AFENet Interview - Interviews with Fans of Gary Numan

Volume 7 - 18th March 1998 to 7th June 1998

Your Name : colin hubbocks

Your Age : 32

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : in bed!!!!!!

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : replicas

What is your favourite Numan song ? : respect

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : everyone taking the mickey constantly

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : getting Photograph

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : not getting 12" Stormtrooper in Drag

What is your favourite TV Program ? : the news

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 ? : I would take control of Radio 1

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 60 ish

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 ? : its not really our responsibility, sorry but this is down to the record company, not us

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

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : techno army!!!!!!

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Gary is King of the World

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : I thought others were doing that?

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


Your Name : Natalie Speth

Your Age : 19

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? :

What is your favourite Numan song ? :

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : nobody knows who he is.

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : independence

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : failure to be calm

What is your favourite TV Program ? : 7th heaven

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

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : once

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 street

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 ? :

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 ? : no

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: speak for yourself, honkey

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : probably next week on
tuesday

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : his guitarist who wears the hot topic clothing. and jumps around his assholes on fire


Your Name : Paul Mcdonald

Your Age : 29

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Dance

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Remember I was vapour

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : KRAFTWERK-BJORK

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : This addiction can be very expensive!

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Getting to 29.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Not becoming famous (Yet)

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Sky At Night!

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 ? : Boy Bands.

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Every tour since Warriours.

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 like just the way it is.

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 ? : Automatic

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Love is like clock law

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: I think we do it for each other as much as for Gary.

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : If it was down to Gary, Cars
would have been ditched year ago.

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


Your Name : Karin Bolin

Your Age : 23

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

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 ? : Replicas

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

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : That so few persons knows who he is (here in Sweden)

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 15

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : A lot of things...


What has been your greatest failure in life ? : A lot of things... but one is my interview/artikel with Gary in Stockholm :)

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Star Trek

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Like coming home :)

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Not paying enough attention to my friends and family

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : One

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 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 ? : Yes, M & S

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Don't know, but I'm not really a fanatic fan...

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

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


Your Name : mark smith

Your Age : 31

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : listening to john peel

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : pleasure principle

What is your favourite Numan song ? : complex

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

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

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : having a job since leaving school

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : got divorced

What is your favourite TV Program ? : T N G

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : SHIVERING UP MY SPINE

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 14

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 ad related stuff

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

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

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

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 all think the same ish

Are you a musician ? : No

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

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


Your Name : Jon Ziemba

Your Age : 19

How old were you when you became a fan ? : depends, maybe 6, but more likely 19

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : in front of a TV set playing with my sister's Barbies

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : haven't heard enough of them... I like "Exiled" a lot, but I'd probably like thefirst one the most from what i heard about it

What is your favourite Numan song ? : i forget the name... out of the ones i know the names to,"Are Friends Electric?"

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : dealing with seeing him live and having to deal with some really annoying fans and his guitarist's stage persona... that guy has to lay off the speed and stop shopping at Hot Topix
How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : like, at least, 10

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : this is really cheesy but true - finding love.... that and pissing off, like, ten thousand people at one time at BeatlesFest

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : my cowardly attempts at suicide... wish i could get it over with

What is your favourite TV Program ? : i have a few, but they are the only ones i really like... The Simpsons; theTwilight Zone; Monty Phython's Flying Circus; Looney Tunes; Dexter's Laboratory
How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : don't remember, i was too young.... but upon hearing it for the first time, in at least ten years, i thought that the song had too pretty a keyboard hook for a song about cars
If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : EVERYTHING

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : once

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 ? : have him do "Cars" on the Simpsons and have him perform on Conan O Brien (if he hasn't already)... have him do a voice for a cartoon character

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? depends..... if it was a Billy Ray Cyrus kind of album, no; If it was Mekons-style or old, rootsy Hank Williams Sr. style, hell yes....

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : that one with all the synths on it

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 ? : why not

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: many reasons.... 1) many fans of Gary Numan's music are alienated nerds or freaks; they came into the music needing a figure to make them feel as though someone understood them, and becuase of his larger-than-life stage persona, you had a recreation of a caring, yet distant parental figure 2) Numan's music has electronics in it (Duh!) and the sound of these electronics make one feel submissive, almost amchine-like 3) He's actually talented 4) Many fans are Bowie fans who started liking Numan thinking he was the nest Bowie 100) you people make me sick

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : i believe he might have already.... "Exile" is pretty good...

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : good question!.... me, for one.... but other than that, i think a duet with Beth Gibbons of Portishead would be interesting


Your Name : Jim Donato

Your Age : 34

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : at home listening to the radio

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : The Fury

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

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : None really. I mean, I'm not exactly pelted with rocks and garbage!

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Marriage to a compelling woman.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : None apart from never having seen Ultravox live. I'm really pleased with my lot in life otherwise! I've already achieved all I set out to do.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Don't watch TV. No cable, dish or aerial for 5 years on. Favorite old TV show? Batman!

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Interested. "AFE" was the cut and it had a nice thick sound that offset the weak vocals.

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : I've often thought that if every one in the world were in a satisfying love relationship most world problems would simply vanish.

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 ? : His N. American tour has generated a lot of interest. Next time don't wait 16 years, Gary!


If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? I didn't buy Elvis Costello's... but I like country much more now. I guess so.

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

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Remind Me to Smile

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Yes. I thought William Orbit's mix of "My Dying Machine" was brilliant.

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: It's a gene. You either have it or you don't. I'm fanatical about nearly 30 artists.

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : When they stop paying him for it!

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : In 1981 I would have said Bill Nelson but we all know how THAT turned out. I would say Toyah Wilcox - the female counterpart to Numan if ever there were one!


Your Name : Tim Tyran

Your Age : 28

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : 5TH GRADE CLASS

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : DANCE

What is your favourite Numan song ? : CRY THE CLOCK

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : UNABLE TO HEAR HIM ON THE RADIO

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 12

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : PILOT'S LICENSE

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : ALMOST MARRIED

What is your favourite TV Program ? : KING OF THE HILL

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : ACTUALLY......NOT REALLY MOVED

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : AIRPLANES WOULD ALWAYS LAND SAFELY5

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 5 TIMES THIS EXILE TOUR...WOOHOOOOOOO!

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 ? : KEEP TOURING.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? NOPE.....HATE IT...SORRY

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

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

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 ? : ABSOLUTELY

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: HIS MUSIC IS SOOOOO COOL

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : NO NEED TO. DO BOTH.

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


Your Name : Linda Crawford

Your Age : 29

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : pleasure principle

What is your favourite Numan song ? : praying to the aliens

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : no one remembers him

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : seeing gary live three days ago!

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : not beating gemma to him, hate her!

What is your favourite TV Program ? : the monkees

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 ? : gemma would not be born

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : sadly only once

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 ? : more touring, keeping up the websites

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 ? :

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

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 the music is just really good!!!

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : cars is a great son along with all the old stuff!

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : dave grohl (foo fighters)


Your Name : chris wanten

Your Age : 33

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : at school in england

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : berserker

What is your favourite Numan song ? : the angel wars

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : latin quarter, the nits

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : in germany you feel like you're the only fan! - don't know

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : happiness every day

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : what was it again? I always forget...

What is your favourite TV Program ? : none

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 ? : ban religion and foreign languages

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : once (Frankfurt this year)

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 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 ? : outland

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: no idea at all

Are you a musician ? : No

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

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


Your Name : William Lee

Your Age : 18

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : A Department Store

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Telekon

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Jo The Waiter

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Falling in Love

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Getting my ex-girlfriend pregnant then losing her to another man

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Seinfeld

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

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : The amount we concentrate on cleaning up the world

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 ? : I guess if MTV played him more and possibly did a show portraying him in a trendy light

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 ? : No

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

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 ? : Possibly

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: It's something in the music

Are you a musician ? : No

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

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


Your Name : Marco van Santen

Your Age : 31

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : At home listening to "Are friends electric"

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 ? : Japan

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

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : not relevant

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : not relevant

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Startrek Voyager

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

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : not relevant

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 0 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 ? : ?

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 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 ? :: ?

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 ? : Marc Almond


Your Name : Douglas

Your Age : 26

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Metal Rhythm

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Angel Wars

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

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

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Still waiting

What has been your greatest failure in life ? :

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Babylon 5

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Quite impressed. I bought Pleasure Principle on animpulse buy, wasnt till I bot Replicas/Metal Rhythm that I was really blown away

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Just once unfortunately

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 ? : Suicide bomb attack on Radio One ?

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Yes but I might not buy the one afterthat if it was crap

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

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

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 ? :

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 ? : He has done

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


Your Name : Luke

Your Age : 30

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : At home, watching TOTP

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Exile

What is your favourite Numan song ? : A seed of a lie

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Not being able to find newly released material

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Building a Cobra replica

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Losing contact with too many friends

What is your favourite TV Program ? : The Simpsons

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

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : I'd eradicate hunger and poverty

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : About 30

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 ? : Fans in managerial positions could suggest their companies use Gary's later work in TV and radio ads

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Yes. If anyone stocked it, that is.

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : 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 ? : My Breathing

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : I think Gary's own productionsuits his music, but he could perhaps do with some better kit

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Because its personal

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : I don't think Gary is rehashing Cars, is he?

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : 'She's Got Claws' with Grace Jones


Your Name : Ian Golder

Your Age : 33

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : walking down the street with a tinny AM radio

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Telekon (UK version)

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Cry the Clock Said

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : They Might be Giants (not much fan overlap here)

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

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? :

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Not buying the Radio Heart single with "River" on the B-side when Iwas in a London record store

What is your favourite TV Program ? : The Prisoner

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : "Cars" was very good but didn't push me over the edge; that took "Down in the Park" live from URGH

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Gary is locked into a studio with only a Prophet 5, a drum machine and an electric guitar for a week.

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : One. Next month will make two!

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 know if he is for the casual listener, realistically.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Only out of total loyalty as a fan

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 ? : Down in the Park

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: His music can hit a nerve that no one else ever has

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : At least he finally dumped the annoying "doo wop" girls!

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : That just sounds like a bad idea


Your Name : Barry Cheetham

Your Age : 27

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : brother`s room

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Dance

What is your favourite Numan song ? : My breathing

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : People taking the piss. I`ve heard it all before. And it wasn`tparticularly humourous first time round.

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : getting a degree/living in France for 12 months

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Drinking too much german lager

What is your favourite TV Program ? : anything with Man City`s goals on it ( or should that be goal....)

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Blown away by the sound of the synths on We are glass, Ithink it was.

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : get rid of my niece`s epilepsy

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 ? : you can`t, not in England anyway. Things have gone too far over here.Get him to concentrate on USA.

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

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : Machine & (Ar)soul

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Cry the clock said

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : possibly, though I reckon Bill Nelson`s efforts on Warriors were pretty good, and there didn`t seem to be a lot of respect there....

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: the music

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : Now, hopefully. Surely I`m not the only one who HATES this song.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)


Your Name : grahame pratt

Your Age : 30

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : in my bedroom listening to the charts in 1979

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : telekon

What is your favourite Numan song ? : remind me to smile1st.then every other song he has ever written!!!!!

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : e.l.o.

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : people taking the mickey.

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : having a son who likes gary numan.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : not getting to wembley to see the farewell concerts!

What is your favourite TV Program ? : none

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : absolutely amazed that synthsizers could make that sortof music

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 30+

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 ? : take over radio 1

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? yes because it would probably be brilliant

Do you have a least favourite 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 ? : i'm an agent

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: probably because of his loyalty to us and his honesty

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : its not his fault that beggars banquet are still trying to make money out of it!

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : no-one


Your Name : Steve Graham

Your Age : 39

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Roxy Club, Manchester

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Warriors

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Films

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : The look of horror on my mothers face!!!

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Booked for the Florida tour

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Living in Germany and losing touch with the Numan Scene

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Married with Children

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

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

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 ? : Don't keep him just for us. The rest of the world don't deserve him anyway.

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

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 ? : CARS

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : No, he understands it best. Can't fault the production

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: We have a hand on the asylum door

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : 2009

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


Your Name : jason warner

Your Age : 27

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

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 ? : telekon

What is your favourite Numan song ? : we have a technical

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : frankie goes to hollywood

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : getting agro from the wife

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : marriage

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : not seeing gary live when i was 9 and 10

What is your favourite TV Program ? : tfi friday

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

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : dance and the subsequent lps by gary numan

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : twice leicester1987 and cambridge1995

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

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

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : tfi friday/posters on walls

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 ? : dance

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

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 ? : thats up to gary

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: because we hold on to what he did in 79/80/81 and cant let that go, we are all still awaiting the lp that should have followed telekon - strong synth tunes and melodies

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : see question 12

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


Your Name : samantha council

Your Age : 33

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : on holiday back in england

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : telekon

What is your favourite Numan song ? : beserker

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : ozzy,most metal funny enough

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : that so many people in the states have no idea your talking about our gary they think your talking about randy newman ha ha

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : a few because I made them listen and they loved it

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : my children

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : to not stay with my music to let it pass me by when I knew I shouldnt have

What is your favourite TV Program ? : melrose place love it !addicted
How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : out of my mind in love what a brilliant person this is it made me feel incredible

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : that there would be a cure for all the deathly illnesses especially for children

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 4 times in the states and twice at hammersmith in london

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 have been for years we just need him promoted better I think his time is still to come Ill keep passing the word on

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? If he turned into a shit kicker I would still love him even though country is against my religion ha ha

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : no there all different and all great in there special way

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

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

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : anyone benefits from better respect I bet a few of us that truely beleive in him would do much better than its been in the past! for him!

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: because he hits a nerve in us that is so unique and it makes us all feel special in our own ways because he is so fantastic and differnt!

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : in my opinion everytime I here cars it brings me back to happy times so I love to here it and anything else he does in the future

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


Your Name : Karen Tanner

Your Age : 29

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Front Room of my parents house

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

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 ? : Annie Lennox, The Cure, Republica and many more

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Being treated like some sort of alien when asking for his latest release in a record shop and comments such as "Oh is he still around?", "You don't like him do you?", "All his music sounds the same to me".  AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRG!!

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Giving birth to a beautiful daughter, who can dance to Numan better than me.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Missing meeting the man himself (on several occasions) by the smallest whisker and once being too scared to go up and talk to him outside Kentucky Fried Chicken in Staines.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : X Files, Crapston Villas

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : At last something different.  Jubilant, ecstatic, need I go on.

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Man's hatred for one another. 

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 ? : Lock all the DJs in a room and takeover the airwaves.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Well my dad likes country-and-western, so maybe I could buy it for him for Christmas!

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

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

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

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : No, I think he works better left to his own devices.

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Because his music is unique, ahead of its time, his honesty, time for his fans.  And personally for me, because his music has been part of my life it reminds me of the good times (and some of the bad).

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : I don't really think his to blame. If you want to blame anyone it should be Beggars Banquet and those ignorant people who think its the only song his ever written.

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


Your Name : Tony Scandella

Your Age : 31

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : At a youth club disco in Manchester

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Sacrifice

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Complex

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : Marc Almond.  Sorry.

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Not being able to find his records.  Appearing in Vox magazine.

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Losing my virginity early

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Not being married yet

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Father Ted

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

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : The Spice Girls would not have become famous.  Nor would God, for that matter.  I'd outlaw homophobia and racism, too.

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Every year at least once each tour since 1980.  It's a lot of times.  Last time was at the Numan Convention.

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 ? : Same as ever.  Play his stuff to non - fans enough and it will grow on them.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Only if it were Nick Cave style country and western.

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

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Are we?  Ask those people at Vox magazine.

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : I don't think it's Gary rehashing Cars, it's Beggars Banquet.  They rip off Cult and Bauhaus fans, too.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Tricky,  Bjork or John Foxx.


Your Name : G.S.Profitt

Your Age : 33

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : On A US Air Force Base in England.

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Exile

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Dark

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : Pink Floyd/Rush

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Can't find His music in the states./ Hearing people say "Isn't he the guy that sings 'Short People'? (Randy Newman)

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Seeing Gary's so-called Farewell Tour at Wembley Arena in '80

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Not seeing Gary live Since 1980.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : X-Files

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 ? : I'd Have Gary play live in Atlanta at least once a year.

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Just once. The Farewell Tour at Wembley Arena in 1980

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 ? : Tour the US more often.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? NO!! I can't afford the required lobotomy!!!!

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : Strange Charm  Least favorite song - Bridge What Bridge?

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : None

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Gary is doing just fine.

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: We don't have lives!!

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : Not soon enough.

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


Your Name : Nick in Connecticut, USA

Your Age : 31

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Telekon

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Tough call -- Cars and Are Friends Electric, plus almost anything on Telekon

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : In this country, his type of music is seen as bizarre "space music", when it really has much more to do with Nine-Inch Nails, Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, et al. Synths freak people out around here. The other thing is that he slurred his words in later albums (stupid move), his lyrics can be infuriatingly incomplete, and he kept changing his sound.

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Writing well, having sex with a beautiful woman, loving my parents despite it all.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Allowing myself to answer questions like this.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Frasier, Star Trek, the Brit version of "Cracker" -- not bad for an American, eh?

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Transported! Cars had an eerie wistfulness, marvelous precision and depth that still soothes me, and his lyrics told me how alienated and alone I was. Telekon, Are Friends Electric and Dance were magical, too, with some amazing stretches of musicianship (the piano in Aircrash Bureau, piano and guitars in I'm An Agent, the eerieness of Slowcar to China). Wow.

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Never. I would have loved to seen The Pleasure Tour or any pics of it. I've only seen two, and they were staggering.

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 ? : In the U.S., put him on alternative and college radio. I heard his "Change Your Mind" single there in '86. That's his best hope in the U.S. -- none of those commercial radio dickheads get it. Also, put up lists of where in the U.S. his stuff is available. It's almost impossible to find here!

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Are you kidding? That would be a total sellout on his part! The man already (at times) has demonstrated No Shame.

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : Almost anything I've heard (with the exception of "Change Your Mind") after Dance.

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" -- good rocker. "Aircrash Bureau" -- beautiful playing, and the lyrics have a droll sense of humor.

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Good chance of it. Many people are influenced by him, so they're out there, and sometimes I think his stylistic shifts signal a lack of confidence that a producer, the right one, could help provide.

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Not all of us are. He just, with his first several discs, hit upon a sound that was wonderfully dramatic, wonderfully alienated and strange, and rockingly moving. Then he became just another dance musician, but during that early period, as Reznor, et al, have said, he was a pioneer and he swept us away. He spoke of a strange, chilling future, and simultaneously tapped into our feelings for Proustian rock and alienation.

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : When he finds the elements from that song, and others, that work, and plugs them into his music today. That music is NOT a dead end, Gary.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Trent Reznor and David Bowie. Reznor should produce him -- Reznor gets it, and he wrung a good single out of Bowie last year, a damn good one.


Your Name : Les Cheung

Your Age : 30

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Living Ornaments

What is your favourite Numan song ? : AfE or DitP

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : No one knows who he is or think he's a hasbeen.

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : My work, I guess.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : My ex-girlfriend?

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Space: Above and Beyond

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

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : too many to choose from

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 ? : its up to the industry to give him the respect he deserves.  I think its beginning to happen.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? i've missed his last 2 albums....difficult to find.

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : some of his later ones sound too "dancey/funkish" for my taste.

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

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

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : a good producer is critical for any artist.

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: we support a guy who gives his all and tries not to compromise his work.  he is original and an innovator.

Are you a musician ? : No

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Any well respected techno musician like Trent Reznor.


Your Name : Christopher Stephens

Your Age : 19

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : I was probably about 6 years old, and i remember sitting in front of my television watching Mtv, and seeing the video for Cars. It was years later when i became a fan, but i always remembered that video with "that weird guy" in it. hehe.

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : The Pleasure Principal

What is your favourite Numan song ? : We Have a Technical

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Having my Gary Numan pictures written on or torn off my dorm room door constand

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Attending game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals in which my beloved Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup. It's not really an achievement, but it's my life's most glorious moment.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Hey, i'm only 19! I haven't had a chance to fail many times. I guess my biggest failure is to find many people who i've become great friends with.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : That's a tough one. I don't watch much televison.

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : At first i didn't like it. I listened to him, and didn't think it was all that great. Then a few months later, i gave The Pleasure Principal another chance, and i fell in love with it. I became addicted. I felt apart of the music, and i loved the space-like strangeness to the sounds.

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : I would end all homophobia and crush all stereotypes and discrimination of gays and lesbians.

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Zero. I'll be seeing him on May 2nd in New York City at Irving Plaza. I cannot wait!!!! I wasn't even old enough to remember the last time he toured the USA.

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 ? : Spread the news! Call radio stations asking to hear his new stuff. Hang up flyers about his concerts. Simply tell people who is, what he's about, and have people listen to them!

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 ? : Everything from Warriors through Machine and Soul is my worst favorite. The stuff is terrible.

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, very much so. I think Gary having a producer other than himself would make his music better.

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: There's something to Gary Numan that's undescribable. Either you "get it" or you don't. Most don't people don't get it. I feel such a connection to his music because his lyrics and strange machine like sound appeal to me. I guess i take confort in him singing about being shy, and being a "strange boy". He's obviously different, and i love that. I think this is the reason why so many people love him like they do.

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : I'm very tired of all the bad Cars remixes myself. Although, id rather hear a bad Cars remix than anything on Strange Charm or The Fury. Ick!!!

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


Your Name : ADRIAN TYRRELL

Your Age : 33

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

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 ? : STRANGE CHARM

What is your favourite Numan song ? : MY BREATHING

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : NOBODY KNOWS HOW GOOD HE IS

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : MY SON

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : NEVER PUSHING MYSELF AS HARD AS I COULD

What is your favourite TV Program ? : X FILES

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

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : I WOULD BAN CURRENT RELIGIONS AND START MY OWN

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : SIXTEEN

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 ? : KEEP PLAYING THE MUSIC

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 ? : METAL RYTHMN

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: HE'S JUST SO GOOD

Are you a musician ? : No

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

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : BJORK OR KATE BUSH


Your Name : Steve Seikel

Your Age : 18

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : premier hits

What is your favourite Numan song ? : we are glass

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : people where i live dont know much about him...

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : outsmarting them

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : being irresponsible on part of drugs..

What is your favourite TV Program ? : dont like television..

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

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : none.. he never came here

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 ? : mass media, something big has to happen.. not just an album

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? i would listen to it first.. then if i liked it i would

Do you have a least favourite 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 ? : all

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: because gary is inspirational

Are you a musician ? : Yes

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

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


Your Name : Darren Callahan

Your Age : 28

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

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 ? : tie: telekon or the plan

What is your favourite Numan song ? : your fascination

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : not many people know how innovative he truly is

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : released 8 records, 2 novels, 5 screenplays, & got married

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : dunno

What is your favourite TV Program ? : south park

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : like I was hearing a machine with a human brain

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : take away all addictions

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : zero -- but hope to on 5/11/98 in chicago

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 ? : have him make an excellent record again -- he's in a slump

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? yes -- at least it would be different

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 ? : call out the dogs

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: we all keep hoping he'll come around

Are you a musician ? : Yes

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

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : paul buchanan of the blue nile


Your Name : Charles

Your Age : 31

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 13/14

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 ? : Pleasure Principle

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Depends...but alltime fave must be We Are Glass.

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : Sisters of Mercy/Ofra Haza/J M Jarre

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Telling someone that You like Numan and not being taken seriously!

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Getting My First Degree/Getting My Skydiving License!

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Too many to mention!

What is your favourite TV Program ? : All Star Trek Serials/Babylon 5/X Files

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Very Excited.....The sounds/pitch used and the playing technique (long sustained notes) are my favorite!

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Stop all wars/harm to the environment/feed everyone!

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 3 times on the Same tour (Exhibition Tour 87

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 ? : Phone Radio stations to hear singles.

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 ? : Human/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 ? : You Are, You Are (Dance): My Breathing (Strange Charm):Pleasure Skin (Fury).

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Psychologically, we are all attached to one of the major influences or our youth, an influence that is both positive, creative and gives us pleasure at the same time.

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : Wish it would be now! But if it means getting Gary played on your primitve British Radio Stations, then that's a blessing in disguise!

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


Your Name : Woody

Your Age : 18

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 18 (just)

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : at home watching Top of the Pops (age 3 !! )

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Exile

What is your favourite Numan song ? : undecided

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : Joan Jett (and the Blackhearts)

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Trying to find albums etc which are old / limited edition

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Still getting there

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Hoping I don't get there

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Star Trek (yes, I know - "Trekkie")

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Amazed - He is the only artist who can reach me on such a personal basis without actually being there in person.

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : I cant really say - there's so much.

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Just the once at Rock City during the Exile Tour - That's where I 'saw the Light'

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 more often in public and to friends who don't know about him - Gary's music is catching and it will grow on most people with a sense of taste !!

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Yes, I happen to enjoy a little country music - Shania Twain etc (but not to excess !!)

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

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : I would like to have seen Dead Heaven as the leading track from Exile but I suppose (as always) the critics would slate it (blasphemous !! condemnation !! etc) although a local priest happens to love the album - Go Figure !!

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : I'm not to up on how that sort of thing works, but if the the guy (or gal !!) is able to work with Gary's way of doing things then I don't see why not !!

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Gary Numan is simply THE BEST and most unique artist around - still ahead of his time, he makes the Spice Girls and Oasis look like Neanderthals !! yet he remains very down to earth .

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : When he finds a mix HE is happy with.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : ME !!! (like the many other Numanoids out there !!) I would also like to see Gemma with him again - a friend played 'Your Fascination' to me and I was impressed when he told me 'that's Gary's wife' !! I think she has a GORGEOUS voice and the two of them sound really good together. (ahemm - It wasn't Gemma.- Rob)


Your Name : Colin Stenning

Your Age : 36

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

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 ? : Exile

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Jo the Waiter

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Finding new albums in the shops

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Buying the Pleasure Principle and starting a lifetime of Numan obsession!

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Missing the 'farewell' concerts in 1980 due my degree finals. 

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Gardener's World (I'm getting old now)

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

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : I've lost count, but I've been to at least one date on most tours.

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 ? : Why bother he's doing well enough himself.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Absolute -ly not, but I would if it was folk.

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

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Not bothered

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Does this really need an answer?

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : I thought he was doing this already?

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : No-one else.


Your Name : Geoffrey Mears

Your Age : 20

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : it's hard to decide...possibly Replicas or Telekon

What is your favourite Numan song ? : hmmm...it's a toughy, though "Are Friends Electric?" and I Die: You Die are pretty damn cool, in my opinion.

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : Can't decide, though Elvis Costello and Kraftwerk come to mind.

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Being the only one you know, for the most part

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : getting a job.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Being withdrawn.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Red Dwarf

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 ? : funding for public schools, as long as one doesn't simply take money away from higher education in the process.none

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Never see him, though I hope to in the near future...

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 ? : promote, promote, promote...especially in the US

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 ? : Warriors, though it's not completely unlistenable.

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, I think so...tohugh he's done okay on his own. Brian Eno could be an interesting choice...

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Who knows? Personally, I think I'm a music junky. Gary's paranoid android image from his early days is strangely appealing to me, among other things.

Are you a musician ? : No

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

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


Your Name : Andrew Ellison

Your Age : 26

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

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 ? : Exile/Metal Rhythm

What is your favourite Numan song ? : My Breathing

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : People say he's crap when they won't even bother to listen to his music

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Recording my own Numan covers at home

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Never seen Gary live before 1987.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Star Trek (All of them)

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

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : To draw closer the gap between rich and poor people

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 1987, 1988, 1991 (Twice), 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997 (Twice)

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 ? : Flyposters, and as many requests to DJ's as possible

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 ? : Telekon/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 ? : Films (It would have been his third No.1)/My Breathing

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Cos we are into something very different

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : Hopefully when Beggars Banquet go bust!!!!

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Depeche Mode/Sisters of Mercy


Your Name : Andy Partington

Your Age : 35

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Local Youth Club

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Telekon

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Are friends Electric

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

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

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Learning To Use Synthesizers

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Not Becoming A Pro Musician

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Simpsons/Jerry Springer

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Amazed By The New Sound

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 7

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 ? : Techno Versions Of His Tracks

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

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

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

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 ? :: He Inspired

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : Probably Never

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


Your Name : aaron hannum

Your Age : 27

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 8

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : replicas/telekon

What is your favourite Numan song ? : aliens/agent

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : severed heads/bowie

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

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : hasn't happened yet

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : there is no such thing.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : the simpsons

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : i was 8 and felt the music was from mars. it was my first experience with 'other worldy' emotions.

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 0

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 ? : we can't.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? if he farted i would still buy all formats.

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 most wish Gary had released as a single ? :

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: he is unique. he took us away from basic styles of music with a limited range of emotions such as aggression and 'love' and introduced an alienated, personal world of images. i am forever grateful.

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : when he makes more money!

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


Your Name : Graham Tee

Your Age : 31

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

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 ? : Exile

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Metal

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

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

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Scoring a hat-trick

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Promotion (Lack Of)

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Babylon 5

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

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 40+

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 in the charts

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 ? : 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 ? : Metal

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: WYSIWYG

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : Probably Never

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

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