Progrography

Gary Numan
This is where the robot revolution gets interesting. Kraftwerk had kickstarted it, Bowie popularized it, but it took Ultravox and Numan to build empires on it. Beginning with the #1 UK hit "Are 'Friends' Electric" and the international hit "Cars," Numan became the most visible proponent of the electronic movement. Tales of alienated robots read like pulp science fiction while synthesizers whooshed, beeped and buzzed out danceable beats. It was a formula that honestly lacked the artistry (and classical inspiration) of fellow pioneers Ultravox, but it worked surprisingly well for a while. US audiences quickly lost interest, yet Numan (like Midge Ure) has enjoyed a long and successful solo career without us. He continues to record and tour while collecting accolades from a new generation of electronic death-dealers (NIN, Marilyn Manson), who cite him as an early influence.

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1978 February That's Too Bad
1978 July Bombers
1978 August TUBEWAY ARMY
1979 March Down In The Park
1979 May Are "Friends" Electric
1979 June REPLICAS
1979 August Cars
1979 September 7 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE
1979 November Complex
1980 May We Are Glass
1980 August I Die: You Die
1980 September TELEKON
1980 December This Wreckage
1980 December Remind Me To Smile
1981 April LIVING ORNAMENTS 1979-1980
1981 August She's Got Claws
1981 September 4 DANCE
1982 February Music For Chameleons
1982 June We Take Mystery (To Bed)
1982 August White Boys And Heroes
1982 September I, ASSASSIN
1982 November NEW MAN NUMAN - THE BEST OF GARY NUMAN
1983 August Warriors
1983 October Sister Surprise
1984 September THE PLAN
1984 October Beserker
1984 November BESERKER
1984 December My Dying Machine
1985 February Change Your Mind
1985 April WHITE NOISE
1985 May THE LIVE EP
1985 July Your Fascination
1985 September Call Out The Dogs
1985 September THE FURY
1985 November Miracles
1986 April This Is Love
1986 June I Can't Stop
1986 September New Thing From London Town
1986 October STRANGE CHARM
1986 November I Still Remember
1987 August Cars (E-Reg Model)
1987 August THE PEEL SESSIONS (EP)
1987 September EXHIBITION
1988 January No More Lies
1988 September New Anger
1988 October METAL RHYTHM
1988 November America
1989 May I'm On Automatic
1989 June AUTOMATIC
1989 October THE SKIN MECHANIC
1989 October THE GARY NUMAN COLLECTION
1991 March Heart
1991 April OUTLAND
1991 September Emotion
1992 March The Skin Game
1992 July Machine And Soul
1992 July MACHINE AND SOUL
1993 September THE BEST OF GARY NUMAN 1978-1983
1994 July HERE I AM
1994 August DREAM CORROSION
1994 October A Question of Faith
1995 March SACRIFICE
1995 March Absolution
1995 June DARK LIGHT LIVE (EP)
1995 July DARK LIGHT
1995 November HUMAN
1996 March Cars (Premier Mix)
1996 March THE PREMIER HITS
1996 THE STORY SO FAR
1998 February 10 EXILE
1998 April 14 THE MIX
1998 July 7 BLACK HEART
1998 August 14 REMODULATE: THE NUMA CHRONICLES 1984-1995
1999 November 17 TIME TO DIE
1999 November 17 MY DYING MACHINE
1999 November 17 THE SLEEP ROOM
2000 January 18 NEW DREAMS FOR OLD 84-98
2000 June 27 THE BBC SESSIONS
2000 November 7 PURE
2001 October 9 DOWN IN THE PARK: THE ALTERNATIVE ANTHOLOGY
2002 February 19 DARK WONDERS
2002 May 20 EXPOSURE: THE BEST OF GARY NUMAN 1977-2002
2002 October 8 DISCONNECTION
2003 January 14 SCARRED
2003 March 4 HYBRID
2003 September 16 RECONNECTED: LIVE 'N' MORE
2004 April 6 LIVE IN LONDON
2006 March 21 JAGGED
2007 June 26 THE COMPLETE JOHN PEEL SESSIONS
2009 February 24 HAMMERSMITH '84

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