Morgan Tovey Frost
Runtime: 65 min
"Documentary covering Tovey's life and career up to his untimely death in 2002. Includes interview footage with Boyd Rice and live footage of Boyd Rice with Frank Tovey. It will also include rare and unreleased tracks and live footage of legendary performances, as well as classic songs recorded both under his own name and his alter ego, Fad Gadget. Put together by Frank's family in conjunction with Mute, utilising the Mute and family archives, this collection features the very first Fad Gadget demos and footage of the rebirthed Fad Gadget supporting Depeche Mode in 2001.
Fad Gadget, who alongside Human League, Cabaret Voltaire and The Normal, was at the forefront of the Electronic Movement of the late 70s/early 80s. The first signing to the Mute label, Fad Gadget released his debut single, the ground breaking, 'Back To Nature' in October 1979. Recorded using a drum machine and synthesiser a string of classic singles followed including 'Ricky's Hand', 'Fireside Favourite' and 'Collapsing New People'. A truly unique artist his live shows were legendary and quickly established Fad Gadget as one of the most exciting acts of the time.
After four critically acclaimed albums as Fad Gadget, Tovey dropped the moniker and recorded a further five albums for Mute under his own name and with the Pyros throughout the '80s and early '90s. He continued to experiment with many different styles, mixing electronics with Rock, Punk, Folk and Dance Music."