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Gary Numan

21 articles


The Principal Pleasure Of Being Gary Numan

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, June 1980

GARY NUMAN is a nice guy. Seriously. And what I want to know – and what he wants to know, too, though he's probably too ...


Gary Numan: The Pleasure Principle

Review by Danny Baker, New Musical Express, 8 September 1979

AND PEOPLE seethe at the Golden Boy. Let's forget the threadbare rock'n'roll bitch that it's all been done before by 'proper' artists — Bowie this, ...

Gary Numan: Apollo Theatre, Glasgow

Live Review by Jon Savage, Melody Maker, 29 September 1979

THE FACE of '79 doesn't belong to a mod, punk, or to anyone so sectarian, but to Gary Numan, and it's time we faced up ...

Do Sheep Dream Of Electric Androids? The Gary Numan Enigma

Report and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 6 October 1979

DATA: Gary Numan found his stage name in the Yellow Pages. The original Numan is a vendor of domestic appliances. In German ...

Gary Numan: Playing To The Aliens

Interview by Jon Savage, Smash Hits, 15 November 1979

John Savage finds out what success means to Gary Numan. ...

The Concise NME Guide To Electronic Music & Synthesised Sound PART TWO — Synthesisers

Overview by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, 12 January 1980

POMP THE trouble with synthesisers is actually playing them, accepting their status as sound-generators and starting from scratch. Mechanical keyboards were included in early synth ...

Gary Numan: Warfield Theatre, San Francisco

Live Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 22 March 1980

Frozen Robots ...

Gary Numan: Telekon

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 6 September 1980

AH, THE shimmering dust-free corridors, the pleasure machines, the limitless possibilities opened up by microtechnology, the disturbing effects of cybernetic leisure upon the fragile human ...

Gary Numan Remains in Contact

Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, January 1981

CONTRADICTIONS, contradictions. (Sigh.) Gary Numan is not a simple proposition. Most people think he's simply wonderful – the electrono-pop tunesmith who's ever so cute – ...

Match Wits With Gary Numan!

Interview by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, January 1981

...if you were him, what would you do? Administered and Graded by Neuromantic Jeffrey Morgan, B. A. ...

XTC and Gary Numan: The New English Art Rock

Report and Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, February 1981

BOTH XTC and Gary Numan express a sense of the new English isolation. Americans seem to like the car-crazy Numan, while the pure British pop ...

Gary Numan: I, Assassin/Captain Sensible: Women And Captains First

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 11 September 1982

A PAIR OF FUNSTERS from the charts: Sensible in his new role as the nation's favourite lovable loony and Numan in his old one as ...

Gary Numan: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Don Watson, New Musical Express, 29 October 1983


Gary Numan: "I'd love to carry a gun. If some nutter comes at me with a gun I'd like to be able to shoot him."

Interview by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 15 October 1988

"IT'S COLD outside" sang GARY NUMAN nine years ago during 'Are Friend's Electric''s wintery grip on the charts. None of Gaz's more recent attempts have ...

Gary Numan: The Mad Max Factor

Report and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, December 1988

Despised by the press, cold-shouldered by radio, physically attacked by members of the public — life's never been a bowl of cherries for Old Chalk ...

Who The Hell Does Gary Numan Think He Is?

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, May 1991

THANK CHRIST for this "Siberian snap" and all this snow, is all I can say. Thank Christ that "it's cold outside" (as G. Numan sang ...

Paranoid Android

Interview by Joel McIver, Record Collector, Summer 2001

GARY NUMAN is fortunate enough to be among the privileged group of individuals who have spoken to Record Collector not once or twice, but an ...

Gary Numan: Numan Finds His Way

Profile and Interview by j. poet, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 August 2006

"IN AMERICA I'm still the classic one hit wonder," Gary Numan says philosophically, via phone from his home outside of London. ...

Electro Pop: One Nation Under a Moog

Overview by Simon Reynolds, Guardian, The, 10 October 2009

As new BBC4 documentary Synth Britannia shows, the synthesizer first dehumanised then re-humanised British pop, fulfilled the DIY promise of punk, and changed how bands ...

One Nation Under a Moog: How Britain Went Synthpop

Retrospective by Simon Reynolds, Guardian, The, 10 October 2009

As new BBC4 documentary Synth Britannia shows, the synthesizer first dehumanised then re-humanised British pop, fulfilled the DIY promise of punk, and changed how bands ...

When Gary Numan met Little Boots

Report and Interview by Paul Lester, Guardian, The, 3 December 2009

He arrived in 1979, bringing synthpop to the masses. She is part of the bold new wave reinventing the genre for the 21st century. So ...

see also Tubeway Army


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