Gary Numan - The Berserker Tour (VHS)

The DVD contains, as an extra feature, a interview in which Numan discusses his recollections of the Berserker album and tour. Numan mentions that Berserker was Gary Numan - The Berserker Tour (VHS) by Trevor Horn 's production work with Frankie Goes to Hollywoodand claims that distribution problems and a lack of media airplay contributed to its disappointing sales. Credits are adapted from the Berserker liner notes.

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Namespaces Article Talk. Berserker is the eighth studio album, and sixth under his own name, by musician Gary Numanreleased in It was his first album to be released under Numan's own record label, Numa Records. Numan's contract with his previous record label Beggars Banquet had ended with the release of Warriorsand disillusioned with record companies, Numan decided to create his own record label, Numa Records, in order to give himself full control over his recordings, production work and marketing.

Freed from demands of an outside record company, Numan could take the music on his new album into a new and harder direction. The album was named after a series of science-fiction novels by Fred Saberhagenwhich Numan had read at school. Berserker was far removed from the electro-funk stylings of Warriors and, indeed, the fluid, fretless bass stylings of Numan's previous three albumsinstead presenting a more hard rock -like sound, combined with an abundant use of sampling.

Heavy-metal -like riffs Gary Numan - The Berserker Tour (VHS) guitar sounds were a lot more aggressive than on the preceding albums, and the electric bass contrasted with the heavy guitar sound. Numan also decided to use sound as a percussion, in lieu of conventional percussive instruments.

The distinctive sound of the PPG Wave synthesiser was introduced on this album, developing memorable synth riffs; the dream-like female backing vocals were still Gary Numan - The Berserker Tour (VHS) embraced from Warriors. Saxophones were infrequently used on the album, along with the viola that had last been featured on Telekon. Lyrically, the album has a haunting, oppressive theme with several references to God throughout.

The poignant track "A Child with the Ghost" was Numan's tribute to his friend and former bassist Paul Gardinerwho died in February from a deliberate heroin overdose. The Industrial undertones of the album would be more fully explored on Numan's follow-up album, The Fury For the visual look of the Gary Numan - The Berserker Tour (VHS) album, Numan wanted something completely different from the black jumpsuits, grey coats, and black leather that had formed his visual look up until that that point.

Instead he appeared on the cover of the new album and during the subsequent tour as a white-skinned, white-clad "Iceman" with blue makeup and hair, resulting in one of the most striking looks of his career.

The title track was released as a single in Octobera month ahead of the album, but it only made it to 32 Gary Numan - The Berserker Tour (VHS) the UK charts, making it his worst-charting single yet alongside "Sister Surprise" from the preceding album Warriors. I can't use my new or old e-mail address on here anymore which is why the one above is there but I don't check that one much so if you want to e-mail me, please do so at pillow msn.

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