Dark Light (Gary Numan album)
Dark Light is a live album by English musician Gary Numan. The album was released in June 1995 in the United Kingdom; the album was not released in the United States until August 1998. In April 2003 the album was reissued; the album was recorded at Numan's concert at Labatt's Hammersmith Apollo in London on 12 November 1994 during his Sacrifice Tour. The album reached number 107 on the UK Albums Chart. All tracks written by Gary Numan except. All timings are approximate and will vary with different equipment. CD One "Pray" – 2:18 "A Question of Faith" – 4:58 "I Dream of Wires" – 5:04 "Noise Noise" – 4:11 "Listen to the Sirens" – 3:11 "Everyday I Die" – 4:27 "Desire" – 4:12 "Friends" – 3:29 "Scar" – 3:31 "Magic" – 4:57 "Praying to the Aliens" – 3:39 "Replicas" – 5:22 "Meanstreet" – 3:43CD Two "Stormtrooper in Drag" – 4:53 "Deadliner" – 4:48 "Bleed" – 6:03 "The Dream Police" – 4:45 "I Die: You Die" – 3:37 "The Hunter" – 5:33 "Remind Me to Smile" – 3:59 "Are'Friends' Electric?" – 6:11 "Do You Need the Service?"
– 3:00 "Love and Napalm" – 5:28 "Jo the Waiter" – 3:21 "I'm An Agent" – 5:02 Same CD track listing as Numa release. Different front and inner tray artwork. Same CD track listing as Numa release. Different front and inner tray artwork and an essay by Dominic Jones. Gary Numan – vocals, producer, mixing John Webb – keyboards Ade Orange – keyboards, vocals Kipper – guitar, vocals Richard Beasley – drums Scott Simon – photography Brett Wallace – photography Ivan Gadsby – photography
Dead Son Rising
Dead Son Rising is the sixteenth solo studio album by English musician Gary Numan, released on 15 September 2011 by Mortal Records. On 12 August 2011, The Quietus debuted a radio edit of the song "Dead Sun Rising" on their website. On 28 August 2011, the official Gary Numan website debuted a short "promo edit" of the video for the first single, "The Fall". After the album's release it spent only one week on the UK album charts, entering at number 87 but reached number 5 in the German alternative albums chart. Dead Son Rising grew out of a set of demos Numan had left over from previous projects, but as he explained: ‘The original ideas that sparked off these songs are now visible. It’s grown into another animal, something more experimental.’The album was co-written and co-produced by Numan with Ade Fenton. The tracks "We Are The Lost" and "Dead Sun Rising" both contain elements from a sci-fi fantasy story Numan had been writing over the previous few years; the album includes two instrumentals, "Resurrection" and "Into Battle", showcasing some of the soundtrack-type material that Numan and Fenton had been working on recently.
All lyrics written by Gary Numan. "Resurrection" – 3:24 "Big Noise Transmission" – 4:20 "Dead Sun Rising" – 4:57 "When the Sky Bleeds, He Will Come" – 4:47 "For the Rest of My Life" – 5:03 "Not the Love We Dream Of" – 5:10 "The Fall" – 4:19 "We Are the Lost" – 5:09 "For the Rest of My Life" – 5:44 "Into Battle" – 5:05 "Not the Love We Dream Of" – 4:52 "Dead Sun Rising" – 5:53An official remix, Dead Sun Rising, was made available free online, would appear on the remix album Dead Moon Falling. Big Noise Transmission had the live working titles of "Captured Underground Noise Transmission" and "Zulu". Dead Sun Rising is a reworked version of "What Have I Become" from the 2006 Jagged sessions, featured on the "Small Black Box" tour audio programme; when The Sky Bleeds, He Will Come had the live working title of "Dragging Loop". For The Rest Of My Life is a reworked version of "Always" from the 2000 Pure sessions, featured on the "Purified" tour audio programme; the Fall is a reworked version of "Look" from the 2000 Pure sessions, featured on the "Purified" tour audio programme.
It has existed in a variety of different mixes. We Are The Lost is a reworked version of "Mercy" from the 2006 Jagged sessions, featured on the "Small Black Box" tour audio programme; the album was released in three different formats. CD/DVD/VINYL Same contents as CD, plus: DVD The Fall Promo Video Behind The Scenes Footage and Interview Exclusive Dead Son Rising interview Slideshow Gallery12" Vinyl remixes The Fall The Fall The Fall Dead Son Rising CD DVD with'The Fall' promo video, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and slide show. 48 Page'Art book' each page is 315mm x 310mm. It has a 7mm spine; each copy is numbered Signed Gary Numan Print Gatefold Vinyl of Album Exclusive 12-inch single containing remixes of The Fall by Motor and South Central Gary Numan – vocals, keyboards Ade Fenton – producer, programming, piano Tim Muddiman - guitar, bass Steve Harris - guitar Nathan Boddy - keyboards
Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)
Splinter is the seventeenth solo studio album by English musician Gary Numan, released on 9 October 2013 by Mortal Records and Cooking Vinyl. The album debuted at number twenty on the UK Albums Chart on sales of 6,187 copies, becoming Numan's highest-charting album since 1983's Warriors. All tracks written by Gary Numan. Credits adapted from the liner notes. Gary Numan – vocals, keyboards Nathan Boddy – mixing Matt Colton – mastering Ade Fenton – keyboards, production, programming Robin Finck – guitar Doc – keyboards Steve Malins – art direction Steve Harris – guitar LaRoache Brothers – photography Tim Muddiman – guitar.
Automatic (Sharpe & Numan album)
Automatic is a 1989 album released by Sharpe & Numan. Automatic was an attempt to recapture the success of Sharpe & Numan's collaboration single "Change Your Mind", which reached number 17 in the UK charts in 1985. Although "Change Your Mind" was supposed to be a one-off single, Numan recalled that "the whole experience was great fun and Bill and I left the door open for more work together." However, Numan was ambivalent about recording a Sharpe + Numan album: Numan wrote the majority of the song lyrics on Automatic and performed the lead vocals, however, he did not contribute to the writing of the album's music. Backing vocals were provided by Tessa Niles. Automatic has a more lightweight-pop and commercial style in comparison to Numan's solo material of the time, although its sound is not incongruous in the Numan discography; the opening line of the track "I'm on Automatic" explicitly references Metal Rhythm, Numan's previous solo album. Most of the album was recorded in late 1987 and part of 1988, but took 18 months for the deal to come together with Polydor Records.
Automatic includes "Change Your Mind" and a remixed version of the third Sharpe + Numan single, "No More Lies". The second Sharpe + Numan single, "New Thing From London Town" was not included on Automatic because it had been included on Numan's 1986 solo album, Strange Charm. "I'm on Automatic" was the only single to be released from Automatic. The album itself reached No. 59 on the UK Album Chart, eleven spots lower than Metal Rhythm, released nine months before. Its disappointing sales led to plans for a second Sharpe + Numan album being abandoned, the electro-jazz-pop style of Automatic would influence the general sound of Numan's next solo album, Outland. Numan expressed dissatisfaction with Automatic's lack of promotion on the part of Polydor Records. Of the album itself, he recalled: Automatic was out of print for two decades; this expanded edition features additional tracks, extensive sleevenotes by Steve Thorpe, track comments from Bill Sharpe & Gary Numan, lyrics to all tracks, remastered sound by Tim Turan.
The release is a Captain Oi! Production. All tracks were written by Bill Sharpe except where otherwise noted. "Change Your Mind" – 4.14 "Turn Off the World" – 3.58 "No More Lies" – 4.02 "Breathe in Emotion" – 3.25 "Some New Game" – 4.01 "I'm on Automatic" – 4.08 "Rip it Up" – 4.13 "Welcome to Love" – 3.30 "Voices" – 3.50 "Night Life" – 3.41 "No More Lies" * – 7.46 "I'm on Automatic" * – 7.33CD bonus tracks marked with an asterisk. All tracks were written by Bill Sharpe except where otherwise noted. "Change Your Mind" – 4.12 "Turn Off the World" – 3.58 "No More Lies" – 4.01 "Breathe in Emotion" – 3.25 "Some New Game" – 4.00 "I'm on Automatic" – 4.08 "Rip it Up" – 4.13 "Welcome to Love" – 3.29 "Voices" – 3.49 "Night Life" – 3.42 "Love Like a Ghost" – 3:27 "No More Lies" – 3.25 "I'm on Automatic" – 7.34 "Voices" – 5:34 "No More Lies" – 7.44Sharpe and Numan tracks not included on this re-release include the 12" extended version of "Change Your Mind". Gary Numan – lead vocals Bill Sharpe – keyboards Roger Odell – drums Tessa Niles – backing vocals John Davies – synthesiser programming Mitch Dalton – guitar Linda Taylor – backing vocals Bill Sharpe – producer Nick Smith – mixer, engineer Wally Brill – mixer Allmusic Discogs.com
Metal Rhythm is the ninth solo studio album by English musician Gary Numan released in September 1988 by I. R. S. Records. Gary Numan's previous three studio albums had been released on Numa Records. However, the disappointing sales of those albums led to Numan closing down the label and signing to I. R. S. Records. Most of the album had, in fact, been recorded before Numan signed with the record label. I. R. S; therefore had little opportunity to make changes to the recorded material, but the label was still able to exert influence on the album's release. Numan wanted to call the album Cold Metal Rhythm after its song of the same name, but I. R. S. Believed that the shortened title sounded less negative and more commercial. Musically, Metal Rhythm represented a move by Numan into a more commercial sound, although it preserved continuity with Numan's previous albums. Metal Rhythm made liberal use of female backing vocals, which Numan had incorporated into his four previous albums; the album's sense of aggression is present lyrically as well as musically.
In the songs "This is Emotion", "New Anger" and "Devious", Numan lashes out at the emotional desolation and manipulative personalities he had encountered throughout his career, "Respect" is rumoured to be about Numan's falling out with Hohokam, a band signed to Numa Records and Numan's support act during the 1984 Berserker tour. Numan himself remarked: Metal Rhythm was released in September 1988 and although its edgy, industrial-funk sound met with favour from fans and some positive reviews in the UK music press, it sold poorly; the album charted at No. 48, while its singles, "New Anger" and "America", charted at No. 49 respectively. Numan recalled: For its American release, against Numan's wishes, the record label changed the album's title to New Anger, changed the artwork colour shade from black to blue, remixed several of its tracks and replaced two tracks with tracks recorded for Numan's 1984 album Berserker. Numan would only release two more albums with I. R. S. – The Skin Mechanic, a live album from the Metal Rhythm tour, the studio album Outland – before quitting the label and reactivating Numa Records.
Numan supported Metal Rhythm with an 18-date UK live tour from which the live album The Skin Mechanic was released in 1989. Culled from two shows at the Dominion Theatre, London in September 1988, The Skin Mechanic charted at UK No. 55, was followed by a 1990 video release of the tour. All tracks written by Gary Numan. All timings are approximate and will vary with different equipment. "This Is Emotion" – 4:05 "Hunger" – 4:30 "New Anger" – 3:22 "Devious" – 4:19 "America" – 3:32 "Voix" – 5:00 "Respect" – 4:10 "Young Heart" – 5:04 "Cold Metal Rhythm" – 4:28 "Don't Call My Name" – 3:42 "This Is Emotion" – 4:05 "Hunger" – 4:30 "New Anger" – 3:22 "Devious" – 4:19 "America" – 3:32 "Voix" – 5:00 "Respect" – 4:10 "Young Heart" – 5:04 "Cold Metal Rhythm" – 4:28 "Don't Call My Name" – 3:42 "I Don't Believe" – 3:22 "Children" – 3:10 "My Dying Machine" – 6:33 "Devious" – 3:37 "America" – 2:50 "Devious" – 3:37 "America" – 3:32 "Cold Metal Rhythm" – 4:28 "This Is Emotion" – 4:05 "Don't Call My Name" – 3:42 "Voix" – 5:00 "Respect" – 4:10 "New Anger" – 3:22 "My Dying Machine" – 6:33 "A Child with the Ghost" – 4:04"A Child with the Ghost" was released on Gary Numan's 1984 Berserker album, as was the original version of "My Dying Machine" "America" was released as a single on both vinyl and CD.
The CD version contains three bonus live tracks – "Respect" and "New Anger" being recorded on the Metal Rhythm tour at the Dominion Theatre, London on 28 September 1988 and "Call Out the Dogs" recorded on the Exhibition tour at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 25 September 1987. Adapted from the Metal Rhythm liner notes. Gary Numan – vocals.
Berserker (Gary Numan album)
Berserker is the sixth solo studio album by English musician Gary Numan, released in 1984. It was his first album to be released under Numa Records. Numan's contract with his previous record label Beggars Banquet had ended with the release of Warriors, disillusioned with record companies, Numan decided to create his own record label, Numa Records, in order to give himself full control over his recordings, production work and marketing. Freed from demands of an outside record company, Numan could take the music on his new album into a new and harder direction; the album was named after a series of science-fiction novels by Fred Saberhagen, which Numan had read at school. For the album itself, Numan was concerned with creating a distinct atmosphere: Berserker was far removed from the electro-funk stylings of Warriors, instead presenting a more hard rock-like sound, combined with an abundant use of sampling. Heavy-metal-like riffs and guitar sounds were a lot more aggressive than on the preceding albums, the electric bass contrasted with the heavy guitar sound.
Numan decided to use sound as a percussion, in lieu of conventional percussive instruments. The distinctive sound of the PPG Wave synthesiser was introduced on this album, developing memorable heavy synth riffs. Saxophones were infrequently used on the album, along with the viola that had last been featured on Telekon. Lyrically, the album has a haunting, oppressive theme with several references to God throughout; the poignant track "A Child with the Ghost" was Numan's tribute to his friend and former bassist Paul Gardiner, who died in February 1984 from a deliberate heroin overdose. The track was covered by the duo Tik and Tok on their Intolerance album the same year; the Industrial undertones of the Berserker album would be more explored on Numan's next album, The Fury. For the visual look of the new album, Numan wanted something different from the black jumpsuits, grey coats, black leather that had formed his visual look up until that point. Instead he appeared on the cover of the new album as a white-skinned, white-clad "Iceman" with blue makeup and hair.
The title track was released as a single in October 1984, a month ahead of the album, but it only made it to #32 on the UK charts, making it his worst-charting single yet alongside "Sister Surprise" from the preceding album Warriors. The album itself was released in November 1984, but only managed a lowly #45 in the UK charts, making it both Numan's lowest-charting album by that point and his first album to miss the UK top 30. In chart terms, Berserker was outperformed by The Plan, an album of early Numan material released by his former record label Beggars Banquet in September 1984 that reached #29. "My Dying Machine" was released as the second and final single off Berserker in December of the same year and peaked at #66. The album was released in two different-length versions in the UK; the CD and cassette releases featured longer versions of all tracks, while the LP features shorter mixes. The album was not released in the United States until 1998 when Cleopatra Records issued all Numa Records-era Numan albums with altered artworks and additional bonus tracks.
The Berserker reissue featured four bonus tracks, including extended mixes of the title track and "My Dying Machine". The artwork used a different typeface from the original and the colours were more purple-tinted than on the original; the rear artwork uses a unique composite from the original Numa CD. The booklet contains the lyrics together with live photos taken in the Edinburgh Playhouse in 1984. In 1999 the album was reissued in the UK by Eagle Records; this version maintained the original artwork but added five B-sides and outtakes as bonus tracks, unlike the U. S. reissue, it included liner notes. Numan's 19-date UK Berserker Tour of November–December 1984 featured a stylized "high-tech Roman temple" stage set to complement Numan's white leather jacket/white make-up/blue-hair look; the tour spawned a double-album, White Noise, recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon in December 1984. The same concert was captured on the video The Berserker Tour. In early 2008, the video of the entire concert was released for the first time, on the DVD Cold Warning.
The DVD contains, as an extra feature, a 2007 interview in which Numan discusses his recollections of the Berserker album and tour. Numan mentions that Berserker was influenced by Trevor Horn's production work with Frankie Goes to Hollywood, claims that distribution problems and a lack of media airplay contributed to its disappointing sales. All songs written by Gary Numan. All timings are approximate and will vary with different equipment. "Berserker" - 5:52 "This Is New Love" - 6:19 "The Secret" – 5:55 "My Dying Machine" - 5:37 "Cold Warning" - 6:01 "Pump It Up" - 4:45 "The God Film" - 4:42 "A Child with the Ghost" - 3:04 "The Hunter" - 4:32 "Berserker" - 6:46 "This Is New Love" - 8.48 "The Secret" - 6:45 "My Dying Machine" - 9:23 "Cold Warning" - 7:03 "Pump It Up" - 4:51 "The God Film" - 4:44 "A Child With The Ghost" - 4:04 "The Hunter" - 6:48 Original copies have no barcode and the CD printing is in blue. The second NUMA reissue is barcoded, has a different rear picture sleeve and the CD printing is in black.
The catalogue numbers are identical. "Berserker" - 5:52 "This Is New Love" - 6:19 "The Secret" - 5:55 "My Dying Machine" - 5:37 "Cold Warning" - 6:01 "Pump It Up" - 4:45 "The God Film" - 4:42 "A Child With The Ghost" - 4:04 "Th
Industrial rock is a musical genre that fuses industrial music and rock music. Experimental'60s group Cromagnon are said to have been one of the bands that helped foresee the birth of industrial rock, their song "Caledonia" has been noted for its "pre-industrial stomp". Krautrock musicians Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger included industrial noise in their track "Negativland". Neu! Inspired the opening track "Speed of Life" on David Bowie's Low recorded in Berlin. Bowie collaborated with Iggy Pop on his 1977 solo debut The Idiot; the closing track "Mass Production" features mechanical sounds sampled on tape loops which influenced Joy Division who were signed to the industrially themed label Factory Records, founded in 1978. Chrome has been credited as the "beginning of industrial rock" and their 1978 Half Machine Lip Moves was listed on Wire's 100 Records that set the world on fire. Industrial rock was created in the mid- to late 1970s, amidst the punk rock revolution and disco fever. Prominent early industrial musicians include Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, NON, SPK and Z'EV.
Many other artists have been cited as influences such as Kraftwerk and Gary Numan and Tubeway Army as well as Einstürzende Neubauten and Fad Gadget. Many other musical performers were incorporating industrial music elements into a variety of musical styles; some post-punk performers developed styles parallel to industrial music's defining attributes. Pere Ubu's debut, The Modern Dance, was described as "industrial". Killing Joke, considered by Simon Reynolds as "a post-punk version of heavy metal". According to Chris Connelly, Foetus "is the instigator when it comes to the marriage of machinery to hardcore punk."Others followed in their wake. The New York City band Swans were inspired by the local No Wave scene, as well as punk rock, noise music and the original industrial groups. Steve Albini's Big Black followed a similar path, while incorporating American hardcore punk. Big Black has been associated with post-hardcore and noise rock, though their ties to industrial music are apparent; the Swiss trio The Young Gods, who deliberately eschewed electric guitars in favor of a sampler took inspiration from both hardcore and industrial, being indebted to the Bad Brains and Foetus.
In the 1990s, industrial rock broke into the mainstream with artists and bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, White Zombie, Marilyn Manson. In December 1992, Nine Inch Nails' EP Broken was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Nine Inch Nails gained further popularity with the release of their 1994 album The Downward Spiral; the Downward Spiral was certified 4x platinum by the RIAA in 1998. Nine Inch Nails' 1999 album The Fragile was certified 2x platinum in January 2000. With the success of Nine Inch Nails, the band's debut album Pretty Hate Machine was certified 3x platinum by the RIAA. In the 1990s, four Nine Inch Nails songs went on the Billboard Hot 100. Several industrial rock and industrial metal artists such as KMFDM, Fear Factory, Gravity Kills and Sister Machine Gun appeared on the 1995 Mortal Kombat: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; the soundtrack was certified platinum by the RIAA in January 1996. Marilyn Manson released their album Antichrist Superstar in 1996.
The album was certified platinum by the RIAA two months after its release date. In the United States, Antichrist Superstar sold at least 1,900,000 units. Marilyn Manson's EP Smells Like Children was certified platinum in May 1998. Marilyn Manson's album Mechanical Animals went to number 1, selling 223,000 copies in its first week in stores, knocking The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill off of the top spot. Mechanical Animals was certified platinum by the RIAA in February 1999 and sold at least 1,409,000 copies in the United States. Orgy experienced mainstream success during the 1990s; the band's 1998 album Candyass was certified platinum by the RIAA in July 1999. Orgy's cover of New Order's song "Blue Monday" went to number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on the Dance Club Songs chart. White Zombie experimented with industrial metal on its 1995 album Astro-Creep 2000, certified 2x platinum by the RIAA in March 1996. White Zombie's vocalist Rob Zombie began creating pure industrial metal albums in his solo career.
Rob Zombie's solo debut studio album Hellbilly Deluxe was certified 3x platinum by the RIAA less than two years after its release date. In November 1999, Powerman 5000's album Tonight the Stars Revolt! was certified platinum by the RIAA. The album sold at least 1,316,172 units in the United States. Wax Trax! Records Nothing Records Industrial rock musical groups Industrial rock sales and awards List of industrial music bands Blush, Steven. American Hardcore: A Tribal History. Los Angeles, CA: Feral House. Chantler, Chris. "Splitting heirs". Terrorizer, 96: 54-5. Connelly, Chris. Concrete, Invisible + Fried: My Life as a Revolting Cock. London: SAF Publishing. Irvin, Jim; the Mojo Collection: The greatest albums of all time. Edinburgh: Canongate. Licht, Alan. "Tunnel vision". The Wire, 233: 30-37. Mörat. "Ye gods!" Kerrang!, 411: 12. Reynolds, Simon. Rip it up and start again: Postpunk 1978-1984. London: Faber and Faber Limited. Sharp, Chris. "Atari Teenage Riot: 60 second wipe out". The Wire, 183: 48-49. Stud, B.
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