'this is the day' is a great song from an even better album called soul mining, released, i believe, in 1983. the songs on that album are brooding, introspective, haunting. 'this is the day' is about the only uplifting melody on the recording, but that does not mean the rest of the material is not good--in fact, just the opposite. the artist is called "the the," not a band, but rather an ingenious individual by the name of matt johnson. his subsequent two albums are equally strong (heavily politcal and cynical), and all have been remastered recently. check 'em out!