Fad Gadget ‎– Under The Flag

Mute ‎– STUMM 8
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Under The Flag I
Music By – Tovey*, Fryer*Words By – Tovey*
A2 Scapegoat
Voice [Dutch Nursery Rhyme] – Patricia Bakker
A3 Love Parasite 5:25
A4 Plainsong 3:51
A5 Wheels Of Fortune
Saxophone – Alison Moyet
B1 Life On The Line IV 3:53
B2 The Sheep Look Up 3:37
B3 Cipher 5:38
B4 For Whom The Bells Toll 5:13
B5 Under The Flag II
Music By – Tovey*, Fryer*Words By – Tovey*

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Recorded at Blackwing Studio, All Hallows Church, London in 1982.
℗ 1982 Mute Records/Gadget
© 1982 Sonet Publishing/Gadget
©℗ 1982 Mute Records

Includes a b&w picture lyric inner sleeve.

Matrix notes:
[flag] indicates an etching resembling the flag from the front cover artwork.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): JA TAPE ONE STUMM 8 A₁ 99
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): JA TAPE ONE [flag] STUMM 8 B₁ 99

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TCAB400 Fad Gadget Under The Flag(Cass, Album) Abstract Records (3) TCAB400 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
61069-2, MUTE 9 61069-2 Fad Gadget Under The Flag(CD, Album) Mute, Mute 61069-2, MUTE 9 61069-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
CDSTUMM 8 Fad Gadget Under The Flag(CD, Album, RE) Mute CDSTUMM 8 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
540042 Fad Gadget Under The Flag(LP, Album) Mute 540042 France 1982 Sell This Version
ASF 2816 Fad Gadget Under The Flag(LP, Album) Mute ASF 2816 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version


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June 17, 2003

I totally agree with the above. This is the only synth-pop album I can listen to from beginning to end. Fad Gadget has been a powerful influence on many other artists in the electronic genre and this record is his most accessible.


June 11, 2002

This is a great early 80ies synth pop record - one of my all-time favourites. Fad Gadget was always over-shadowed by Depeche Mode although he was far more progressive, inventive and varying. He peaked with this record.