Friday, April 6, 2012

F is for The Fixx



“Thoughts that leave me

Chasing after

My dreams disown me

Loaded with Danger”

- Song “Saved by Zero” The Fixx


When this video aired on MTV (which seemed to be every hour), I didn’t get it:


But this song came out and I started to like them.


And for an angsty teen like me, this song was perfect.

I listened to it all the time. It captured how utterly alone I felt.

He’s got an excellent mullet.


The Fixx didn’t have a lot of hits, but I have “One Thing Leads to Another” on my iPod and “Saved by Zero” is in constant rotation when I’m down.


Guess I’m an angsty adult too.


Honorable Mention: Flock of Seagulls


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In other news, I have a vignette on page 12 in Issue #2 of

Vine Leaves Literary Journal today! YaY!


PLEASE VISIT!


56 comments:

  1. I loved these songs when I was a kid. I'm enjoying following your series on music. I haven't stopped by until today, but just know you're taking me back to a place I thought I'd never go again.

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    1. Anne, thank you for stopping by. For those who listened to music then, I think they've enjoyed hearing the music they've forgotten.

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  2. Wow. I've never heard of the Fixx! I even had a listen to all three tracks and can't recognize any of them. Perhaps they didn't make it to Australia ... Congrats on Vine Leaves! ;o) xx

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    1. Jessica, I have a feeling most Americans don't remember them. I don't know how much radio time they got. Thanks about Vine Leaves!

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  3. Finally, somebody else who loves the Fixx. I have always loved their music. They had such a unique sound, which is one thing I've liked the most about them. Great choice for an F day.

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    1. Eric, glad to find another The Fixx fan. There aren't many of us!

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  4. They didn't have a long run but they were big while it lasted.

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    1. Alex, agreed. A few bands just had their 1-3 big songs, and then faded away.

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  5. You listened to some very fun music!!

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  6. I had never heard of them before, but I love these clips! And it's okay to be angsty :) I love sad music!

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    1. Julie, happy to know I'm not alone... um... not being happy.

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  7. I've never heard of them or these songs, not even the choruses rang a bell. Not sure I'm that keen...

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    1. Annalisa, hope you like some of the other selections better.

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  8. Those are catchy songs. :) On my way over to read your vignette.

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  9. Yep, Yep. I listened to them, too. You have great taste in music! :)

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    1. Shannon, thank you! Hope you had a happy weekend.

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  10. Yeah, I remember those songs. Been forever since I heard One Thing.

    - Eric

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    1. Eric, I hadn't heard Red Skies since the 1980s before I wrote this post.

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  11. I was never a huge Fixx fan. Sorry.... :D Not sure why.

    Ooh, congrats on another awesome story published!

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    1. SA, The Fixx wasn't for everyone.

      Thanks about the congrats.

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  12. Congrads, pal. I will head over to read it. You are wonderful. You know that right??

    I never heard of Fixx. Feeling a little behind in music. *sigh* Love your style. You rock! :-)

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    1. Robyn, you're too nice.

      I hope my 80s posts catch you up in music that's no longer relevant.

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  13. iTunes needs to send you a "thank you" note. I've been buying songs I had forgotten about due to your posts. :)

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    1. Mary, thanks! I've been buying some music from other posts I've read too. I wonder if they've had a spike due to A to Z sales!

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  14. Angst is a good quality for a writer of young adult literature to have a grasp on. I'm sure it filters into your writing (or at least the memory of it).

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    1. Michael, I've got angst old and new to spare!

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  15. I had this cassette tape back in the day. :)

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  16. Nope, don't like it, now or then. Congratulations on your publication!!

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    1. Texas Playwright, glad you're enjoying the videos/memories.

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  18. Great pick for F! I'm such an angsty adult it isn't even funny. We can angst together.

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    1. Elana, I'm glad to know I'm not alone in angstiness.

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  19. Great featured band and honorable mention! I love Seagulls' 'Space Age Love Song.'

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  20. Oh wow!! What memories!!! LOL!! Awww one of the most thoughtful of bands!! And they truly don't make em like these anymore!!

    Awww Theresa HUGE CONGRATULATIONS with your story "Left Behind"!

    I loved it!! - people do read it!! It's lovely!!! Very sad! Sigh!!

    Take care
    x

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  21. Congrats on the latest publication. How many is that now?

    I liked the Fixx. At least I liked those three songs. I remember the sounds of the songs of the early '80s, that synth stuff. That I miss.

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  22. Oh man, I didn't even know that was the name of the band, but yeah, I definitely remember their music. "One thing leads to another" was a great one.

    And congrats! Heading over to read now! :)

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  23. The Fixx weren't on my list of faves, but I can see why they appealed to a teen finding herself.

    Congrats on your publication in Vines. My story got the big 'R' this time, boo hoo. Maybe next time. I'll get across to read it when I have a minute, like, after April ends...

    Denise

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  24. I had trouble placing The Fixx until you said One Thing...--that was a good one. I listened to Red Skies, but for some reason that does not ring a bell.

    Well done Theresa and have a good weekend.

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  25. I never heard of this group but I love the lyrics.
    dreamweaver

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  26. I'm not familiar with The Fixx but after briefing those videos that you posed, I would probably listen to "Saved by Zero" again, among all of the three songs mentioned here.

    ~Nicole
    Blog: The Madlab Post
    @MadlabPost on Twitter

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  27. I'm not familiar with the band FIXX, but I listened to the videos and I liked the music, thanks for the introduction!
    Hope you're enjoying the challenge,
    Monica, Older Mommy Still Yummy

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  28. How could I forget The Fixx? Seems I did, though, because it's not listed on my 1980's F list.
    BTW...congrats on your publication in Vine Leaves. I need to check that out.

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  29. I thought I didn't know this group, but I do remember the last song.

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  30. Haha, thanks for the seagulls honorable mention!

    Saved by Zero was truly a "staple" song. Is it me or are songs just not as much fun today? Maybe I'm just old-fashioned.

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  31. I love their sound. I need to see if I have any of their mp3's.

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  32. Oooh! I saw that you got published in Vine Leaves in their last blog post. Congrats. ^^

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  33. So does not getting "Red Skies" mean you missed their first album, Shuttered Room? Some great songs. You must here "Stand or Fall," a haunting classic.

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