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As much as I hated the 1988 Rock Arena I must thank you for requesting the Rock Arena with the feature on The The which rage played last night.
I am a fan of The The and Matt Johnson is one of the most talented and gifted songwriters and expresses through words, poetry, voice and frustration better than anyone. And watching the special last night was entrancing for me, I could listen to him for days on end. I was a The The fan before and have 2 versions of Soul Mining all on CD and have the Infected album and 12" single and the Video Compilation which was the base feature on Rock Arena but since the special I am more in awe of Matt than ever!!!!!!!!
I put the VHS to DVD about 3 years ago.
What a REMARKABLE Rock Arena it was!!!!! I shall be keeping the episode for sure x
I liked it, too, but wish they hadn't put the Rock Arena credits over the last video.
It was good of rage to only put the rage logo and superscript over the sections where he was being interviewed.
I appreciated the placing of the Rage subtitles this week too. The Mi-Sex clip on the 1984 episode was title-free, and they placed one very neatly in between 'Haunt You' by Do Re Mi and the two great Prefab Sprout clips on Rock Arena. I also enjoyed the The The special more than I thought I would. I always forget how great 'Heartland' is, and 'Infected' too.