Replicas is the second and final studio album by English new wave band Tubeway Army released in April by Beggars Banquet Records. It followed their self-titled debut from the previous year.
After this, Tubeway Army frontman Gary Numan would continue to release records under his own name, though the musicians in Tubeway Army would continue to work with him for some time. Fuelled by a surprise No.
A loose concept albumReplicas was based on a dystopian book Numan hoped to complete someday,  set in a not-too-distant future metropolis where Machmen androids with cloned human skin and other machines keep the general public cowed on orders from the Grey Men shadowy officials.
While the album's setting and lyrics were Praying To The Aliens - Tubeway Army - Replicas inspired by the science fiction of Philip K.
The album cover shows Numan as a Machman staring out from his room at a waning crescent moon hovering above "The Park" as a barely visible man stands outside while Numan's reflection stares back at himself.
The recording was a development of the sound of the first Чужеродным Элементам (Частицей Лжи) - Гражданская Оборона - Красный Альбом Army album. Along with "Are 'Friends' Electric? I Disconnect from You", the atmospheric " Down in the Park " released as a single prior to the album and acquiring cult status though not commercial successthe multi-layered title track and the closing instrumentals "When the Machines Rock" and "I Nearly Married a Human", the latter featuring Numan's first use of a primitive drum machine ; it made an appearance the following year in Carl Sagan 's TV series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.
Replicas' synthesizer sound and occasionally nihilistic lyrics had a major impact on the industrial acts that came to prominence in the mids such as Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nailsboth of whom covered Numan's songs on record. Numan has continued to play tracks from Replicas on his live tours, with "Me! The lightbulb on the front sleeve artwork was removed for the reissue to allow for a larger print of the album title.
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