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Fad Gadget

Back To Nature

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Francis John “Frank” Tovey, known also by his stage name Fad Gadget (8 September 1956 – 3 April 2002), was a British avant-garde electronic musician and vocalist. He was a proponent of both new wave and early industrial music, fusing together a unique blend of pop structured songs mixed with mechanised experimentation. As Fad Gadget, his music was characterised by the use of synthesizers in conjunction with sounds of found objects, including drills and electric razors. His bleak, sarcastic and darkly humorous lyrics were filled with biting social commentary toward subjects such as machinery, industrialisation, consumerism, human sexuality, mass media, religion, domestic violence and dehumanization while often being sung in a deadpan voice. Read on...

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Popular in New Wave (See Charts): Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), Everything Counts, Just Can't Get Enough, Here Comes The Rain Again, Save A Prayer, Whip It, Save It For Later, One Thing Leads To Another, Israel, and Summer Rain.


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