This Is Emotion - Gary Numan - Metal Rhythm


1989
Label: I.R.S. Records - EIRSACD1021 • Format: CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic • Style: Synth-pop
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Metal Rhythm is the ninth solo studio album by English musician Gary Numanoriginally released in September by I. Gary Numan 's previous three studio albums had been released on his own record label, Numa Records. However, the disappointing sales of those albums led to Numan closing down the label and signing to I. Most of the album had, in fact, been recorded before Numan signed with the record label. Numan wanted to call the album Cold Metal Rhythm after its song of the same name, but I.

Musically, Metal Rhythm represented a move by Numan into a more commercial sound, although it preserved continuity with Numan's previous albums.

Metal Rhythm made liberal use of female backing vocals, which Numan had incorporated into his four previous albums; also, the futuristic funk that This Is Emotion - Gary Numan - Metal Rhythm Numan's previous albums remained on Metal Rhythmbut the programmed beats, hustling vocals and rock power chords gave the album an edgier, more psyched-up vibe.

The album's sense of aggression is present lyrically as well as musically; on the liner notes for the album's re-release, Steve Malins writes that "like Trent Reznor 's NIN debutthe persona projected on Metal Rhythm is restless, emotionally unstable, scathing about human frailties and flaws, self loathing about his own.

Metal Rhythm was released in September and although its edgy, industrial-funk sound met with favour from fans and some positive reviews in the UK music press, it sold poorly. The album charted at No. For its American release, and against Numan's wishes, the record label changed the album's title to New Angerchanged the The Look Of Love - Horse - Both Sides colour shade from black to blue, remixed several of its tracks and even replaced two tracks "Hunger" and "Young Heart" with tracks originally recorded for Numan's album Berserker.

Numan would only release two more albums with I. Travel Companion - Tom Tallitsch - Heads Or Tales from the Metal Rhythm liner notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

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Strange Charm Metal Rhythm Automatic US Release cover. I must admit that one of my reasons for wanting to get back into the charts was revenge. I wanted to get back at everyone who had put the knife in. In fact the Metal Rhythm album is one of the most aggressive of my career. I poured out my nerves and frustration into my music, making it Nur In Meinem Kopf - Andreas Bourani - Hey Live psyched-up, raw and uncompromising.

I think This Is Emotion - Gary Numan - Metal Rhythm expected to have success with me straight away. I remember the managing director of the UK division, Steve Tannet, This Is Emotion - Gary Numan - Metal Rhythm around his office when he played the first single from the album, "New Anger". I was happy about his enthusiasm but a little embarrassed at the sight of such a chubby man dancing around. IRS had chosen the title track after listening to the finished album and felt it particularly strong from the very beginning.

Steve was full of it, the song was going to be a big hit, it would do this, that and the other. He forgot about that in October when it reached 46 in the UK charts. We were up in his office a few weeks after the release and he said, 'Of course, you chose the wrong single there, we never wanted that one at all. It was record company bullshit supreme.


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Goltiran says:
Mar 09,  · Don't get me wrong, sometimes hearing the heavy pop persona of Metal Rhythm is a breath of fresh air from some of Numan's other work, but that only makes this release stand out even more, I think. Also, with the remastered edition, you get a number of b-sides and things, which are fun/5(4).

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