Fad Gadget- Under the Flag LP

Before I get to today’s post- Zshare seems to be working again. That said, I’ve been receiving several email requests to reupload records, but after checking out the links, they still all seem to be up and running, so just give ‘er a refresh now and see if that sorts out the problem. If there’s anything that truly has expired, let me know.

That said, I’ve been meaning to post this record for some time, but it took a request for me to finally upload it proper. Though I already touched on Fad Gadget back in the blog’s early conception, it’s only appropriate to finally upload a record that sits comfortably in a top 20 of all time list. Or a top ten. Regardless, this 1982 album is a favorite, through and through. See the linked post for more on the late, great Frank Tovey, but otherwise, let’s get to the nitty gritty.

Fad Gadget- Under the Flag LP
1. Under the Flag I
2. Scapegoat
3. Love Parasite
4. Plainsong
5. Wheels of Fortune
6. Life on the Line IV
7. The Sheep Look Up
8. Cipher
9. For Whom the Bells Toll
10. Under the Flag II

*download it here*

A quick bit of trivia about the record: The album cover and photos throughout are shot by the infamous Anton Corbijn. Also, one of the many female backing singers was none other than miss Alison Moyet, who found fame a few years later as half of Yazoo. Neat!

Stay tuned this week for a few treats…I’ve a few requests for some more Venus in Furs, and I may dig out some more rare minimal wave as time allows.

8 Responses to “Fad Gadget- Under the Flag LP”

  1. Anders Wahlbom Says:

    One of my most prized possessions is the Under the Flag LP, autographed on the front by Frank Tovey himself, with a personal greeting to me.

  2. frankie teardrop Says:

    hot damn, that is pretty excellent. i was fortunate enough to find the LP for five bucks recently, but i’m jealous you were able to meet him back in the day. was it signed during the original incarnation, or during the ‘reunion’ shows with depeche mode?

  3. Anders Wahlbom Says:

    It was during the reunion shows. I met and interviewed him in Stockholm in September 2001; unfortunately, the magazine I was writing for (in my limited spare time, besides working more than full time at a translation company) folded right after, and I never got the interview published. I’ve still got the tape somewhere and will type it up Any Year Now.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Hi Anders,

    As someone who has freelanced as a writer for almost 20 years, I feel your pain when it comes to the magazine folding, and your interview with Tovey remaining unpublished. Please put it on the net when you have a chance! He was a brilliant musician, and deserves to live on through his art.


    Robert from Toronto

  5. Hello
    I’ve been trying to download the End of Data and Ellysgarden lps but the zshare links still dont seem to work. I already tried refreshing the links, any advice?

  6. frankie teardrop Says:

    do they keep refreshing themselves, even after the timer ends? this happened to the 1000 ohm post, and i just reuploaded it yesterday. i’ll try to get to those as soon as possible.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    “than miss Alison Moyet, who found fame a few years later as half of Yazoo. Neat!”

    actully, Yazoo was released in 1982, the same year as this release. both being on Mute it’s nice to hear Alison Moyet on here.


    THANK YOU!!!

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Truly an amazing record. I think Tovey's 1989 "Civilian" is another political electronic masterpiece. Kind of unappreciated too.


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