Tubeway Army

Formed 1977. Disbanded 1979.
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Gary Numan on the making of Replicas

Steve Lamacq speaks to Gary Numan about the creation of Tubeway Army's 1979 album Replicas.

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Tubeway Army were a London-based punk rock and new wave band led by lead singer Gary Numan. They were the first band of the post-punk era to have a synthesizer-based number one hit, with their single "Are 'Friends' Electric?" and its parent album Replicas both topping the UK Album Chart in mid-1979. After its release, Numan opted to drop the Tubeway Army name and release music under his own name as he was the sole songwriter, producer and public face of the band, but he retained the musicians from Tubeway Army as his backing band.

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  1. Review of Replicas Redux

    Replicas Redux 2008

    Reviewed by Al Spicer
    Yet it appears that Gary, after years of being the butt of so many jokes, is having...
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