Red Skies

Album: Shuttered Room (1982)
Charted: 57


  • This song finds The Fixx lead singer and lyricist Cy Curnin singing about the aftermath of a nuclear fall out. In our 2012 interview with Curnin, he said that this tune, along with "Stand or Fall," echoed "back to that sense of impotence that I felt after 9/11." He explained: "I was feeling that sense of impotence back then in the early '80s or late '70s when Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were getting in bed together, metaphorically speaking, and designing a whole defense system that involved Europeans' lives without asking us - it was never on any electorate ballot that I can remember. That struck a chord."
  • The band performed the song on Saturday Night Live on February 18, 1984.
  • The song was re-recorded for The Fixx's 1987 album, React, at the request of their label MCA Records.

Comments: 3

  • Dean from Birmingham, AlI was in college in 1982 and loved The FIXX and this song. Can't believe it never charted here. Is that correct? I remember hearing it a lot on the radio back then and not just on the University's radio station, which played mostly indies.
  • Dean from Birmingham, AlI was in college in 1982 and loved The FIXX and this song. Can't believe it never even charted here! Is that correct? I heard it all the time back then and since I never listened to the universities radio station, I know it was played on the mainstream stations.
  • Jodie from XxIt involved Americans' lives without asking us too there Cy.
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