Gary Numan 1979

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Gary Numan 1979

Post by AnalogKid » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:23 am

I came across this clip on Youtube that I didn't know existed. It's a 1979 "rare unbroadcast video" of Gary Numan and his band lip syncing to Are Friends Electric. This is the period when Billy Currie was a member of Gary Numan's touring band, right after John Foxx left Ultravox and before Ultravox reformed with Midge Ure.

What synth is that at 1:25? And what synth is that on top of Billy Currie's keyboard setup (you can't see it well because they never show the synth's panel)?

Here's a classic track and a video that I bet many of you Numan fans didn't know existed:


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Re: Gary Numan 1979

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:05 am

One of those synths looks like a Korg Polyphonic Ensemble. The other one I don't recognize.
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Re: Gary Numan 1979

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:39 am

Is the other a PPG 1020?
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Re: Gary Numan 1979

Post by Cybercardinal » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:48 am

Yea, I've seen that vid before. It's a PPG 1002 as AG says.

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Re: Gary Numan 1979

Post by the synthman » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:07 pm

I've seen that video before. Its not that new.
Was wondering what synth that Chris Payne is playing was as well.?

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Re: Gary Numan 1979

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:36 pm

It looks more like the PPG 1020 as it has more controls (especially to the left end of the frontpanel, where the Modulation section is located). You can see a close-up around the 0:30 mark.

The thing on top of the Rhodes is indeed a Korg PE-1000.

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