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Despite being over five minutes long and possessing, in the words of its composer, "no recognisable hook-line whatsoever", the single topped the UK charts and is notable for being the first electronic/synthesizer-based record to become a hit in the post-punk era. Whilst the track's new and distinctive sound stood out at the time, sales also benefitted from the record company's use of a picture disc and Numan's striking, "robotic" performance on the TV shows The Old Grey Whistle Test… read more

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  • Avatar for VenusTheMermaid
  • Avatar for Disvisonpunk86
    Amazing track another one of my favourites such a classic and one of the best electronic singers going <3
  • Avatar for Moonlight__Dawn
    Just awesome!
  • Avatar for psychopatej
    I think Placebo was influenced also by him in some of their works
  • Avatar for theironictea
    “No recognisable hook-line whatsoever” is bullshit. It's obviously that synth riff. Good song.
  • Avatar for nicorebel
    fantastic - ahead of it's time...
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  • Avatar for wilhelm_m
    so surreal, this song reminds me of ketamine haha
  • Avatar for NatalieAddams1
    references to "do androids dream of electric sheep?"
  • Avatar for Embryonicboy
    Seminal. One of the truly great slices of music heaven.

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