Thursday, 27 October 2011
Fad Gadget - Collapsing New People (1984 TV appearance)
Suitably bonkers (and brilliant!) TV performance from 1984 from one of the Elektro movement's unsung heroes, the late great Frank Tovey AKA Fad Gadget. The first artist to sign to Daniel "The Normal" Miller's legendary Mute Records, Frank produced a string of fantastic records for the label including Ladyshave, King Of The Flies and this classic (both featured on Elektro Diskow). Created in Berlin with a full band, Fad's final album, 1984's Gag (which contains Collapsing New People), brimmed with ideas and innovations. Collapsing uses the sound of a printing press alongside percussion from Mute label mates and Industrial torch bearers Einstürzende Neubauten.