Additional information about this, Gary Numan vinyl art.
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.
We Take Mystery (To Bed) – The Song
“We Take Mystery (To Bed)” is a song written and recorded by English new wave musician Gary Numan, the second single released from his fourth solo studio album, I, Assassin (1982). It peaked at No. 9 on the UK Singles Chart (the highest of three Top 20 hits from the album) and it remains Numan’s last Top 10 hit. The song was written about an ex-girlfriend of Numan’s at the time called Debbie. According to his biography, she was at a club with her sister and it was inevitable that he would fancy one of them. Either would then charm him into getting romantically involved before selling their story about him to the press.
Gary Numan – The Shape
This record has been modelled into the silhouette of Gary Numan wearing a trilby hat and long raincoat as depicted on the records picture sleeve and the promotional video. A trilby is a narrow-brimmed type of hat. The trilby was once viewed as the rich man’s favoured hat; it is sometimes called the “brown trilby” in Britain and was frequently seen at the horse races. The traditional London hat company Lock and Co. describes the trilby as having a “shorter brim which is angled down at the front and slightly turned up at the back” compared to the fedora’s “wider brim which is more level”. The trilby also has a slightly shorter crown than a typical fedora design.
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