Saturday, December 26, 2009

Gary Numan

Kevin sent me some synthy Siouxsie and the Banshees which got me thinking about starting a theme today that will last through next week. The posts will consist of my favorite synth sounds of all time, so if you have any tracks containing a nasty synth then send them to me. I've already posted the Silver Apples, so it would only be fitting to post one of my favorite albums The Pleasure Principle by Gary Numan from'79. Many of you have probably heard Gary Numan, but if you haven't you're in for a real treat. Of course the track "Cars" off this album is Numan's biggest hit, but the the rest of the album is insane. Basically just a man and his synthesizer working it out. There is much resemblance between the career of Gary Numan and Devo, who only had one big mainstream hit(Devo's "Whip It") but have an extremely dedicated fan base that recognizes each band's brilliance. It was hard to pick my favorite three tracks off this album, each track is post-able. "Metal," "Airlane," and "M.E." are included here, I won't describe them to save sounding like a d-bag rock journalist. Check them out and see if you like. It was great to hear from you Kevin, thanks for the music and keep sending- I'll post some Siouxsie later in the week.