The FIXATIONS - The Sound of Young London CD
(Detour 54) 16 tracks + 2 videos
Paul Cattini: "We came from Punk but our soul belongs to The Who. We never felt threatened by The Jam, our main opposition was The Chords."
NME: What does Mod mean to you?
Paul Cattini: "If the original Mods were here today they would be Northern Soul Boys, the happening dance scene. We are something else, we come from Punk with a Mod style and attitude, we are '79 modrockers."
Sounds, 1979: "The Fixations were by far the best tonight. They have three or four excellent songs that would make great singles. No Way Out and Clever Remarks would easily match Millions Like Us and Maybe Tomorrow and add to the growing Mod scene. Tonight they were on top form, ending with their mad drummer demolishing his kit and nearly decapitating their lead singer."
Sounds: "Whereas The Chords and The Purple Hearts will cover the Beatles and The Small Faces, The Fixations only play original songs and Clever Remarks, Unnatural Merger and Country Girl are truly memorable songs."
16 tracks and two video clips recorded 1978-81. $14