Mute Tribute: Fad Gadget / Frank Tovey 1956 - 2002

Ten years have passed since Frank Tovey aka Fad Gadget passed away in April 2002. Tovey was regarded alongside Cabaret Voltaire and Human League as one of the finest exponents of the early 80's electronic dance movement in the UK. Daniel Miller said that Frank was the first artist he has ever worked with on Mute and added that he made some very special and influential records and that he was an exceptional live performer. His former label 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. In loving memory.”