Today's post is in celebration of procuring my ticket for Gary Numan's upcoming show in my hometown. Needless to say, I am so, so excited.
The above album, Live at Shepard's Bush is the closest thing to Exile that I have on vinyl. Now I know Exile has been released (finally) I just need to get my grubby mitts on a copy, rest assured that I will my friends. But in the meantime, this will do very nicely indeed. It's 2 glorious 180 gram pressings on orange colored wax, and it sounds AMAZING. We even get to hear him speak a bit. And there are more than a few songs from Exile, so I'm not completely left without. This album is included as one of my fairly recent modern vinyl purchases, and it is a unique pleasure to be its first and only owner.
The above is an untouched shot I took at his 2010 Pleasure Principle concert. He was incredible, and I was happy to see the rest of the crowd show him the love he is so deserving of. Below, please enjoy the new trailer for his upcoming album Splinter, out this October...of course.
P.S. And let's all send healing energy to Gary's wife Gemma, who is in the hospital with meningitis. May she recover quickly!