Electronic music pioneer Gary Numan paved the way for synthpop bands around the globe with his 1979 debut solo release The Pleasure Principle. The album was full of synth percussion, signature robotic sounds, and liberal use of the polymoog keyboard, specifically for it’s distinct “vox humana.”
“Airlane,” “Metal” and the hit single “Cars” (awesome video below) were some of the tracks that made The Pleasure Principle such an important record for synthpop music. The Human League, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails and even Afrika Bambaataa were heavily influenced by the music of Gary Numan.
Thirty years later, Gary Numan released a three-disc special anniversary edition of The Pleasure Principle, and has announced a special tour where he will perform the entire record live.
Tickets for Gary Numan’s “The Pleasure Principle Tour” go on sale Friday, July 2 at noon.
Tickets on sale at noon today:
Jenny and Johnny
Lovely indie artists Jenny Lewis and Johnny Rice team up for a duo of loveliness.
Thursday, September 16
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Punk rockers from groups like NOFX and Foo Fighters collaborate for a super-group covering songs like “Sloop John B” and “Favorite Things.”
Wednesday, October 27