An acquired taste
There’s something to admire about Matt Johnson’s tenacity, given The The has been going since 1979. But there’s an awkwardness and stiffness to his dance funk that makes so much of his output easier to acknowledge intellectually than engage emotionally. It’s therefore a pleasure to find this Slow Waves ‘zoney’ dub of Giant as a free download. I always want Matt to chill out a bit and loosen up. That’s what this dub version does, brilliantly. Lets the track unclench and enjoy itself. Classy.
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Here’s another version of Giant from DJ Food. This 2011 remix of the track, featured reprised vocals from Matt Johnson and got released alongside the original for Record Store Day this year.