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MUTE 001 - The Normal - “T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette” (1978)

The Normal is the recording name of English music producer Daniel Miller, who is best known as the founder of the record label Mute Records. Warm Leatherette was released as the B-side to T.V.O.D.. It was the very first release on his Mute Records label, and an early example of the industrial music genre. The lyrics of the song reference J.G. Ballard’s controversial 1973 novel Crash. Miller plays a series of sawtooth waves on a $150 Korg 700S synthesizer. It was recorded in his apartment using 2 ReVox B-77 tape machines. Upon release it sold thirty thousand copies.

The Normal - T.V.O.D

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Back when synth music was half-decent…