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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
In the U.S., Gary Numan is remembered as a one-hit-wonder, while back home in his native England, he continued to crank out hit after hit and became a superstar in the process. His icy space-age persona and sound may be forever associated with early-80's British new wave Flock of Seagulls, early Duran Duran, etc., but he was the originator, and today seems pretty darned original. Numan was a scholar of the David Bowie Ziggy Stardust-era, and used Bowie's space alien approach as a starting point. While retaining his futuristic lyrics, Gary stripped Ziggy's sound free of the distorted guitar riffing and posturing, and replaced it with clinical synthesizers and a standoffish ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
In the U.S., Gary Numan is remembered as a one-hit-wonder, while back home in his native England, he continued to crank out hit after hit and became a superstar in the process. His icy space-age persona and sound may be forever associated with early-80's British new wave Flock of Seagulls, early Duran Duran, etc., but he was the originator, and today seems pretty darned original. Numan was a scholar of the David Bowie Ziggy Stardust-era, and used Bowie's space alien approach as a starting point. While retaining his futuristic lyrics, Gary stripped Ziggy's sound free of the distorted guitar riffing and posturing, and replaced it with clinical synthesizers and a standoffish stage persona. His music also gives off a paranoid vibe at times, as evidenced on the hits "I Die: You Die" and "Are 'Friends' Electric?" But Numan's songs can also sedate you "Down in the Park", while other times sneak up on you the unexpected punk rocker "Bombers". And of course there's his sole U.S. hit, "Cars," which sounds like a not so distant ancestor to fellow futuristic weirdos Devo.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/1997
  • Label: Beggars Uk - Ada
  • UPC: 607618200725
  • Catalog Number: 82007
  • Sales rank: 76,860

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cars (3:39)
  2. 2 I Die: You Die (3:42)
  3. 3 Are 'Friends' Electric? (5:23)
  4. 4 Down in the Park (4:23)
  5. 5 We Are Glass (4:47)
  6. 6 Bombers (3:53)
  7. 7 We Take Mystery (To Bed) (3:42)
  8. 8 She's Got Claws (4:56)
  9. 9 Complex (3:11)
  10. 10 Music for Chameleons (3:40)
  11. 11 That's Too Bad (3:20)
  12. 12 This Wreckage (5:23)
  13. 13 Warriors (4:08)
  14. 14 Love Needs No Disguise (4:38)
  15. 15 White Boys and Heros (3:36)
  16. 16 Sister Surprise (5:01)
  17. 17 Stormtrooper in Drag (4:53)
  18. 18 Cars (3:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gary Numan Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals
Technical Credits
Gary Numan Producer
Zeus B Held Producer
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