AFENet Interview - Interviews with Fans of Gary Numan

Volume 1 - Prior to 27th July 1996

Your name: Richard M. Lawton

Your age: 29

How old were you when you became a fan?: 13

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: In my father's TR7.

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: Yes

What is your favourite Numan album?: Dance and Warriors

What is your favourite Numan song?: The Iceman Comes

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: Bowie

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: Isolation

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: 0

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: As yet to be realized.

What has been your greatest failure in life?: None

What is your favourite TV program?: Simpsons

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: Awakened

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: End of violence.

How many times have you seen Gary live?: 0

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: No

How can we get the word out about Gary?: U.S. promo tour

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: Absolutely

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: Fury

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: No

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?:

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: Yes

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: Isolation

Are you a musician?: No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at?: I hope he has.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with?:


Your name: Lisa Macari

Your age: 21

How old were you when you became a fan?: 6

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: At home on Top of the Pops.

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: No

What is your favourite Numan album?: Sacrifice

What is your favourite Numan song?: We Take Mystery (To Bed)

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, OMD, A-Ha, Killing Joke.

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: Not being able to see Gary promote his new releases like "A Question of Faith" on tv.

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: Several

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: Getting Married.

What has been your greatest failure in life?: Not going to Wembley in 1981!

What is your favourite TV program?: Fantasy Football

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: I was blown away by it.

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: No idea.

How many times have you seen Gary live?: Over 20 times.

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?:

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: No

How can we get the word out about Gary?: We can only do our best. It is up to Gary to sign to a major record company. If he stays with Numa Records he will never get more publicity that he has in the past 10 years. To be honest, Numa Records is a joke and Gary will admit this.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: It couldn't be any worse than that embarassing "Techo Army" release so probably, yes!

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: Yes, Dance was my worst album for many years but Machine & Soul probably is now!

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?:

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?: My World Storm instead of Heart.

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: Probably but after hearing "Prophecy" I think he's gong in the right direction.

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: Because Gary is a one off-there is no other like him. Fans must remember though that everything he has done has NOT been good! I can't stand fans that praise everything! e.g. "Emotion" was a great single.....heard that before?!!!

Are you a musician?: No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at?: If it wasn't for the re-release of Cars in '87 and earlier this year I think Gary's career could have ended in the late 80's!

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with?: Dave Gahan from Depeche Mode.


Your name: Andre

Your age: 20

How old were you when you became a fan?: 14

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: Bedroom

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: Yes

What is your favourite Numan album?: Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song?: Are 'Friends' Electric?

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: Cocteau Twins

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: Too much darkness.

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: 1

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: Birth

What has been your greatest failure in life?: Most everything else.

What is your favourite TV program?: Any Star Trek.

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: Coming home

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: More peace less crap.

How many times have you seen Gary live?: 0-That really sucks.

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: Yes

How can we get the word out about Gary?:

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: Sure

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: Sacrifice

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: Yes

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?:

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?:

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: His unique style.

Are you a musician?: No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at?: Dunno

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with?: Liz Fraser


Your name: Michael Stembridge

Your age: 26

How old were you when you became a fan?: 11

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: South Carolina

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: Yes

What is your favourite Numan album?: Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song?: Metal, Down in the Park, Listen to the Sirens.

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: A Flock of Seagulls, Early Christian Death, Dead Kennedys, Sisters.

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: Never seeing a show.

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: 5

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: Going to college.

What has been your greatest failure in life?: Getting arrested as a teenager for counts of thievery.

What is your favourite TV program?: Hmmm...Beavis & Butthead!!

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: Connected...I couldn't understand the words too well then but I understood his music.

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: I would make life easier with everybody without any repercussions.

How many times have you seen Gary live?: 0

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: No

How can we get the word out about Gary?: MTV (Fat chance-though).

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: Maybe

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: I honestly don't think I've listened to every one released to make that call.

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: Yes

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?: N/a

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: I would hope that he does.

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: I do not think of myself as a fanatic. I just like this person's music more than that of other artists.

Are you a musician?: Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at?: I would hope he continues playing Cars as long as he wants to-its his career after all...

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with?: Kate Bush


Your name: Ian Short

Your age: 30

How old were you when you became a fan?: 16

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: 16

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: No

What is your favourite Numan album?: Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song?: Are 'Friends' Electric?

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: Kraftwerk

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: Not popular in N.A.

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: 2

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: PhD in Astronomy 1995.

What has been your greatest failure in life?: I can't tell you

What is your favourite TV program?: Star Trek TNG.

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: Sense of mystery.

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: Thoroughly educate people in science and critical reasoning.

How many times have you seen Gary live?: 0

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: no

How can we get the word out about Gary?: Request radio station air-play.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: No

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: Metal Fury

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: No

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?:

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: Yes!

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: There are very few rock musicians with a unique personal vision.

Are you a musician?: No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at?: Soon-I hope.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with?: Lene Lovitch


Your name: Mr. P J Smith

Your age: 18

How old were you when you became a fan?: 10

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: At home when I was 5 and my brother had his music on full blast.

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: Yes

What is your favourite Numan album?:

What is your favourite Numan song?: Friends Electric

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: Oasis but my brother loves Gary Numan.

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?:

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: 1200

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: Nothing

What has been your greatest failure in life?: Women

What is your favourite TV program?: The Outer Limits

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: Brilliant!

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: My disability and to meet Gary.

How many times have you seen Gary live?: Never-but I would love to.

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?:

How can we get the word out about Gary?: Write to him!

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: Yes-why not me and him are pals.

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: Live albums

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?:

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?: Friends Electric

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: No

Why are we all such fanatical fans?:

Are you a musician?: No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at?: Well he has an album coming out soon-for more info e-mail me.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with?: Oasis


Your name: Denis Bassom

Your age: 26

How old were you when you became a fan?: 21

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: Unknown

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: No

What is your favourite Numan album?: Sacrifice

What is your favourite Numan song?: Berserker

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: Sisters of Mercy

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: His existence not advertised.

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: 4

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: Going Motor Racing.

What has been your greatest failure in life?: Getting a girlfriend.

What is your favourite TV program?: Forever Night

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: Impressed

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: Nothing-what's wrong with it?

How many times have you seen Gary live?: 3

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: No

How can we get the word out about Gary?: Advertising

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: Depends if it was any good.

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: Automatic-if that counts.

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: No

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?: Just about any recent track other than what was released recently.

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: Probably-why not try?

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: Still hoping that the success of the first few albums can be regained.

Are you a musician?: Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at?: He can either do what he's good at-or what will sell.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with?: No-one, Particularly not any women.


Your name: Frank Macari

Your age: 26

How old were you when you became a fan?: 9

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: 9

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: No

What is your favourite Numan album?: Sacrifice

What is your favourite Numan song?: We Take Mystery (To Bed)

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: Depeche Mode

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: Not being able to purchase his records in many stores.

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: Over 100

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: No idea.

What has been your greatest failure in life?: Not being able to pick up a chick last night after the Nottingham gig.

What is your favourite TV program?: Fantasy Football League

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: Overwhelmed

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: Radio 1 would not control the charts.

How many times have you seen Gary live?: over 75.

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: No

How can we get the word out about Gary?: Get him signed to a MAJOR record label.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: Obviously!

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: Warriors

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: Yes

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?: Metal

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: Maybe

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: I've no idea....I can't get out though!

Are you a musician?: No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at?: Gary will never get out from under the "Cars" shadow!

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with?: Depeche Mode


Your name: Phil Lindsay

Your age: 22

How old were you when you became a fan?: 14

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: 14

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: No

What is your favourite Numan album?: Strange Charm

What is your favourite Numan song?: GOD ONLY KNOWS

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: Red Hot Chilis

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: Derision

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: 0-zero

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: Private Pilot

What has been your greatest failure in life?: Losing my PPL.

What is your favourite TV program?: Twin Peaks

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?:

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: I'd want my PPL back.

How many times have you seen Gary live?: 13

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: No

How can we get the word out about Gary?: Word of mouth.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: Don't ask stupid questions.

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: Machine and Soul

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: No

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?: God Only Knows

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: Yes

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: Just the nature of the beast.

Are you a musician?: yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at?: March 1996 hopefully.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with?: Mission


Your name: Rebekah Teague

Your age: 20

How old were you when you became a fan?: 15

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: When I first heard Gary Numan I was at my friend Kerri's house. We were looking for the Dead Kennedys on the Urgh! A Music War Video.

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: Yes

What is your favourite Numan album?: Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song?: Me!, I Disconnect From You, I, Assassin & Down in the Park.

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: Crass

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: Fabulous clothes like his aren't easily accessible. I just can't have the same style. Also, the other fans are squares.

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: 1

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: My greatest achievement is my attainment of complete mastery. I was a minor celebrity at 13.

What has been your greatest failure in life?: ?

What is your favourite TV program?: Mr. Bean

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: Holy gazoly & look at that automatic grimace-what class. What an ass. So this is a Machman.

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: Gary Numan would teach me to fly.

How many times have you seen Gary live?: 0

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: No

How can we get the word out about Gary?: Why? So a bunch of shitbirds can feign a deeper understanding.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: I wouldn't just buy it, I'd steal it.

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: They all stink.

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: Yes

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?: Who needs singles. Well-big a little a.

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: Of course-or he could do it himself.

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: Fans are good to Gary because they can appreciate quality and at a good price.

Are you a musician?: Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at?: How should I know. Who says he's not doing what he's good at.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with?: Gary Numan should do a duet with a pipe band. Mine will be in Glasgow next summer for the world championships if he's interested.


Your name: Eileen Smith

Your age: 32 (sshhh)

How old were you when you became a fan?: 16..so long ago...

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: At home-on a show called "In Concert."

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: Yes

What is your favourite Numan album?: Telekon

What is your favourite Numan song?: Down in the Park

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: Led Zepplin-Bowie

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: No access for years-not hearing him-tours etc.

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: 20

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: My growth-relationship-spiritually.

What has been your greatest failure in life?: Starting things late-too busy listening to Gary when I should have been getting things done :)

What is your favourite TV program?: Star Trek-all of them.

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: Entranced-changed me-helped bring me down paths that make me who I am today.

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: Fufillment in all areas of my life.

How many times have you seen Gary live?: once: his I, Assassin tour.

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: No

How can we get the word out about Gary?: He needs a new agent!

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: No

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: Outland

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: No

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?:

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: YES!

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: His music speaks to us and he has great charisma

Are you a musician?: No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at?: He's looking for a way back in-I can't blame him.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with?: Peter Gabriel


Your name: Brian Winchester

Your age: 21

How old were you when you became a fan?: 20

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: In a 6 year old body-I heard "Cars".

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: Yes

What is your favourite Numan album?: Living Ornaments

What is your favourite Numan song?: War Games

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: Quotes from "The Road Warrior" the movie.

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: The alien abductions and godhood delusions that come with being a fan.

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: Trillions upon trillions-once we get rid of death

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: My thoughts-I guess.

What has been your greatest failure in life?: My thoughts-I guess.

What is your favourite TV program?: "Dukes of Hazzard" and "Galaxy Express 999"

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: Like a Numan.

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: I don't know what there is in the world!

How many times have you seen Gary live?: URGH-A Music War

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: No

How can we get the word out about Gary?: Telekon symbols everywhere.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: HELL YES

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: He didn't make those.

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: No

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?: This House is Cold

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: Only if that person was the real-immortal centurion warrior that God punished with immortality.

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: There are enless ways to interpret the lyrics, and-all those two-way-reverse-backwards messages on the albums. There is that hope that death won't take us.

Are you a musician?: No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at?:

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with?:


Your name: Ben Iglar

Your age: 28

How old were you when you became a fan?: 12

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: My brother's bedroom

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: Yes

What is your favourite Numan album?: Telekon

What is your favourite Numan song?: The Joy Circuit

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: Ultravox

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: Hard to collect

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: zero

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: getting into grad school

What has been your greatest failure in life?: retreating from grad school

What is your favourite TV program?: Star Trek-Voyager

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: transcendent

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: make our governments truly democratic

How many times have you seen Gary live?: Once

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: No

How can we get the word out about Gary?: Play him for friends

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: Yes, but I'd be sad

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: Machine and Soul

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: Yes

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?: The Skin Game

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: ?

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: his lyrics speak our feelings

Are you a musician?: No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at?:

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with?:


Your name: Inge Erling Tesdal

Your age: 24

How old were you when you became a fan?: 16

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: In my bedroom

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: No

What is your favourite Numan album?: Telekon

What is your favourite Numan song?: Complex

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: Autechre-Orbital

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: See next question

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: None

What has been your greatest achievement in life?:

What has been your greatest failure in life?:

What is your favourite TV program?:

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: Interested

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?:

How many times have you seen Gary live?: None

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: No

How can we get the word out about Gary?: By playing the music

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: I'd give it a listen

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: New Anger

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: Yes

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?: Now It's my Brother's Time

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: Probably

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: We all believe in beauty and we are all very melancholic. We are happy and sad at the same time listening to Numans music

Are you a musician?: Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at?:

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with?:


Your name: Matthew Roberts

Your age: 26

How old were you when you became a fan?: 9

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: Watching TV

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: Yes

What is your favourite Numan album?: Sacrifice

What is your favourite Numan song?: Hunger

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: Spear of Destiny

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: None

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: 3

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: Studying for degree in Physics

What has been your greatest failure in life?: Not doing it sooner

What is your favourite TV program?: Due South

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: That's what I've been waiting for

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: The Human Race

How many times have you seen Gary live?: 62 or 63-I lost track

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: No

How can we get the word out about Gary?: Strap people to chairs & force them to listen to the music-otherwise you tell me.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: Yes but I might not like it

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: Machine & Soul

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: Yes

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?: My World Storm

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: In some ways

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: That's a deep question & the answer might be unpleasant

Are you a musician?: No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at?:

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with?:


Your name: Oscar

Your age: 39

How old were you when you became a fan?: 21

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: Girlfriends house

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: No

What is your favourite Numan album?: The Pleasure Principle

What is your favourite Numan song?: I Die: You Die

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: PIL

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: Living in Sweden

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: none

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: Human

What has been your greatest failure in life?: None

What is your favourite TV program?: Only fools & horses

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: Curious. Wanted more instantly.

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: Greed

How many times have you seen Gary live?: Zero

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: No

How can we get the word out about Gary?: You bet I tried in this alienated part of the world.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: No no no

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: Outland

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: No

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?:

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: Maybe

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: Cause the man and his music are has an exceptional blend

Are you a musician?: No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at?:

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with?:


Your name: John Paloy

Your age: 27

How old were you when you became a fan?: 12

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: 11

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: Yes

What is your favourite Numan album?: Dance

What is your favourite Numan song?: This is New Love

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: Brian Eno

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: Always having to hear the question, "Didn't he do Cars?"

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: 2

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: Having meaningful employment

What has been your greatest failure in life?: Not being able to use my musical skills as much as I would like.

What is your favourite TV program?: Star Trek-TNG

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: Puzzled. Later-intrigued

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: Eliminate racism

How many times have you seen Gary live?: 0-"If Muhammad can't go to the mountain, then Muhammad must bring the moutain to him....

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: No

How can we get the word out about Gary?: The real question is-do we really want to-or are we all happy having our little "la costa notra?"-Actually-the net-along with heavy pressure on major record labels may work.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: Of course. I might laugh myself silly and call it a crock-but I'd buy it. You would too.

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: The Skin Mechanic. Totally unispired rehash. Next would be Machine and Soul. the strongest thing about it ws it's title.

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: No

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?: My Breathing

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: I think so!

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: Because we recognize the difference between true talent (although sometimes lost) and average top 40 trash.

Are you a musician?: Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at?: When we demand it. (See Dark Light)

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with?: Brian Eno. William Orbit


Your name: Andy Flatman

Your age: 31

How old were you when you became a fan?: 15

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: Friends House

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: No

What is your favourite Numan album?: Dance

What is your favourite Numan song?: Too Many!

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: Deacon Blue

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: Lack of Radio play

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: 5

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: Owning a house

What has been your greatest failure in life?: Not travelling World

What is your favourite TV program?: Eastenders

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: Wow!

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: End to Wars

How many times have you seen Gary live?: 15

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: No

How can we get the word out about Gary?: Internet helps

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: Yes

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: Machine and Soul

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: No

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?: Films

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: Yes

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: Don't know

Are you a musician?: Yes


Your name: Kevin Fisher

Your age: 17

How old were you when you became a fan?: 16

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: 6

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: No

What is your favourite Numan album?: Dream Corrosion or Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song?: My Breathing

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: David Bowie

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: Tough to get CDs

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: 5

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: Class President

What has been your greatest failure in life?: Trying to go to England to see a Numan show. Couldn't get enough money.

What is your favourite TV program?: The Tick

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: Amazed

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: Ignorance

How many times have you seen Gary live?: None

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: No

How can we get the word out about Gary?: More radio airplay

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: Probably

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: Yes

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: Yes

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?: Shame

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: Maybe

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: Because

Are you a musician?: No


Your name: Marcus Irwin

Your age: 27

How old were you when you became a fan?: 10

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music?: In front of TV

Have you ever tried to look like Gary?: Yes

What is your favourite Numan album?: Sacrifice & Pleasure P

What is your favourite Numan song?: M.E., FILMS, METAL

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist?: COCTEAU TWINS

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan?: Numan ANOROKS

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline)?: Far too many

What has been your greatest achievement in life?: Being this lovely

What has been your greatest failure in life?: Wrong LOTTO numbers

What is your favourite TV program?: Fantasy football

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music?: WOW cold sound man

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?:Roseanne Barr

How many times have you seen Gary live?: oooh in the 20s now

Do you have a Gary Numan related tatoo?: No

Does Gary's disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you?: No

How can we get the word out about Gary?: We cant

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?: Na keep synthing gaz

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album?: Radio Heart crap

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?: No

What track do you wish Gary had released as a single?: M.E.

Could Gary benefit from a producer that respected and understood his style?: Nope

Why are we all such fanatical fans?: He grows with ya

Are you a musician?: No


Your Name : Mark

Your Age : 29

How old were you when you became a fan ? : about 13

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Watching TOTP on tv at home

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album : Tubeway Army

What is your favourite Numan song : Joe the Waiter

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : David Sylvian

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : Nothing

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : None

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Being spiritually happy and content

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Not being born as good looking as Tom Cruise

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Cheers

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Brilliant+---+music with a difference!

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : I would get God to may-be work full time rather than part time

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : About 10 or So

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : I think a listener should come across the music causually----they wouldproberly compare the newer tracks to the older stuff and may-be realise that this bloke has for sure come a long way since Cars----that might be just enough to make someone want to investigate what Numan is up to today

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : why not-I like C&W

Do you have a least favorite Gary Numan album? : Sacrifice

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl ? : No

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : No answer

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Yes

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? : We are sad

Are you a musician ? : Yes

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ?


Your Name : Gary

Your Age : 33

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 15

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Pub in London

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album : Telekon, Tubeway Army

What is your favourite Numan song : Joy Circuit

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : Dammed, Tim Dry Tik

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : Naive Numan Fans

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : Thousands

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Numan Principle Fanzine

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Numan Principle 1st Issue

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Ride

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Curious

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Some area's of Beryl and Tony Webbs Involvement with Gary's Career.

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 100's of times, lost count!

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : Buy his records

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : If it was listenable

Do you have a least favorite Gary Numan album? : No

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl ? : Yes

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : On Broadway

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Yes

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? : We're Not are we ?

Are you a musician ? : Yes

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ?


Your Name : Andy Mckenzie

Your Age : 25

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 20

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : at home

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album : Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song : We are Glass, Every day I die (live), Child with the ghost, I don't believe

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : P Gabriel, Jesus Jones, Genesis and George Thorogood

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : I feel like I am the only one, but now I know a few.

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 3

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Keeping a job these days

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : None

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Seinfield

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : I felt I had to buy some of this guys C.D's

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Nothing

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : None, but after the premier tour about 7. It's gonna be awesome!

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : Play his music on the radio

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : You bet

Do you have a least favorite Gary Numan album? : Strange Charm, Automatic.

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl ? : No

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : The Hunter, Devious

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Maybe

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? : I don't even know why I am but I am glad I am

Are you a musician ? : No

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : No answer


Your Name : Sean Caszatt

Your Age : 28

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 11

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : In my bedroom

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album : Sacrifice (Extended Mixes)

What is your favourite Numan song : Absolution or M.E. (I can't decide)

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : Kiss (Don't Laugh)

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : Being criticised for listening to fag music by the unwashed

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 1

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Waking up this morning. I've got a lot of things left to do.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Not going away to college when I had the chance to

What is your favourite TV Program ? : X Files

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Energised

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Rid the world of prejudice

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Zero, I missed two chances to when I was younger. I wasn't allowed to go.

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : We're doing all we can I think. The Internet is a great place to start something. I think we have.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : Sure, I'd give it a shot

Do you have a least favorite Gary Numan album? : I have albums that I listen to less than others, but I don't dislike any of them.

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl ? : No

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : In the U.S.A, Absolution

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : I think Gary does a great job on his own.

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? : Because we're insane...and love every minute of it.

Are you a musician ? : No

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : Don't have one really.


Your Name : Tom Gorham

Your Age : 29

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 12

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : In my bedroom listening to Tony Blackburn on Radio 1

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album : Dance

What is your favourite Numan song : My Car Slides, 1930's Rust, Slowcar to China

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : Morrissey, Pulp, Wedding Present

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : Is there one ?

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 2

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Writing

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Oh, I've never failed

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Fantasy Football

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Needles up the back of my neck

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : End silly bugger questions in questionnaires

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 3

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : Don't think we have to

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : Yes, I'd be pleased he's trying something different. I've often felt he's hemmed in by his fans expectations of more of the same.

Do you have a least favorite Gary Numan album? : Machine Soul, which with the exception of a couple of tracks was complete bollocks.

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl ? : Yes

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : 1930's Rust

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Yes

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? : You'll have to ask the fanatical ones about that.

Are you a musician ? : No

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : It's getting too long already


Your Name : Mark Gardner

Your Age : 32

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 16

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Friend's House

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album : Pleasure Principle

What is your favourite Numan song : Remind me to smile

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : Depeche Mode

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : Ridicule

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : None

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Owning a Porsche

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Getting Married

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Star Trek

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Can't remember

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Peace, worldwide

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 16

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : More radio airplay

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : Yes

Do you have a least favorite Gary Numan album? : No

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl ? : No

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : The Iceman

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : No

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? : Don't know

Are you a musician ? : No

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : No answer


Your Name : Matthew Ervin

Your Age : 28

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 13

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Cannot recall

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album : Dance

What is your favourite Numan song : Please push no more

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : The New York Room

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : People reducing his music to the song "Cars"

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 2

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Starting a band and recording a CD

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Sorry, too personal

What is your favourite TV Program ? : X Files

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Connected

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : No answer

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 1, so please come back to America, please

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : Start making more music available in the U.S. there are many of us still wanting more

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : If Gary did it, probably

Do you have a least favorite Gary Numan album? : Sacrifice

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl ? : Yes

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Please push no more

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Who wouldn't

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? : Because there was never music before or since so unique and because an artist has since yet to be as loyal to his fans as his fans are to him

Are you a musician ? : Yes

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : I don't think you understood this question..Rob


Your Name : Deana Homfeld

Your Age : 31

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 15

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Home, in living room

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album : Can't pick one

What is your favourite Numan song : My Breathing

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : Gary Numan Only

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : Don't live in UK

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 3

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Attending a Gary Numan concert

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : None

What is your favourite TV Program ? : X Files

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Power Surge

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : My residence to UK

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 1

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : Work at it

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : Reckon So

Do you have a least favorite Gary Numan album? : Absolutley NOT

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl ? : Yes

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Can't Decide

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Only needs himself.

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? : Pure love of him

Are you a musician ? : No

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : Not enough room 4 1 It does scroll..Rob


Your Name : Harry Tanner

Your Age : 35

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 18

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : In my car

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album : Dance

What is your favourite Numan song : No answer

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : No answer

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : It is lonely

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 1

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : A sculpture

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Missing the Teletour

What is your favourite TV Program ? : National Geographic

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Connected

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : End hatred

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 1

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : Convince him to drop the dance crap.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : Of course

Do you have a least favorite Gary Numan album? : Machine Soul, Sorry

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl ? : No

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : The Joy Circuit

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Yep

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? : We're different

Are you a musician ? : No

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : No answer


Your Name : Jon Lester

Your Age : 25

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 10

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : By the radio

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album : Warriors

What is your favourite Numan song : Down in the Park

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : Myself

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : Affording it

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : About a dozen

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : My daughter Lily Colette

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Love

What is your favourite TV Program ? : This Week in Bible Prophecy

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Entertained, Can't really remember

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : A better America

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : None

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : More web links... getting your neighborhood bartender to play your mix tapes

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : Yes

Do you have a least favorite Gary Numan album? : No

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl ? : Yes

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : M.E.

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : No. Respect and understanding of style doesn' t make a good producer by itself. An outsider would inevitably narrow the range of Gary's creative process

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? : something emotive we all understand on a deeper level, I guess.

What question would you like to add to this interview ? :Are you a musician ?


Your Name : Neil Mitchell

Your Age : 27

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 11

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : In my lounge listening to my brothers record collection.

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album : Sacrifice

What is your favourite Numan song : Love is like Clock Law

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : Love & Rockets, Dead Can Dance

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : Having to fight against the mainstream

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : About 5 to 10

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Earning the ridiculously high salary that I do..You can fool some of the people...

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Running up HUGE debts

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Blue Peter

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music It just sounded different to the standard guitar stuff

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Change OD to CR in my bank account

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 80 or so

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : Just keep standing up for him, but ACTIVELY

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : I was once quoted as saying that if Gary released an Album of silence I'd be front of the queue. So what do you think..

Do you have a least favorite Gary Numan album? : Strange Charm can't get my head round "The Need"

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl ? : No

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : I Wonder

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Only Gary truely understands. I am very excited that he is now working alone that means his music is not diluted at all. Gary is now WYSIWYG.

What question would you like to add to this interview ? :Why are we all such fanatical fans ?


Your Name : Mark Rider

Your Age : 28

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 11ish

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : No answer

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album : Strange Charm or Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Me I Disconnect From You, Tracks, We Are So Fragile, Machine and Soul

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : Billy Idol

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : Other people finding great pleasure in taking the p***.

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 3 or 4

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Staying in the same job for 10 years

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Being too young to see Gary before 1983

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Only Fools and Horses and Red Dwarf

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? The music was unlike anything around at the time.

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : My bank balance

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Between 20 and 30 times

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : You're doing quite a good job

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : Yes, of course

Do you have a least favorite Gary Numan album? : Dance

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl ? : Yes

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : I Dream of Wires

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Not really

What question would you like to add to this interview ? No Answer


Your Name : Trevor Luke

Your Age : 26

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 13

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : At my best friend's

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album : Telekon

What is your favourite Numan song : Exhibition

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : Bill Nelson

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : He never comes to U.S.

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 2

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? Learning Ancient Greek

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Love

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Seinfeld

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : I felt like I had been transported into a haunting futuristic world.

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Lack of appreciation of human connectedness

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : None, only video

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : Yes

How can we get the word out about Gary ? He needs a U.S.label that will promote him and a real good proucer that will work with him and not try to change him stylistically

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : Hell, No

Do you have a least favorite Gary Numan album? : Machine & Soul

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl ? : Yes

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : I Dream of Wires

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ?


Your Name : Jason Clarke

Your Age : 28

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 11

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Watching TOTPs

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album : Replicas & Sacrifice

What is your favourite Numan song : That's a Tough One

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : Various 80-60's Electronic Groups

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : Have inmature people taking the Piss

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : About 7

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Apart from flying with Gary I would say passing my city&guilds in Electronics

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Not being allowed to go to the 79 tour

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Have not got one

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Good to hear a new style of music

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : No answer

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 10

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No

How can we get the word out about Gary ? I think the internet is doing it

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : Most likely

Do you have a least favorite Gary Numan album? : Machine & Soul, but I do like some tracks

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl ? : Yes

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Child with the Ghost

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : No answer


Your Name : Ian Lomas

Your Age : 27

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 11

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Listening to the Radio

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album : Telekon

What is your favourite Numan song : I Die You Die

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : A-Z of Indie Music really

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : Peer ridicule

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 1'ish

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Getting back into Numan after eight years of indifference

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Eight years of indifference to Numan

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Blakes 7

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Weird, The music not me

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : No answer

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 4

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : I think the word will handle itself this

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : Yes

Do you have a least favorite Gary Numan album? : Anything between Berserker and Sacrifice

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl ? : No

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Tracks

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : I'd like more details about the tattoos....


Your Name : Andy Purvis

Your Age : 28

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 14

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Watching Cars on TOTP, my brother said He used to be lead singer of Tubeway Army and my Dad replied "That's a lead singer"

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album : Dream Corrosion

What is your favourite Numan song : Child with the Ghost

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : Andy Sheppard

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : My wife hates his music

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 3

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Getting married

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : The worst is yet to come

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Have I Got News For You

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Nothing much. I didn't get into it until a couple of years later.

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : The attitude of developed countries towards developing ones.

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 8 or So

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : Lend anything other than Cars to people who don't know about anything other than Cars

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : It'd have to be good...

Do you have a least favorite Gary Numan album? : Machine and Soul

Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl ? : No

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ?


Your Name : Brian McGibbon

Your Age : 25

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 25

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Probably somewhere in my hometown as a nine-year-old when 'Cars' was first popular.

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album : I have no clear favorite so I must mention a few. Berserker, Telekon, and Sacrifice top my list.

What is your favourite Numan song :No clear favorite here either! A Question of Faith, I Dream of Wires, Berserker, and My Shadow in Vain begin quite a long list.

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : DEVO

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : That most people won't even take a second to consider that he is more than the joke they think he is.

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : One

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Graduating from college and landing a job I enjoy going to everyday.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Probably my attempt to make some kind of career in music.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Get Smart

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : The first time I sat down and listened to it (Pleasure Principle) I was intrigued. The first time I 'understood' Gary's music (Replicas) it was like a revelation-a new kind of excitement that really hasn't faded since.

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : No simple answer here-eliminating hunger would be a good start.

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : None. Yet!

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No tatoos at all.

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No. He is entitled to an opinon just like eveyone else.

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : Continually annoy the people around you with your rantings about how great his music is. Maybe some of them will agree to sit down and listen to some. The internet and the fantastic sites that have appeared so far is a great way.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : Without a doubt--I'd at least give it a listen.

Do you have a least favorite Gary Numan album? : Not a chance.

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : Do you still buy any of your music on vinyl?


Your Name : Gern Blanston

Your Age : 25

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 9

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Watching Solid Gold

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album : Dance or Sacrifice, Its a tie!

What is your favourite Numan song : Moral, Seed of a Lie, Call Out the Dogs! This is far too hard.

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : NIN or Babble, probably.

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : In the US, the derision of shopkeepers who say is HE still making music ?

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 5, I think

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : I'll get back to you when even one approaches greatness.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Take your pick.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Talk Soup or Absolutely Fabulous

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Intrigued by the instrumentation.

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : No answer

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : NONE, I live in the US.

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No.

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : The WWW is the place, man.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? : Of course. If your next breath was going to smell bad, would you inhale it?

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? (I do as much as I hate to admit it. It's Strange Charm.)


Your Name : Joey Lindstrom

Your Age : 29

How old were you when you became a fan ? : I guess that would have to be "12" - just returned to Calgary from the UK in 1979 as "Cars" was rocketing up the charts.

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : God, I can't remember. It was such a huge hit here in Canada, though, that you literally couldn't avoid it - all the radio stations played it to death.

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album : Telekon

What is your favourite Numan song : Tie between "My Breathing" (Strange Charm) and "I Wonder" (Machine Soul). If you must choose between 'em, go with "My Breathing".

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : Enya (by a country mile)

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : Convincing my friends that I'm not obsessed. :-)

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : Just two that I deal with on a regular basis. Have run into several others driving my taxi (and playing Numan on the CD player).

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Graduating with Honours from the Cinema, Television, Stage & Radio Arts program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Not getting married.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Tough decision, there's some good ones. I'll go with "Frasier".

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : I despised "Cars". Also, his image was rather androgynous at the time and since I and my friends were just entering puberty (and thus our own sexual confusion), this made Gary "The Enemy". This, of course, changed later... heh!

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : I would have allowed Preston Manning and the Reform Party win the last federal election here in Canada. Instead, the f**king Liberal Party is in charge and we're bleeding to death (annual deficit - $40 billion, total population - nearing 30 million)

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Just once (but will see him 7 or 8 times on the Exile Tour)

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ? : No. Gary has made it plain in the past that he is a musician who writes what he feels. His fans have made it plain to HIM in the past that they are fans through thick and thin, and that it is this honesty that in fact attracts them. Personally, I believe in God and think that Gary has missed out on what God really is - but Gary must find God himself, or else he won't have really found him. I look at his current "God Must Be Dead" phase as a growth thing... the fact that he's asking these questions at all means he's looking for answers. It's my hope that he will, one day, find them.

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : I really, really wish I knew. One way would be to do what the Trekkers did - attract attention to THEMSELVES in order to attract attention to Star Trek. Getting the media to run stories on our obsession, however, is a tall order.

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it?


Your Name : Scott Lucado

Your Age : 37

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 22

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Summer Camp

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album : Telekon

What is your favourite Numan song : We Are Glass

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : Doesn't really matter

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : Seeing talentless twits hit it big while Gary remains unacknowleged.

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 4 or 5

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Designing an interface between an expert system and a multimedia development system.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Still being single

What is your favourite TV Program ? : The Simpsons

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Amazed

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : End ignorance

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Once

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : How can we get the word out about Gary ?


Your Name : Joe Hendry

Your Age : 29

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 13

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : At Home

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album : Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song : Cars (E reg model)

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : Blondie

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : Getting slagged

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 1

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Fathering a child.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Not appropriate to talk about here.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Have I got News For You

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Excited

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : War

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 8

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : Does Garys disregard for fans thoughts on God offend you ?


Your Name : Troy L. Walters

Your Age : 32

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 15

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Cousin's Truck

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album : Dance

What is your favourite Numan song : Cry the Clock Said

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : RUSH

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : Availability of material

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : Half-a-dozen or so

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Skill as a machinist

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : My son...

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Beavis and Butthead

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Intrigued

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : No politics

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ?


Your Name : Andy Slough

Your Age : 31

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 15

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Rochdale Lancs England

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album : Pleasure Principle

What is your favourite Numan song : My Breathing

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : U2

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : Lack of News, Until Discovering This

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : None

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Getting my degree in maths

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Splitting up with my wife

What is your favourite TV Program ? : The Dinosaurs

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Impressed

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : No answer

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : How many times have you seen Gary live ?


Your Name : Lloyd Hebert

Your Age : 38

How old were you when you became a fan ? : about 17

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Watching Saturday Night Live

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album : New Anger

What is your favourite Numan song : Noise Noise

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : Dead Can Dance

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : Not having his recent material available in music stores

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : about 5

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Staying alive and reaching 34

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : There are no "great" failures. I've always acomplished just about anything I set out to do.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : The X-Files

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Very good, I could relate to it. It was new and refreshing.

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ?


Your Name : Maria Eggleston

Your Age : 34

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 34

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Watching Saturday Night Live

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album : Automatic

What is your favourite Numan song : You Walk In My Soul

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist : Sophie B Hawkins

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan : People taking the piss

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 1 (My Husband)

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Getting Married

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Getting Married

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Star Trek - The Next Generation

What question would you like to add to this interview ? : How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ?

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