Rare Gary Numan, "Cars" Live Concert Footage, 1980

Jan 21, 2008 at 2:13 pm

While searching for cool X videos, I stumbled upon a YouTube user who had bootlegged a ton of shows in Minneapolis in the early 1980s. We're talking Super-8 footage of the Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, Boomtown Rats, Husker Du (ca. 1980!), the Police, etc.

The following Gary Numan footage from 1980 particularly delighted me for a variety of reasons: his dancing, the elaborate lights and the fleet of synths. Viewing the grainy footage today really makes Numan (and this performance in particular) seem beamed in from outer space.

-- Annie Zaleski