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Less Cities, More Moving People - The Fixx - Phantoms

On 30.10.2019 by Jugrel With 1 Comments - 96kHz


1984
Label: MCA Records - 251 361-1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Synth-pop
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The Fixx had a banner year inas their second album, Reach the High Stepping Brown Revisited - RamblinBomber - 6e ALBUMbroke down doors and gave the band a huge hit with "One Thing Leads to Another.

Phantoms was a little more serious, a little more lugubrious, a little directionless, but it still is a pretty good record, all the same. The reason why? The Fixx were a good band. They had an original sound, thanks to the echoing synths, clean-processed guitars, cavernous drums, and Cy Curnin 's soaring voice, which soared over the precise arrangements to make it sound human. The wondrous thing about this combination is that it sounded appealing even when the material wasn't the equal of the sound, which is often the case on Phantoms.

That's not to say it's a disaster, because it hardly is -- the band sounds good, and Less Cities record is a shining example of post-new wave production. But, it does play a bit as singles and filler, with the Top 20 hit "Are We Ourselves" shining brightly among the record's 12 songs, but Less Cities Face," the reggae-tinged "Sunshine in the Shade," and "Woman on a Train" all were fine Fixx songs, standing proudly among the perfectly acceptable, but rather undistinguished, cuts that formed the rest of the album, including a preponderance of long, moody synth ballads.

Even if it was an uneven record, its ratio of hits to filler was no greater than Less Cities pop albums. However, Phantoms had the misfortune of arriving in one of the greatest years for pop music, a year where every kind of style was in full bloom.

So, Phantoms fell by the wayside, but, in retrospect, it was an admirable successor to an album that defined a band's career.

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    Arataxe 08.11.2019
    NRRULES INFO READ VERY CAREFULLY. The music found on this blog is intended for review purposes and should not be seen as a substitute for the original, legal, RIAA approved, record company enriching product.
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    Arabar 31.10.2019
    Released as the third single from Phantoms, "Less Cities" wasn't successful for The Fixx in the US or their native UK, but it proved to be their biggest hit in Germany. The Fixx were part of the UK techno-pop movement of the early s but this song's groove had a surprising inspiration.
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    Morr 06.11.2019
    Fixx Phantoms Less Cities More Moving People Another home falls by the wayside A few old cushions stuffed with pride A hand is shaking from the rubble This is spirit is still alive A servant bares his occupation Breaks his back just growing old Never mind his views were taken Just saw by the rules of old Less cities more moving people Rushing out with pride.
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    Mikaktilar 30.10.2019
    AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine [+] Phantoms was a little more serious, a little more lugubrious, a little directionless, but it still is a pretty good record, all the same. The reason why? The Fixx were a good band. They had an original sound, thanks to the echoing synths, clean-processed guitars, cavernous drums.
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    Fejind 02.11.2019
    The Fixx - Less Cities, More Moving People Lyrics. Another home falls by the wayside A few old cushions stuffed with pride A hand is shaking from the rubble This is spirit still alive A serv.
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    Dudal 02.11.2019
    The Fixx - Less Cities, More Moving People Lyrics. Another home falls by the wayside A few old cushions stuffed with pride A hand is shaking from the rubble This is spirit still alive A serv.
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    Mujin 31.10.2019
    Phantoms by The Fixx: Listen to songs by The Fixx on Myspace, a place where people come to connect, discover, and share.
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    Akinom 30.10.2019
    Less Cities, More Moving People was a single. Did it not chart? I seem to remember that it did, but we're talking the bottom end of the chart - less than #80, for sure. Fair use rationale for Image:The Fixx - Phantoms.

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