Gary Numan isn’t fond of being labeled a “synth-pop” icon. Gary hit it big in 1979 with the song “Cars” and he feels like that song doesn’t really define his sound.
Numan, recently released an album called Intruder. He told Tone Deaf magazine “I think that people like Human League were much better at doing the pop thing than I was. I honestly feel that I accidentally collided with pop music, when I wrote ‘Cars’. It’s like I was going that way, and pop was going that way and we just met briefly."
When asked what he actually does, Numan replied:
“I mean I’m a [lousy] musician, to be truthful, I can’t play guitar very well, I can’t play keyboards very well. I don’t sing great, you know I’m alright. I’m not interested in music, If you asked me to play a chord or a G on a piano: not a clue. I don’t care. My interest in music is sound, noises.”
Numan will hit the road with a North American tour starting in Los Angeles on September 17th.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]