Lost or Forgotten Oldie of the Day 09/18/2019

Singer Cy Curnin and drummer Adam Woods met in college and started performing together in the London area as the Portraits. They ran an ad to recruit a few more musicians and released two singles in 1979 and 1980.

After swapping out their guitarist, they changed the name of the group to the Fix and released another single in 1981.

The group signed with MCA records but only after changing their name to the Fixx; the record company was unhappy with a name that sounded like a drug dose. The group finally recorded their first album in 1982. Two singles were released from Shuttered Room, but neither one was very successful except on the US Mainstream Rock chart. The music on the album clearly helped identify them as part of the British New Wave movement in the early eighties.

Their third album, Reach the Beach, was released in 1983. The first single from the album was Saved By Zero. Cy explained that the song was a reflection on a Buddhist mantra and how great it is to reach a state where you have cleared your mind (and return to zero).  The song finally broke the group into Hot 100, reaching #20. It also returned them to the top ten on the Mainstream Rock chart.

An extended version of the song that was about a minute longer was released on an album that came out in 2003.

The next single from that album was their biggest hit. One Thing Leads To Another reached #4 on the Hot 100.

The group continued to release new albums as recently as 2012 and continues to tour.


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