Frank Tovey, leader of Fad Gadget, died tragically in 2002 of a heart attack.
The first band to be signed by Mute Records, they missed out on the fame that most of the electronic bands earned in the early 80's. Depeche Mode can thank Frank Tovey for the fame they ultimately gained. Ricky's hand, the most commercial of singles from Fad Gadget, can be heard in a lot of Depeche Modes early sound.
If you like your music synth industrial sounding, like later Mode and Nitzer Ebb, then this is perfect for you to be introduced to one of the best bands of the last 25 years.