Holger Czukay – Movies
Harvest 1979

Here in the Netherlands we enjoy, or suffer, the first official
heat wave in 2022 with temperatures over 30º. Nice for some
and a pain in the *ss for others. I couldn’t resist posting this
album with German bass player Holger Schüring, better known
as Holger Czukay. Opening track ‘Let’s Get Cool in the Pool’ is
just the song for today. Holger was an early pioneer, forging
his avant-garde pop music. He used shortwave radio sounds
and was one of the first sampling snippets from magnetic tapes.
Listen to his mind blowing 1979 album ‘Movies’ ..

Deze dagen genieten we, of lijden onder, de eerste officiele
hittegolf in 2022 met temperaturen over de 30º. Fijn voor de
eén, minder fijn voor de ander. Ik kon niet weerstaan dit album
met Holger Schüring, beter bekend als Holger Czukay, te posten.
Opener ‘Let’s get Cool in the Pool’ is ideaal voor het moment.
Holger was een vroege pionier met zijn avant-garde pop. Hij
gebruikte korte golf radio fragmenten en was een van de eerste
die samples van magnetische tape in zijn muziek boetseerde.
Luister naar deze uit 1979 stammende plaat ‘Movies’ ..


01 – Cool in the pool
02 – Oh lord give us more money
03 – Persian love
04 – Hollywood symphony


Fad Gadget – Incontinent + bonus tracks
Mute Records 1981

The 1980’s were an interesting decade musicwise. We listened to
reggae, african and ofcourse a lot of new wave. Great Brittain was
the cradle of a whole lot of interesting bands. I’m gonna post some
this week, starting with this artist. This is the second album from
1981 by splendid artist .. ;

Francis John Tovey(8 September 1956 – 3 April 2002), known also
by his stage name Fad Gadget, 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.(wiki)
Cover photography by Anton Corbijn.

Fad Gadget – Collapsing New People

01 – Blind eyes
02 – Swallow it
03 – Saturday night special
04 – Incontinent
05 – Manual dexterity
06 – Innocent bystander
07 – King of the flies
08 – Diminished responsibility
09 – Plain clothes

Bonus tracks ;

10 – Collapsing new people, 12″ Berlin mix (with Einstürzende Neubauten)
11 – Love parasite (album mix)