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Music For A Chameleon: Gary Numan's 13 Favourite Albums
Julian Marszalek , December 6th, 2012 07:46

Quietus hero Gary Numan tells Julian Marszalek about his 13 favourite albums and how they "kicked my arse"... plus the time Freddie Mercury sent a limo to buy him a Big Mac


T-Rex – The Slider
I was a massive T-Rex fan and I had Electric Warrior and all that stuff and The Slider came out in my earlier years it was the album that outshone everything. I was huge fan anyway and the band was massive and then The Slider came out. You know, some bands that come out get to a certain level and they're really happening and then they put out an album and you go, 'Aww… no, that's not what you should have done' and it's all a little bit disappointing and it all fades away. They didn't; they put out The Slider which was just genius.

Song after song after song… and the title track; it's a not typical album-title track. You'd normally go for one of the big singles and 'The Slider''s got a very slow, lazy groove thing. It's just great. It's just the sexiest track. When I was a kid I thought it was the sexiest track ever. I loved it. It's got a really strange, chugging groove to it and a brilliant chorus.