Michael Bonner

"Somewhere between pure euphoria and terrible insecurity": An interview with The The's Matt Johnson



"Somewhere between pure euphoria and terrible insecurity": An interview with The The's Matt Johnson

In this month's Uncut, I reviewed the deluxe edition of The The's Soul Mining, which has been reissued as a box set with additional material. I was fortunate enough to speak to Matt Johnson for a Q&A to run with the review. In the end, we ended up talking for about an hour, so I thought I'd post the full transcript of my interview here. I hope you enjoy it. I'll endeavour to post the review itself in the next week or so; better still, you can find it in the issue on sale now... (apologies for the shameless plug...)


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John Mulvey

“Old Glastonburys never die, they just move to their own field...”



“Old Glastonburys never die, they just move to their own field...”

Sunday night I was not, I must admit, watching Kasabian on the BBC’s coverage of Glastonbury. Instead, I was… well, gripped would be the wrong word, but somehow compelled to watch every last hideous minute of the match between Greece and Costa Rica, a game that acted as kind of evil payback for all the good football karma this World Cup has accrued. Applying this logic to rock music, a friend pointed out, I probably should have been watching Kasabian, too.


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Glastonbury Day 3: Massive Attack



Glastonbury Day 3: Massive Attack

The witching hour draws near on Sunday night in Glastonbury. Time for local heroes Massive Attack to bring the noise to the Other Stage before it goes dark for another year.


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Glastonbury Day 3: The Black Keys



Glastonbury Day 3: The Black Keys

Sunday evening, with the finish line in sight, and Glastonbury has still got the blues.


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Glastonbury Day 3: Yoko Ono, The Wailers, assorted hippies



Glastonbury Day 3: Yoko Ono, The Wailers, assorted hippies

With Glastonbury building up to its grand blow-out finale, now is the time to tick off the traditional Sunday evening checklist.


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Glastonbury Day 3: Dolly Parton



Glastonbury Day 3: Dolly Parton

Mid afternoon at Glastonbury, and anticipation for the traditional Sunday singalong slot is tangible.


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Glastonbury Day 3: Toumani and Sidiki



Glastonbury Day 3: Toumani and Sidiki

So it turns out John Lennon was right after all. You really can get a tan from standing in the English rain.


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Glastonbury Day 2: Pixies and Metallica



Glastonbury Day 2: Pixies and Metallica

Scowling down from the Other Stage, the Pixies are not looking for our love.


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Glastonbury Day 2: Jack White



Glastonbury Day 2: Jack White

Jack White did not come to Glastonbury for the magical healing vibes. Good.


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Glastonbury Day 2: Lana Del Rey and Robert Plant



Glastonbury Day 2: Lana Del Rey and Robert Plant

Glastonbury can be a cruel mistress, punishing us with her ever changing moods. This morning brought thunderbolts and lightning, very very frightening. Now the sun is ablaze across the festival, and the pre-Metallica mood is incongruously mellow to the max.


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Editor's Letter

Inside this month's new Uncut…


A month, perhaps, of surprises. On the rather intimidating new Scott Walker and Sunn O))) album, there appears to be a joke about Michael Flatley's testicles. Somewhere in the elevated aesthetics of Kate Bush's Before The Dawn, there's an equally dubious comedy routine that hinges on the...