Re-flex









Re-flex

was a British pop, dance music group from the 1980's. The members were Baxter (vocals), Paul Fishman (keyboard), Nigel Ross-Scott (bass), and Roland Kerridge (drums). The Politics of Dancing was the groups only hit and it was recorded in 1982 and released in 1983 in the United States. The song reached number 24 on the charts. The Politics of Dancing was used in the movie, Red, in 1985 and again in the movie, Edge of Seventeen, in 1998. The Politics of Dancing was the only album that Re-flex released for EMI, in 1983. The album was re-released by One Way Records in 1993 on CD. The album is a cult album and the record company wanted to give the younger generation a chance to obtain a copy and also for the older generation to get a copy on a cd. The album is now out of print but it is reported that there are a few copies popping up on E-bay and are selling for about $100.

The groups album , Humanication, was recorded in the fall of 1984 and was to be released in February of 1985 and was supposed to be the second officially released Re-flex album. The album had the same style of dance music as their first album. There was one single released from the album called, How Much Longer, and the theme was political and was about environmentalism. The band broke up just before the album was released because there was conflicts within the group. No official version of the album was ever released but there were some demos that leaked out. Paul Fishman released the album unofficially in 2002 after transferring it to compact disc. The copies are very hard to find and will sell for up to $200 USD.each.

It was recently announced that Jambo Music, which is a division of JHP, that they have plans to re-release both of the albums, The Politics of Dancing and Humanication. They are also going to release the other two albums the group had recorded that were never released. The other three albums were named, Movement of the Action Fraction, and Jamming the Broadcast. More details on this will be available as soon as it is released. Jambo holds the rights to the enyire Reflex works and offers smaples for Politics of Dancing and for Cut It. The Re-flex keyboard player is an executive with JHP, Jambo’s parent company. Time will tell if the albums will be re-released or not.

Singles released by Re-flex were The Politics of Dancing (1983), Hurt (1983), Couldn’t Stand A Day (1983, Hitline (1983), Praying To the Beat (1984), Sensitive (1984), and How Much Longer (1985).