July 27, 2020

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)


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  1. setnot 28 July 2020 at 17:15 - Reply

    Though I already have all their releases, I stopped by to say thank you for sharing this. I hope your visitors will give it a try.
    I might be the only Haitian Fad Gadget fan known to mankind. A good part of my youth (and money) was spent listening to British music. I’m curious to see what you’ll upload next.

    • Moos 28 July 2020 at 18:42 - Reply

      I bad you áre the sole Fad gadget
      fan in Haïti Setnot, cool runnings,
      cheers to you, check today’s entry ..

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