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Frank Tovey war ein britischer Musiker und Wegbereiter der englischen New-Wave-Bewegung. Bekannt wurde er auch unter seinem Pseudonym Fad Gadget. veröffentlichte Tovey unter dem Pseudonym Fad Gadget seine Debüt-Single Back to Nature. Gadget war damit der erste Künstler des von Daniel Miller. Fad Gadget (Frank Tovey, born 8 September , London) was the first artist signed to Mute Records. His groundbreaking 'Back To Nature' was released as. The Best of Fad Gadget. +. Under the Flag. +. Fireside Favourites. Gesamtpreis: 28,72 €. Alle drei in den Einkaufswagen. Diese Artikel werden von. Als einer der Vorreiter elektronischer Musik ist Fad Gadget streng genommen schon in die Geschichte eingegangen. In jenem Jahr legt der britische.
The Best of Fad Gadget. +. Under the Flag. +. Fireside Favourites. Gesamtpreis: 28,72 €. Alle drei in den Einkaufswagen. Diese Artikel werden von. Frank Tovey war ein britischer Musiker und Wegbereiter der englischen New-Wave-Bewegung. Bekannt wurde er auch unter seinem Pseudonym Fad Gadget. Unter dem Pseudonym Fad Gadget beeinflusste der britische Musiker Frank Tovey Anfang der achtziger Jahre die Entwicklung der. NothingLikeThe80s June 14, Report. Collapsing New People Single, Read article 20 versions. Favorite Artists by zulphur. He felt the need to give his mime act some sort of musical accompaniment so he went back to the idea of recording music. His live shows were known for being far more physical than those of many other electronic acts of the time, often featuring Tovey injuring. He was the first artist to sign to Mute. Liaisons D Hitlist by werner volles rohr stream
His live shows were known for being far more physical than those of many other electronic acts of the time, often featuring Tovey injuring himself.
Following the album Gag in , he dropped the stage name and in favour of his real name. The release of The Best of Fad Gadget in and his supporting Depeche Mode on their Exciter Tour looked set to help his relaunch as Fad Gadget, but he died, aged 45, of a heart attack on 3 April , at his home in London.
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He was the first signing on Mute Records, where he worked together with e. Daniel Miller and John Fryer.
Fad Gadget was known as an eccentric wild man live on stage, as he performed in weird outfits and often ending the shows by injuring himself he once broke both his legs in a concert in Amsterdam.
Worth mentioning is also his collaboration with the German industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten that resulted in the brilliant song "Collapsing New People" in In Tovey dropped the Fad Gadget name, and started to release records under his real name.
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The initial musical pieces were formed of sound manipulation using tape recorders. Tovey began experimenting using an old Grundig tape recorder.
He disconnected the erase head from the playback head and installed a simple switch between the two. This gave him control over what sounds could be erased or kept.
He spent a lot of time building up sound collages using this method. After finishing full-time education Tovey began working at various day jobs and around the mid seventies managed to set up his own home studio.
At the time he was living in London, in a small house. The only space where he could set up his studio was in a cupboard.
The initial equipment he used consisted mainly of his Grundig tape recorder. At this time he was using no musical instrument at all. The first keyboard instrument he owned was a Crumar Compac electric piano.
He also bought a Korg Minipops drum machine from a home organ shop. He eventually decided to purchase a Korg synthesiser. He thought that due to his lack of musical ability he would be able to create some impressive sounds.
After the purchase of this equipment he began writing music seriously; it was at this time he sent a demo tape of "Back to Nature" to Daniel Miller , who had just released his first single as The Normal.
He was the first artist to sign to Mute. At the time RMS was an eight track studio. Gadget had no real experience of recording within a studio environment, so he left most of the decision making to Daniel Miller.
Most of the recorded instruments on "Back to Nature" belonged to Tovey, although he used equipment belonging to Miller as well; this included an ARP synthesiser.
The recording included Gadget's wife, Barbara, singing a vocal part near the end of the recording; the vocal part is then mixed with a synthesiser part into the outro of the song.
Fad Gadget then went on to record an album for Mute Records. Fireside Favourites was recorded at Blackwing Studios in London. He decided to record the album without Daniel Miller's assistance.
Gadget felt it was important that he made all the decisions about recording the album himself. Gadget also felt the ideas and concepts behind his live performances were just as important.
His live appearances progressed to dressing in theatrical costumes, reflecting back to his days studying visual arts,  and he quickly became known for his confrontational stage antics.
Some of these included covering himself in tar and feathers , swinging his microphone like a whip, leaping backwards into the audience, dancing across bar tables while kicking over people's drinks, climbing up speakers, hanging from ceiling fixtures, pulling out his body hair and playing instruments with his head, often ending up in personal injury.
Gadget was particularly infamous for spreading shaving cream on his naked body onstage, an image of which is depicted on the cover of The Best of Fad Gadget.
Sounds magazine described him as " Fad Gadget recorded two more albums for Mute Records at Blackwing Studios which was using more complex recording equipment.
Incontinent and Under the Flag showed a progressive change in Gadget's music; due both to the technological advances and his own growing knowledge of recording techniques.
This made it easy for Tovey to create a more controlled style of music. This style was carried on with the recording of the album Gag.
The recording of Gag was a turning point in Gadget's recording career. It would be the first time he used a band of musicians to record an album, before he had recorded most of the musical parts himself.
It would also see a major change in the recording location from London to Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin. He had wanted a break from the way he had been recording in London.
The acoustic spaces in the German studio had excited Gadget. He was also excited about the recording equipment that was installed at Hansa at that time, including the computer controlled mixing desk.
He found the new recording practices refreshing, having other people collaborating in the writing and recording process.