Tubeway Army – “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” – (1979)

Tubway Army was the New Wave band fronted by Gary Numan, who would go on to have a very successful solo single of his own. In fact, his solo single was so big that many people forget this song – and even this band – ever happened. It’s synthpop – and early synthpop at that, having been released in early 1979. It was a #1 in the U.K. The music is actually kind of odd and it just drones on and on with robotic-like lyrics. It’s like listening to early Kraftwerk and I only use that comparison because, at the time of its release, there really wasn’t much to compare it to.

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