Monday, October 13, 2008

Occasional Forgotten Video: The Fixx, "Saved By Zero"

Blogger Erik had a great post recently about music, mentioning this odd world where we're hearing the songs of our illustrious youths in commercials now.

That in mind, I was shocked recently to hear a Fixx song from the early eighties in a car commercial-- Zero percent financing, "Saved By Zero." With GM's stock under five bucks a share, I don't know that even that can help them.

The Fixx bridged the gap between art rock and new wave. They had a handful of hits in the eighties, such as "Red Skies At Night," "Stand Or Fall," and "One Thing Leads To Another."

The video for "Saved By Zero" is vaguely conceptual, telling the story of an artist who makes it, but leaves behind his bohemian life and friends that might have been the better part of his life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swzK7Q8teSM

3 comments:

ELK said...

EEEEEWWWW!
ONE OF THE WORST BANDS OF THE MTV ERA...

Johnny Yen said...

Elk-
Stop your denial! I've got pictures of you holding your "Fixx Fan Club" card and asking Cy Curnin for his autograph. Admitting it is the first step.

Anonymous said...

Plenty of crappy bands and fly by night solo 'artists' to chose from in thie era......the Fixx is one of the better bands, certainly not in the eeeewwww category.!