All Your Friends And Family Think That You’re Lucky

I’ve posted This Is The Day by The The before, twice in fact, but until last week I had never seen the video.

None of you need me to tell you what a great song this is, from the accordian to the softly sung vocals and the affecting autobiographical lyrics. I always assumed Matt was singing about a woman he knew but it occurred to me watching the video that he might be singing to himself. Either way, the observations are spot on. It is also one of those songs which seems to be about you. I’m also a big fan of the 1993 version complete with Casio organ preset rhythm (also known as That Was The Day)

This is The Day (Disinfected Version)

The early 90s full band version of The The, including Johnny Marr and James Eller plus Zeke Manyika, reunited for a RSD only 7″ playing tribute to Matt’s artist brother Andy, who designed the eye catching The The sleeves, who sadly died last year. Just 2000 copies, no re-release, no downloads. I know at least one person reading this has one.

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