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Tubeway Army

Tubeway Army was the name of Gary Numan’s band. They were the first band of the electronic era to have a synthesiser-based number-one hit, with their single “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” and its parent album Replicas both topping the UK charts in mid-1979. After its release, Numan opted to drop the Tubeway Army name and release music under his own name, but he retained the musicians from Tubeway Army as his backing band.

  • Tubeway Army