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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!

Feb 4, 2017

Episode 6: The Fixx - Phantoms (1984) Part 2

Has it been a week already??  Brian and guest host Colby Zell flip the record to hear side two of "Phantoms."  The pair finish up their track-by-track discussion, address this week's extra credit question, and then final grades are distributed.  

Part 3 (Continued): Track By Track

A track by track evaluation of the album's second side!  One song annoys us both.  Two songs bring us total delight.  The other three, well, we'll have to agree to disagree!

In Suspense
Facing the Wind
Are We Ourselves?
I Will
Phantom Living

Part 4: Extra Credit Question

With an album this good, why did things start to turn rotten for The Fixx in 1984?  They still had some hit singles in the years ahead, but the success of "Reach the Beach" would never be duplicated.  Brian grills Colby on exactly why this was the case.

Part 5: Final Grade

The fan of 33 years and the fan of 14 days announce their final grade for "Phantoms."