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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. [1]

41 relations: ARP 2600, Avant-garde music, Blackwing Studios, Boyd Rice, Crumar, Daniel Miller (music producer), Depeche Mode, Doctor Who, Easy Listening for the Hard of Hearing, Einstürzende Neubauten, Electric drill, Electronic music, Fireside Favourites, Flexipop, Found object (music), Gag (album), Grand Union (Frank Tovey album), Grundig, Hansa Tonstudio, Herr Lehmann, Incontinent (album), Industrial music, Korg, Leeds Beckett University, LP record, Mute Records, New wave music, Post-punk, Razor, Ricky's Hand, Roland MC-4 Microcomposer, Shaving cream, Sixteen Tons, Snakes and Ladders (Frank Tovey album), Sound, Synth-pop, Tarring and feathering, The Best of Fad Gadget, The Fad Gadget Singles, The Normal, Under the Flag.

ARP 2600

The ARP 2600 is a semi-modular analog subtractive audio synthesizer, designed by Dennis Colin for Alan R Pearlman, and manufactured by his company, ARP Instruments, Inc. as the follow-on version of the ARP 2500.

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Avant-garde music

Avant-garde music is music that is considered to be at the forefront of experimentation or innovation in its field, with the term "avant-garde" implying a critique of existing aesthetic conventions, rejection of the status quo in favor of unique or original elements, and the idea of deliberately challenging or alienating audiences.

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Blackwing Studios

Blackwing Studios was an English recording studio, most notable for early Depeche Mode and Yazoo recordings in the early 1980s.

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Boyd Rice

Boyd Blake Rice (born December 16, 1956) is an American experimental sound/noise musician using the name of NON since the mid-1970s, archivist, actor, photographer, author, member of the Partridge Family Temple religious group, co-founder of the and current staff writer for Modern Drunkard magazine.

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Crumar was an Italian electronic musical instrument manufacturer established by Mario Crucianelli in the 1970s, which manufactured synthesizers and keyboards during the 70s and 80s.

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Daniel Miller (music producer)

Daniel Otto Junius Miller (born 14 February 1951 in Marylebone, London) is a British music producer and founder of Mute Records.

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Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode are an English electronic band formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980.

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Doctor Who

Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963.

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Easy Listening for the Hard of Hearing

Easy Listening for the Hard of Hearing is a collaboration album between Boyd Rice and Frank Tovey, recorded in 1981, but released in 1984 on Mute Records, and is composed of 12 tracks labeled "extractions" 1-12.

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Einstürzende Neubauten

Einstürzende Neubauten ("Collapsing New Buildings") is a German industrial band, originally from West Berlin, formed in 1980.

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Electric drill

An electric drill is a drill which is driven by an electric motor.

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Electronic music

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.

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Fireside Favourites

Fireside Favourites is the debut studio album by Fad Gadget.

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Flexipop (stylized as Flexipop!) was a British pop music magazine that ran from 1980 to 1983, which featured a flexidisc in each issue.

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Found object (music)

Found objects are sometimes used in music, often to add unusual percussive elements to a work.

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Gag (album)

Gag is an album released in 1984 by British musician Fad Gadget.

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Grand Union (Frank Tovey album)

Grand Union was released in 1991.

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Grundig is a German manufacturer of consumer electronics, domestic appliances and personal care products.

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Hansa Tonstudio

The Hansa Tonstudio is a recording studio, since 1974 located in a former builders' guild hall on Köthener Straße No.

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Herr Lehmann

Herr Lehmann is a German novel by Sven Regener, published in 2001, adapted for the screen in 2003.

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Incontinent (album)

Incontinent is the second album by Frank Tovey, better known as Fad Gadget, released in 1981.

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Industrial music

Industrial music is a fusion genre of electronic and experimental music which draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes.

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, founded as Keio Electronic Laboratories, is a Japanese multinational corporation that manufactures electronic musical instruments, audio processors and guitar pedals, recording equipment, and electronic tuners.

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Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University (LBU), formerly known as Leeds Metropolitan University (LMU) and before that as Leeds Polytechnic, is a public university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, with campuses in the city centre and Headingley.

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LP record

The LP (from "long playing" or "long play") is an analog sound storage medium, a vinyl record format characterized by a speed of rpm, a 12- or 10-inch (30 or 25 cm) diameter, and use of the "microgroove" groove specification.

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Mute Records

Mute Records (simply known and stylized as mute) is a British independent record label owned and founded in 1978 by Daniel Miller.

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New wave music

New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.

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Post-punk (originally called new musick) is a broad type of rock music that emerged from the punk movement of the 1970s, in which artists departed from the simplicity and traditionalism of punk rock to adopt a variety of avant-garde sensibilities.

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A razor is a bladed tool primarily used in the removal of unwanted body hair through the act of shaving.

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Ricky's Hand

"Ricky's Hand" is a song by Fad Gadget, released as a single in 1980.

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Roland MC-4 Microcomposer

The Roland MC-4 MicroComposer was an early microprocessor-based music sequencer released by the Roland Corporation.

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Shaving cream

Shaving cream or shaving foam is a frothy cosmetic cream applied to body hair, usually facial hair, to facilitate shaving.

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Sixteen Tons

"Sixteen Tons" is a song written by Merle Travis about a coal miner, based on life in coal mines in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

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Snakes and Ladders (Frank Tovey album)

Snakes and Ladders is a studio album from Frank Tovey.

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In physics, sound is a vibration that typically propagates as an audible wave of pressure, through a transmission medium such as a gas, liquid or solid.

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Synth-pop (short for synthesizer pop; also called techno-pop) is a subgenre of new wave music that first became prominent in the late 1970s and features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument.

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Tarring and feathering

Tarring and feathering is a form of public torture and humiliation used to enforce unofficial justice or revenge.

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The Best of Fad Gadget

The Best of Fad Gadget is a double compilation album of singles and 12" mixes released by Fad Gadget (the stage name of Frank Tovey).

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The Fad Gadget Singles

The Fad Gadget Singles is the 1986 collection of singles by British musician Fad Gadget.

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The Normal

The Normal is the recording artist name used by English music producer Daniel Miller, a film editor at the time, who is best known as the founder of the record label Mute Records.

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Under the Flag

Under the Flag is an experimental electronic album released in 1982 by Fad Gadget.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fad_Gadget

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