Enjoy a concert on your laptop: Gary Numan

One of the biggest, most pleasant surprises in recent time is the true return and evolution of Gary Numan. First, you might be thinking the guy that did the songs in Toy Story.  No, that is Randy Newman.  Then you might think the guy with the 80’s song “Cars,” and we are now on the right page. His new album shows so much maturity since those synth-pop days. A very enjoyable  listen all the way through. The new album is called Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) and it will blow your mind if you are even the least interested in electronic somewhat industrial music. He has embraced the fact that he might be on the Autism spectrum like most humans and writes some exciting music to tell you about it.

Gary has made a new friend while relocating to the West Coast of the U.S.A.  His name is Trent Reznor and at times while listening to Splinter you might think you’re listening to the soundtrack for The Social Network, for which Trent won an Academy Award.  It is similar sounding but with better vocals. That’s right I have never been a big NIN fan and I can easily say that it is because Trent is not a vocalist or lyricist that I care for.  He has made some decent soundscapes but most of those owe A LOT to Skinny Puppy, Ministry, and Gary Numan.  Gary does borrow NIN guitarist Robin Finck to help match the sound.


I really think Gary would put on an incredible live show. I have never seen him live and hope he comes to Chicago soon. While surfing the web I found his recent live concert on NPR which allows you to download as a podcast and listen to in your car on your ear buds on your way to your miserable job.  It makes it better.

Check it out at GARY NUMAN LIVE ON NPR

About Spool Going Round

If you like my blog and have access to programming and would like to do a radio/internet show together, please contact me. spoolgoinground@yahoo.com My name is Mike. I am an on-air radio DJ. I fell in love with radio in Chicago and then took that passion to someplace where I could actually get on the air. My travels took me to Seattle, WA, Eugene and Portland, OR and Washington D.C., where I was able to have my own morning show. I've had crab cakes with Warren Zevon, sat backstage and interviewed Sting, had Melissa Etheridge sing to me from the front row and I loved every minute of it. That passion for music still burns strong in me and I love to talk music and be turned on to music. Sharing new music with people is what got me interested in radio in the first place. It is wonderful to be able to talk music with you. "Go ahead you're on the air..." Read more: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/spool-going-round/about-spool-going-round.html#ixzz1Bfx7V0ug
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