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The Pleasure Principle

Probably regarded as Numan's best early work, The Pleasure Principle was a huge step forward in electro-synth music.Starting with a non vocal track was a bold move for a debut album (the previous ones under the moniker of Tubeway army) the rest of the songs are edgy and metallic, that fitted the futuristic, almost robotic feel of the time.To this day, I feel that Dare (Human League) and Vienna (Ultravox), owe an awful lot to The Pleasure Principle. If you are interested in Gary Numan, and have even got some of his later stuff, you need to listen to this album, because I think this is where it all began.

what an album

just downloaded this album.owned this when first released in 8ties forgot just how good it was,fantastic to hear these tunes again,numan was a genius.even if u never listned to numan before try this album its a work of art,im convinced ul love it

oh so pleasuresum...

Everyone one knows the song "Cars which is undeniably a good song, and how I originally discovered Numan (me being 16) is made to seem one of the weaker tracks on this brilliant album. Sure the last three live tracks all sound the same but they werent originally part of the album. Featuring My favourite Numan songs "films", "Complex" and one of Numans most emotive songs yet, the fabulous "M.E.". Get it NOW if you never heard it because it sounds so modern aside from "Cars"!!!


Born: 08 March 1958 in Hammersmith, London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the founding fathers of synth pop, Gary Numan's influence extends far beyond his lone American hit, "Cars," which still stands as one of the defining new wave singles. That seminal track helped usher in the synth pop era on both sides of the Atlantic, especially his native U.K., where he was a genuine pop star and consistent hitmaker during the early '80s. Even after new wave had petered out, Numan's impact continued to make itself felt; his dark, paranoid vision, theatrically icy alien persona,...
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