AFENet Interview - Interviews with Fans of Gary Numan

Volume 8 - 28th December 1998 to 16th July 1998

Your Name : CHRISTINE

Your Age : 32

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : PLEASURE PRINCIPLE

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

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : k.d. lang

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : people think I'm strange and I can be this is not Gary's fault though

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : I suppose the fact that I've made it this far in life

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : marriage

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Dawson's Creek

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

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Everyone would respect others as well as themselves

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 ? : Yes

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : How much do I receive if my idea works?

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 ? : Dance

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

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

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : I think so if I knew how I'd have a go at it,however Gemma may not like that too well

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Not quite sure actually,???

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : Probably when G O D says "enough man!"

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


Your Name : dan

Your Age : 35

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : in front room-top of the pops

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : NEW ANGER/TELEKON

What is your favourite Numan song ? : METAL BEAT

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : BILL NELSON/JONI MITCHELL

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : THE CONSTANT DELAYS ON NEW RELEASES&THE "SHABBY" HANDLING BY CLEOPATRA

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : GETTING FIRST COMIC PUBLISHED

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : NOT BEING ABLE TO SAY SORRY TO MY MUM FOR BEING A COMPLETE PRAT AS ATEENAGER!!

What is your favourite TV Program ? : HARRY HILL

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : BLOWN AWAY-IT WAS ONE NIGHT IN FRONT OF "TOP OF THE POPS"-i had never heared anything like it(are "friends")

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : that,s a hard one-THE END TO ALL SEGRIGATION DUE TO RACE,SEXUALITY OR BELIEF WOULD BE A GREAT DREAM COME TRUE-

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : EVERY YEAR HE'S PLAYED IN THE U.K. SINCE 1980-can,t begin to count..

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

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

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : by impressing on his crap record lable that ADVERTISING does work-and the fans should be treated with a bit more politeness and resect

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? ANOUTHER HARD ONE-I MUST CONFESS THERE ARE A FEW ALBUMS I DON,T OWN BECOUSE I JUST DON'T LIKE THEM!!

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : BERSERKER/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 ? : RESECT

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: THE MUSIC-when he does a good song-he does a GOOD song

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : when the rest of the world wakes up!!!

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : not sure i like the idea at all!!!


Your Name : ARMAND LOTMAN

Your Age : 34

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : WATCHING T.V.

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : PLEASURE PRINCIPLE

What is your favourite Numan song ? : CONVERSATIONS

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : EVERYONE THINKS HE IS A FAG

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : SERVING IN THE US NAVY

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : NOT GETTING INTO A ROCK BAND AND MAKING IT BIG LIKE GARY NUMAN

What is your favourite TV Program ? : MTV

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : THE BEST, TOTALLY ORIGINAL NOT LIKE ALL THAT BORING GUITAR ROCK AT THE TIME.

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 3 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 ? : MORE RADIO PLAY AND MORE INTERVIEWS IN MUSIC MAGAZINES.

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 ? : MOST MUSIC AFTER I' ASSASSIN TO 96.

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: HIS APPEARANCE AND UNWORLDLY MUSIC STYLE.

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 NEVER LIKED THE SONG TO MUCH ANY WAY.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : DEPECHE MODE OR KRAFTWERK


Your Name : James (Jimmy) Aaron

Your Age : 36

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 79

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : in my cousin's apt (Car's)

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Telekon

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Films

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

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

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : got my beauticians licens

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : I let my beauticians licens go

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Jerry Springer!

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : How does 1 feel when they hear Car's for the first time? Good huh? Real good...! Maybe even hi

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : NO MORE WAR /NO HATE

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 1 I live in Texas : (

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 ? : your doing it-via this web site.

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 ? : YES

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

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

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : If he was his only producer on his Replica's and the 2 after then no.

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: He's as good as ABBA and ABBA's gone. There arent any more singer's like Gary that pay so much to detail.

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : Gary is a show, he will allway's do a little Car's.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Moby,William Orbit, Madonna (something really dark)


Your Name : chris taubert

Your Age : 31

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song ? : we're so fragile

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : music from 85 - 94

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 1 or 2

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Living in Japan & Egypt

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : where do i start! My music/my job/my life

What is your favourite TV Program ? : cosmos(Carl Sagan) 1980-81

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : jesus! that was a long time ago!!!!(i liked the feel of the space and deepness of all the 1st 4 LP's

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 12 to 13 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 ? : Just don't follow the fashion, he didn't at the start.(and experiment more)

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

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : all from 85-94

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : we're so fragile

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: are we!

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 ? : renegade soundwave


Your Name : James Chapman (3rd time I've done this, but I have all the albums now)

Your Age : 20

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : don't know

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : studio-berserker,sacrifice live-living ornaments '81

What is your favourite Numan song ? : i die:you die, we take mystery, my breathing, bleed, hunger, metal, cold warning...the list's endless

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : jamiroquai !!!! and 80s electronic acts

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : i get the piss taken

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : none, but I'm trying (unsuccessfully) to convert my friends

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : winning the biggest golf tournament at my club last month

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : not getting to Shepherds Bush on the 12th september, 1998!!!

What is your favourite TV Program ? : south park

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

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Gary Numan and the Spice Girls would swap chart positions, and 5ive all die!

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 will sabotage radio 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? reluctantly, but I wouldn't mind one song on an album like 1930's rust

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : random 2 shite.........but my least fave proper Numan album at the moment is Warriors

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Metal, I'm an Agent.. but nothing since Warriors would have made any difference as radio didn't play it. Gary singing the Teletubbies theme tune would have more chance of chart success than anthing off Sacrifice or Exile!

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: hard to say

Are you a musician ? : No

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

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Cartman off South Park


Your Name : Stephen G Bramley

Your Age : 34

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

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

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 ? : Dead Heaven ( a t m )

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : Too various to name

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 ? : Becoming an actor

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Becoming an actor

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 ? : Ignorance

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 ? : Advertise!

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

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

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Who Knows?

Are you a musician ? : Yes

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

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


Your Name : Louise McGregor

Your Age : 33

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Whaching telly, AFE on TOTP

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Exile

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Exile

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

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

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

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

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : studying engineering instead of computing

What is your favourite TV Program ? : The Comic Strip Presents...

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : When I first heard Gary's music it was as I was watching him perform AFE. I was facinated by his whole persona and have been ever since.
If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Tax

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Mmm, let me see, 1980, 1981, 1983, three times, 1984 twice, 1989, 1992, twice, 1997 twice, 1998.

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 ? : Depends what the word is. I think the one off shows are going to work, plus a decent record label.

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

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

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Beats me, masochism I suppose

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : He's already started, hasn't he?

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


Your Name : SARAH HILL

Your Age : 28

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : TOTP 86

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : EXILE

What is your favourite Numan song ? : NOISE NOISE

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

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

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 50

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : TALKING TO GARY

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : NOT KNOWING WHAT TO SAY

What is your favourite TV Program ? : FRIENDS

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

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 100

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 ? : TOO LATE

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 RHYTHEM

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: HES BRILLIANT

Are you a musician ? : No

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

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


Your Name : Mike

Your Age : 25

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : a goth-industrial club

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song ? : M.E.

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : People look at you funny when you squeel with delite at finding a numan album on vinal at a used record store

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : 22

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : I got arested for civil disobediance

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : the time I attempted to sing

What is your favourite TV Program ? : the Simpsons

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : funny, Like the first time I got laid

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

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 ? : "re-education" camps

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 but I dont have them all

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 ? : yes

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: why is the sky blue?

Are you a musician ? : Yes

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

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Kurt Harland of InSoc


Your Name : Gary Sabin

Your Age : 33

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Dance

What is your favourite Numan song ? : i dream of wires

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : not meeting enough other like-minded folk

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : having 2 daughters

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : not getting into motorbiking until this year

What is your favourite TV Program ? : none really, i quite like good detective series

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : intrigued - it was different to everything else at the time

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : sort out homeless people and children in crisis (ok that's 2 but i feel equally as strong about them)

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : every concert tour since i was 13 - i've lost count - anybody know ?

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 internet has got to be 1 major way, badger radio companies also to play more (any) tracks, more Numan tracks on compilation CDs

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? yes - he has successfully changed his music styles so why not electro C&W ???

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 dream of wires

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : cannot answer this - only gary could

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: the man, the music - a great creative talent - different then, different now!

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : depends - if this funds new and exciting future - who cares

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : hazel 'o connor (cool !) , captain sensible (wow!) , bowie (his old style)


Your Name : Debra Barncastle

Your Age : 44

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Durham, N.C.

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song ? : AFE

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Not living in England

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Nothing

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

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Law & Order, NBC-TV

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Blown away, no other better way of explaining the feeling when I heard his music.

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Never. He was in Jacksonville, FL and I was in the hospital and unable to see him.

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 ? : Sites like this, word of mouth.

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 ? :

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 ? :

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

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


Your Name : Bradley LaVoise

Your Age : 34

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

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 ? : Berserker

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Life Machine

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : The blank stares from people when talking about Numan.

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : My son, Scott

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Not staying in shape.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Hogan's Hero's

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

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Once May 1998

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 pestering radio stations to play his music.

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

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 ? : Love and Naplam

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: There is no one like Numan

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 ? : Safron from Republica


Your Name : Mike Custer

Your Age : 36

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Watching SNL in college

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Exile, Metal Rythum, Telekon

What is your favourite Numan song ? : I Die: You Die, Dead Heaven, Question of Faith

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : David Sylvian, Bowie, Roxy, Smashing Pumpkins

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : No one knows who he is anymore, or just know him from Cars

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Passing the CFA exam

What has been your greatest failure in life ? :

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Sienfeld

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : That it was like nothing I had heard before, somewhat familiar, but totally different

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 2

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 music, the internet

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

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

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: He seems to reach something inside each of his fans

Are you a musician ? :

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

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : The Artist (HA!)


Your Name : jamie murrie

Your Age : 27

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : metal rhythm

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

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : being lumped with a bunch of losers who still dress like it's the 80's

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : living/working in UK for 2yrs

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : first relationship breakup

What is your favourite TV Program ? : the avengers

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : interested/ perplexed/ thoughtful

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : once ( 1997 )

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's got to do it himself

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 ? : no

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : cry ( as a remix)

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: I'm not- i think he's done a lot of crap, a lot of his values and attitudes are fucked, and he desperately needs a makeover- this Exile goth look is SO 1983

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : when he updates his sound to stop sounding like 1989

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


Your Name : Eric

Your Age : 17

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Watching VH1 when they played "Cars" on Pop-Up Video

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Cars

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Alot of my friends say "he looks gay" and his "voice sucks" and his music is "crap"

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Being myself and being successful so far

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Haven't had one

What is your favourite TV Program ? : VH1- Behind the Music and Legends

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : I saw the "cars" video and I was thinking this guy isn't too bad. I wonder what his other stuff sounds like.

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : zero

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 ? : What is the word? God?

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

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : The only albums I have are Replicas and Premier Hits. The only other one I want is the Pleasure Principle.

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Replicas.....or was it already a single

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 ? : "Cars" is a good song..

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : David Bowie....manson was just too damn perverse...


Your Name : Nick Murray

Your Age : 31

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Watching TOTP in the front room

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Replicas

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Me! I Disconnect From You

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : Nick Cave/Oasis/Steve Earle

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : The ridicule, especially during Gary's days of supporting the Tories and Maggie Thatcher.

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Getting my immigration papers

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : The driving test!!

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Eastenders (was)

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Hated "AFE" on the first listen. Loved it on the second.

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Bigotry, racism and David Batty's penalty.

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 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 ? : Keep playing the music. Buy a friend a concert ticket.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? If it was a duet with Steve Earle, yes.

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : Exile, to be honest.

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Me! I Disconnect From You

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: GN himself inspires loyalty. He is genuinely appreciative.

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 song. He can rehash it as much as he wants!

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


Your Name : Frank Marler

Your Age : 16

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Blockbuster usic in Issaquah

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : probably either Exile, or Replicas

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

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Having people say, you're listening to, WHO?

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : writing a numan-esqe poem

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : getting almost straight f's in the second semiester of my junior year

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Wishbone

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : I was like, dude, fuck arilyn, this guy is the shit

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : Gary Numan's albums after Telekon causing him to go downhill

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 ? : advertise more. ;)

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

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : no

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

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 ? : No, his style would be craped (look at Tubeway Army stuff, good, but not primo.

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Because Gary is the man who basically created pop, and Electica

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : he did it with Exile.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Either Keith Flint or Marilyn Manson


Your Name : Jaques Hawkins

Your Age : 30

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Tubeway Army

What is your favourite Numan song ? : too may to mention

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : Sisters of Mercy or Nine Inch Nails

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : having to wait so long for him to put out a good album again

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : fiding true love

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : i'm still not a household name

What is your favourite TV Program ? : X-Files

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : horny (like i said, i was probably getting laid)

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : i'd bring back drive-in movies, and that would be, i believe, the key to world peace

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : once

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 ? : what word?

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 ? : that one that sucked

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 ? : yes

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? ::

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 ? : me


Your Name : Ian Bennett

Your Age : 33

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Living Ornaments

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Jo the waiter

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : He has not had enough airplay and therefore people would not recognise a Numan fan.

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : meeting him

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Not being able to keep up with Numan's record releases due to other commitments and poor health

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Antiques Roadshow

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : I thought it was a great new sound

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : I would not go to work on the day I had my accident.

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 6

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 ? : a fans event in the public eye

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 ? : NO

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

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 ? : Maybe

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Because his music moved us at an impressionable age! I don't Know

Are you a musician ? : No

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

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Don't like him doing duets


Your Name : Evan

Your Age : 24

How old were you when you became a fan ? : 7 or 8. I heard cars and liked it, but never heard anything else until I was 20 when a friend lent me Exhibition -- I thought he was a one-hit wonder!!

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 ? : Pleasure Principle

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Are "friends" Electric?

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : Duran Duran, New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Information Society, most popular music from 81-86, Depeche Mode, Anything Box, new synth pop

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : everyone says "Who??" or "Is he still around?"

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : being a nice guy (I have no enemies and everyone I know respects me)

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : being a nice guy (I'm always a woman's friend, which means I'm never the lover)

What is your favourite TV Program ? : The Simpson's, OLD Ren & Stimpy, Beavis & Butt-head, Star Trek, X-files

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Intrigued -- I heard Cars when it was a hit; I'd never heard electronic music before

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : No organized religion -- it's the one institution that has caused the most wars, death, and persecution of people throughout human history.

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : twice -- exile tour

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 his songs played on alternative radio in the U.S.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? No, that would be a sad, SAD day

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

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

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

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : probably -- Exile is a great album, but the drum loops get repetetive

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: not all of us are; personally, I only really like his pre-"Dance" and post "Outland" material, though I do like "Metal Rythm" and some individual tracks off some of the albums.

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : With Exile he's getting back on track. He needs to lose the drum loops though, or at least mix them up and make them sound different from each other. He should really release a live album from the Exile tour. The new tracks sounded fuller than the album and the remixed versions of his classics (especially "Friends") absolutely rocked!

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


Your Name : Courtney Boyette

Your Age : 19

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : I don't really know...5? 6?

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Dawn (Sacrifice)

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

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : Nosferatu, The Wake, Depeche Mode

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Having people look at you like you are off your rocker when you mention his name.

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Getting over my own personal boundaries day by day.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : I stopped training in karate, let myself down and let my sensei down.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Scooby Doo

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Well, the first time I heard it I was too young to fully appreciate it. The first time I remember really focusing on the music, it absolutely flattened me...the sheer power of the music hit me like a ton of bricks.

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : I'd take away people's hatred and intolerance.

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 ? : Go to your local record stores, ask them why they don't carry his music. Tell them the names of some of the artists who have been influenced by him. Play some of the music for them...tell all your friends to do the same.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Yes...even if the music style isn't something I'm interested in, I'd be interested in seeing how Gary would approach it.

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 dunno.

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Yes, of course. Without someone who appriciates you and understands you for what you are, you are doomed. If you don't have someone who believes in your music and won't push it properly, how can you succeed?

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Because we see the beauty of the music and the lyrics.

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : Well, he is good at Cars, too. By "rehashing" it he is updating it and, therefore, making his older music more accessible to the new generation of fans.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Personally, I like Numan solo...too many cooks spoil the soup.


Your Name : Colin Davey

Your Age : 24

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Sacrifice/Dance

What is your favourite Numan song ? : My Breathing

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : People who only remember Cars

How many other Numan fans do you know (offline) ? : Not many

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Many

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Pass

What is your favourite TV Program ? : I don't watch that much

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 ? : Shirt

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 ? : Sometimes its nice to be in a minority - particularly if that leads to more integrity...

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? I'd have to hear it first

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

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

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

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : He's had one on the last 2 albums

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: You've got to be to keep up (see additional question 6)

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : He's back to what he's good at - don't know about Cars

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


Your Name : matty eno

Your Age : 36

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : living ornaments

What is your favourite Numan song ? : poetry & power

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : u2

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : nobody that hang around with know or like him

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : becoming a father

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : not becoming a better poet

What is your favourite TV Program ? : ER

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : i thought it was quite interesting

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : make everyone equal;no haves & have nots

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 ? : Yes

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : more exposure ie mtv, vh1 etc

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 ? : strange charm

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: his lyrics seem to speak to us personally

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : when he makes money from his other songs

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


Your Name : David Berson

Your Age : 18

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : MTV + VH1, at home....that song called "cars"

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : well, i love all of them. replicas, pleasure principle, warriors *yes, i like warriors!*, and exile. :) But you could also put Telekon and Sacrifice high up on the list. Even New Anger wasn't that bad.

What is your favourite Numan song ? : way too many to list.

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : David Bowie/My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult/Krafterk/Lords of Acid/Bill Nelson

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : everyone keeps saying: "isn't he that cars guy" or as my grandma once said "wasn't he the guy that plays the piano and sings 'short people'?"

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : seeing good concerts. i've had a short life.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? :

What is your favourite TV Program ? : pro wrestling & MST3k.

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : i thought it was really swank!

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : once. may 1- exile tour.

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 ? : friends...try to get him on college radio...stuff like that.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? if he combined the dance sounds of his new anger/outland period with country western, it would be fascinating.

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : well i haven't heard all of the time, but i would go with New Anger.

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : a dream of siam.

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : maybe, depending on the producer. but i think gary knows what he wants now.

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: because he plants subliminal messages in his music to make us his loyal slaves.

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : already did- long time ago.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : manson or bill nelson.


Your Name : Mark

Your Age : 30

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

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

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 ? : Sisters of Mercy, John Foxx

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : There is no bad aspect. The music's good, that's all that matters

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? :

What has been your greatest failure in life ? :

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Brideshead Revisited

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 ? : To stop war and aggression

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 4 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 ? : That's up to Gary to write good albums and market himself. There no longer seems to be a stigma about buying his albums. I am sure that a good album will be as successful as it deservers to be.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Yes, but I may not be the next one.

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 ? : I'm an Agent

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Maybe to remix a single, but I would prefer to know that an album was as Gary wanted it.

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: He made a big impact back in '79 on a lot of impressionable teenagers.

Are you a musician ? : Yes

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

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Andrew Eldritch (Sisters of Mercy)


Your Name : Ian Ferguson

Your Age : 30

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Pleasure Principle

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Films

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

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

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

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

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : my musical career!!!

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Doctor Who

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : I cant remember yesterday let alone 1979!!!

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

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

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 airplay would be good!!

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? yes, it would be a departure though!

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

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

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

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Gary's own prioduction style is more than suited to the miusic

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Don't know, I just like the music

Are you a musician ? : Yes

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

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


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 ? : can't remember

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : replicas

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

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : no one knows who he is

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : moving to dallas

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : losing everything I own in a fire-i had no insurance

What is your favourite TV Program ? : just shoot me

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

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

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 ? : keep up the great website and more touring

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 ? :

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 ? : yes

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: because he's not "mainstream"

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 song!

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Dave Grohl-foo fighters


Your Name : Nathan Stewart

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 room, Stan ( PRISONMOON ) King
introduced me to Gary Numan's music

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Exile

What is your favourite Numan song ? : dominoin day

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : I don't know yet as I am a new recruit into the world of numan

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Not having a probation officer to report to

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : I may have to repeat the ninth grade

What is your favourite TV Program ? : pass

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : I just experienced something unique

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : none YET!!!!!!will see him next time in US.

Do you have a Gary Numan related tattoo ? : No

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

How can we get the word out about Gary ? : introduce his music to everyone I know, and they tell 2friends, and they tell 2frinends, and so on...and so on...

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? You kiddin? hell NO boy!

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

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 still NUMAN challenged, so I don't know yet

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Because his music is like no other

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 ? : OOOMPH!


Your Name : Ian James Blair

Your Age : 27

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

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

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 ? : PET SHOP BOYS

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Trying to explain............

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Sailing a Tall Ship

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Failing to make it to America this year to see Gary in San Francisc (childhood ambition!!)

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Dr WHO (?)

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : First time, just felt like another 3 minute pop song.(That particular one still does!!)

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : The Radios slow but sure crusifacation of Gary.

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Around 35ish

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 think that at the moment the 'WORD' is as out as it could be! - Just needs some even half decent marketing!.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Well I bought the "RADIO HEART" album...???

Do you have a least favourite Gary Numan album ? : Radio Heart - no solo ones though.

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

What track do you most wish Gary had released as a single ? : Countless ones!!! erm - Dark at the moment.

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : In the past yes. At this point in time - no way!!

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: We're consumed by magic I think..

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : ??? Surely you've heard his own answer's & opinions on that!!?? - I agree with his principle on that one... I dont even like Cars, but as a profile header it's unbeatable & it's better than nothing at all - the alternative so far.......

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


Your Name : Brian Lind

Your Age : 31

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Pleasure Principal

What is your favourite Numan song ? : I have to choose one? hmm I Dream Of Wires

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : Devo, so sue me

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : In the states...trying to find his albums/cds

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

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

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Ask me after I'm dead

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Sliders

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

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : None....ask me again after he tours the midwest <in the states>

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 ? : Advertising perhaps?

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Not only would I not buy it, I'd start procedings to have him checked out at psych ward

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 ? : I buy the CD's why would I want singles?

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : He doesn't do well enough by himself?

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: By definition aren't all fans fanatic?

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : As soon as we stop buying it

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Trent Reznor, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Kraftwerk


Your Name : Rene Korte

Your Age : 31

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : Home...on the radio

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 Said

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Nobody knowing who he is

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Playing synthesizer

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Not spending enough time writing songs

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Miami Vice

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Finding somebody else that had a fascination with cars

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : No more high school shootings

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 3...London, NY, Atlanta

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 bonding together to create their own ad campain for him

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

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: we're nuts

Are you a musician ? : Yes

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

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Midge Ure, guys from Depeche Mode


Your Name : Beniamin Moore

Your Age : 21

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : At home/ watching TV

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Berzerker

What is your favourite Numan song ? : We Are So Fragile

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Numan Material is rare and almost "Obsolite" to the mainstream.

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Becoming "culturaly" enriched.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Downsizing my dreams and taking my inner strenghths for granted.

What is your favourite TV Program ? : VH-1's BEHIND the MUSIC

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Very energetic and imaginative....i hate dancing but when i listen to Gary, i just have to move and feel.

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : I would change the fact that artists have to be mainstream and popular, before they are appreciated.

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 ? : more web-sites like these and fans telling and playing the"NUMAN WORD" across the land.

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? No.. thats not Gary!

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

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Deep down, we are all "NUMANOIDS" in one vein or another.

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : when he believes he himself is great and browse thru this site to find out that he is not alone.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : i would love to see him do a duet with Peter Gabriel...but thats just me.


Your Name : steve lilly

Your Age : 40

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : record store in West Virginia

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Exile

What is your favourite Numan song ? : Absolution

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Hey, it's ALL good.

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Playing music onstage

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Not finishing college

What is your favourite TV Program ? : All My Children

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Intrigued. Fascinated. Wanting to hear more.

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : I'd do away with AIDS, the day before it started.

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : Twice, finally!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 it in your car with the windows down. Loud. A lot.
If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Yes, but maybe not the one after that! ;)

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 ? : Absolution (U.S.)

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: because we are imaginative and respect the stretching of musical boundaries, which Gary has done so well...

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : Already doing it, and rehashing Cars quite well on tour !

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


Your Name : Doug F.

Your Age : 34

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

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

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : Yes

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Live '79 and '80

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

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : No one to share the enthusiasm / memories with!

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : Two sons

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 ? : Something new / exciting

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

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : none - damn!

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 ? : This is a good start.

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

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 ? : Basic J

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: The music says it all, for those who get it!

Are you a musician ? : Yes

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : After the fallout from the 'Random' cd.

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


Your Name : Jim Choma

Your Age : 28

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

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 ? : I, Assasin

What is your favourite Numan song ? : This is my House

Apart from Numan what is your favourite group/artist ? : T. Rex

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

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

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

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : Not making a hit record

What is your favourite TV Program ? : Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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

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

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 ? : Keep great sites like this one on line and updated

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 ? : The Plan

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

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

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

Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: We've found a common bond no one else has tapped into - Numan! Once folks begin to realize he's more than just "cars," he may become mainstream. In some way, I'd miss the special quality of how it is now...

Are you a musician ? : Yes

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

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : No one - he's great on his own!


Your Name : Dean Hazell

Your Age : 28

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

Where were you when you first heard Gary's music ? : In my parents dining room, listening to the charts on radio 1

Have you ever tried to look like Gary ? : No

What is your favourite Numan album ? : Strange Charm

What is your favourite Numan song ? : I Can't Stop

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

What is the worst aspect of being a Numan fan ? : Now, there are none, it's quite a good thing to talk about now !

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

What has been your greatest achievement in life ? : To be happy where I am with what I'm doing.

What has been your greatest failure in life ? : That I didn't have more fun in school, I took things a bit seriously

What is your favourite TV Program ? : X-Files

How did you feel the first time you heard Gary's music ? : Like I'd been hit by lightning, it was a startling realization that this was something that I really liked and I've never had the feeling about music again

If you could change one thing in the world. what would it be ? : I would give anyone who hasn't got much, some self-confidence

How many times have you seen Gary live ? : 10-12

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 ? : Unfortunately Gary is right in this regard. If the major radio stations and their affiliated tv shows wont air him, we're reliant on the word of mouth of other influential musicians. Any other stance by fans may seem Anorak-y

If Gary's next album were in a country-and-western style, would you buy it ? Yes, C&W synths would be interesting, Have you heard Buck Satan and the 666 something or others ? They are a Ministry (Al Jourgenson) side project which do much the same thing

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 ? : There are so many, I feel that Beggars Banquet made some serious mistakes in 1980-81, Telekon recieved no single support but the one that should have been a single is I'm an Agent

Could Gary benefit from using a producer that respected and understood his style ? : Yes, very much so. Or even a producer that's a name, Butch Vig or Bob Rock producing Gary anyone ?
Why are we all such fanatical fans ? :: Cos we know good stuff when we continually hear it.

Are you a musician ? : No

When is Gary going to stop rehashing Cars and getting back to what he's good at ? : This is not his fault it's Beggars Banquet's, they own it, they're the ones that keep releasing it.

Who would you like to see Numan do a duet with ? : Depeche Mode, NIN, Metallica (we'll se what Fear Factory's Cars sounds like first tho)

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