Fad Gadget - The Best Of Fad Gadget 2xLP


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Label: Mute

Limited edition silver vinyl.

Mute are excited to announce the release of The Best Of Fad Gadget, to be released on September 6 as part of the MUTE 4.0 (1978>TOMORROW) series. This is a limited edition repress on silver vinyl.

Fad Gadget, who alongside Human League, Cabaret Voltaire and The Normal, was at the forefront of the Electronic Movement of the late '70s / early '80s, is recognized as one of the most influential acts of the last twenty years. The first signing to the Mute label, Fad Gadget released his debut single, the ground breaking, "Back To Nature" in October 1979 (recently featured in Season 2 of Stranger Things). Recorded using a drum machine and synthesiser, a string of classic singles followed including "Ricky’s Hand," "Fireside Favourites" and "Collapsing New People." A truly unique artist, his live shows were legendary and quickly established Fad Gadget as one of the most exciting acts of the time.

This collection features tracks from Fad Gadget's four critically acclaimed albums, Fireside Favourites (1980), Incontinent (1981), Under The Flag (1982), and Gag (1984). Frank Tovey dropped the Fad Gadget name and recorded a further five albums for Mute under his own name throughout the '80s and early '90s. He continued to experiment with many different styles, mixing electronics with rock, punk, folk and dance music.

"Mesmerizing... Fad Gadget – aka Frank Tovey – laid the groundwork for a generation of synth bands." – Billboard