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(Guardian)   New Wave synth star Howard Jones on how he made his first big hit, "New Song." Bonus coolness: seal of approval from Gary Numan   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2022-10-04 6:59:51 AM  
Gary Numan is older than Gary Oldman.

You can't explain that.
 
2022-10-04 7:03:09 AM  
This was the first LP that I ever bought.

/ I don't want to be hip and cool
 
2022-10-04 7:29:45 AM  
He's still touring in the UK (made it to the US pre-pandemic) and does a really good show.
 
2022-10-04 7:46:18 AM  
Son


'We did some crazy stuff on stage - face paint, chains, shooting, dying and coming back as ghosts'

Dude, that's performance art, not a song.

'We sang and danced'

Dude, you made a musical.
 
2022-10-04 7:49:03 AM  
If he had dollar for every time he told that story he'd have two dollars
Howard Jones - Story of 80s hiat New Song with Gary Numan | Pop Fix | Professor of RocK - YouTube
 
2022-10-04 8:03:07 AM  
Sometime in the late '90s I was roped into going to see a Human League/Culture Club doublebill.  Howard Jones was the opener, and I daresay he put on a pretty good set.  The bassist was Nick Beggs (formerly known as the only talented member of Kajagoogoo), who played a heavily modified Chapman stick.
 
2022-10-04 8:17:16 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Sometime in the late '90s I was roped into going to see a Human League/Culture Club doublebill.  Howard Jones was the opener, and I daresay he put on a pretty good set.  The bassist was Nick Beggs (formerly known as the only talented member of Kajagoogoo), who played a heavily modified Chapman stick.


Anecdote fails without a mention of Nik Kershaw.
 
2022-10-04 9:12:03 AM  
I met Gary Numan after a concert once.   Nice guy, very polite.
 
2022-10-04 9:18:55 AM  
Saw Gary Numan in a small venue a few months back - This guy and his band put on a great show. Really really heavy - I was not expecting that.
 
2022-10-04 9:36:59 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: The bassist was Nick Beggs (formerly known as the only talented member of Kajagoogoo), who played a heavily modified Chapman stick.


He is AMAZING on that thing.

and he was in Ellis, Beggs and Howard too.
 
2022-10-04 9:41:33 AM  
I saw his first American TV performance on Thicke of the Night, on my little black & white television I convinced my parents to let me keep in my room. Strictly speaking, I wasn't supposed to be watching TV after 10 PM. But I did. My parents didn't know that the TV had an earphone jack.

Anyway, I can't find that performance, but I did find one a little bit like it, including his mime friend. IIRC the Thicke of the Night performance didn't have any of the parts where Howard dances himself. He spent most of the time behind the keyboard. And while I'm certain this clip is lip-synched, I cannot be sure about the Thicke of the Night performance because it was a long damn time ago and I wasn't paying attention to things like that when I was young.

Howard Jones - New Song on Saturday Superstore
Youtube jt1INH71K_U
 
2022-10-04 9:55:01 AM  
Anyone old enough to remember Beaver and Krause?
 
2022-10-04 11:08:42 AM  
So different from how he sounded after joining Killswitch Engage.
 
2022-10-04 12:08:38 PM  
Howard Jones- New Song (HD Restoration)
Youtube _Uy4wVLn0Kg
 
2022-10-04 3:14:28 PM  
Great interview with Howard Jones on "The Hustle" podcast recently:

https://thehustle.podbean.com/e/episode-382-howard-jones/
 
2022-10-04 3:16:41 PM  
Saw HoJo at the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh on his One to One tour back in '87. He came out in a kabuki mask, whipping a bo staff around, until he got to center stage, took off the mask, and started in on "No One is to Blame". Man, that was a great show.
 
2022-10-04 3:31:19 PM  

Trail of BABYMETAL DEATH: Saw Gary Numan in a small venue a few months back - This guy and his band put on a great show. Really really heavy - I was not expecting that.


Saw Numan a few years back in Chicago. Wow! Yes, heavy and beautiful all at once. This guy just gets better with age. His new album is awesome too.
 
2022-10-04 6:38:30 PM  
finally, gen xers are selling the mythology of our youth to those that are actually young

/lets just string them along and claim we invented everything..
//woodstock, harlem globetrotters, the direction to 'lather rinse repeat' on shampoo
///all us
 
2022-10-04 8:02:13 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Sometime in the late '90s I was roped into going to see a Human League/Culture Club doublebill.  Howard Jones was the opener, and I daresay he put on a pretty good set.  The bassist was Nick Beggs (formerly known as the only talented member of Kajagoogoo), who played a heavily modified Chapman stick.


I'm not much of a concert-goer. I'm old, and in my entire life, I've seen maybe 20 rock/pop concerts. Of those, 3 involved Howard Jones. One was the concert you mentioned above. The only person/band I've seen in concert more times is Weird Al.
 
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