Gary Numan

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtrack
Descriptive "tags": new wave electronic synthpop 80s industrial synth pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gary Anthony James Webb, 8 March 1958, Hammersmith, London, England. Originally appearing under the group name Tubeway Army, Numan enjoyed enormous success in the UK at the close of the 70s. His Kraftwerk / David Bowie -influenced electronic music saw Tubeway Army top the UK charts in May 1979 with ‘Are Friends Electric?’ By September 1979 Numan had abandoned the group pseudonym for the follow-up single ‘Cars’, which also topped the UK charts and reached the US Top 10. At his peak, Numan was one of the bestselling artists in Britain and his albums The Pleasure Principle (1979) and Telekon (1980) both entered the charts at number 1. His science fiction-orientated lyrics and synthesizer-based rhythms brought further Top 10 successes with ‘We Are Glass’, ‘I Die: You Die’, ‘She’s Got Claws’ and ‘We Take Mystery (To Bed)’. Numan’s record sales steadily declined as the decade progressed and his glum...

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