If you haven't had your Fixx of this great London band in a while, pick this up. This anthology starts with their UK-only singles Lost Plane and Some People , takes you through all their U.S. hits ( Stand or Fall; One Thing Leads to Another; Are We Ourselves?; Secret Separation; Saved by Zero; How Much Is Enough , and more) and wraps up with 1998's Two Different Views . 16 traxx!
Long before the idiom "talk to the hand" entered public discourse, Cy Curnin was singing to his, a melodramatic tic that made Fixx videos and live shows seem pretentious, or at least odd. But beyond their frontman's Bowie
affectations, the Fixx showed a consistent pop sensibility that earned them a loyal fan base in the United States, despite little success in their native England. And while early collaborations with producer Rupert Hines may have yielded their best work ("Stand or Fall," "One Thing Leads to Another," "Red Skies," "Saved By Zero"), this generous collection shows the band was capable of cooking up hooks throughout its decade-long run. --Bill Forman