Album Review: Gary Numan – ‘Dead Son Rising’

A collection of revamped offcuts

Slowly but surely over the years, the perception of [a]Gary Numan[/a] has shifted from faded pop relic to godfather of all electronic music – that [a]Battles[/a] guest spot on ‘[b]My Machines[/b]’ this year being something of a peak. The stage is now set for him to deliver a latter-day masterpiece that will spread his appeal beyond his hyper-devoted fanbase and into a new generation, but this – a collection of offcuts revamped in the industrial style that has characterised his recent work – isn’t it. The likes of ‘[b]Big Noise Transmission[/b]’ and ‘[b]The Fall[/b]’ are serviceable, but it’s the new album, due next year – ‘[b]Splinter[/b]’ – that will more likely complete his resurrection.

[i]Hamish MacBain[/i]



  • Director: Gary Numan, Ade Fenton
  • Record label: Mortal
  • Release date: 18 Oct, 2011