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 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.
Volume 006 was recorded in Holland in early 1995 during THE THE’s rehearsals for a pan-European tour which involved performing a short set on live TV across the continent in promotion of the newly released Hanky Panky album. Also includes a couple of unique versions of ‘Dogs of Lust’ as well as rehearsal ‘backchat’.
Matt Johnson: vocals / Eric Schemerhorn: guitar / DC Collard: keyboards / ‘Gentleman’ Jim Fitting: harmonica / Spencer Campbell: bass / Reverend Brian MacLeod: drums
Mastered at Studio Cinéola
1. TUNING UP
2. I SAW THE LIGHT
3. BACKCHAT 1
4. MY CHEATING HEART
5. BACKCHAT 2
6. DOGS OF LUST (electric)
7. BACKCHAT 3
8. DOGS OF LUST (acoustic)
9. BACKCHAT 4
10. WEARY BLUES FROM WAITIN’ (guitar)
11. WEARY BLUES FROM WAITIN’ (organ)
12. BACKCHAT 5
13. SIX MORE MILES