New Wave, Musical Artist
1956 – 2002
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Who was Fad Gadget?
Francis John "Frank" Tovey, 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.
As Fad Gadget, his music was characterized by a use of synthesizers in conjunction with sounds of found objects, including drills and electric razors. His bleak, sarcastic, and darkly humorous lyrics, often layered in meaning and discussing subjects such as machinery, building construction, human sexuality, religion and physical violence, were sung in a droning, often expressionless voice.
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- Sep 8, 1956
- Also known as
- Tovey, Frank
- Leeds Metropolitan University
- Lived in
- Apr 3, 2002
on July 23, 2013
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