This is exactly whats wrong with American music ! Whilst Fear Factory took on Cars and created a most welcome monster , there is the other side of "MOR" USA which is very poor. Every track I listened to was only a caricature of the real thing. Not my cup of tea I'm afraid !
This is awful. Totally foul. Hideous voice. A complete nadir of talent and creativity. The album cover is horrible and Numan himself has also slated him. I've only given it 1 star because it's a "required form field".
Jim Collins has reworked some Numan classics here and proves that these songs stand up in their own right and are not carried by the Numan style. Some of the tracks on this CD are not ones that will be familiar to people who did not hear the originals as there are many album tracks covered and lets face it there never was much radio play for Gary Numan in the first place. This is a finely done tribute that has a style of it's own and pays homage without replicating the Numan sound.
Don't buy it!!! He has totally destroyed some of Gary Numan's greatest songs. I actually thought the album was a prank before someone told me its meant to be taken seriously! It's like some dreadful karaoke singer has decided to record some of Numan's songs. I can only imagine that some of the positive reviews are the man himself or he has gotten his friends to post for him!!!