The Fixx was an English band that formed in 1979 as a
band called The Portraits. As The Portraits, the band released two
singles, "Little Women" in 1979 and "Hazards in the Home" (1980).
They changed their name to The Fix (on x), and released a singled called
"Lost Planes", which received some air play on the BBC. This
increased exposure landed the band a deal with MCA Records, who asked
that they change their name to the connotations associated with drug
use. The compromise was the additional X in the band name.
As The Fixx, their first album release was
in 1982, which featured the hit songs "Stand or Fall" and "Red Skies".
Reach the Beach, their 1983 release, was their most successful
effort. This album featured the hit songs "Saved by Zero", "The
Sign of Fire", and "One Thing Leads to Another", the latter reaching no.
4 in the USA. That was not the end of the hits for The Fixx, as
featured the hit songs "Are We Ourselves" and "Sunshine in the Shade".
featured the hit song "Secret Separation",
(1987) featured a newer version of the song "Red Skies", and
(1988) featured the song "Driven Out". There was even a hit in
1991 ("How Much Is Enough") on the album Ink.
As the years rolled on, The Fixx continued releasing new
material, with a new release as late as 2012 at the time of this writing
(Beautiful Fiction). The current The Fixx Discography is as
follows:1982: Shuttered Room
1983: Reach the Beach
1987: React Live
1988: Calm Animals
1989: Greatest Hits - One Thing Leads to Another
1994: Missing Links
1995: In Concert King Biscuit Flower Hour
1997: Real Time Stood Still Live
1999: Ultimate Collection: The Fixx
1999: 1011 Woodland
2000: 20th Century Masters - The Best of the Fixx
2001: Happy Landings and Lost Tracks
2002: Stand or Fall Live
2002: Then and Now
2003: Want That Life
2004: Stage One
2005: The 25th Anniversary Anthology
2012: Beautiful Fiction