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Fad Gadget

Ricky’s Hand

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1980
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“Ricky’s Hand” is a song by Fad Gadget, released as a single in 1980. It was the second Fad Gadget single, following “Back to Nature” the previous year. The track was not included on any studio album, predating a debut LP by several months, but does appear on several compilations. Mute Records founder Daniel Miller collaborated on the writing, playing and production. Lyrically the song was a sardonic cautionary tale on the perils of drink driving: “From the pocket it pulled five pound / Ricky bought another round… Ricky contravened the highway code / The hand lies severed at the side of the road”. The cover of the original vinyl single showed the hand in question being burnt by drops of beer in the fashion of a corrosive warning symbol. The music was in a predominantly... Read on...

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Popular in Electronic (See Charts): Computer Love, Idioteque, Oxygene 4, Souvenir Of China, Last Rendez-Vous, Firestarter, Born Slippy, Human Behaviour, Trans Europe Express, and Silence (Remix).

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