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Does what it says
on 4 January 2004
To be honest, I'm not a huge Gary Numan fan, I like the classics that everyone likes, and I bought this cd because after hearing so many people sampling Gary's music, I thought I should buy the original.
Gary Numan (I remember first time around) was alone in his musical direction, he and his band, produced some classic electronica, his music has stood the test of time, and I think he is one of Britains classic artists, in the same importance vein as the majestic Kate Bush.
Gary Numan is an important peice of musical history, to Britain what Kraftwerk are to Germany, and this is a good cd to show new listeners his range and to give them some classic songs too.
For me though, as a musician, Gary Numan's music is something I can only take so much of, but I have to say he was the best at what he did.
But occastionally great use of classically powerful analogue synthesizers.
The man stands alone in style and quality, just like Thin Lizzy, Kate Bush and a few others I could mention.
Every now and then, modern musicians go back to "the source", and Gary Numan is one of them.