Throwback: Gary Numan - I Die You Die

Chances are you've never heard Gary Numan aside from his played out 80s hit "Cars." Gary Numan was heralded as the new David Bowie when he arose in 1979, but eventually faded into obscurity by the late 1980s, only to come back in the late 1990s as a goth/industrial force to be reckoned with. He eventually climbed back onto the charts with the 2003 song "Crazier." (His crowning achievements of the goth period are the albums Exile and Hybrid. I love Exile so much that the cover design is actually tattooed on my right arm.)

I first found out about Gary Numan when an older friend of mine played him for me during my teenage years. I was instantly converted to a Numanoid. Numan's career is so massive and sprawling that I continue to find songs and remixes from him that I haven't heard before. The 1980 song "I Die You Die" is one example of a Numan song I have only recently discovered. Hopefully it will make you a fan as well.

3 comments:

Ash..... | June 4, 2009 at 8:52 PM

Hey hey hey! I do the throwbacks around here! lol
I kid.

Michael | June 5, 2009 at 12:28 PM

=P I thought it was a good idea.

le chat noir | June 5, 2009 at 4:37 PM

Ok, I was like is this Throwback of the day of what? :/