#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, October 11th, 2013 13:22
#2 By: Pepper, October 11th, 2013 13:40
#3 By: Jeff Boen, October 11th, 2013 13:46
And playing on stage with my favorite piece of gear in my rig, an Access Virus. Absolutely the best piece of EDM equipment ever made.
#4 By: hexgrid, October 11th, 2013 14:19
It's weird that someone who "doesn't like nostalgia about early electronic music...and is interested in pushing electronic music forward into new places" would use a virtual analog synthesizer.
#5 By: Gawain Lavers, October 11th, 2013 14:22
This morning I read up on Numan and found out he's a musician's musician, counting Dave Grohl and Trent Reznor among his ardent rockstar fans.
I think the influence goes both ways: the last two albums I have ("Dead Son Rising" and "Exile") are rather NINish. In a good way.
And if you're just learning about him, there are some gems to be found on the tribute album "Random".
#6 By: sarah jesudason, October 11th, 2013 14:24
I saw his show in Portland a couple of months back, mostly out of admiration for the old songs and curiosity about the new. It was one of the most interesting crowd blends I had seen at a show: goths and industrialists, synthpop fans (one man was wearing a Howard Jones shirt from a show that was only a few days earlier), metal, and ardent Gary Numan fans wearing shirts that spanned the decades of his career. By the end of the show I could see why those fans keep coming. The old songs are reenergized - the rendition of Are Friends Electric was anthemic and really moving to experience a whole crowd singing along - and the new material is strong on its own.
#7 By: daneel, October 11th, 2013 14:26
Never heard him play, but I have seen him flying a stunt plane at an airshow...
#8 By: Dreamboat Skanky, October 11th, 2013 14:38
I'm just glad Vince Noir lets Gary out once in a while.
(Also, "in Cars!")
#9 By: Egypt Urnash, October 11th, 2013 16:53
#10 By: Hiland., October 11th, 2013 19:18
Amoeba Music just posted a killer What's In My Bag? episode with him.
He's also doing a free & all-ages in-store at their hollywood store on wed. 10/16
#11 By: Synerdata.Net Radio, October 11th, 2013 21:16
Now that Gary made the move to Los Angeles with his family, we can look forward to hearing a lot more of his great music which just keeps getting better.
#12 By: Mark Frauenfelder, October 16th, 2013 13:22
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