Radio Heart was a project of Hugh Nicholson, a friend of Gary Numan's. Elton John and Ray Cooper also contributed vocals on various tracks, but the three songs featuring Numan are by far the best on the album. The single "Radio Heart", released in 1987, is far more mainstream pop than his own output, and likewise achieved more chart success than Numan had on his own at the time.
My favorite Gary Numan album does not come from his smashing glam-meets-new wave '80s-era work, but his 2000 release Pure. Following in the wake of his wife's repeated miscarriages, Numan took a page from Trent Reznor's book (and one he himself inspired, no less), and wrote an industrial-inspired epic of pain and scathing religious commentary, as exemplified in "My Jesus".
Posted: October 21st, 2010
at 8:00pm by qbot
Tagged with 1987, 2000, alan wilder, architect, atomic, british, daniel myer, elton john, gary numan, hugh nicholson, industrial, metro, new wave, pleasure principle, pure, radio heart, ray cooper, recoil, trent reznor, tribute, tubeway army
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