And now it’s time for something a little different, here at Classic Corner we bring you only the very best in classic albums and today is no different. With Gary Numan’s ‘ Dead Moon Falling ‘ tour starting this week we decided to take a look back at a little musical gem found on a dusty shelf at Black Flag Towers.
‘ Gary Numan TubewayArmy : The Premier Hits ‘ is a was a release of singles dating back to the very start or one of musics biggest influences from his time as lead singer in TubewayArmy up to this release in 1996.
A memorable note about this album is track one ‘ Cars ‘ now there have been many many versions of Cars but this one was the reason for the album. This mix of Cars was the backing track to the Carling Premier TV ad of that year.
This 18 track collection of singles features TubewaysArmy classic ‘Bombers’ originally released in 1978 and is still to this day a huge fan favorite. This album also has Numan’s number one songs ‘ Are Friends Electric? ‘ and the original version of ‘ Cars ‘.
Now it would be fair to say that ‘The Premier Hits ‘ only features two number ones on the whole album but that takes nothing away from the rest of the songs, such as ‘ Warriors’ that placed at 20 in the charts and later became the name of an album all of its own. Or Dramatis song ‘ Love Needs No Disguise ‘ with the legendary Cedric Sharply drummer for Dramatis and Numan alike who sadly passed away but was payed tribute to with this very song on the ‘ Dead Son Rising ‘ tour.
You can’t mention this album and the passing of Cedric without mentioning ‘ Stormtrooper In Drag ‘ written by vital member of TubewayArmy Paul Gardiner. This song can be taken in many ways, no matter how you take it you can feel the emotion in the way Gary Numan sings the extremely emotional song.
This is a great little singles album and well worth spending your money on it if you can get your hands on a copy of the CD or even better the Cassette remember them?
Be sure to check out the up coming ‘Dead Moon Falling’ London review coming after this friday. From Marcus Fox in Classic’s Corner …… Good night my friends.