1997 - Cleopatra Records
Catalogue # 0192-2

InSoc on "The Mix" compilation of Gary Numan re-mixes

   In the fall of '97, Brian McNellis at Cleopatra records asked me to do a re-mix of a Gary Numan song. I was glad to do it, since Numan's music has been both inspiration and salvation to me over the years. He's one of the only artists I've ever "idolized".

   The album is a bit hard to explain: When an artist records his/her songs and a record company releases them, the artist generally had to have a "re-record clause" in their contract, which states that for some number of years (usually 10), the artist cannot go get a record deal with another label, re-record the SAME songs, and compete with the original company. Gary's restrictions on re-recording his own songs have expired for his first 5 albums, at least. Last year he recorded all new versions of a bunch of them, including "I Die; You Die". As you may have read elsewhere in this site, "Are 'Friends' Electric?" is my favorite GN song, but "I Die; You Die" is my SECOND FAVORITE. In fact, it was the first song I EVER performed in public, in 1981, with Paul Robb and some friend who formed to do three covers for a one-time only performance in Minnesota. I was happy to get a chance to do a version. Brian sent me a DAT with Gary's vocals, and the original REMAKE that he made, and I made a new version for the "re-mix" album. (more like a "remake" album, actually)

   Just for fun, I sang the vocals too, and I gave a copy of the versions with my vocals on them to Cleopatra as well. For some reason, the liner notes for this album say "additional vocals by Kurt Harland". This is a mistake: the version with my vocals on it is NOT the one actually used.

Equipment used on this song included:
Voyetra's Seqencer Plus Gold MIDI computer sequencer.
Akai S-1000 samplers.
Roland MKS-80 analogue synth.
Roland D-110 PCM synth
Roland SRV-2000 reverb
Boss (Roland) SE-50 multi-effects

Song Clip

Trk. # Song title Audio Excerpt
I Die; You Die

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Here is a complete track listing for this album.

Band who did the remix Name of the song
Le�therstrip Are 'Friends' Electric?
Spahn Ranch Cars
Death Ride 69 We Are So Fragile
Transmutator We Are Glass
Anubian Lights A Question Of Faith
Information Society
I Die; You Die
Talla 2XLC Cars
Astralasia We Are Glass
Spaceship Eyes Deadliner
Kill Switch... Klick Emotion
BioKraft She's Got Claws
Icon Are 'Friends' Electric?
LCD We Are So Fragile