Gary Numan – Emotion (12″)

So it will be back to the 80’s then………thanks to all your votes!

Not before I put this up from a man who was actually having hits in the 70’s. Self produced and recorded at his own Outland studios this came out in 1991. Still searching for a new style before he discovered industrial metal. This has female backing vocals with dark synth-rock but with a cringe worthy commercial edge, it was off the album “Machine + Soul” (his 14th album)

So the track is basically Numan trying to do Janet Jackson (just look at the video) The sound of early 90’s samplers. The B-side is slightly better and darker, some different sounds but still a bloody guitar solo in there. The extra track is a semi-instrumental “Hanoi” – Blade Runner soundtrack stuff with Numan apparently speaking through a voice changer ?

Numa ‎– NUM 22
A – Emotion (Ext Mix) – 7:40
B1 –  In A Glasshouse –  4:12emotionfrontcov
B2 –  Hanoi –  2:06



3 responses

  1. Ahh yes Gary’s mid career nadir. And that’s before we get to the cover of Prince’s U Got The Look on the album………

    Although I have to say this was the period where I went to loads of concerts and had a great time! The fans christened the song Emulsion – some even bought paintbrushes along to the concerts. Machine and Soul the album is one to be avoided really, the song Machine and Soul isn’t bad and got a lot of remix treatment when it came out. The other single off the album The Skin Game is better but still Rhythm Nation influenced.

  2. More Gary is always welcome. Thanks

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