Tuesday 5 August 2014

The Normal - T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette

This was the the Normal's first and only single. You may know it for two reasons:

1. It was the first release (MUTE 001) for the Mute Label, which Depeche Mode made famous
2. The b-side "Warm Leatherette" was released as a single by Grace Jones.

These tracks could be classed as electronic. They are very sparse but strangely engaging.

See what you think.

Band: The Normal
Year: 1978
Label: Mute
1. T.V.O.D.
2. Warm Leatherette

Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl


Anonymous said...

thanks very much for posting that! I've just finished reading 'Crash' by JG Ballard and read elsewhere that 'warm leatherette' was inspired by Ballard's book... Cheers

Punkzer0 said...

Thanks for the comment Anon. i didn't know that one. Another piece of information to added to the old Grey matter

Pi said...

just heard this last night ob the story of rough trade
thought it would be hard to find
pleatantly suprised it wasn't

Punkzer0 said...

Hi Pi, thanks for the comment and yep that's the beauty of the internet.

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H said...

Hi, sorry for the stupid question: is true that the track "t.v.o.d" was scratched intentionally? Thanks...

Punkzer0 said...

Hi H, I'm not sure whetehr it is a stupid question, but I'm afraid I don't know the answer. I have to say I've never heard that one but you got me thinking now.