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Are 'Friends' Electric? 12"


Are 'Friends' Electric?  

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Gary Numan With Generator


A1. Are Friends Electric (Eccentric Mix)6:14
B1. Bring Back The Love 4:13
B2. Going Home 4:54

How old:

This 12" is old!

Release Date:

1994 Apr



Record Label:

JVO Records

Catalogue No:

JVOT 001

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United Kingdom 

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Lead Vocals – Mike Allen
Spoken Voice, Written-By - Gary Numan
Vocals – Kipper B1/B2
Backing Vocals – Amy Robbins, Emma Robbins
Design [Sleeve Design] – Simon Gunn
Executive-Producer – Nick Battle
Guitar, Keyboards, Programmed By – Kipper
Other [Vibes] – Victor Lament
Producer – Kipper

Special thanks to: The Red Baron, Captain Webb, The Bear, all at JVO Records, and Socks.


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"Generator" is Kipper and his band. Gary appears only on the first two tracks, and then only for the spoken parts.. 

Are 'Friends' Electric? Lyrics


Are 'Friends' Electric?
(1979 single, from "Replicas" album) 

It's cold outside
And the paint's peeling off of my walls
There's a man outside
In a long coat, grey hat, smoking a cigarette 

Now the light fades out
And I wonder what I'm doing
In a room like this
There's a knock on the door
And just for a second I thought
I remembered you 

So now I'm alone
Now I can think for myself
About little deals
And S.U's
And things I just don't understand
A white lie that night
Or a sly touch at times
I don't think it meant anything to you 

So I open the door
It's the 'friend' that I'd left in the hallway
'Please sit down'
A candlelit shadow on a wall near the bed 

You know I hate to ask
But are 'friends' electric?
Only mine's broke down
And now I've no-one to love 

So I found out your reasons
For the phone calls and smiles
And it hurts
And I'm lonely
And I should never have tried
And I missed you tonight
It must be time to leave
You see it meant everything to me