Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Lost Alternative 80s: The Fixx
Here’s ‘Red Skies', a slice of shameless pop from The Fixx, circa 1982, off the Shuttered Room album (the band’s debut) from that year. The Fixx were something of a curiosity in that unlike the vast majority of UK-based synthpop bands of the era, they were bigger in the USA than they were in their home country. The Fixx are still a going concern, and as recently as 2012 the band released studio album number ten, Beautiful Friction. The 1983 album Reach The Beach was probably the band’s most successful album commercially, but Shuttered Room was my own favourite.