Gary Numan’s Greatest Inspirations

In 2017, synth-punk pioneer Gary Numan released his 21st album, Savage (Songs From a Broken World), a dystopian concept album that hit No. 2 on the UK album charts. On this playlist he created specially for The Dowsers, Numan reveals the eclectic influences that have kept him on the vanguard of electronic rock for four decades.

“The playlist is based on inspiration. All of these songs have inspired me in various ways—some small, as in discovering an interesting sound or lyric; some major, as in encouraging a complete rethink and change in my own musical direction. But they all played a part in shaping the music I’ve made over the last 40 years.”—Gary Numan