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    So Long
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    The Worker
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    Cruise Missiles
John Watts’ 40-year career as Fischer-Z includes 20 albums and over 3000 concerts worldwide with success spanning continental Europe.
Peter Gabriel, Steve Cropper and Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ Brass Section have all contributed to recordings. Fischer-Z have performed to crowds of 167,000 alongside James Brown in East Berlin, toured with both The Police and Dire Straits, appeared with Bob Marley on his final European festival tour and have toured in both the USA and Canada.
Fischer-Z developed in punk clubs while John Watts was still studying clinical psychology and working in mental institutions. The first Fischer-Z album 'Word Salad' was released in 1979 on United Artist Records, alongside The Buzzcocks and The Stranglers. The second album 'Going Deaf For a Living' firmly established Watts’ ability to convey worldly political issues in narrative songs against a background of quirky pop music. Fischer-Z’s European success was cemented with their third and most successful album 'Red Skies Over Paradise'.
This year is a milestone in the Fischer-Z journey; the 40th anniversary of the band’s first show, the release of a 20th studio album and the pulling together of Fischer-Z in a continuous timeline from 1977-2017. ‘Building Bridges’ is the title of the new work containing songs about the major challenges of our time; to build bridges over religious divides, between political left and right, between rich and poor and attitudes towards global migration.



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