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Scandinavian Leather is an album by the Norwegianmarker band Turbonegro that followed the band's reunion in 2002 and was released in April 2003 on Burning Heart Records in Swedenmarker, on Bitzcore Records in Germanymarker, on JVC/Victor Records in Japanmarker and on May 6, 2003 on Epitaph Records in the USAmarker.

The sound

With Scandinavian Leather Turbonegro returned to the rock'n roll world as potent and powerful as never before. The album is essentially a continuation of the path beaten by its predecessor Apocalypse Dudes but it presents many more facettes to the sound known as 'deathpunk'. While the songwriting is reminiscent of the purity and simplicity of the Ramones, the sound is much more multi-layered and refined with ingredients such as pompous string arrangements, utterly harmonic backing vocals, unexpected leaps in frenetic arena rock as well as psychedelic undertones which results in the introduction of the new term "Rainbow Rock": deathpunk with a pop sensibility if you will.

Track listing

  1. "The Blizzard of Flames" – 1:57
  2. "Wipe It 'til It Bleeds" – 3:43
  3. "Gimme Some" – 3:11
  4. "Turbonegro Must Be Destroyed" – 3:10
  5. "Sell Your Body " – 4:29
  6. "Remain Untamed" – 4:16
  7. "Train of Flesh" – 3:46
  8. "Fuck the World " – 4:12
  9. "Locked Down" – 3:21
  10. "I Want Everything" – 2:51
  11. "Drenched in Blood (D.I.B.)" – 3:58
    • contains a prelude to "Le Saboteur" at the end
  12. "Le Saboteur" – 2:56
  13. "Ride With Us" – 4:34


All songs by Turbonegro.

Line-up

Band members



Additional musicians

  • Krisvaag - Drums on "The Blizzard of Flames" arranged and performed with Chris Summers
  • Ivar Winther - Flute on "Wipe It 'Til It Bleeds"
  • Lars Horntvedt - String Arrangements with Euroboy
  • Mariann Thomassen - Additional Backing Vocals on "Train of Flesh"
  • Tomas Dahl - Additional Backing Vocals on "Drenched In Blood (D.I.B.)"
  • Torgny Amdam - Additional Backing Vocals on "Ride With Us"
Cops on "The Blizzard of Flames" by Odd the God and Happy-Tom

Credits

  • Joe Barresi - Mixing
  • Stefan Boman - Engineer
  • Sebastian Ludvigsen - Photography
  • Anders Møller - Engineer
  • Marius Bodin Larsen - Engineer
  • Henke Jonsson - Mastering
  • Knut Schreiner - Producer
  • Turbonegro - Producer
  • Klaus Voormann - Cover Art


Miscellanea

  • The title is a nod to The Germs song "American Leather". The album cover is also reminiscent of the classic Germs Lp, (black with a circle in the lower right corner.)
  • The Japanese Edition contains bonus "Fuck The World (F.T.W.)" video track.
  • The leather digipak CD edition comes with a bonus DVD that contains almost 40 minutes of footage from the res-erection tour and rehearsals & studio sessions for the new album.
  • Bitzcore Records pressed a strictly limited 2,000 handnumbered copies of a super deluxe vinyl box edition. Some features: extra leather folder, triple-gate-folded thick cardboard cover, bonus 12" w/ previously unreleased extra track, 200g heavy vinyl, fan collage poster and more surprises.
  • Bitzcore Records also pressed a white vinyl edition limited to 200 copies.
  • During live performances of the song "Drenched in Blood" Hank pours buckets of fake blood on the audience members in the front rows.




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