Though perhaps not the first name to spring to mind when the late 70s mod revival is mentioned, The Fixations were actually well known and respected on the scene. Paul, Pad and Ken began rehearsing an early incarnation of the band in a scout hut on Holloway Road, Islington, in the mid-70s. The addition of Richard, first on rhythm guitar, then bass, completed the line-up and, after rehearsals in the basement of his off licence in King’s Cross, the lads moved on to Alaska Studios in Waterloo, finally settling down as The Fixations in November 1978.
One of the first mod revival bands, they gigged heavily, sharing stages with the likes of The Chords, The Killermeters, The Circles, Seventeen and The Teenbeats. Due to bad management, however, the band never saw the light of vinyl, despite laying down 16 tracks over two demos and a shelved, Larry Wallis-recorded single (No Way Out/Clever Remarks) for Carerre.
Here you get both single tracks, plus demos, live tracks and two videos (Country Girl from 1976 and No Way Out from 1978), giving a good overview of a capable and unfairly neglected mod outfit.