THE THE are an English post-punk/new wave group that formed in 1977. Initially influenced by bands such as THROBBING GRISTLE, they played shows with WIRE, CABARET VOLTAIRE, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY and others during the late 70's and early 80's.
...one of the most overlooked U.K. bands of the 80's. Soul Mining was easily the best album Johnson ever recorded, and contains some of the richest new wave to ever come out of the U.K., period. - Panic Manual5/5