Not so bad a Beggars Banquet
SOME LOVELY ARTIFACTS FROM THE LATE 70S ON THE CUSP OF NUMAN’S PROLIFIC ENTRANCE INTO THE EARLY ELECTRO SCENE.
I’ve been digging through my vinyl collection. Currently on sabbatical and enjoying the massive shift in pace, decompression and elasticity of time where suddenly it makes sense and feels good to dig through boxes of old stuff. Working on the edit of the latest novel (Oakfield) and writing the next novel due for release next year (Broken Fury), I am reminded once again just how much of my imagination has been shaped by Numan’s lyrics.
Currently LOVING listening to “We Have A Technical” again. Rapid plunges of fat synth sounds.
VOLUME 2 ¦ Unreleased Recordings 1978-1979
Recorded Spaceward Studios August 1978 and originally intended to be included on the first Tubeway Army Album .
ONLY A DOWNSTAT
Recorded Goosberry 13-14 December 1978 as part of the sessions for Replicas.
WE HAVE A TECHNICAL
Recorded Goosberry 12th January 1979, again as part of the sessions for Replicas.
VOLUME 3 ¦ Unreleased Recordings 1978-1979
THE MONDAY TROOP
CRIME OF PASSION
THE LIFE MACHINE
Recorded Spaceward Studios during 7th, 8th and 9th March 1978 and taken from the same session as The Plan.
A GAME CALLED ECHO
Recorded at Rock City 3rd November 1979 as part of the Telekon sessions
Recorded at Freerange Studios during sessions for the Pleasure Principle and featured on stage during the Touring Principle.
An instrumental piece recorded same time as “Random”.
Here’s some photos of two records I’ve pulled out and dusted off to play again. Hope you enjoy them.
You might also like these Gary Numan links:
- Another gem from my vinyl collection: Gary Numan and the Tubeway Army – John Peel Sessions – Volume Two – August 1979 – click
- 1981 Synthpop – Ex Luna Scientia by Gary Numan’s old backing band – Dramatis – click
- Video: Gary Numan morphing through 30 years of God-like electro punk – click
- Gary Numan Beserker twenty odd years before his time – pure cyberpunk music where 80s retro meets eerie dystopian dreams – click
- Videos: Are friends electric? Gary Numan @ NIN gig. The legend that is Trent Reznor acknowledges his own hero (GN). Very High Quality – click