Tag: Fad Gadget

Free download: ‘Under What Flag,’ a 17-track tribute to Fad Gadget ‘by fans, for fans’

Free download: ‘Under What Flag,’ a 17-track tribute to Fad Gadget ‘by fans, for fans’

More than a dozen musical acts contributed to a new tribute to post-punk electronic-music pioneer Fad Gadget “made by fans, for fans” that’s available as a free download in tribute to “an underappreciated yet profound trailblazing musical legacy.” Stream the album here or download it for free.

The Week in Rock: April 1-7, 2012

The Week in Rock: April 1-7, 2012

This week’s roundup of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Cult, Billy Bragg, Ultravox, The Wedding Present, Duran Duran, Peter Gabriel, Morrissey, John Doe and Exene Cervenka, and Fad Gadget — plus a new Auto Reverse mixtape.

Video: ‘Fad Gadget / Frank Tovey 1956-2002’ — Mute’s tribute on 10th anniversary of death

Video: ‘Fad Gadget / Frank Tovey 1956-2002’ — Mute’s tribute on 10th anniversary of death

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Frank Tovey — aka electronic act Fad Gadget — and his former label, Mute Records, is honoring its famed first signee with a new video tribute, which we’ve posted above. The label writes: ‘We miss him dearly. Play your favourite Fad Gadget or Frank Tovey tune really loud today.’

The Week in Rock: Feb. 5-11, 2012

The Week in Rock: Feb. 5-11, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Dexys Midnight Runners, Fad Gadget, Dalis Car, The La’s, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Morrissey, Dinosaur Jr, Killing Joke and The Godfathers — plus news of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s return to the U.S. this spring.

Fad Gadget and Frank Tovey to be honored with month-long FG.Ft tribute in New York

Fad Gadget and Frank Tovey to be honored with month-long FG.Ft tribute in New York

Mute Records will mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Frank Tovey — aka electronic artist Fad Gadget, the first act the label signed — by helping stage FG.Ft, a month-long tribute in New York City that will include a group art exhibition, live music performances and a screening of the documentary ‘Fad Gadget by Frank Tovey.’

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 12/5/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 12/5/10

Highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include a Swans song that’s not their cover of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ (good thing, since the original made the playlist tonight), some choice Sinead O’Connor (‘Jerusalem’) and a dash of Fad Gadget (‘Collapsing New People’).