The Leather Nun – Wire Records – 1986

Prime Mover

Fist Fuckers Associated

Tough second single by The Leather Nun, originally released on 7″ in 1981, this 12″ re-release was unleased in the UK in 1986.

This 12″ sleeve is deemed too offensive by my picture upload hostsite when I originally placed the sleeve onto the post, so I have doctored it somewhat with a picture of my little boy over the offending thingys.

Primemover is a serious monster track, one that demands that the volume goes up bastard loud, words can not express how fine this track is…F.F.A is the bands homage to hardcore kinky sex, the band in an almost disco with guitars vibe. Never tried F.F. myself, don’t think I ever will either thank you very much…

The first Leather Nun 12″ is on this site somewhere if you use the search function to find it. 

Leather Nun once shocked an audience by showing a porno movie at a concert. While Sweden is often seen as the country that spawned disco queens ABBA, Leather Nun are its bastard sons. Careening from garage rock to goth and industrial, Leather Nun became cult heroes in their native land. Naming themselves after a London stripper, Leather Nun was formed in Goteborg, Sweden, in 1979 by Jonas Almqvist (vocals), Bengt “Aron” Aronsson (guitar), Freddie Wadling (bass), and Gert Claesson (drums). Inspired by both Throbbing Gristle and Lou Reed (Almqvist’s half-spoken, half-sung vocals were obviously patterned after Reed’s), Leather Nun recorded their debut EP, Slow Death, in 1979. Wadling left Leather Nun in 1982 and joined Blue for Two. A handful of singles followed including the massive Stooges like Primemover, before Leather Nun released their first LP, Alive, in 1985. The group’s imported singles found their way onto U.S. college radio stations, earning substantial airplay with “Pink House,” a deadpan parody of John Mellencamp’s “Pink Houses.” Leather Nun’s American audience eventually eclipsed their small following in Sweden as they never took off at home. In 1988, Leather Nun were reviewed in Rolling Stone magazine, rare mainstream media coverage for the band.

  1. Nic
    October 3, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Great, great, great…another classic!

  2. Chris
    October 3, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Primemover is one of my alltime favourite tracks. An INCREDIBLE song.

    Used to walk about with a ghettoblaster with a tape which was simply primemover recorded about twenty times on both sides.


  3. Jim V
    Jim V
    October 3, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Plenty of FF over at xtube once you get bored tuggin to Becky…

  4. Martin C
    Martin C
    October 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Never mind FF – have you heard of ‘thread needling’? One man shoving his plonker up another man’s jap’s eye – makes me feel quite queasy. Can’t close a fist now…

    “Prime Mover” is ace

  5. stirmonster
    October 3, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    “fist and shout”

    classic. still love this record.

  6. james
    October 3, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    I think there’s something wrong with the lady’s Bekis, or have I just been tugging too much?

  7. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    October 3, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Her bekis are not allowed to be shown, care of a warning from my photo hosting site earlier today. I mentioned it in the text on the post when I came back from my day’s graft.

  8. baron von zubb
    baron von zubb
    October 4, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Its amazing, just the mere mention of Beki B on a thread has set the theme for the week.

  9. Nick Hydra
    Nick Hydra
    February 25, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    I love this record, and can remember seeing them several time around this period…

    Never really matched this or ‘Slow Death’, and I could have done without all that totenkopf rock ‘n’ roll/ Odin worship nazi shit…

  10. Henry Ponds
    Henry Ponds
    October 17, 2011 at 4:01 am

    I saw Jonas and The Nun in Ann Arbor Mi.USA. They Opened for Echo And The Bunnymen. It was great to see Jonas holding his greased wrist with a clinched fist while crooning to all the young college girls “Fist Fuckers,Fist Fuckers Assssssssssociated!” It truly is one of those priceless moments from my twisted past! I had tickets to see them at a Local Gay Bar named Todds BUTT (<I couldn't pass that up!The BUTT thing get it?) they canceled the gig & never again to return at that! Cheers!HenryPonds P.S. I'm not gay.Not that there's anything wrong with that… Jerry Seinfeld

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