The The – ‘Infected’ LP test pressing and proof cover

Digging in the MVE in Berwick St. yesterday I came across this in the mid-price section. It appears to be a test pressing of The The‘s classic ‘Infected’ LP with uncut / glued cover and inner sleeve plus Epic credit sheet. This album (by Matt Johnson – who I worked with on ‘The Search Engine’ – and collaborators) is one of my all time favourite records EVER. Serious Desert Island Disc stuff which will stay with me until I die.

I already own the original vinyl, CD, remastered CD and limited ‘Torture’ cover with poster versions. I even had a signed proof cover of another, largely unknown sleeve design with a cow skull on it that I bought from Andy Dog (the cover artist and Matt’s brother) years ago but it was mistakenly thrown out in a house move as it was stored inside a 12″ mailer! Gutted…

4 thoughts on “The The – ‘Infected’ LP test pressing and proof cover

  1. “Infected” is my all time favourite album and The The and Matt Johnsons albums has gone through my life beside me since 1986…
    Thanks a lot for your life’s work, Matt!

  2. Good memories: watching the Infected video movie on late night telly with my (very traditional) father when I was a kid, and him loving it nearly as much as I did.
    Bad memories: listening to Soul Mining and writing terrible poetry as an angsty teenager!!
    Thanks for all the great stuff on the site – I can’t believe I didn’t know about ‘hip hop family tree comics’ – incredible!

  3. Beauty, fave album too… one of the first vids I ever saw was the VHS containing the whole album’s vids, and it blew me away. Must have been around ’86-’87. Follow Matt and have always followed his music.
    What a find!

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