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Tubeway Army

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Me, I Disconnect from You Tubeway Army 03:22
You Are in My Vision Gary Numan, Tubeway Army 03:14
My Shadow In Vain Tubeway Army 02:59
Listen To The Sirens Tubeway Army 03:05
Bombers Tubeway Army, Gary Numan 03:52
Don't Be a Dummy Tubeway Army, Gary Numan 00:30
Zero Bars (Mr. Smith) Tubeway Army 03:12
Jo the Waiter Tubeway Army 02:41
We Have A Technical Tubeway Army 08:04
Oh! 2025 Gary Numan 04:29

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Me, I Disconnect from You
Are 'Friends' Electric?
The Machman
Praying to the Aliens

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Biography

The band Tubeway Army emerged from the London punk scene and recorded their self-titled debut album in 1976 after signing to the Beggars Banquet label. The band were a platform for the enigmatic singer-songwriter Gary Webb (who changed his name to Numan). The album 'Tubeway Army' was a bridge between the more guitar oriented early songs written by Numan and what was to become his trademark electronic style.

By the time the second album 'Replicas' was released Numan had become proficient on the new generation of analogue synthesisers which had come on the market. It was a sound which was used to great effect on the iconic hit single 'Are Friends Electric?', one of the most distinctive chart singles of the 1970s which spent four weeks at number one in the UK charts in 1979.

'Replicas' launched Numan into the spotlight following memorable appearances on the influential UK rock show 'The Old Grey Whistle Test' and the chart show 'Top of the Pops'. Audiences were mesmerised by Numan's other worldly stage image and it paved the way for his solo career which he launched shortly after disbanding Tubeway Army later that year.