Electro God Gary Numan celebrates his birthday today. I saw Gary Numan in concert last year and he performed his classic album “The Pleasure Principle” from start to finish. It was an incredible experience. Make sure you listen to “Cars” and “Are Friends Electric?” today to celebrate. I know I will. Happy birthday, Gary!
On October 23, 2010, electronic music pioneer and legend Gary Numan played at the Best Buy Theater (formerly known as the Nokia Theater) in New York to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his classic album “The Pleasure Principle,” which he played from start to finish. The ninth song on the album is a track you might know. It’s called “Cars.” It goes a little something like this…
Tokyo’s electronic rock group Boom Boom Satellites opened for electronic god Gary Numan at the Best Buy Theater in New York on October 23, 2010. I had no idea they would be playing and it was really exciting since I’ve liked their music since they remixed “Push It” by Garbage in the late 1990s. Boom Boom Satellites got the crowd revved up with hard rockin’ electronica that found me with my eyes closed and my body swaying for the majority of their 30 minute set. The band has a female drummer and she kicked some serious ass keeping a pulsating beat that was one of the best parts of the night for me.
On October 23, 2010, electronic music pioneer Gary Numan celebrated the 30th anniversary of his “Pleasure Principle” album by playing the entire record live at the Best Buy Theater in New York. The night began with opening sets from Tokyo’s Boom Boom Satellites and New York’s Rasputina and then Gary Numan hit the stage around 10 pm.
Though Gary Numan lost his voice earlier in the week, he sounded just fine. He started the show with an instrumental called “Random” and then went right into playing “The Pleasure Principle” from start to finish. Even though a large portion of the crowd came to hear “Cars,” Gary Numan’s biggest hit, the “Numanoids” (aka Gary Numan’s die hard fans) were loving every second.
Gary Numan had a great use of lighting and though at times I thought I was going to hallucinate from all the strobe lights, I loved getting lost in Gary Numan’s version of electro-heaven. A video of “Cars” will be coming soon, so stick around…
See a couple more pix as well as the set list after the jump.