Gary Numan - better than ever


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Gary Numan with Battles


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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.


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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.


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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”.


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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.


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Never heard him play, but I have seen him flying a stunt plane at an airshow…


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I’m just glad Vince Noir lets Gary out once in a while.

(Also, “in Cars!”)


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pre-ordering so hard


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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


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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.


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