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Album Review

By the release of their second album, Replicas, Gary Numan was the undisputed focal point and leader of icy electro-punkers Tubeway Army. And the move proved to be massively successful back home in the U.K., where both the album and the single "Are 'Friends' Electric?" topped the charts. The band had made a conscious effort to streamline the sound heard on its 1978 self-titled debut — the distorted guitar riffs were played on Moog synthesizers instead, and Numan had perfected his faux-space-age persona. And the paranoia that is very evident in the lyrics and vocals on Numan's next release, The Pleasure Principle, can be detected on Replicas. Another near-perfect album by the band, highlights are many — "Me! I Disconnect from You," "The Machman," "You Are in My Vision," and one of the most underrated new wave/synth-driven compositions of the whole era, the chilling ballad "Down in the Park." And out of all the Gary Numan/Beggars Banquet reissues, Replicas contains the strongest bonus tracks, such as never heard outtakes from the recording sessions, including "The Crazies," "Only a Downstat," and the B-side to the original "Are 'Friends' Electric?" single, "We Are So Fragile." [In addition to 14 bonus tracks, Beggars Banquet's two-CD Expanded 2008 Tour Edition contained classic photographs and informative liner notes by Numan biographer Steve Malins.]

Customer Reviews

The Classic LP Just Got Better !!

Way back in 1979 whilst doing my homework on a Sunday evening, Annie Nightingale played a single by the relatively unknown new wave band 'Tubeway Army'. This song was 'Down In The Park' and was like nothing I'd heard before. Not long after, I heard 'Are Friends Electric' on the Noel Edmonds breakfast show and I thought "WOW" this is amazing. So amazing I rushed out to Rumbelows in my lunch hour that day and bought it on picture disc. The B-Side (included here) was 'We Are So Fragile' and I played both sides to death nearly wearing out the disc in a week. When this LP first landed on my turntable, it too was played continuously. I loved the electronic sounds coupled with the traditional guitars evoking tales of androids, machines and a stark futuristic lanscape, something 'Numan' seemed to do with ease. Since that day I have been a lifelong fan of Tubeway Army & Gary Numan. The 'Replicas' LP is certainly one of my all time favourite electronic albums. It is a classic and regularly scores high on album polls not only from that era, but all time. If you don't already own this album, then you really must give it a listen. For those of us who love and admire 'Replicas', to have all these early versions including a surprising "vocal" version of 'When The Machines Rock" this is a very welcome addition to our collection. "A Masterpiece"

Somewhere between Peel and sheer genius

I'm listening to 'Replicas Redux' as I write and the nostalgic tears are starting to flow. Yep, it's 30 years since a small boy stood in his mothers kitchen and had his life changed by Replica's number one single "Are 'Friends' Electric?" as it played on the tiny 'solid state' transistor radio. I suppose you have to be wary of 're-releases' but this is not a re-release. This is new 'old' stuff. It's like someone went back in time and re-recorded Replicas. Is it any good? No it's damned brilliant. This is where you can hear Numan fiddling with knobs on teak-effect clad transistor driven synthesizers and the effect is stupendous. It's like listening to Mozart as at the age of five as he realises that this piano thing is pretty cool. The arrangements are pretty much the same as the final version of Replicas, the melodies much unchanged. What does stand out is the rawness of the production and the sheer vulnerability of Numan's plaintive voice (especially on Are 'Friends' Electric?) that gives this version of Replicas a style all of it's own. It is ironic that 30 years on there are 'new' bands that are using the old analogue synth sound as something 'just discovered'. Back in 1979 a young, introspective loner, was having a similar, though much more genuine experience as he discovered what the synthesizer could offer him. Buy this album - you won't regret it.

Why You Should By This Album

This album was purchased by myself when it was 1st released 30 years ago, yes thats right 30 years. Why then should this album be given shelve space given its age? The reason is the music and composition is as good today as it was then, it does not sound dated but quite the opposite its sound and lyrics are very current and can stand against any music being released today. Buy this album and I will guarantee you will not be disappointed, turn the volume up, the lights down and enjoy. What was the future thirty years ago is now the now.


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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