Since releasing his debut album, 'Tubeway Army' back in 1978, Gary Numan's chart successes have included the two number 1 singles 'Are Friends Electric?' ('covered' by Sugababes) and 'Cars' (covered by Fear Factory) and five Top 3 albums. In total 26 Gary Numan albums have entered the UK Top 75. That is to say, on average, one a year for a quarter of a century...
Current bands have continued to endorse him over the last few years, including 1997's tribute compilation featuring Damon Albarn, Moloko and The Magnetic Fields. The 'Exile' album (the most popular in years) came with a sell-out UK, European, and American tour where Marilyn Manson dueted to 'Down In The Park' at the LA concert. Endorsement from Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan and Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails and a Top 5 'Cars' cut-up by Armand Van Helden all add to his cultural weight.
Oh, and 'Rip' was Kerrang! TV's last number 1 requested song with the phone ringtone version getting heavy attention also...
So, to see just what all these people are going on about in one easy to digest greatest hits package, hit the shops on Monday the 20th May to get all of this:
I Die:You Die
Are 'Friends' Electric?
Down In The Park
Me, I Disconnect From You
She's Got Claws
We Are Glass
Music For Chameleons (12" Not released on CD before)
My Shadow In Vain (2002 version)
Everyday I Die (2002 version)
We Are So Fragile
We Take Mystery
Remember, I Was Vapour
Listen To My Voice
Exposure (2002 instrumental)
A Prayer For The Unborn (Grayed Out Remix)
UPDATE: It has just been confirmed that Mr Numan will be signing copies of his album at HMV Oxford Circus at 5pm on Tuesday, 21st May 2002.