Discussion: Gary Numan

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his song drin=ve in cars is the best. even though its older than me its still the bast

>>By billy



Numan's voice is not all that good but he was a good synth rocker. His darker stuff doesn't appeal much to me, I don't like Nine Inch Nails. I only have a full Numan album, and that is, of course, The Pleasure Principle. I recall Replicas gave me nightmares. I never was in Zom-Zoms. What I've heard from Telekon was cool. I hear I, Assasin is his best, but it still hasn't been re-released.

>>By Israel Casanova



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>>By Edukraft



Gary Numan's I, Assassin is definitly his best CD ever. The song METAL is amazing, you have to hear it.

>>By Ogirdor Otuos



metal is awesome...have u heard the nin cover of it?


>>By melted



I first heard a couple of Numan tracks about 20 years ago but only recently I bought 'Telekon' by chance. When I played it my headphones stuck to my head like glue! I wondered why the critics back in the bad 'ol eighties were so lousy to him in reviews, etc? They were'nt prepared to listen. Since my purchase of 'Telekon', I have about 10 Numan cd's! I'm even starting to get into his 'Pure' album. Has anybody heard the 'Scarred...Live at Brixton Academy' album...is it any good?

>>By Darragh O'Neill



if you are a numan fan check out www.i-dream-of-wires.org a great forum for everyone fans and not

>>By worlock42



i like most of his albums specially the first one of his dark-period Sacrifice, but also the ī88 metal rhythm.
great music.

>>By Deadliner



thanks 4 comeing to bristol we had a vary good time . hope to see you back vary soon ?

>>By paul maple



These songs are twelve years older than me and [I think] they are still some of the best produced, aside from David Bowie. I go into a fiery rage when people insult Numan's voice. The detached lyrics worked perfectly with his music. He was always in a dark stage and a bit emotionally disturbed, but just approached it differently around the time of Sacrafice and everything after that. He took the future in perspective during Replicas times. He focused most of that work on encounters with gay men who tried to make him like them, whereas after that he started writing based on his creativity towards tragedy and stuff. He didn't like how far man has gone in technology [for Replicas]. Everyone thought he was most famous for "Cars", but I remember being told by my aunt that "It Must Have Been Years", "Are 'Friends' Electric", and "Replicas" were on the radio all the time. No one knew it was him though. Hes not just "Cars". I think he rightfully deserves the name "The Godfather of Electronica". He defined a very unique style of music. And as for Replicas, the nightmares [if you'd even call them that] are the best part.

>>By 'lectric Dreams



Fuckin' Superb! The best example of Synth and Guitars for a long time.

>>By Kelly Clay



I have only heard the samples from Gary's site from the Hybrid CD, but I can tell it is going to be one of his best CD's to date that introduce people to old songs in a new style, and some new songs to get people more interested in what he is doing now.

Numan was the only music influence that I have come across in my life that I still listen to and enjoy, right from the moment I heard the 'B' side to Down in the Park. This guy can not only perform very clever synth melodies and dark anthems, but can also rock, in his own unique style. Replicas is a classic album that cannot be matched by anyone else. None of the songs on that album can be classed as fillers, they all tell a story, they paint a vision that is clear to hear and feel within the music. Way ahead of its time, and also The Pleasure Principle, with a huge advancement in the synth sound that brought us Cars. The Tubeway Army album (or the Blue album, called so due to it being released in limited blue vinyl) hinted very strongly of what Gary's vision was of music for the future. That album is also a classic, one of Numan's best.

Gary has always been one to know what his vision is of music, and now he has some great producers to help bring that music to a wider range audience. I am pretty sure Gary is no longer in the "popstar" mode of his career that spanned the first 5 years of his success. That phase went after the Dance album, which just so happens to be very stylish, and radically different from what Numan was doing up until Telekon. Success, as far as I can see for Numan is producing what he writes for us to hear, his music. I have always listened to Gary's music, been to a few of his concerts, and will always rate him highly, even when his career has been low in the public view. Chart success is secondary, not important when you realize just how much of a true musical genius Gary Numan is. I for one am very grateful that Gary makes genuine music with feeling and substance. I can't fault his music at all!

>>By Scouserhawk



I am from Sweden and I started to listen to Gary Numan the summer 1980, the first song was Are"friends"electric? and since then Gary Numan have been the best, no one can compare to his music, he has a magic feeling, Gary Numans first period is a GOLD-AGE, I canīt find enough words to describe his music, he has been one with since 1980 and have meant everything to me in dark times as well as good times.

From the deepest of my heart tank you Gary Numan for your almost heavenly music, it have meant everything to me since 1980.

>>By Dan from Sweden



It seems to be a the fate of every great artists : years after years, albums of gary are becoming insignifiant...
I've just listen to "Pure" for instance and I am very disappointed : his voice is too shy, the rhythmic too obvious !
The pleasure principle, telekon & dance remains the best ones !!!

>>By alan B yond



I first heard Bombers by tubewayarmy on radio luxomburgh in 1977
Then i heard A F E in 1978 . i thought shit this mans a genius. then i went to all his gigs
bought all his records. i even met him after loads of gigs
hes a hell of a nice guy :-)
so is gemma his wife

i got some photos at his last gig'with him & his missus & the gig

basically hes god

jolly

>>By JOLLYROGER



edukraft - is your email address still valid? I get a reject when I send to you.
Thanks,

>>By Mark



Does any one know where Gary grew up

>>By gavin



Check out his autobiography 'Praying to the Alien'

>>By Wirez



myself and my bro have been numan fans since he first stepped foot into the pop world. and we have been to watch numan in concert quite a lot . on each visit to watch numan the gigs have been very splendour and extreemley heavenley, i would just like to say he is by far the most talented music man alive today. and his music makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end,,, thank you

>>By numanator



still releasing excellent music 25years on infact his muic s getting darker heavier and better keep it coming

>>By darkman



i like the old days best.....pure/hybrid......sort of industrial crap.....well ok not crap but nowhere near the 80s pleasure principle/telekon......but each to there own....heres a fantastic site for you allhttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/SACRIFICE/........this is a fantastic group.....friendly....helpful.....what more can i say.............anyway telekon is my fav album ever
thanks
les.....numannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

>>By tubewayarmy2001



I Just bought the Dramatis Project by Tubeway Army....the album is also called Future....does anyone know what the background to this recording is? What I've heard so far is much stronger than I had expected! The opener OH! 2025 is very early U2 a la Bowie....nice 'n' nostalgic......if ya get my drift!

>>By Darragh O'Neill



In response to Darragh's question - Gary retired for a period after the '82 Wembley gigs so we, as his band had some time on our hands. We signed a deal with Elton John's company, Rocket Records and recorded an album called 'For Future Reference'. Gary popped down to visit us at Ridge Farm studios and liked a track we had just recorded called 'Love Needs No Disguise'. Ironically, the lyrics I wrote for the song were about the time we had spent touring with Gary. It wasn't really a Gary Numan project but it probably wouldn't have been signed if we hadn't been his band. I've heard about CD copies of this album being sold. However, no-one has ever contacted me to ask permission for this and I would love to know who has the masters for the album. Still, I hope you enjoy it and continue to support Gary in all his ongoing projects. Regards, RRussell

>>By RRussell



Just picked up a copy of Tubeway Army - Future from HMV, good tracks, added to my collection of everything gary has ever worked on. Also picked up Crazier VCD, just gets better all the time !

>>By Grozz



What happened to all the other band members from 1978-1981..?
Gary.

>>By Garyasonic



What are you doing now RRussell.................? and Ced.............Beating the skins..?

>>By Garyasonic



Pure (the latest Numan album) is awesome and, in my opinion, is his best album so far - it's just wierd constantly reading good reviews for the album - not like the old days when you could count on constantly bad reviews and smarmy comments from reviewers (kind of miss that really!!) I think my 2nd favourite Numan album is Dance - this has actually grown on me recently as I had not listened to it for quite some time and it still sounds fresh now. I would also be interested to hear what the chaps from Dramatis are up to now. Purcased the repackaged version of For Future Reference but can't find it now! I think it was retitled and repackaged (rather nicely though) and craftily made to look like a new release by the record company! I think For Future Reference was a good album with some tracks that I really liked at the time of it's original release (like Oh! 2025) but does sound a bit dated now - plus some quality hair cuts on the cover sleeve. Hope RRussell isn't offended by that! (Can't believe RRussell could be reading this!!)

>>By Nev



Just like to say, as a life long fan, that it is great to see a new generation of younger people listening to his stuff. the 'justin timberlake' generation haven't a clue what they are missing...
since 1979, gary has opened my mind to many other great musical acts, and is only now getting the praise he so rightly deserves.
visit the yahoo group 'scarifice' ...a great place for new fans (and indeed old gits like myself!) who all enjoy garys music.

>>By NINuman50n



I'm a very recent fan of Gary. Last summer I downloaded a few of his songs after hearing "Cars". The first song I listened to was "We Are Glass". Ever since then I've been hooked. No music that I've ever listened to connected with me as much as Gary's has. The first Numan album I purchased was Telekon and it's been my favorite album ever since. After Telekon I purchased The Pleasure Principle, I Assassin, Warriors, Replicas, Tubeway Army, and most recenty Dance. All of these albums are gems. I've really begun to enjoy his later albums as well, such as Sacrifice and Exile. The only problem is it's hard to find his albums in America.

Being only 17 I really never had the chance to see Gary in concert, something I would LOVE to do. Hopefully he'll tour the US soon.

>>By machmanjohnnie



I need to find out if gary numan has done a music video that takes place in an insane asylum or a hospital of sorts. Can you guys help me?

>>By helmer



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