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Warm Leatherette / T.V.O.D. [Single, Maxi]

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  • Audio CD (23 Sep 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Maxi
  • Label: Mute U.S.
  • ASIN: B000003Z6U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,876 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Warm Leatherette - The Normal
2. T.V.O.D. - The Normal

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Daniel Miller gem 20 Dec 2010
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I've been after 'Warm Leatherette' and 'TVOD' for a long time and remember hearing them on John Peel's show in the late 1970s. The only other place I can find them both is the Mute boxed set which contains what looks like the entire output of the label and features a lot of music by Fad Gadget and various artists I either don't like or don't know. These songs are among the more powerful examples of low budget electronic music from the new wave era in which they sit comfortably. It's a shame The Normal didn't run to an album, but Music for Parties by The Silicon Teens which Daniel Miller was also behind stands as the lighter flipside to this darker material.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece of Synth Rock 29 Nov 2002
Format:Audio CD
This song was of course made famous by Grace Jones in her 1980 version on the album of the same name. I like hers, but I love this even more. Similar to the more melodic side of Suicide, especially songs like Ghost Rider, Keep Your Dreams, Cheree and I Remember or perhaps Nag Nag Nag by Cabaret Voltaire. I would say this orginal version is more eerie and hypnotic than Grace Jone's fuller, but still ominous, rendition. A brilliant classic of synthesizer rock, with intelligent, poetic lyrics.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Can't Tear My Ears Away 26 Dec 2012
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A Crash-inspired robotic intonation which nonetheless grabs your ears. Electronica is not normally my bag but this one stands out. The flip side also entertains.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Transcendencia inesperada 18 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD
Warm Leatherette ya tiene 31 años. Un tema grabado en casa, escondido en la cara B del disco. Con talento y poco más, se pasa a la historia
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A trendsetting rerelease from a true trendsetter 2 Jun 2000
By DAC Crowell - Published on
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The Normal = one Daniel Miller, the eventual head of Mute Records. From this initial single sprang one of the most important labels in modern, trendsetting music from the late 1970s onward, one which gave us Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, Einsturzende Neubauten, and very much so on. This is a raw piece of work, bedroom-recorded, and very much a part of the industrial outgrowths of the UK punk scene, like similar efforts by Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Robert Rental, Thomas Leer, and others. Imagine a garage-band Kraftwerk, and you'll get the idea. The sad thing about this meager single, though, is that there's more to the Daniel Miller oeuvre than this, and it's nigh-impossible to get, such as an intense and exposed-nerve-raw live set by Miller (as The Normal) and Robert Rental which was released on Rough Trade c. 1980. So, this gets five stars, both for content and historical import, but a full compilation of The Normal et al would likely get a theoretical six.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Splendidly Morbid 7 Aug 2000
By Arachnia Jyacinthe Black - Published on
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Well, for a while I thought my family were the only weirdos who had ever heard this piece. Very original. I grew up with it as my older brother used to listen to bands such as this and Throbbing Grissle, Dali's Car, The Residents, and many more. I can imagine Tim Burton listening to this kind of stuff. At any rate a top notch piece of music for any gothic/electronic/weird fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Quite Like It Then, And Nothing Like It Now..... 18 Mar 2006
By LR - Published on
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I remember when I heard it for the 1st time on college radio in 1978...It blew me away....It sounded so fresh and different. Unlike anything I had ever heard before. And almost 30 yrs. later It would still stand out,and be relevent if it was released today..That says alot. Theres not many songs I could say that about....A true groundbreaking masterpiece...Its a shame that there are only 2 songs by the Normal (aka D.M.) There probably could have been alot more.....AHH What A Great Era In Music. I miss it!!!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is not enough !!!!!!!! 30 Dec 2001
By Robert M. Johnson - Published on
Format:Audio CD
The fact that they never recorded anything else has been bothering me since i first bought this 45 when it came out. I heard it once on k-roq, when to Zed records in Long Beach and bought it. I was AMAZED to see it on cd. Theres only one other band i can think of that should have recorded more and thats Spitting Teeth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING! 29 Nov 1999
By China Doll of the North - Published on
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Even after all the electronic bands that have come out over the last 20 years or so have yet to even the strong driving nature of this song. Its hard to believe a song like this was recorded in someone's bedroom. If you like Krafwerk, you will definetly like this one.
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