Gary Numan: Are Friends Electric: story behind the song

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Gary Numan: Are Friends Electric: story behind the song

Post by beatcleaver » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:07 am

Short interview about AFE. I'd never heard him mention these things about the song before

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Post by dubonaire » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:24 am

beatcleaver wrote:Short interview about AFE. I'd never heard him mention these things about the song before

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This tune changed my musical interests. I was travelling in London at the time and happened to watch this on Top of the Pops.

What I find interesting is he seemed so exotic, and now when you read or watch Gary Numan's interview's he is a disarmingly authentic person. All of his interviews are worth getting in to. It's cool to see his influence is being recognized, he spent a long time in obscurity. There is an interview on the web about how quickly he composed Cars.

This is cool:

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And so is this:

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Post by cretaceousear » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:23 am

The UK music paper NME - the one for all the cool kids - was always snotty about him - not sure why. But John Peel played Tubeway Army on the radio, so they'd got some exposure.

A friend of mine was a flying nut and spent a lot of time at Duxford airbase, late 80s, where he met Gary and got to do unpaid assiantance on keeping Gary's plane in tip top condition (old US fighter I think?). Said he was a really friendly guy I remember.
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Post by Licudi » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:32 pm

cretaceousear wrote: got to do unpaid assiantance on keeping Gary's plane in tip top condition (old US fighter I think?).
A Harvard trainer. Does look like a fighter, though.

https://www.t6harvard.com/uk-harvards/g-azsc/

I quite like Poppy's verison of Metal. I realise that's a capital offence.

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Post by thispoison » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:57 pm

Loved the "what's in my bag" thing there - what a great (mostly shared!) list of albums.

He's still one of my heroes, but I'm also astounded by how lovely he always is in interviews. Tubeway Army is still my fave album.
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Post by dubonaire » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:29 pm

Licudi wrote:I quite like Poppy's verison of Metal. I realise that's a capital offence.
Post reported! :zombie:

Actually it would be OK without the super saws.

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Post by cptnal » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:25 am

Licudi wrote:I quite like Poppy's verison of Metal. I realise that's a capital offence.
It's the compression that makes it offensive. I feel like my head's about to explode. :deadbanana:

Since reading their interview in Patch n Tweak I've been listening to Node...

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Edit: The fact that I've been listening to Node is completely irrelevant. Sorry, I thought I was in a different thread. I'll leave it here anyway since it's damn good.

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Post by Licudi » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:18 pm

cptnal wrote:
Licudi wrote:I quite like Poppy's verison of Metal. I realise that's a capital offence.
It's the compression that makes it offensive. I feel like my head's about to explode. :deadbanana: .
I don't suppose she could sell you a System 8, super saws and all?
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Re Mr Numan, the odd thing about him is his music got more conservative as time went by even though he started with a conventional rock line-up. He became everything I hated.

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