AFENet Interview - Interviews with Fans of Gary Numan

Volume 6 - 8th February 1998 to 17th March 1998

Your Name : Magnus

Your Age : 28

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : At a "friends" place

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Oh, didn't I say

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

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

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Tonight - Gary LIVE in Sweden

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Nothing (yet)

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : None - but TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 ? : Wake up the radio-stations

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

Do you have a least favourite 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 ? : Voix

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: You know that!

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 ? : Sad to say it, but it must be Paul Gardner


Your Name : Rene

Your Age : 29

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song ? : everday i die

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

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

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Becoming a parent

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : too many to list

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

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

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? i'd borrow it first

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 most wish Gary had released as a single ? : many

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: why not

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 ? : David Bowie


Your Name : Anders Wahlbom

Your Age : 23

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : "Exile", at the moment.

What is your favourite Numan song ? : "Complex". This is subject to change.

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : In the beginning, it was lonely: nobody had even heard of Gary. On the other hand, he doesn't have the same history of ridicule here, so there were no negative reactions... There are more Numan fans here now than five years ago (I've converted some myself), so things are looking brighter now.

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 5-6

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : None so far.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : I can't say I've had any great failure yet.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Star Trek (the original series), with The Next Generation as a good second. Other than that, I don't watch a lot of TV.

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : I remember thinking something like "This is *good*!!"

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Good question. I would need to think carefully about it, so the change wouldn't cause more problems than it solved...

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Never, but that is going to change in just a couple of days...

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 do what I can: I play Numan discs to people (I have made three people become Numan fans that way), I request Numan songs at discos, I play some myself when I'm DJing... I've even phoned in to radio shows and requested Numan songs (to no avail, I might add).

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Eeek! I'd have to think twice about it... It's possible.

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : Yes. "Outland", without a doubt.

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : "Scar" or "The Angel Wars".

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Don't know. Possibly.

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: I can't speak for all of you, but I'm a fanatical fan because Gary makes brilliant music. Simple as that.

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : Isn't that what he's been doing for the past four-five years?

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : It would be interesting to hear him doing a duet with another of those great and original voices I love, like Rupert Hine or the late Billy MacKenzie. (Obviously, the last one is going to be a bit troublesome...)


Your Name : Melody Baril

Your Age : 17

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : my living room

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Tubeway Army, Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Sleep By Windows

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : Devo, Steely Dan, Oingo Boingo

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Music videos are hard to find, he doesn't tour, and if he did it wouldnt be like before

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Getting my play published

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : I haven't lived that long yet

What is your favourite TV Program ? : The Batman Animated Series, Dr. Who

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : I thought of EPCOT, Tron, Transformers, and Voltronish stuff

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : The 90s

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 0

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 ? : Repress ALL the CDs. It worked with Devo when Henry Rollins decided to repress all of their albums on Infinite Zero Records

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? yeah, it would be weird to hear

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : I, Assasin

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Sleep By Windows

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : I don't think he needs one. Especially not Trent Reznor!

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: It's easy to be

Are you a musician ? : Yes

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

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


Your Name : Scott Levitt

Your Age : 34

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Sitting at my kitchen table

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : I, Assassin

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Cold Warning

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Not being able to see him live as much as I would like

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : I hope I haven't done it yet

What has been your greatest failure in life ? :

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Seinfeld

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : As if I had heard the future-pure synthetic machine-made music

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Eliminate the threat of global destruction

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 try to get people to listen to his music and make up their own mind about it.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? I don't know.

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

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

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

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : He would benefit more by using other musicians-especially a drummer.

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Because Numan is unique.

Are you a musician ? : Yes

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

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


Your Name : Arron Clague

Your Age : 27

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : At my friends House

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Exile

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Dominion Day

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Difficult to get hold of back catalogue

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Getting Recording Contract

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Unable to obtain "Code" by Caberet Voltaire on CD

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Mr Don & Mr George

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Unimpressed :- It was the dance album, and I thought the singing really sucked. But it grew on me!

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : EMI would re-release their Caberet Voltire catalogue

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 5

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 ? : Dosn't Matter. He makes Niche music with limited broadband appeal. This is why it is so great. I'd rather see albums like Sacrifice and Exile and Dance anyday than for more Sharpe and Numan

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Yes. But he dosn't need to do that. I expect if Garth Brookes a Hair transplant he would not need the big hat and his next album would be Synth-Goth

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : Outland/Machine + Soul

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Seed of a Lie

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Before Exile I woul have said yes. Exile is one of the best produced records I have Heard.

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Niche Music

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : When he gets enough money to buy back his Begars Banquet catalogue

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Claudia Bruchen ex of Propaganda


Your Name : Ryan Bergman

Your Age : 25

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Roller-disco when I was 8

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Bombers

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : When people say "Gary who?"

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Climbed Mt McKennly

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : my "flock of seagulls" hair exparement when I was 14

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Northern Exposure

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : hmmmm....I was playing Tempest and I thought it went well with the game

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : FREE CHEESE FOR ALL!

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 0

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? :

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

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : world domination

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 ? : I havent listened to them all yet

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : all of them

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : well yea ....duh

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: because we were dropped on our heads as children

Are you a musician ? : Yes

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

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


Your Name : olivia

Your Age : 18

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : replicas

What is your favourite Numan song ? : down in the park

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : not many people know him

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : n/a....yet

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : weakness

What is your favourite TV Program ? : hate tv

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : weird...but great....scared, but intrigued

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : have people accept diversity

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 ? : word of mouth, i guess....recruit younger people

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 ? : no

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

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


Your Name : M. Alan Young

Your Age : 34

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : In "The Car"

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Exile

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Dead Heaven

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : "Oh, that guy that did cars?"

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Meeting my wife

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Chasing my musical dream

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Dateline/20/20

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Like I was somewhere else other than my livingroom

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : money and it's link to success

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 0

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 ? : Get the radio to play his stuff

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? No, but maybe for the collection aspect of 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 most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Dead Heaven

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Gary is the underdog

Are you a musician ? : Yes

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

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


Your Name : Damien Zielinski

Your Age : 15

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

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 ? : Pleasure Principle

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Are 'friends' electric?

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : No one knows who Gary Numan is. I feel alone.

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Buying the Pleasure Principle.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Dropping out of high school to sell crack.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Traders.

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Thrilled. Excited. Afraid. Explorative. Aroused.

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : None, and it is my one and only goal.

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : Yes

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

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : Rent a huge blimp with a painting of Gary and with huge woofers playing 'Cars'.

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

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

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : None come to mind.

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : No. It has to be entirely his effort.

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Cuz Gary Numan is god.

Are you a musician ? : Yes

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

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


Your Name : JOHN BENDEN

Your Age : 42

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : BEST OF G N

What is your favourite Numan song ? : I DIE YOU DIE

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : ACCESS TO VIDEOS & MUSIC

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : BEING ALIVE AT 42

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : MY CAREER

What is your favourite TV Program ? : HOGAN'S HEROES

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : FINALLY MUSIC THAT I CAN ENJOY

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : UNFORTUNATELY 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 PROMOTIONS IN THE STATES

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 ? : SACRIFICE

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: CAUSE HE'S A GOD

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : NO ONE


Your Name : charles

Your Age : 34

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : replicas

What is your favourite Numan song ? : down in the park

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : he's in britain - i'm in the usa - his albums are hard to find now

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : living

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : i'm not sure - this question is npt cpmmensurate with my goals.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : tim allen - "tool time"

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : i was absolutely taken in.  i've never encountered anything like it. 

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : hatred towards our own kind.

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 2 times.  both during the i, assasin tour.  once in new york (roxy) and in dc (ontario theatre)

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 ? : kill marilyn manson, give bowie an enima, tell gary to forget bad press, and let peter murphy (also a bowie-clone-accused victim) beef gary up.  pete, afterall, tours america - gary doesn't anymore.  both are  true legends.  these two should talk.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? yes - his vocal delivery is waht makes him.  no matter what style he pursues.

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : yes - replicas!

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

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

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : yes.  reznor is capable but sold out to bowie.  eno...

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: because gary's a classic and still going.

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : who cares?  his talents for perpetuating his image are commendable.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : nico (if she was still alive)


Your Name : Randall Kirchhoff

Your Age : 32

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : At my parents house watching sat. night live

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Berserker

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Gary is too creative for the average mind.  (Which is good)

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : My family

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Smoking

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Football & Hockey games

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Too weird but HEY!  I have never heard anything like this before.

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 0  (He cancelled in Omaha back in 1980)

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 ? : Soundtracks & open minded D.J.`s

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 ? : Outland

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : We have a Technical

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Garys music sticks in your head after only 1 play.  (Catchy riffs!!)

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : But doing what he`s good at doesn`t seem to be good enough to all the other mainstreamers now does it?  Seems like the logical choice.

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


Your Name : Alan

Your Age : 34

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 ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Pleasure Princ

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Complex

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

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

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Has not happened yet

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : My first marriage

What is your favourite TV Program ? : TFI Friday

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 ? : Human beings ability to pre judge & destroy each other

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : over 20

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 stuff

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 most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Boys Like us

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: mad in the heed

Are you a musician ? : Yes

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

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Danni and Kylie Minogue


Your Name : Terry White

Your Age : 36

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Telekon

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Stories

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

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

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Making it this far!!

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : No failures, only changes in course

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Match of the day

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 ? : Bring back the Clangers

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 16/17 (who's counting)

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 ? : Better PR

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

Do you have a least favourite 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 ? : Stories

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? : 42

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : He's never stopped what he's good at

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


Your Name : James Chapman

Your Age : 20

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 19

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : I first heard the re-release of Cars when I was 9 , but didn't become a fan until I got "The Premier Hits" last year. I was in a pushchair when Gary was at his peak!

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Berserker

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

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Frustration at not being able to find any of the albums between 1986-94 in the shops.

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Getting into university

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Can't think of one

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Friends

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Wondering why I'd not noticed it earlier, it was so good.

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : I had every Numan song in its entirety

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : None (but there haven't been any tours since I knew what was happening)

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 ? : Get Radio 1 to play his music!

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? probably-I like it when he does something different  (eg The 1930s Rust)

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : The Plan (too punkish for my liking)

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : I'm an Agent instead of This Wreckage

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Nobodt else sounds like him, noone else has his style.

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : I think he's doing it now

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


Your Name : God

Your Age : Older than time itself

How old were you when you became a fan ? : Pretty fucking old

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Exile

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Dark

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : Pope John Paul II

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Some people don't think I like Numan, but I think he's really cool.

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : All of them

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Creation of the universe

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : I've never made a mistake

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Wrestlemania

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : This beats all those boring hymns any day of the week

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : More of you bastards would believe in me

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : All of them. I see everything

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : Yes

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

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : I'm gonna tell the Pope to order all Catholics to buy Gary's CDs. That should be a good start.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Yep! I like a good ol' hoe down. Yeeehaaar!!!

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : Not yet

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Onward Christian Soldiers

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Yes (if it was me)

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: He just kicks ass

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : Don't be so cynical, my son.

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


Your Name : Stan (PRISONMOON) King

Your Age : 33

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Long Beach  California

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : DANCE

What is your favourite Numan song ? : A dream of Siam

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : Front 242

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : One word  A L I E N A T I O N

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : The Purchase of my dream CAR

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : I married my first wife

What is your favourite TV Program ? : WCWNITRO

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 ? : eliminate illnesses (mainly the severe ones)

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : ( one ) Nov. 1982 I, ASSASSIN at PERKINS PALACE in PASADENA CALIFORNIA

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 ? : He really needs to tour the U.S. no matter what

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? N O !!! It's not GARY's style, I don't buy his music because he's GARY NUMAN, I buy it for his style.

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 most wish Gary had released as a single ? : MY BREATHING

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Because he's special and unique, and he's never been like most conventional musicians

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : I think he does that because it's really the only song that ever was accepted world wide, ( my opinion..he's done songs I thought should have been more popular world wide )

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Jean-luc DeMeyer ( FRONT 242 )


Your Name : Stephan Gardner

Your Age : 34

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Dance

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Jo the Waiter

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : Too many to mention

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : The phrase - 'Isn't he the guy who sings Cars from a few years ago?'

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : meeting my wife - expecting child this year

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Not keeping up my football training when I had chance to join a professional club

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Men Behaving Badly

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Wow - this is my kind of music!

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : The killing of people / animals without any justification or need

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : at least once every UK tour and a couple of times in Europe

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 ? : Get him to release a song without anyone knowing its by him then when it charts come clean!

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? I don't think he would - but I'd buy it to try it - Some of his styles have had to grow on me!

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : Not really

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Jo the Waiter

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : I don't think it makes much difference

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Because his music is great and his attitude to his fans means loyalty counts.

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : Lets face it he doesn't want to do the re-hashing the recordd company do! - Lets hope Eagle are better at this!

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


Your Name : CHAS RICHES

Your Age : 37

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

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 ? : ??????????

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : NOTHING

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 8+

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : BIRTH OF MY SONS

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : NOTHING YET

What is your favourite TV Program ? : DISCOVERY SKY

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 ? : RELIGION........IT JUST CREATES WARS!!!!!!

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : TWICE

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 ? : IF THEY DON`T KNOW NOW THEY NEVER WILL?

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? YES, BUT I DONT FAVOUR C&W

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : THE NEXT C&W

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

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

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : GARY CAN PRODUCE HIMSELF WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: GARY HAS A MAGIC AND A SOUND THAT CAPTIVATES HIS AUDIENCE

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 ? : BJORK/BOWIE/


Your Name : Leon

Your Age : 30

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Exile

What is your favourite Numan song ? : You are in my vision

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

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

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Fathering the two most beautiful girls in the world.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Not completing my MLitt.

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

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Like someone understood how I felt.

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : My age, I'd be 17 again :-)

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 38

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : Yes

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

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : Why bother? It gives me a great feeling of superiority to think that I know hes the greatest artist in te world, and everyone else is too stupid to appreciate him.
If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Reluctantly

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : Strange Charm

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Because we are the Chosen, we know the Truth :-)

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : F**k off.

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


Your Name : Frank Wozniak

Your Age : 32

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Berserker

What is your favourite Numan song ? : The image is

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Everybody think we're weirdos

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 10+

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Work

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Heartbreak.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Bottom

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : This is it. That's the way I like it.

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : everything is perfect down there

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : one time

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : Yes

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

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : Make new videos with old songs

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+Soul

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Because it's cool

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : 1999

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Me, or Gloria Gaynor


Your Name : Ken Bryant

Your Age : 29

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : In my parent's den.

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Strange Charm

What is your favourite Numan song ? : My Breathing

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : I get a lot of jokes.

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 14

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Wife & two kids.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : This is a bit too personal.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Simpsons

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : It was as if I had just laid my eyes and ears on God. ( I saw him on TV)

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : I'd build a seperate nation just for stupid people.

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Zero. Never had the chance. I'm still hoping.

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 don't like blasphemy, but it should get him some press. Tell some christians about it.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Yes, but I'd only listen to it once. Maybe.

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : if so,it'd be I, Assassin.

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: It's an addiction and a religion.

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : Don't know. I like Cars.

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


Your Name : Hopey

Your Age : 27

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : a dank basement -perfect, eh?

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Tubeway Army

What is your favourite Numan song ? : DITP, Shadow In Vain, Metal

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : The Damned!!!

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Geek factor - the puzzled look on people's faces

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : As of this week, I met the Damned!

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : I have no regrets.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : X-Files/Simpsons/South Park

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Dank (it was due to the basement

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Those baggy pants and tiny car wheels that surburban white homeys dig... wait, that's two again!

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : NONE. UNTIL HE GETS HIS SCRAWNY TOES TO THE STATES

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : Yes

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

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : Scream really loud??? I just torture my friends endlessly with Numan until they buy it!

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? nope. I'm not a sucker.

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : haven't heard his late 80's stuff yet!!!!

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Metal/Shadow in Vain

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Anyone would, huh?

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Geek factor again

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : When "Cars 2000" comes out??

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

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