Squarepusher ‎– Hard Normal Daddy

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Coopers World 5:09
Beep Street 6:37
Rustic Raver 5:08
Anirog D9 1:11
Chin Hippy 3:16
Papalon 8:10
E8 Boogie 8:13
Fat Controller 5:38
Vic Acid 3:07
Male Pill Part 13 8:38
Rat/P's And Q's 4:33
Rebus 2:47

Versions (18)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARP50CD, WARP 50CD Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(CD, Album) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP50CD, WARP 50CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
WARP50LP Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(2xLP, Album) Warp Records WARP50LP UK 1997 Sell This Version
WARP LP 50 Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(2xLP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Warp Records WARP LP 50 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SRCS 8260 Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(CD, Album) Warp Records SRCS 8260 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
RTD 126.3268.2 Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(CD, Album) Rough Trade, Warp Records RTD 126.3268.2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
WARP 50CD, WARPCD 50, WARP50CD Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(CD, Album) Warp Records, Warp Records, Warp Records WARP 50CD, WARPCD 50, WARP50CD Benelux 1997 Sell This Version
WARP50CD, WARP 50CD Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(CD, Album) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP50CD, WARP 50CD UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
WARP50CD, WARP 50CD Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(CD, Album) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP50CD, WARP 50CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
WARPCD50P Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(CD, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD50P UK 1997 Sell This Version
WARPMC50, WARP50MC Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(Cass, Album) Warp Records, Warp Records WARPMC50, WARP50MC UK 1997 Sell This Version
1234 Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music Land Records (2) 1234 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
none Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(12xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Warp Records none Unknown
none Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(12xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Warp Records none Japan Unknown
WARP50CD, WARP 50CD Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(CD, Album, RE) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP50CD, WARP 50CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
WARP50CD, WARP 50CD Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(CD, Album, RE) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP50CD, WARP 50CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
WARP50CD, WARP 50CD Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(CD, Album, RE) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP50CD, WARP 50CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
WARP 50CD, WARP50CD Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(CD, Album, RE, EDC) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP 50CD, WARP50CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
WARP50CD Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label WARP50CD Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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Alx331277

Alx331277

July 7, 2021
referencing Hard Normal Daddy, 2xLP, Album, WARP50LP

Decided to pick this up earlier this year. It's an astonishing pressing with remarkable bass, I mean SERIOUS bass, evident tape hiss (Jenkinson recorded most of his stuff on tape prior to around 2001/02 according to an interview) which only adds to the experience, almost un-Godly amounts of slam, punch, and spaciousness. Also got Ultravisitor on LP which I think is his "genius" album but this is a VERY GOOD runner-up.
jjupiter

jjupiter

June 7, 2021
referencing Hard Normal Daddy, 2xLP, Album, WARP50LP
i hope this gets repressed soon, i love this album
haemingw

haemingw

June 4, 2021
edited 4 months ago
referencing Hard Normal Daddy, 2xLP, Album, WARP50LP

My introduction to Squarepusher back in 1997 and yes this is still a beautiful, fun, melodic, crazy album from start to finish. The entire "jazz fusion meets mad breakbeats" approach was just so ahead of its time and delivered in such a sophisticated and and the same time tongue-in-cheek way. In particular the latter made it stand out from all the boring lounge jazz d&b at the time. You feel in every track that Squarepusher has always been a rave lover (besides being a fucking amazing musician).
I revisited the album a few years back, so if you are good in German: https://www.hhv-mag.com/de/feature/9397/records-revisited-23-squarepusher-hard-normal-daddy-1997
LachyLn

LachyLn

February 19, 2020
referencing Hard Normal Daddy, CD, Album, WARP50CD, WARP 50CD
Anyone know of a repress in the works? Surprised there hasn’t been it’s been 23 years and this is his most famous release
Lukaas18

Lukaas18

September 28, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Hard Normal Daddy, CD, Album, WARP50CD, WARP 50CD

I think the only issue with this album is that it feels a little outdated, but that's a good thing imo. One of my all time favourite albums.
v1bertizm

v1bertizm

September 9, 2017
referencing Hard Normal Daddy, 2xLP, Album, WARP50LP
Lovely bloke on eBay just sold me this gem on vinyl for a tenner. Squarepusher's best work and now that I finally own it on vinyl it's probably my favourite in my, albeit rather small collection (apart from Throbbing Pouch). Everything blends together so well on this album, the drum programming, the bass playing, the jazz elements, goddamn it's near impossible for me not to not start shaking my leg in time to the tracks on it. Love it.
lancelot323

lancelot323

September 3, 2015
referencing Hard Normal Daddy, CD, Album, WARP50CD, WARP 50CD
TJ's Warp debut...and what a debut it is. Straight from the opening Spy music that is "Coopers World" to the closing pseudo-ambience of "Rebus", this is one for the archives.

"Beep Street" remains my favorite pusher track, even after almost 20 years(!)..."Papalon" weaves a story with no words; "E8 Boogie" definitely lives up to its name (if this track doesn't make you move...). "Male Pill 13" is beautifully melodic and skittery at the same time. "Rustic Raver", "Chin Hippie" and "Rat/P's and Q's" are suitably ravey insanity. "Vic Acid" needs no words, as it is brilliant in every way. All in all, very very few downsides to this one. 10/10
Hartbart

Hartbart

July 29, 2015
referencing Hard Normal Daddy, CD, Album, RTD 126.3268.2

The booklet is nice poster :)
radiophonic72

radiophonic72

April 8, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Hard Normal Daddy, CD, Album, WARP50CD, WARP 50CD
This guy is a musical prodigy and very talented in the sense that he plays lots of instruments and does all the effects and production himself. His talents are mind boggling and you have to take your hat off to him. For me this has always been my favourite of his - I wished he would slow things down and go back to this style again. This is a very melodic and playful album. And on a side note: when is he going to team up with Ceephax and give us the electronic Bros album we've all been waiting years for?! That would be quite an interesting listen I'm sure!!
yotipo91

yotipo91

July 21, 2014
referencing Hard Normal Daddy, CD, Album, WARP50CD, WARP 50CD

Hard Normal Daddy wasn't a big deal to me at first. None of the albums I love are. But this turned into one of those albums I can listen to start to finish any time of day with any emotion and just feel incredible. What out there is really comparable to this release? Jenkinson covers a lot of ground, but I'd say the overall theme is playful energy. There's a lot of fast paced electronic music out there that just sounds mean, or aggressive, or just plain too silly. But these tracks here are refined and feel purposeful. The sample choices are nothing groundbreaking alone, but they blend perfectly. 5/5