History Music / GaryNuman

7th Nov '15 6:07:02 AM Nick98
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* IAmSong: "I'm An Agent"
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* IAmSong: "I'm An Agent"Agent", as well as "I Am Dust".
21st Oct '15 3:30:45 PM RWDutton
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He began his career under the band moniker Tubeway Army, their early PunkRock singles recorded with the sole intent of becoming famous. He discovered a Moog synthesizer in the studio, and he was so impressed by the sound that he incorporated synths into his music with their first SelfTitledAlbum, slowly transitioning his style to that with which he ''did'' become famous. Their second album, ''Replicas'', broke them into the mainstream in the U.K., aided by Gary's striking RobotOrSpacemanAlterEgo; "Are Friends Electric" was one of the first SynthPop singles on ''Series/TopOfThePops'', pissing off some other synth-based bands that were well established before him. He dropped the Tubeway Army for his third album, ''The Pleasure Principle'', which gave his sole U.S. hit "Cars".
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He began his career under the [[IAmTheBand band moniker moniker]] Tubeway Army, their early PunkRock singles recorded with the sole intent of becoming famous. He discovered a Moog synthesizer in the studio, and he was so impressed by the sound that he incorporated synths into his music with their first SelfTitledAlbum, slowly transitioning his style to that with which he ''did'' become famous. Their second album, ''Replicas'', broke them into the mainstream in the U.K., aided by Gary's striking RobotOrSpacemanAlterEgo; "Are Friends Electric" was one of the first SynthPop singles on ''Series/TopOfThePops'', pissing off some other synth-based bands that were well established before him. He dropped the Tubeway Army for his third album, ''The Pleasure Principle'', which gave his sole U.S. hit "Cars".

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He began his career under the band moniker Tubeway Army, their early PunkRock singles recorded with the sole intent of becoming famous. He discovered a Moog synthesizer in the studio, and he was so impressed by the sound that he incorporated synths into his music with their first SelfTitledAlbum, slowly transitioning his style to that with which he ''did'' become famous. Their second album, ''Replicas'', broke them into the mainstream in the U.K., aided by Gary's striking RobotOrSpacemanAlterEgo; "Are Friends Electric" was one of the first SynthPop singles on ''Series/TopOfThePops'', pissing off some other synth-based bands that were well established before him. He dropped the * IAmTheBand: Tubeway Army for was Numan's vehicle well before he started to appear under his third album, ''The Pleasure Principle'', which gave his sole U.S. hit "Cars". own name instead.
17th Nov '14 1:38:21 PM ThornBrain
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* DarkerAndEdgier: His robotic SynthPop, while already thematically dark, evolved into Music/NineInchNails-inspired {{Industrial}} in the 90s. ** His career went through peaks and valleys of darkness. His original albums (especially ''Replicas'') were really dark before he went for much LighterAndSofter pop to try and court the market. After that resulted in a DorkAge he went darker again in the 90's and has been that way ever since.
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* DarkerAndEdgier: His robotic SynthPop, while already thematically dark, evolved into Music/NineInchNails-inspired {{Industrial}} in the 90s. ** His career went through peaks and valleys of darkness. His original albums (especially ''Replicas'') were really dark before he went for much LighterAndSofter pop to try and court the market. After that resulted in a DorkAge failed he went darker again in the 90's with Music/NineInchNails-inspired {{Industrial}} and has been that way ever since.
17th Nov '14 9:03:15 AM InertialMass
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** His career went through peaks and valleys of darkness. His original albums (especially ''Replicas'') were really dark before he went for much LighterAndSofter pop to try and court the market. After that resulted in a DorkAge he went darker again in the 90's and has been that way ever since.
6th Oct '14 12:47:36 PM m8e
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* Music/NewWave: A pioneer of the genre.
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* Music/NewWave: [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]]: A pioneer of the genre.
15th Jun '14 11:18:44 AM ThornBrain
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* CloudCuckooLander: Got pegged as one early in his career. He was later diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
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* CloudCuckooLander: Got pegged as one early in his career.career for perceived standoffishness and arrogance. He was later diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
13th Jun '14 2:55:21 PM ThornBrain
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One of the founding fathers of synth pop, he is best known, at least in the U.S., for his song "Cars", which was covered by famous IndustrialMetal[=/=]GrooveMetal band Music/FearFactory with his own special appearance. As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Numan The Other Wiki]].
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One '''Gary Numan''' is one of the founding fathers of synth pop, he is SynthPop, best known, at least in the U.S., for his song "Cars", "Cars". He began his career under the band moniker Tubeway Army, their early PunkRock singles recorded with the sole intent of becoming famous. He discovered a Moog synthesizer in the studio, and he was so impressed by the sound that he incorporated synths into his music with their first SelfTitledAlbum, slowly transitioning his style to that with which he ''did'' become famous. Their second album, ''Replicas'', broke them into the mainstream in the U.K., aided by Gary's striking RobotOrSpacemanAlterEgo; "Are Friends Electric" was covered by famous IndustrialMetal[=/=]GrooveMetal band Music/FearFactory one of the first SynthPop singles on ''Series/TopOfThePops'', pissing off some other synth-based bands that were well established before him. He dropped the Tubeway Army for his third album, ''The Pleasure Principle'', which gave his sole U.S. hit "Cars". Following his fourth album, ''Telekon'', Gary began incorporating Jazz and accessible Pop sounds into his albums, and his chart success waned. He hit his personal nadir with his own special appearance. As usual, you 1992's ''Machine and Soul'', after which he dropped the feeble attempts at chart success and transitioned to an IndustrialMetal sound with ''Sacrifice'', which persists to this day. You can find the basics more info at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Numan The Other Wiki]]. Wiki]]. !!Studio Discography !!!As Tubeway Army * 1978 - ''Tubeway Army'' * 1979 - ''Replicas'' !!!As Gary Numan * 1979 - ''The Pleasure Principle'' * 1980 - ''Telekon'' * 1981 - ''Dance'' * 1982 - ''I, Assassin'' * 1983 - ''Warriors'' * 1984 - ''Berserker'' * 1985 - ''The Fury'' * 1986 - ''Strange Charm'' * 1988 - ''Metal Rhythm'' * 1991 - ''Outland'' * 1992 - ''Machine and Soul'' * 1994 - ''Sacrifice'' * 1997 - ''Exile'' * 2000 - ''Pure'' * 2006 - ''Jagged'' * 2011 - ''Dead Son Rising'' * 2013 - ''Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)''

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13th Jun '14 2:32:55 PM ThornBrain
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** He and Music/FearFactory did together a cover of one of his own songs, "Cars", appearing in their album ''Obsolete'' as a bonus track. ** Any time he and [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] get together live blows the roof off the venue. That and the very obscure hints that they may collaborate on a future album together...!
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** He and Music/FearFactory did together a cover of one of his own songs, "Cars", "Cars" together, appearing in their album ''Obsolete'' as a bonus track. ** Any time he and [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] get together live blows the roof off the venue. That and the very obscure hints that they may collaborate on a future album together...!together.
13th Jun '14 2:31:11 PM ThornBrain
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* CarSong: [[CaptainObvious Well, duh.]] It's only the subject of his most famous song, after all.
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* CarSong: [[CaptainObvious Well, duh.]] It's only the subject of his most famous song, after all.song.

* DarkerAndEdgier: Compare his early works to his newer albums. Or basically, ''The Pleasure Principle'' to, ''Splinter''.
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Compare his early works to his newer albums. Or basically, ''The Pleasure Principle'' to, ''Splinter''.His robotic SynthPop, while already thematically dark, evolved into Music/NineInchNails-inspired {{Industrial}} in the 90s.

** Any time he and [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] get together live blows the roof off the venue. That and the very obscure hintings that they may collaborate on a future album together...!
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** Any time he and [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] get together live blows the roof off the venue. That and the very obscure hintings hints that they may collaborate on a future album together...!

* OneHitWonder: In America, "Cars" was his only hit and is still his best known song there. His success was always centered in his native UK.
12th Jun '14 10:41:54 AM ScarletNebula
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Compare his early works to his newer albums. Or basically, ''The Pleasure Principle'' to, say, ''Splinter''.
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Compare his early works to his newer albums. Or basically, ''The Pleasure Principle'' to, say, ''Splinter''.
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