Are ‘Friends’ Electric? – Tubeway Army (1979)


An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Are ‘Friends’ Electric? by Tubeway Army. The record was released in 1979, on the Beggars Banquet record label and has been reworked into the familiar silhouette face of Gary Numan as featured on many of his records.

Presented in a satin black box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
Media Artist/s: Tubeway Army
Record Label: Beggars Banquet
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Electronic / Synth Pop

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Additional information about this Tubeway Army vinyl art.

Tubeway Army – The Artist

Tubeway Army were a UK, new wave and electronic band led by lead singer Gary Numan. They were the first band of the electronic era to have a synthesiser-based number-one hit, with their single Are ‘Friends’ Electric? and its parent album Replicas both topping the UK charts in mid-1979. After its release, Numan opted to drop the Tubeway Army name and release music under his own name as he was the sole songwriter, producer and public face of the band, but he retained the musicians from Tubeway Army as his backing band.

Are ‘Friends’ Electric – The Song

Are ‘Friends’ Electric? was written and produced by Gary Numan, the Tubeway Army frontman and lead vocalist. A gloomy song of paranoia and loneliness, Are ‘Friends’ Electric? had a distinctive sound which made it stand out at the time. Sales also benefited from the record company’s use of a picture disc and Numan’s striking, “robotic” performance on the TV shows, The Old Grey Whistle Test and Top of the Pops. Since it release Are ‘Friends’ Electric? has been a mainstay of Numan’s concerts and appears on all ten of his official live recordings to date.

Gary Numan- The Shape

The distinctive silhouette of Gary Numan was first used on the Berserka album and has since been used on numerous record single labels and promotional material. It has become widely recognised by Numan  fans throughout the world.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm


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