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Gary Numan/Tubeway Army

After a couple lineup shuffles, Tubeway Army -- Gary Numan (aka Valeriun), Paul Gardiner (aka Scarlett), and Numan's uncle Jess Lidyard (aka Rael) -- debuted in February of 1978 with "That's Too Bad" on Beggars Banquet, a furious fusion of punk and pop, but darkly cold and clinical. During a studio session a few months later, Numan began fiddling with a mini-Moog synthesizer that remained from another band's recording stint. Instantly falling in love with the instrument's capabilities, he decided that he would use synths to achieve the sounds he heard in his imagination. Though he fought the temptation to associate synths with prog rock, he felt they would help distance the band from the limitations and clichés of punk. Numan and his mates were influenced by Bowie and T. Rex as much as J.G. Ballard and William S. Burroughs (as well as being inspired later on by contemporaries Ultravox and the Human League), so the band's extraction from punk wasn't surprising at all.

After releasing their stellar eponymous record later in 1978, Tubeway Army cut a session for BBC's John Peel. Two more singles followed early in 1979, garnering the band further chart success and increased exposure, especially for Numan. The band's second LP, Replicas, was released in June. Since Tubeway Army had increasingly become the sole vision of Numan, this moniker was abandoned, and Replicas was the last release to feature the name. Lidyard, who had pretty much been involved out of necessity, removed himself from the scene, and Gardiner continued for a while with Numan, also lending duties with his live band. "Cars," the first release as Gary Numan (only two months after Replicas), was an instant hit and became one of the songs most synonymous with the '80s. Numan continued on his own, establishing himself as a prolific cult artist (with a rabid following) throughout the next decades, and become one of the most important figures in the history of electronic pop. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Premier Hits

1. Cars (Premier Mix)

2. I Die: You Die

3. Are 'Friends' Electric?

4. Down In The Park

5. We Are Glass

6. Bombers

7. We Take Mystery (To Bed)

8. She's Got Claws

9. Complex

10. Music For Chameleons

11. That's Too Bad

12. This Wreckage

13. Warriors

14. Love Needs No Disguise

15. White Boys And Heroes

16. Sister Surprise

17. Stormtrooper In Drag

18. Cars (Original Version)

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Track List: The Plan

1. That's Too Bad (Single Version)

2. Oh! Didn't I Say

3. Out Of Sight

4. Bombers (Original Version)

5. My Shadow In Vain (Original Version)

6. This Machine (Original Version)

7. Thoughts No.2

8. Something's In The House (Original Version)

9. Check It

10. The Monday Troop

11. This Is My Life

12. Mean Street

13. Ice

14. Crime Of Passion

15. The Life Machine (Original Version)

16. Critics

17. Original Version)

18. Basic J

19. That's Too Bad (Original Version)

20. Bombers (Single Version)

21. Blue Eyes

22. O. D. Receiver

23. Fadeout 1930

24. Don't Be A Dummy (Lee Cooper Advert)

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krj972
Was wondering when Bobo was going to strike Garyland. Wasn't made in the 50's or 60's? I hate it. What a sad, sad little man you are Bobo.
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edrobbins3
I have listened to Gary Numan since Down In The Park. I listened to him throughout my military days as his music helped me drift deeper in my mind than any drink or substance could ever do. A Subway Called You is one of my all-time music favorites. It is a trip-drift into subconscious .
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comedysunshi n e 1 1
Underrated af!
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sezmaniak, I wasn't old enough to work at Music Plus, but I shopped there! The one in Thousand Oaks!
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Reminds me of working at music plus.
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Awesome song! I remember the first time I heard this song; I was 12 years old. Haven't forgotten it since. Today's music doesn't do it for me; I keep going back to the New Wave artists and all the music I would listen to on KROQ out here in L.A. Those were the best times...
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Yeah, anything new wave , hardcore, oi, ska reggae and punk rock. I can't take today's music . It has zero soul
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One of the most important figures in the history of electronic pop ? That's not saying much. Boring and contrived in the 80's, the category hasn't gotten any better with age.
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What a sound
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This was my first exposure to alternative in 79 when I was 12. I didn't really like music before that. After that the doors flew open. All new wave and punk was such a relief from everything I heard then.
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bikeday13
Never gets old....timel e s s classic
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Cars
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Great musical talent. I have 3 of his concerts on DVD and 1 on vhs. A very talented man.
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Do: See Gary live on stage!
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suntzu67
Strange but Genius! Still love listening to his timeless array of songs... Numan lives on...
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My first LOVE, seriously, wtf? My first concert too, I was the only one standing on my seat thru the whole show.. I think i got brainwashed. . . Thanx Gary..:/
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Are friends eletrict? I don't know
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genius! nothing more needs to said.
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Being in my young 20's back in the 80's, what a great time! The music was amazing, and creative, and fresh. We were young and on top of the world.
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If you want to find all of Gary Numan's newer stuff try searching for just (Gary Numan).
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Where are the newer tracks? The man is still busy redefining music.
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ae1355pro
Amazing live!!!....a n d how can you not like an artist who donates to the ASPCA...:)
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wbrohaugh
He hooked me on Cars, and I've followed him ever since. Seen him twice in concert--ver y powerful. The range, from the early stuff to New Anger to Pure, is engrossing.
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Loved his Tubeway Army stuff. I also think I, Assassin was a rock solid album. White Boys and Heroes is fantastic
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submerged10
We need more variety, folks! He's made 20 albums and we get 1 to listen to? Gary Numan is one of the best live performers that I have ever seen. I've driven around 3 states to see all of his shows when he's in the states.
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lets hear some album tracks! they need to add more albums, not just the greatest hits album.
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so far, not a bad song in the bunch from this "hits" album. simply synth nirvana. and nobody has a voice quite like gary numan's. :D
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So good!+So good!+So good!
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BRILLIANT OUTCOME from the Nu man + Tubeway Army!!

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