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Fad Gadget, who, alongside Human League, Cabaret Voltaire and The Normal, was at the forefront of the electronic movement of the late 70s/early 80s and is recognised as one of the most influential acts of the last twenty years.
The first signing to the Mute label, Fad Gadget released his debut single, the groundbreaking ‘Back To Nature’ in October 1979 (recently featured in Season 2 of ‘Stranger Things’). Recorded using a drum machine and synthesiser a string of classic singles followed, including ‘Ricky’s Hand’, ‘Fireside Favourites’ and ‘Collapsing New People’.
A truly unique artist, his live shows were legendary and quickly established Fad Gadget as one of the most exciting acts of the time.
This collection features tracks from Fad Gadget’s four critically acclaimed albums, ‘Fireside Favourites’ (1980), ‘Incontinent’ (1981), ‘Under The Flag’ (1982) and ‘Gag’ (1984). Tovey dropped the Fad Gadget moniker and recorded a further five albums for Mute under his own name throughout the 80s and early 90s. He continued to experiment with many different styles, mixing electronics with rock, punk, folk and dance music.
Special edition repress of the album on silver double vinyl. Released as part of the MUTE 4.0 (178>TOMORROW) series.
“Mesmerizing… Fad Gadget - aka Frank Tovey - laid the groundwork for a generation of synth bands” - Billboard
Back To Nature
Saturday Night Special
King Of The Flies
Life On The Line
For Whom The Bell Tolls
I Discover Love
Collapsing New People
One Man’s Meat