Typically candid interview the Gary Numan on the very origins of Tubeway Army’s sound.
In 1978, I was fronting a three-piece punk band called Tubeway Army. We’d had a couple of unsuccessful singles, but our record company still wanted us to do an album, so they put us in a studio to record it. That was when I saw my first ever synthesiser, a Minimoog. When I turned it on, the sound blew me away. In that moment, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
Electronic music pioneer Gary Numan, the man who changed the face of music forever at the end of the 70’s, presents an hour of his favourite music.
When Gary appeared on Top of the Pops in 1979, the world was barely prepared for him with his androgynous, almost robotic look and futuristic music. He is a true musical pioneer, taking the formerly niche and experimental electronic music and catapulting it into the mainstream. His influence is still ever apparent today, and he’s cited by numerous artists including Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Prince, The Foo Fighters and Queens Of The Stone Age.
Gary is set to release his new album Splinter(Songs From A Broken Mind) in October, and will be touring the UK throughout November
via BBC Radio 6 Music – 6 Music Playlist, Gary Numan.
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More news emerges about the upcoming Gary Numan documentary “Android In La La Land”:
FORTHCOMING GARY NUMAN documentary, Android In La La Land, promises a touching and funny insight into the strangely normal world of Numan, the dark(ish) lord of gothic synth-rock.