Complex – Gary Numan (1979)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Complex by Gary Numan. The record was released in 1979, on the Beggars Banquet record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a prism which is a shape that was heavily featured on the album The Pleasure Principle from which this song came.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Gary Numan, Tubeway Army, 70s Synth Pop, The Pleasure Principle album, Ballards or has a special memory linked to the song.

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

Title: Complex
Media Artist/s: Gary Numan
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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Gary Numan – The Artist

Gary Anthony James Webb (born 1958), better known as Gary Numan, is an English singer, musician, songwriter, composer, and record producer. He first entered the music industry as the frontman of the new wave band Tubeway Army. After releasing two albums with the band, he released his debut solo album The Pleasure Principle in 1979, topping the UK Albums Chart. While his commercial popularity peaked in the late 1970s and early 1980s with the No. 1 singles “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” and “Cars”, he maintains a strong cult following. Gary Numan is considered a pioneer of electronic music, with his signature sound consisting of heavy synthesiser hooks fed through guitar effects pedals. He is also known for his distinctive voice and androgynous “android” persona.

Complex – The Song

“Complex” is a song by British musician Gary Numan. It was the second single to be taken from his 1979 album The Pleasure Principle. The single reached number six in the UK Singles Chart. The recording’s backing track uses conventional acoustic drums, acoustic piano, and electric bass guitar, however the distinctive lead parts are performed on violin, viola, and heavily flanged and reverberated analogue monosynth, an unusual combination in popular music. Lyrically, the song alludes to a psychological complex, expressing a paranoia that might have been directed at critics, fans, stalkers or false friends, depending on one’s point of view

The Prism- The Shape

This record has been modelled into a shape representing a five sided prism as depicted on the album “The Pleasure Principle”. In geometry, a prism is a polyhedron comprising an n-sided polygonal base, a second base which is a translated copy (rigidly moved without rotation) of the first, and n other faces (necessarily all parallelograms) joining corresponding sides of the two bases. All cross-sections parallel to the bases are translations of the bases. Prisms are named for their bases, so a prism with a pentagonal base is called a pentagonal prism. The prisms are a subclass of the prismatoids.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
Artist Formation

Solo Artist

Decade

70's

Gender

Male

Nationality

English

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