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25 years later, The Fixx still reaching



Reach_the_beach In the 80s, it wasn't unusual to see bands that enjoyed great success in their own countries but gained little appreciation overseas. But the reversal was quite rare. Just look at The Fixx.

In the early 80s, the London-born new wave band took their music to MTV, building a huge fan base and catalog of hits that charted higher in the U.S. and Canada than back home. Their 1983 album -- "Reach the Beach" -- would prove to be their opus, hitting No. 8 on the album charts and featuring their signature hit, "One Thing Leads to Another."

"Reach the Beach" should have ranked higher, but hey, it was 1983. Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and The Police's "Synchronicity" ruled for much of the year (not to mention runs by Quiet Riot, Lionel Richie and even the soundtrack to "Flashdance.")

These days, with founding members Cy Curnin and Adam Woods still on board, The Fixx tours on, celebrating the 25th anniversary of "Reach the Beach" this year. Rumor has it another album is in the works for next year as well. The band plays St. Petersburg's Jannus Landing on Friday, June 27. (Check their official website to find a date near you.) Need five good reasons to catch them live?

Top 5 songs by The Fixx

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:35pm]


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