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Re: thoughts...

From: Bill Pearis <>
Date: Mon 19 Jan 1998 - 11:21:34 PST

Will Nerini wrote:
> I'd have to say my favorite sound-alike to a JBC song, or maybe it was the
> original inspiration is a 1981 song called "warm leatherette". Can't recall
> the band name, but whoo, it's almost a replica. I found it on some cheezy
> 80's colletino of music(which I bought for the classic-trash "Pass the
> Dutchie" by musical youth).

That would be The Normal, that was basically just Mute Records' president/founder Daniel Miller. It was Mute records first release, if memory serves me correctly. He also put out music as The Silicon Teens, that did electropop covers of 50s/60s rock hits.

Warm Leatherette (backed with T.V.O.D.) was also covered by Grace Jones. Today you can find it as a CD single or on the Sire compilation Just Say Yesterday, which might be out of print. Received on Wed Apr 22 17:54:54 1998

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