Norma Loy

Norma Loy

Profile:
Usher (aka Anthon Shield) and Chelsea (aka Reed 013) met in 1977. They published books, organised exhibitions and performances and started up music with the band "Metal Radiant" (noise punk and Stooges’ spirit), then with "Coit Bergman" (more electronic and influenced by Suicide).

In 1981 they formed "Norma Loy" (Alan Vega himself gave them the name), around which evolved different musicians.
The band was connected to the french fanzine New Wave which set up a label, and launched a first EP called "Norma Loy". In 1984, the band created their own label, CPM, wich developed and centralised all of the band different activities (musical and non musical: (photo)graphics, literature, video, dance etc... and manage all artistic production (recordings, artworks, sleeves...).
In 1986, Norma Loy included Buto dance and performed with the Fovea group and Sumako Koseki. Concerts were then conceived as multi-media performances, mixing musicians and dancers, videos and pictures. 1991/1992 were years of several changes (musicians, record and publishing companies...), and in 1993 Norma Loy decided to suspend their activities.

Usher and Chelsea colaborated again on one-off projects such as making music for films as well as with the band "Peep Hole", or the project "Dyna". Usher also continued music on solo with his band "Die Puppe". In 2006, Norma Loy reforms for a couple of live shows, until a brand new album was released in 2009.
Current line-up includes Chelsea (vocals), Usher (keyboards, vocals), Hervé Scavonne (bass guitar), Mika Chrome (guitars), Guillaume Labaume (drums) and Helene (Buto dance).
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Norma Loy Discography

Albums

CPM 004 Norma Loy Passages Piratages / Zone Tension(Cass) CPM Records CPM 004 France 1984 Sell This Version
Norma Loy Rewind / T-Vision (Album) Divine, Divine France 1986 Sell This Version
Norma Loy Live At Atheneum 87 (Album) CPM Records France 1987 Sell This Version
Norma Loy Sacrifice (Album) Just'In Distribution, Just'In Distribution France 1988 Sell This Version
Norma Loy Rebirth (Album) Just'In Distribution, Eurobond Records France 1990 Sell This Version
Norma Loy Attitudes (Album) Déclic Communication, Déclic Communication France 1991 Sell This Version
Norma Loy Un\Real (Album) Infrastition France 2009 Sell This Version
Norma Loy Baphomet (Album, Single) Unknown Pleasures Records France 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NWR 0001, STECHAK PRODUCT 0004 Norma Loy Romance(12") New Wave Records, Stechak NWR 0001, STECHAK PRODUCT 0004 France 1983 Sell This Version
CPM 001 Norma Loy Psychic Altercation(12", Ltd, Num) CPM Records CPM 001 France 1984 Sell This Version
Norma Loy L'Homme À La Moto (Single) Just'In Distribution, Just'In Distribution France 1988 Sell This Version
none Norma Loy Power Of Spirit(12", Promo) Just'In Distribution none France 1988 Sell This Version
BSD 50, 030-7 Norma Loy Heart Of The Sun(7") Déclic Communication, Déclic Communication BSD 50, 030-7 France 1991 Sell This Version
beko_75 Norma Loy (I Hate Your) Heroin(2xFile, MP3, Single, 320) BEKO DSL beko_75 France 2011

Compilations

JD 760105 Norma Loy Sacrifice / T-Vision(CD, Comp) Just'In Distribution, Eurobond Records JD 760105 France 1988 Sell This Version
JD 760 145 Norma Loy Psychic Altercation / Rewind(CD, Comp) Just'In Distribution, Eurobond Records JD 760 145 France 1988 Sell This Version
Norma Loy 82 / 84 (Comp) Just'In Distribution, Eurobond Records France 1989 Sell This Version
Dch 004-2 Norma Loy Open Your Mind(CD, Comp + CD-ROM) Datcha Dch 004-2 France 1997 Sell This Version
FIN 021 Norma Loy One-Psychic Altercation(CD, Comp) Infrastition FIN 021 France 2007 Sell This Version
Norma Loy Message From The Dead (Comp) Vinyl-on-demand Germany 2009 Sell This Version

Videos

CPM 005 Norma Loy Lesbische Voodoo Teenagers(VHS) CPM Records CPM 005 France 1985 Sell This Version
none Norma Loy Live In The Real(VHS) CPM Records, Evatel none France 1992 Sell This Version
none Norma Loy The Rebirth(DVD-V, Comp) CPM Records none France 2007 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Norma Loy Interview 1992(Cass, Promo) Déclic Communication none France 1992 Sell This Version