I’m not really too fussed either way about Hallowe’en, but it seems to have been getting pushed quite a lot this year in Edinburgh.
So, if you’re in the mood for something spooky and disturbing for Hallowe’en (in a good way) then i would like to present the video for Gary Numan’s latest single ‘The Fall.’
Sure he may still be best known for ‘Cars’ and ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric?’ but there’s a lot of people who realise that he is a genius. Watching the video, it’s clear that Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson and a lot of folk have clearly been paying attention over the years. And Kanye West and Prince have also spoken of their admiration, suggesting that it’s not just the goth/industrial crowd who see what he has achieved. Not to mention his contribution to Battles’ sophomore album Gloss Drop, earlier this year on the single ‘My Machine.’
This track is taken from Numan’s latest album Dead Son Rising, which was released last week.
He is on tour this December:
7 Leamington Spa Assembly Hall
8 Manchester Ritz
9 Southampton Guildhall
10 All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival with Battles
11 Hatfield University SU - The Forum