Gary Numan on having Asperger's...
...and a song about feeling safe in an enclosed space...
I remember watching a documentary about Gary Numan a couple of years ago and at one point he was saying how he thinks that he has mild Aspergers and was explaining some of his symptoms.
So when I initially told my husband that I thought I had Aspergers he kept playing this song on the tv via u-tube
Do you know if he ever got diagnosed?
No. He's self-diagnosed. But from what he says, I don't have much doubt.
Love this version...
All Saints Basement: Are Friends Electric?
Me neither, from his reflections on his youth and also his method of making music.
I listened to this earlier, thank you for the link. It’s certainly a lot more atmospheric than the original and less electro. Both versions are good, in different ways. Which version do you prefer?
I like both. I remember when it first came out back in 1978 or 1979. I was taken by it.
I've always liked his music over the years.
This is my favourite version of possibly my favourite Numan song. Great dramatic build...
Another good one, live with NIN...
It’s good. Thank you. I just played both tracks to my husband and apparently we’re going to watch Gary Numan when he next tours (He’s liked Gary’s music since he was 9 years old). Does he still tour? Have you ever been to one of his concerts?
He was playing at a local theatre back in 1979, when he was just really starting. I could have gone to that gig... but I didn't.
Always kicked myself for that!