Gary Numan and Ultravox

Posted by: Adam

Gary Numan and Ultravox - Tue, 30 Dec 2008 17:47:00

Hi everyone

Like most here, I'm beyond excited for the return of Ultravox.

I just wanted to say that an interview I did back in May 2008 with Gary Numan has finally gone online. There is a fair bit of discussion on JF, Ultravox and Midge Ure. Here is the link:

http://www.beatmag.net/issue20/features/friends.php

Best wishes and a happy new year to you all...

Adam (Beatmag) laugh
Posted by: Brian

Re: Gary Numan and Ultravox - Tue, 30 Dec 2008 19:36:00

Cheers for posting Adam.

A very interesting read as usual.
laugh
Brian
Posted by: maryann

Re: Gary Numan and Ultravox - Tue, 30 Dec 2008 20:59:00

Thanks for posting the link!
Posted by: Shadow Man

Re: Gary Numan and Ultravox - Tue, 30 Dec 2008 22:28:00

Great Interview!
Thanks a lot for posting it!!! wink
Posted by: Si_W

Re: Gary Numan and Ultravox - Wed, 31 Dec 2008 02:55:00

I think he needs to get over his hatred of Midge as he must realise that people tend to say stupid things when they get famous. I understand how peed off he was about it, but that was nearly 30 years ago ffs.

Disappointed that he doesn't really appreciate the nostalgia factor or what attracted people to his music in the first place, but he's entitled to that view. I think his electronic phase, all the way through to The Fury, is far superior to his current style - although Sacrifice and Exile were better than anything after Warriors or at least My Assassin.
Posted by: Vladimir

Re: Gary Numan and Ultravox - Wed, 31 Dec 2008 04:30:00

Adam, thanks a lot for the link!

As the offtopic - it seems to me that the online version of the interview with Rusty Egan from the prevoius issue (http://www.beatmag.net/issue19/features/friends.php) isn't complete. Am I right? And how (and where) can I read the rest? I really want to read the full one! smile
Posted by: darthsmaull

Re: Gary Numan and Ultravox - Wed, 31 Dec 2008 06:14:00

Thanks for the link - interesting read!
Posted by: Black Shadow

Re: Gary Numan and Ultravox - Wed, 31 Dec 2008 13:28:00

Interesting interview, cheers for posting. cool
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: Gary Numan and Ultravox - Sat, 03 Jan 2009 08:12:00

Great interview Adam.

Mr Webb should remember his fans before he opens his gob in future!

That's the last time i stand outside a venue freezin' me feet off for the likes of him! confused2

Gary, have a word with yourself mate :rolleyes:
Posted by: METAL BEAT

Re: Gary Numan and Ultravox - Sun, 04 Jan 2009 23:17:00

Wow what a great interview. I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks Adam for posting the link.

Peter
Posted by: wozzer k

Re: Gary Numan and Ultravox - Mon, 05 Jan 2009 04:19:00

Thanks much Adam, I too really enjoyed your interview with GN, it revealed more about why he'll always be as irritating as he is inspiring to most of us.

On the one hand it's a shame he's so riddled with insecurity but his first few records (the great ones) are unique in what they are because it, lyrically especially. On the other it meant he'd inevitably implode as he increasingly doubted his talent and became more of a mimic, Nine Inch Numan as some have said.

And he's still annoyed with Midge for making a couple of incendiary comments nearly 25+ years ago, honestly!

PS. I too would be very interested in reading the rest of your interview with Rusty Egan, what are the chances?
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: Gary Numan and Ultravox - Mon, 05 Jan 2009 23:12:00

Nine Inch Numan! eek

How accurate is that!...LOL roflmao
Posted by: Pater Noster

Re: Gary Numan and Ultravox - Mon, 05 Jan 2009 23:32:00

Only Mrs Numan can answer that one. wink
Posted by: piman

Re: Gary Numan and Ultravox - Fri, 23 Jan 2009 10:19:00

Is it because of Midge's comment (about stealing from Ultravox) on Gary prevent him from going back to 78-80 era? He even mentioned how unhappy he was on stage performing "Replicas 08" tour. However, I also think Midge's comment was also a bit harsh.
After all Numanoid is only "Human"...

Oop!! wrong band Numan-league.
Posted by: alles klar

Re: Gary Numan and Ultravox - Sat, 24 Jan 2009 06:37:00

Whilst I can appreciate Numan's pecadillos regarding his Asbergers issues etc and so I take what he says with a pinch of salt (and I am a huge fan), I think he should re-name his big hit 'Scars' (here in my scars I feel safest of all / it's the only way to live / in scars / blah blah blah)

I do think he should grow up and get a life like the rest of us. You would hope that marriage and having kids would have helped him to smell the coffee and get real. Still a fan though laugh

Thomas