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on Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:48 pm
Ah, the great and magnificent Mr. Gary Numan  aka Mr. Gary Webb. Might as well get things started with a personal fave.

Track: 'Are Friends Electric'

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on Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:10 am
"Complex" must be one of the first (and one of the few) electro-acoustic ballads to reach the UK top
ten (see link below for info). Numan has since rejected the original cheap effect-heavy video, stating in
a TV interview that it "makes him look like a wanker". So you can all look at this record cover instead:  



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_(song)

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on Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:01 pm
I still have to watch this in full but I noticed Gary was in it. It looks fascinating!


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on Sat May 26, 2018 9:51 pm
And here's a song about Gary Numan (and his Porsche):


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on Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:11 pm
Back to the man himself--well, almost. There's a bass guitar topic over at PSF where this track wouldn't be out of place. Pino Paladino is the business:


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on Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:43 pm
"It Will End Here" comes from The Fallen EP, out November 9th.



https://www.xsnoize.com/gary-numan-announces-new-ep-live-album-ahead-of-uk-tour/

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on Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:52 pm
I've resumed listening to albums at the start and close of day. Dance is my current album of choice:



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on Fri May 10, 2019 7:12 pm
DGQ: In the version of "AFE" you linked in your new '80s topic, Gary is certainly more expressive (and even giggly) than at any other time I've seen him perform (in video clips). He even turns 180 degrees a couple of times, as if he's trying to shake off a fit of the giggles. 

My theory is that his friend Su Wathan (or maybe his folks) is in the audience and he's inevitably making eye contact with them and slipping out of the unsmiling persona he wanted to be (and told his bandmates to be: he said there was to be no "Hello, Mum!" stuff on TOTP). I may be wrong but it looks suspiciously that way to me. Fabulous video though!

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on Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:46 am
Somewhat surprisingly, Gary was the subject of a Dutch crossword puzzle entry a few days ago. The clue was "Gary who wondered if friends were electric". "AFE" was only a minor hit in NL at the time so it would seem his reputation has grown since then. 

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on Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:23 pm
I was reminded of this somewhat quirky Numan song this afternoon. I see "Praying To The Aliens" has recently become part of Gary's live repertoire. He also co-wrote a great autobiography of that name.  



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on Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:46 pm
"Dominion Day" is the opening track of Exile, my favourite late GN album. The whole album is great--massive synth and guitar textures atop a bed of industrial rhythms--but this one has its own video. Wink 



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on Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:29 pm
I see Gary is named in Kingsley Abbott's book Pet Sounds: The Greatest Album of the Twentieth Century (on p. 158) as one of the many artists to have covered "God Only Knows". 

False. The penultimate track on Gary's 1985 album The Fury, his "GOK" is a completely different song, one he wrote himself. (As far as I know, the only song written and first recorded by others that Numan ever performed was "On Broadway".)



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