Gary Numan brings his unique science-fiction fascinations to the fore with this song, one of his best-known (artists recording covers include the Foo Fighters). Numan himself has recorded a number of versions, including an instrumental piano version, and used to perform it in concert while seated in an odd contraption that allowed him to maneuver around the stage. The song is an artful combination of paranoid lyrics and a simple hook built over simple and rock-solid bass and drums from Paul Gardiner and Jess Lidyard. Numan paints a bleak picture of a future civilization where things have fallen apart; the narrator is a victim of something he (or she) can't remember, machines are at war with cyborgs, and the key selling point of the local eatery is its use as a vantage point for watching the mayhem. In short, it's a chilling little masterpiece that also functions as a key point in Numan's transition from a post-punk guitar-based approach to a more fully synthesized approach.