Genere: New Wave
Similar artists: Adam Ant, The Cars, Talk Talk
Recording year : King Biscuit Entertainment, 1982.
A London-based new wave group that managed to sustain a successful career in America for several years in the mid-'80s, the Fixx always flirted with the mainstream with their catchy, keyboard-driven pop. Formed by college friends vocalist/keyboardist Cy Curnin and drummer Adam Woods in the early '80s, the pair advertised in the music press for additional members; the remaining members of the group -- guitarist Jamie West-Oram, keyboardist Rupert Greenall, and bassist Charlie Barret -- all responded to the ad.
Recorded in New York in 1982 for the popular syndicated radio show, King Biscuit Flower Hour presents the Fixx shortly before their sophomore recording Reach the Beach was released, which meant that audiences got a sneak preview of songs like the new wave classic "One Thing Leads to Another," "Liner," and "Reach the Beach." The performances don't differ too much from the studio versions, and they are recorded in excellent fidelity, making this a worthwhile item for devotees.
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