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[Special]: Warm Leatherette – A Song by Daniel Miller’s The Normal

October 28, 2014
 

Introduction:
This special is about a song… one with an important impact on the electronic music you know nowadays.

It’s about “Warm Leatherette” by The Normal. The Normal was a project by Daniel Miller used to release his single “T.V.O.D / Warm Leatherette”.

The lyrics of “Warm Leatherette” reference J.G. Ballard’s novel “Crash” (1973), the music can described as electronic Post-punk with industrial sounds.

The front cover shows a crash test dummys sitting behind the steering wheel of car, on the back side of the 7 inch he put his own address and the sentence “this is a mute record”.

Impressed by the do-it-yourself attitude of the Punk scene, he wanted to release it by himself and without a label. So Daniel Miller offered it to a few independent music shops, including Rough Trade in London, where it would be played to customers.

So the legendary label Mute Records was founded….

The track became a small underground hit and has been covered by numerous artists. So we show you some of these cover version … right after a fan video of the original track.

 

Videos / Audio:
The Normal – “Warm Leatherette”


Laibach – “Warme Lederhaut”


Ceven Knowles – “Warm Leatherette”


Velocity Star ft Rose McDowall – “Warm Leatherette”


Trent Reznor, Jeordie White, Peter Murphy – “Warm Leatherette”


Chicks On speed – “Warm Leatherette”


Lost Children – “Warm Leatherette”


Ditto – “Warm Leatherette”


Prayer Tower – “Warm Leatherette”


Die Tödliche Doris – “Warm Leatherette”


Grace Jones – “Warm Leatherette (Live 1982)”


MDS51 – “Warm Leatherette”


Suzi Quatro – “Warm Leatherette”

 

Other Magazines:
Mute

 

Websites:
Buy the 7 inch at MuteBank
Daniel Miller’s DJ dates @ NovaFuture Blog
Mute

 

NON – “Warm Leatherette”


Blizzfrizz – “Warm Leatherette”
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2 comments

  1. Es fehlen die Versionen von

    Grace Jones:

    Chicks On Speed:

    Pankow:

    😉


    • Chicks On Speed is already there … we added the Grace Jones live version …. For sure this is just a small selection of Warm Leatherette cover versions.



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