The Pleasure Principle

Label
Beggars UK - Ada
Release date
23 Jun 1998
Running length
16 tracks
Running time
67:48

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Airlane 3:17 21,627
2 Metal 4:16 58,625
3 Complex 3:29 35,343
4 Films 3:54 39,393
5 ME 1:50 666
6 Tracks 2:35 27,288
7 Observer 2:54 26,393
8 Conversation 9:17 23,360
9 Cars 3:57 262,020
10 Engineers 3:41 22,654
11 Random 5:59 14,332
12 Oceans 3:00 11,701
13 Asylum 2:20 12,050
14 Remember I Was Vapour (live '79) 4:49 85
15 Conversation (live '79) 7:43 68
16 On Broadway (live '79) 4:47 99

About this album

The Pleasure Principle was released on September 7, 1979 (UK) by Beggars Banquet. On September 25, 1979, the album was released in the US under Atco Records.

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  • WS9167

    The thing is, it's kinda samey-samey. Cars is an amazing track, but every track sounds a lot like it, just usually less inspired. Good vocals though.

    23 Mar 9:03am Reply
  • notaplatypus

    ILLUMINUTTY

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • CainDavies

    Awesome album

    12 Jun 2013 Reply
  • brunogramacho

    I like it. Good album!

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • Johnny_D

    one of the best albums of music history and with no doubt best scifi-themed album ever. Pure perfection. So cold, so artificial, so lonely. And so science fiction and still so real-life!

    2 May 2013 Reply
  • UnRagazzoAdam

    'The Pleasure Principle' na Popvictims: http://popvictims.pl/2013/03/03/foto-nr-65/

    11 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Rubberbandman16

    Who knows, he was kinda weird & ecclectic

    1 Sep 2012 Reply
  • incultojurgis

    I don't get the whole glowing pyramid shit

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • dasNeonlicht

    Paul Gardiner and Cedric Sharpley: tightest fucking rhythm section ever.

    16 Feb 2012 Reply
  • psynumb

    Influential indeed.

    8 Dec 2011 Reply
  • david1879

    Wow... having only known the 'obvious' Gary Numan songs, I discovered this album tonight when someone mentioned it was where Basement Jaxx got the 'Where's Your Head At' sample from. It's fantastic!

    4 Sep 2011 Reply
  • jizzard135

    Utterly flawless.

    4 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Auland

    A great accidental success.

    1 Sep 2011 Reply
  • prominence_la

    One month later, and I'm in love with this album all over again. Numan is AWESOME. The live tracks are, production-wise, some of the best I've ever heard.

    31 Aug 2011 Reply
  • prominence_la

    @shermstixx - No, I completely agree!

    3 Aug 2011 Reply
  • poopoocacah

    Still my favorite album of his.

    21 Jul 2011 Reply
  • shermstixx

    not to be TOO nerdy or anything, but the drums on this record sound fantastic... the production is perfect.

    6 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Mar-LONGG

    Probably in my top 10 albums ever. Amazing.

    5 Nov 2010 Reply
  • dinkydauisshit

    "that pyramids been staring at me all night"

    31 Aug 2010 Reply
  • bowie_fan87

    "Metal" is one of his best songs, but I've never been a fan of "The Pleasure Principle." Then again, I could be crazy because I absolutely love "Dance."

    18 Aug 2010 Reply
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