BPM