Personalities | Gary Numan | Seventies | Rock
(Various instruments, vocals, b. 1958)
Originally recording as Tubeway Army – the name used on his first No. 1 single ‘Are “Friends” Electric?’ – Numan’s electronic music was influenced by Berlin-era Bowie and set in a dystopian future of his own imagining. The hypnotic synthesizers and emotionless vocals earned him a second 1979 chart topper ‘Cars’, which was also a smash in America. Mainstream success proved difficult to sustain but Numan still commands a devoted cult following with a new, more industrial sound.
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