Gary Numan

Gary Numan

Real Name:
Gary Anthony James Webb
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Born 8th of March 1958 in Hammersmith, London.
Started his musical career in 1977 as a punkrocker in the band Mean Street, before being sacked in May 1977 for being "too creative". Responded to an advert in Melody Maker to join the band The Lasers, alongside Paul Gardiner. Both soon left to form their own punk band, Tubeway Army, with his uncle Jess Lidyard filling in on drums. In 1978 Tubeway Army was signed to Beggars Banquet and released a couple of punk singles. By then he was using the name Numan and the band was performing live in pubs and clubs around London, supporting The Lurkers. Whilst recording demos for Beggars, Gary stumbled upon a Minimoog that had been left behind in the studio, still programmed to a sound that caught his attention. The rest, as they say, is history.
Gary Numan is considered one of the foremost pioneers in electronic dance music.
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Gary Numan Discography

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TP 38-117 Gary Numan & Tubeway Army Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - Replicas (Album) ATCO Records TP 38-117 US 1979 Sell This Version
BEGC 10 Gary Numan The Pleasure Principle (Album) Beggars Banquet BEGC 10 UK 1979 Sell This Version
XBEG 4 Tubeway Army featuring Gary Numan Tubeway Army featuring Gary Numan - First Album (Album) Beggars Banquet XBEG 4 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
P-10911A Gary Numan Telekon (Album, Single) Beggars Banquet P-10911A Japan 1980 Sell This Version
P-7545~6A, P-7545A, P-7546A Gary Numan Living Ornaments '79 And '80 (Album) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet P-7545~6A, P-7545A, P-7546A Japan 1981 Sell This Version
BEGA 28 Gary Numan Dance (Album) Beggars Banquet BEGA 28 UK 1981 Sell This Version
BEGA 24, K58295, K 58295 Gary Numan Living Ornaments '79 (Album) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet BEGA 24, K58295, K 58295 UK & Europe 1981 Sell This Version
BEGC 25 Gary Numan Living Ornaments '80 (Album) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet BEGC 25 UK 1981 Sell This Version
K 58723 Gary Numan I, Assassin (Album) Beggars Banquet K 58723 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
24-0241-1, BEGA 47 Gary Numan Warriors (Album) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet 24-0241-1, BEGA 47 Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
NUMA 1001 Gary Numan Berserker (Album) Numa NUMA 1001 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CN 4331/S Gary Numan In Concert - 323(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4331/S UK 1984 Sell This Version
ZL 34352 Gary Numan The Fury (Album) Numa ZL 34352 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
NUMAD 1002 Gary Numan White Noise (Album) Numa NUMAD 1002 Scandinavia 1985 Sell This Version
CDNUMA 1005 Gary Numan Strange Charm (Album) Numa CDNUMA 1005 UK 1986 Sell This Version
GNFCDA 1 Gary Numan Images One & Two(2xLP, Ltd) Numa GNFCDA 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SLP-3132 Radio Heart Featuring Gary Numan Radio Heart Featuring Gary Numan - Radio Heart (Album) NBR SLP-3132 Sweden 1987 Sell This Version
GNFCDA4 Gary Numan Images Seven & Eight(2xLP) Numa GNFCDA4 UK 1987 Sell This Version
GNFCDA3 Gary Numan Images Five & Six(2xLP) Numa GNFCDA3 UK 1987 Sell This Version
GNFCDA2 Gary Numan Images Three & Four(2xLP) Numa GNFCDA2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
GNFCDA5 Gary Numan Images Nine & Ten Numa GNFCDA5 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ILP 035 Gary Numan Metal Rhythm (Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 035 UK 1988 Sell This Version
NUMAD 1007 Gary Numan Ghost (Album) Numa NUMAD 1007 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CDP 24 1038 2, 24 1038 2 Gary Numan The Skin Mechanic Live (Album) I.R.S. Records CDP 24 1038 2, 24 1038 2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
IRS - 82005 Gary Numan New Anger (Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records IRS - 82005 Canada 1989 Sell This Version

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TheEverlastingFather

TheEverlastingFather

July 18, 2016
edited 5 days ago
Gary Numan is a hugely important artist in my opinion, yes I am no doubt biased because his albums "Replicas" "The Pleasure Principle" and "Telekon" had a massive, really massive impact upon me as a young man, I still listen to them regularly simply because they are incredibly good albums, all 3 rightly went to the number 1 spot in the UK.
He had a terrible time with the press back in the 1980's, they hated him even though he was clearly so popular at the beginning of that decade. Numan was different and so unlike other performers, the icy cold persona was a stroke of absolute genius and completely caught my imagination as teenager, the images conjured up particularly by "Replicas" were terrifying, listen to the words of "Down In The Park" for example.
It's hard to make it understood today how huge the impact of this guys music was, it forever changed the direction of electronic music.
True, he made some pretty bad albums in the late 1980's and early 1990's, but so did a load of other artists, David Bowie comes to mind "Never Let Me Down" was terrible as was "Reality". I don't feel that Bowie ever made a comeback from his brilliant 1970's albums, whereas Numan has made an excellent comeback in returning to his dark synth roots and knocking out some great albums since "Sacrifice" such as "Pure" "Splinter" as well as "Jagged" they are all very good dark industrial electronic albums.
So I believe this man has made a massive impact upon modern music, much more than is realised and I, for one will always be thankful for those astonishingly brilliant albums of the late 1970's and early 1980's.
Keep it up Mr Numan, ignore the naysayers, your true fans always knew you'd come back from the wilderness, and you did, hurrah!!
liller_per

liller_per

May 13, 2016
Like Paul Mccartney, if someone told me that the REAL Gary Numan died in the mid-eighties I would instant believe it! .. Maybee it was because of Tubeway´s Army´s bass player Paul Gardiner (Who Sadly died in 1984). Someone told me that he was the real genius behind these GREAT songs. As you can see, not many good songs/tracks came from Numan after the departure of Gardiner. Last album he did with Numan was Assassin, I . .Which was the last GOOD album by Numan..
Numanoid

Numanoid

July 20, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
So many albums, but Numan has basically only put out 5 new studio albums in the last 20 years: Sacrifice (1994), Exile (1997), Pure (2000), Jagged (2006), and Dead Son Rising (2012).
southend11

southend11

May 18, 2011
As of May 2011 currently missing from the Video's list are the Touring Principle 79 on DVD and The Touring Principle 2010, and the Decoder (limited edition) dvd from Australia March 2009

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