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With Gary Numan

Electronic music pioneer, qualified pilot and cult hero Gary Numan joins Mary Anne to share some deep and rather dark secrets.

It's Saturday. It's sunny. Mary Anne is stuck indoors but staying positive. She'll bring you a little Electronic music pioneer. Qualified pilot. Cult hero. Please welcome ... Gary Numan.

The 'Cars' and 'Are 'Friends' Electric?' singer shares some deep and rather dark secrets with Mary Anne. He talks about expulsion from school, early visits to the child psychologist, the horrors of fame, and the spirituality in his music. This is Gary as you have never heard him before.

Born Gary Anthony James Webb in 1958, Numan experienced massive, unexpected, early success with Tubeway Army, achieving three number one albums and a number one single. Since then Gary has consistently released challenging, evolving, fantastic music. His relationship with the press has been difficult at times, and he has also struggled with Asperger's throughout his career.

His latest album, Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) is about his diagnosis with depression in 2008.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Gary Numan

    We Are Glass

    • Polygram TV.
  • alt-J

    Hunger Of The Pine

    • This Is All Yours.
    • Infectious Music.
    • 001.
  • SBTRKT

    Pharaohs

    • Young Turks.
  • Zombies

    Time Of The Season

    • Rhino.
  • The Brothers Johnson

    Strawberry Letter 23

    • Eighties Soul Weekender 2 (Various).
    • Pump.
  • Zero 7

    Simple Science

    • Make Records.
  • 101 Ers

    Keys To Your Heart

    • Cherry Red Records.
  • Elliott Smith

    Waltz #2 (XO)

    • Dreamworks.
  • Slow Club

    The Pieces

    • Complete Surrender.
    • Caroline.
    • 001.
  • Brian Eno

    I'll Come Running

    • Another Green World.
    • EG.
  • Royal Blood

    Figure It Out

    • Warner Music.
  • The Paragons

    The Tide Is High

    • Island.
  • Olan Mill

    Pine

  • The Fall

    There's A Ghost In My House

    • Columbia.
  • Teleman

    Skeleton Dance

    • Breakfast.
    • Moshi Moshi.
    • 001.
  • The Prodigy

    No Good (Start The Dance)

    • Now 28.
    • Now.
    • 3.
  • The Monkees

    Valleri

    • The Definitive Monkees.
    • Warner Strategic Market.
    • 7.
  • Haley

    Kill The Fun

    • Memphis Industries.
  • Sex Pistols

    Anarchy In The U.K.

    • Virgin.
  • Sunriser

    • SBTRKT

      New Dorp New York (feat. Ezra Koenig)

      • Young Turks.
  • Elastica

    Connection

    • Deceptive Records.
  • Elbow

    Real Life (Angel)

    • The Take Off And Landing Of Everything.
    • Polydor.
    • 001.
  • Prince

    When Doves Cry

    • Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
  • Childhood

    As I Am

    • Lacuna.
    • House Anxiety/Marathon Artists.
    • 001.
  • Key Of Life

    Gary Numan: Childhood

  • Gary Numan

    Music For Chameleons

    • The Best Of Gary Numan 1978-1983.
    • Beggars Banquet.
  • Gorillaz

    Dirty Harry

    • Parlophone.
  • Rozi Plain

    Long Years Ago

  • Portishead

    Glory Box

    • Go Beat.
  • Jenny Lewis

    Just One Of The Guys

    • Warner Bros. Records.
  • Key Of Life

    Gary Numan: Tubeway Army Early Days & Synths

  • Gary Numan

    Films (John Peel Session 25.06.1979)

  • Jessie Ware

    Tough Love

    • PMR.
  • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

    Going To A Go-Go

    • Motown.
  • Perfume Genius

    Queen

    • Caroline.
  • Pavement

    Cut Your Hair

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Domino.
    • 1.
  • The War on Drugs

    Burning

    • Lost in The Dream.
    • Secretly Canadian.
    • 001.
  • MC Solaar

    Nouveau Western

    • Cohiba.
  • Lucius

    Tempest

    • Wildewoman.
    • Play It Again Sam.
    • 001.
  • Key Of Life

    Gary Numan: Cooking, Art and Dancing

  • !!!

    Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Warp.
    • 2.
  • Benjamin Booker

    Have You Seen My Son?

    • Rough Trade.

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