1/2/16 – Andy Dog Johnson – 6 January 1959 – 18 January 2016 / The The – Perfect – 1983

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Life & Death

The The - Perfect - 1983 - Cover ArtAny independent record buyer from the early eighties would be aware of the Some Bizarre record label and the band The The. Andy Dog Johnson was the brother of Matt Johnson, The The’s only constant member. Andy Dog as he was known designed sleeves for the label and created the spikey artwork for several of Matt Johnson’s album and single sleeves, including Uncertain Smile, Soul Mining, Infected, Perfect Day, This Is The Day, Dusk, Sweet Bird Of Youth and many many more.

Andy Dog Johnson was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2012 and died on the 18th January at the age of 57. RIP Andy Dog. Condolences to friends and family.

Below is a selection of Andy Dog’s The The artwork.

The The - Sweet Bird Of Truth - 1986 - Cover Art

The The - Uncertain Smile - 1982 - Cover Art

The The - Soul Mining - 1983 - cover art                

The The - Infected - 1986 - Cover Art

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Dog_Johnson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Some_Bizzare_Records

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_The

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Johnson_(singer)

 

 

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2 Responses to “1/2/16 – Andy Dog Johnson – 6 January 1959 – 18 January 2016 / The The – Perfect – 1983”

  1. jedmatthew February 1, 2016 at 6:38 pm #

    Soul Mining was/is the perfect album Trifecta: brilliant cover art, music and title.

  2. simone February 2, 2016 at 1:45 am #

    I remember the Infected cover well…striking with its bold dollops of paint. For some reason it always makes me think of the cover for In The Court Of King Crimson.

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