Tubeway Army - Are Friends Electric ? ( Very Rare Unbroadcast Complete Version 1979 )

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David Thomas : In 2018 this sounds so crispy fresh it's unreal.

Empress Benedict : This song makes me want to purchase a bunch of Moog's so I can piss off my neighbors.

Pipermillen : I was 9 years old music meant nothing to me. Then one day climbing a tree in my back garden our neighbour was working on his car with the radio on this song came on the radio I just couldn't help but listen it was unlike anything I'd ever heard before ground breaking the guy is a genius

Andrew B : Apparently a fan of Gary who dreamed of being his girlfriend, contacted him years later, dated him, and they got married! That doesn't happen often, but it shows that dreams can come true!

the faceman : I was 15 when this hit the charts, im now 52 and the song is still fucking great, i have never tired of it. great time for music the late 70's im privileged to have been there

Jim Jiminy : Are friends electric? They sure are these days huh?

Linda Winchcole : When this song came out, it was so different from anything at the time, still sounds good 2018 😀😀

Peter Tümmers : Almost 40 years later this still is ONE OF THE FUCKING BEST SONGS EVER RECORDED!!

MrSchmolko : so happy to have lived when there still came music that was absolutely unheard of before. everything from 1990 until today could be from any of the decades before. hard to imagine that there will be a time when people will talk about the sound of the zeroes and tens, as you could from the 50s until the 80s. a new wave or punk or ska song from the 80s could never be confused with a 70s tune.

John Williams : This song - and this song only - is directly responsible for me spending the next 35 years (and still counting!) absolutely loving and in adulation of electronic music. This song defined my future musical taste, after hearing it for the first time as a 14 year old lad... :) I still get as excited hearing it now as I did all those years ago... it never dates nor does it ever tire me from listening to it.... AND if I close my eyes and concentrate really hard, it's like being 14 again - and being hypnotised by Mr Numan  It's like falling in love with this sound - all over again... 

ANTI MATTA : Kylo Ren on keyboards.

airscrew1 : Love this song. I was working on British Railways in 1979 when this came out. This song always reminds me of working at Stratford MPD.

Barend Vorster : This is an important song from Gary Newman.

richard bills : When I was young I would believe that this was something that a superstar just stood up and did. Many years later I look at this and can see that he is just a normal person having a go. It is a fantastic song, but he is just some bloke on the street having a go. He nails it, and when you believe he is some sort of superstar. He then becomes one.

Stephen Campbell : I remember buying this record. I thought I was cool, and that the record was cool. I was half right anyway. Now I am in my 50s - shit! - and the record still sounds wonderful. My daughter is 19. I played this to her. She said it was "OK". I think she is wrong, it's still brilliant!

Joseph Guida : Mr. Neumans body language is a very interesting part of this video.

Vlad Drakul : I was 18 and had been the first skinhead in my school of 600 in 1976. Sure the Pistols were fun but NOT great music like the stuff I had grown up with as a kid in the late 60's and early 70's (ie Beatles as a boy, then Bowie, Led Zeppelin, the Doors and Hendrix but hated Prog, MOR, indeed the mid 70s in the UK. The US had still some great stuff like Funkadelic, Neil Young, Grateful Dead. However I LOVED the New Wave better than punk (far better more original music and by the end of '77 was an ex punk). Loved US early punk/New wave like Television, Talking Heads, B 52's, Devo. My favorite UK New wavers were: Lene Lovich, Tubeway Army, Pil, Psychedelic Furs and later Depeche Mode (giants!), the Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Japan! Great music!

BIG NATE 22 : 39 yrs old Mind blown

gary jones : Superb, always loved Gary Nyman, you don't get music like that nowadays

JK1 : He is the most realistic looking robot ever created.

Joan Esdale : When you realise your childhood music was totally amazing!

tigerarmyrule : If you are under 50 you simply cannot imagine how revolutionary this was.

Nai Noswad : Is that Billy Currie from Ultravox! on keyboards?

justmadeit2 : If this was released in 2018 it would sound fresh, enough said. 1001 likes needed for that comment alone ! ;) In the unlikely event of that happening I will return with a second comment, it will probably be boring

strangerbagels : my dad has a play station 2 from like 2000 and he has a need for speed game (carbon I think?) from 2006 and I found this song on it and IM OBSESSED 😩

Stephen McManus : Amazing track. Never been a Number 1 like it. It meant a lot back then. This blew everyone away. Nice to see Billy Currie of Ultravox/Visage helping out. RIP Paul Gardiner.

Edwin Bitsoe : ............1979.......... one UNFORGETTABLE YEAR...........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gridsleep : Neither of those keyboards have audio cables connected. The electric piano doesn't even have a power cord. The bass isn't plugged in. The band members certainly must be electric.

gazzatriumph : Anyone who thumbs down this is a cockwomble

Lee Ernesto Boles : I wasn't alive when this came out, but it still sounds as fresh and new as it did in 1979

Veronica Bock : Is there a way to tattoo this song on to the molecular biodome that is my brain?

ferrocky : Saw them in 1979 at the Empire theatre in Liverpool, my first ever concert I was 16, they were supported by OMD, the light show was incredible as was the whole concert, it was mind blowing, great memories.

Populier Vogel : Haha, Nice to see Gary has visit Top Pop, our Dutch TOTP, bringing back sweet memories.

Brad Dunn : A Synth-Ballad... Sounds so simple, but in retrospect it's a lot better than today's rubbish...

odd human : love this song so much!

Maryanne Rapana : This gotta be one of my favourite song apart from his song “ CAR “

Stephen Crump : Boy how I miss the 80's... This track never ages..iconic music

jay grant : Complete Nerds! Wonderful!

Paul Jürgen-Romrig : Anyone remember the Lee Cooper jeans add from the 70s? Numan singing the track. Check it out.

Micas099 : 3:22 Gary realizes he's not anywhere close to the mic for the vocal line.. lol

Michael Paris : I was 5 when I first heard this song. I can't remember any particular song before it. I can still picture sitting in my uncles room hanging out while listening to the tunes. Looking at the album cover in awe. Listening on his awesome stereo. Eating pizza. Staying up late. That's all a long time ago now that I'm 45. But right now, listening to this song I'm a kid again. Thank you.

brapman brap : absolutely magnificent ground-breaking music and still better than anything around today ..hats off the Gary numan a real legend ...truly awesome song

William H. Baird : I remember when this was brand new... It was so different! It made made me discover Kraftwerk, Yello, Ministry, Front 242 Etc!

PAGAN : Again it's surgical perfection I'm 47 and yes,the 70s n 80s were by far the best evolution for music IMO look what we have American idol pff fk t

1980’s Guy : One of my faves 👍 Truly captures the 80’s 👍👍👍 ( even though it was 79 😂) Thank you Gary Numan and tubeway army

Mike Mike : Space Age! New Wave! Clever

v-town1980 : Fantastic! I love how serious Gary attempts to be, then rolls his eyes and grins, knowing the whole lipsync bit is a joke.

War Mongerel : Boston, Foreigner, Styx - White guys with afros...and then this guy shows up. It was really amazing.

Surfs Up : One of new wave's best. Vocally, sounds like Bowie. I still have the live album and it's still fresh and modern sounding as any synth band these days.

Posh Lady Surrey : I wS 5 in 1979