Thursday, October 13, 2016
The Fixx - Reach the Beach - 1983
Anyway, I feel a little better.
I remember the singles from this album back in the 80s intermixed with all the other 80s songs I remember. Pretty good, but nothing I was going to get worked up about. Then, in 1997, an employee of mine when I was managing restaurants, suggested I listen to the entire album as it was wonderful. (Before I could do that, though, he got fired for pinching a female co-worker's nipple with his chef's tongs.) I finally got around to listening to it in mid-2004, and I remember being thoroughly impressed. This one would again fit in with my "pleasantly surprised" category. I'd almost call it something in between New Wave and Prog/Classic Rock. A unique and attractive sound.
The singles are great, and the b-sides (as some of you may remember) were difficult to find. The mixes are great, and I love the original cover, so I didn't change it much. I just messed with the font a bit, and gave it some depth...
Anyway, I'm going to go try and relax with the fam, as work SUCKED DICK today, and I need a fucking break from idiocy.