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Permanent Record Podcast

Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

Jan 29, 2017

Episode 5: The Fixx - Phantoms (1984)

The Fixx - Phantoms

Before this week, Brian had never listened to the 1984 album "Phantoms".  But with one of the area's leading authorities on The Fixx due to stop by, he cued it up so he would be able to join Colby Zell in talking about this overlooked and underappreciated masterpiece.

Part 1: Personal History

We have two hosts this week - Brian and Colby.  One has only known the record for a few days.  The other used to risk his life riding a bicycle on a heavily traveled road with headphones on so he wouldn't miss a note!  I hope he had a helmet!

Part 2: Background

Where were The Fixx coming from in 1984 and where were they going?  This album actually tells that tale!

Part 3: Track By Track

A track by track evaluation of the first side!  Which songs get good reviews?  Do we understand the cryptic lyrics?  And does Brian have a man-crush on bassist Dan Brown?

- Lose Face
- Less Cities, More Moving People
- Sunshine In The Shade
- Woman On A Train
- Wish
- Lost In Battle Overseas