The NormalT.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette

Label:Mute – MUTE 001
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
Style:New Wave, Minimal


BWarm Leatherette3:22

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"....feel the steering wheel...."
"....stick the aerial into...."

dp delga press limited

16 Decoy Avenue London N.W 11 England
Sole distributors ROUGH TRADE RECORDS

© 1978 mute records.

The information in the runouts is etched. Track durations are not printed on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): MUTE 001A*
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): MUTE 001B*
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): MUTE-001-A LYN-6023-ISC MAX
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): MUTE-001-B LYN-6024-ISC MAX

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette (7", Single)SireSRE 1044US1978
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T.V.O.D. (7", Single, Promo, Stereo, Mono)SireSRE 1044US1978
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T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette (7", 45 RPM)MuteMUTE 001UK1978
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T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette (7", 45 RPM, Single)MuteMUTE 001UK1978
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T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette (7", 45 RPM)MuteMUTE 001UK1978



  • PussyStreetHomos's avatar
    I still marvel at the success and popularity of this recording. Not that I dislike it in any way, as I sincerely do and always have. What is most amusing to me personally is the fact that `Warm Leatherette' did blossom into becoming a bit of a no wave minimalist standard, still easily recognized even today and covered a couple dozen times by a variety of acts. with Grace Jones being the most famous example. Still, the whole link positively reeks with an abundance of polymorpheus perversity, along the same lines as Mrs. Miller recording songs by The Beatles; Steve & Edie doing their marvelous cover of Soundgarden's `Black Hole Sun' ; Mahalia Jackson's take on `Johnny Hit n'Run Pauline' by X * ; and to a lesser degree, Marc Almond badly updating Throbbing Gristle's `Discipline' (and consequently draining it of every last drop of whatever it was that made the original effective in the first place!)... In this same opposition oriented vein, what might we be in store for not far off in the future? Adam Lambert tackling one of Minor Threat's straight edge pomposities? Christina Aguilera bringing back an Yma Sumac Andean curiosity? Britney Spears changing gears & devoting all of her time to reintroducing the world to the immortal strains of avant-garde composer Alfred Schnittke? Beyonce garnering her fifteenth Grammy with her latest # 1 hit, a medley of GG Allin and the Murder Junkies classics?!? Nas receiving the Nobel Peace prize for his understated pronoun corrected updating of `Jet Boy, Jet Girl'?
    • Nyjeffy1967's avatar
      Check the prices for each entry usually the most expensive is the 1st press. Also check the notes
      • magsrecords.'s avatar
        so many sleeve variants! anyone know which one (if any) is the true first pressing?
        • Monk66's avatar
          My labels for this are on the wrong way round too!
          • handsome_Hank's avatar
            A true classic. Minimalistic, monotone and simple, but oh so effictive when it comes to making people a) dance and b) become curious. Both songs hits me every time I listen, but it's T.V.O.D. that forever will be the top masterpiece to me.
            • mimikaki's avatar
              how can we know this is the first pressing of this record, that has been repressed so many times, please?
              • Crijevo's avatar
                A dear friend of mine once wrote - "It is amazing what can be done with only one tone". The record itself sounds amazing in every bit as if an accidental outcome over one's desire to create an all electronic single after years of fascination with the likes of Kraftwerk. As with The Cure's Camus study in 'Killing an Arab', 'Warm Leatherette' sumarises J. G. Ballard in merely couple of minutes. The flipside of 'TVOD' is another astonishing instant, mass irony over mass consumerism.

                An accomplishment by minimalism that even works as a pop record. Even though it never tried to sound like one. I wonder if the guy ever tried to stick the aerial. A synth masterpiece that still works. Grab it.
                • deejsasqui's avatar
                  This is the single which started MUTE records, and has been re-released twice on CD by MUTE. After releasing this, Daniel Miller, aka The Normal, focused mainly on the MUTE label, with various small excursions back into music-making over the years.
                  • Saittham's avatar
                    This must be the most irritating monotone song ever. However this was in the late '70's, so I guess it was a milestone then. The song was covered by many artists, most notable: Grace Jones.


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