single-handedly defined a whole genre with «Cars»: New Wave. Bored by punk rock he formed The Tubeway Army together with Paul Gardiner. «Are Friends Electric?» was Numan’s first No. 1 hit and was one of the first synth-pop songs to inspire a wider audience. Numan is titled the «godfather of electronic music» and is idiolized by musicians like Marilyn Manson, Trent Reznor and Dave Grohl.
«Dead Son Rising» was released in October 2011 on Mortal.
In my school T. Rex were huge, almost everyone loved them. We would invade the local record store every time a new single came out until we were banned.
In London. For sheer spectacle and power it remains unbeaten.
I don't drink actually, but when otherwise affected by things this one works best.
Actually pretty much everything before 1979 was fantastic and virtually nothing since.
Anything by Radiohead. I'm told constantly that it's all very clever but it just makes me want to eat my own head.
Not obviously romantic on the surface but «I Want To Fuck You Like An Animal» has a certain charm to it. We even had it as the first song at our wedding reception. I don't think my nan was overly impressed.
I think my mum had it in her small collection of singles. I was very young when I heard it, maybe 4 years old, but it was the song that made the biggest impression on me.
Something I have yet to write. Something for my wife and children.
It's my song, but it really was the best summer of my life, mainly because of the song.
I heard this the same day I was dumped by someone I was very much in to.
It has nothing to do with London as far as I know, but I heard it live for the first time at a Manson gig in London and it fitted the place, and time, perfectly.
I guess it depends how you dance but this one does it for me and many of my friends.
I bought it for my mum. She likes country and western.
I have no idea why.
It's my eldest daughters favourite. So, come sunday morning, that's what we get.
Soaring, epic, beautiful. A masterpiece.