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Fad Gadget

Fad Gadget

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birthday
8th
September, 1956
Death
3rd
April, 2002
Birth Place
London, England
Birth Sign
virgo
Biography

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.

Associated Acts

Frank Tovey & The Pyros

Birth Name

Francis John Tovey

Genres

Industrial, new wave, synthpop, post-punk

Labels

Mute

Website
Years Active

1979 1993 2001 2002

Name

Fad Gadget

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