I'm Hearing Red: #5 "Red Skies" The Fixx (1983)
By John Roberts
Los Angeles, California
July 8, 2017 8:48am CST
“Somebody’s taking over and it looks like they’re aiming right at you and me and everybody Everybody Someone said we’ll be dead by morning Somebody cries leaving? The Fixx primarily just repeats “Red skies at night” over and over in this simple message warning of nuclear devastation. The song appeared on the group’s debut album “Shuttered Room” and while only charting at Billboard #101, “Red Skies” did reach #13 on Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. The song was heavily played on alternative radio and remains an 80s staple. The Fixx was formed in 1979 as the Portraits in London and changed the name to the Fix in 1980. MCA Records objected to the name’s drug use connotation so they added a second x. The band is best known for major 80s songs “One Thing Leads to Another” and “Saved by Zero.” The Fixx still plays on.
The original 1982 version of the video for "Red Skies" by The Fixx from their first CD "Shuttered Room". The video aired for 11 weeks on MTV ultimately reach...
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