Synopsis by Forrest Spencer
In the 1980s, singer and songwriter Matt Johnson, the soul force behind The The, emerged as one of Britain's most original pop musicians with his unique blend of rhythms and lyrics. His album Infected took a year to produce but reached critical success by selling more than a million copies worldwide in the mid-'80s and remained on the British charts for 30 weeks. This video features clips of songs from the album and was shot on various global locales including a remote Bolivian prison, Harlem brothels, and on the banks of the Amazon. Songs featured on the tape include "Infected," "Out of the Blue (Into the Fire), "Slow Train to Dawn," "The Mercy Beat," and "Sweet Bird of Truth."
album, band [music group], music, singer, songs