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The Usual Curse

by The Frank Flight Band

A dark psychological study of dysfunctional relationships and love gone wrong. Haunting guitar interwoven with lyrical despair. The band at their most introspective have assembled for this their fourth album a collection of songs of brooding intensity.
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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2. The Usual Curse
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3. The Last Train West
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4. Ballet Dancer
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5. Home from the Sea
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6. As Far as the Eye Can See
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7. Unrequited
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Album Notes
The Forgotten Chapter.
Like all bands with a long history of playing together, over the past two decades FFB have made various recordings that were immediately consigned to the archives - never to see the light of day. Being less a reflection on their quality and more the result of internecine contretemps, has been stashed amongst the band annals a group of recordings dating back to 2006 that the band loosely took to referring to over the years as the “great lost album”. Whilst conferring mythical status on this suite of songs, this tongue in cheek reference was coined mostly due to the fact that the band always knew the songs were good – but also because the reasons for their consignment to history was long forgotten and probably revolved around inter-band squabbles heightened by an over reliance on mood altering substances both liquid and herbal, band member sackings, re-hires, re-sackings and the mainstay of all band related strife; “musical differences”.
Following a drunken summit meeting of current and former band members early in 2015, the decision was taken to wrest these original recordings from the vaults and subject them to a new mix and re-mastering. To supplement the track numbers and root the album in the here and now, two additional new tracks “Home From The Sea” and “As Far As The Eye Can See” were recorded during the remix featuring former Drummer Dave Veres on Percussion and the surprise return of Dave Thornley on Lead Guitar. In typical FFB cyclical fashion this is the first time all four original members have recorded together since the proto basement tape “Leyland Road” sessions of the mid 1990’s.
Although created by a different band line up from that which preceded or indeed followed it, and touching on different musical influences (from the FFB you know and love) ranging from Art Rock to down-home Country, detouring through 60’s garage blues and late 70’s era US based New Wave along the way, the songs we put before you now see vocals duties covered by twice member Maurice Watson and Lead guitars helmed by aforementioned original member Dave Thornley.
Despite being created by a line up no longer in existence, the FFB psychedelic thread remains intact throughout the tunes - woven in by the anchored rhythm section - comprising Chairman of the Board Frank Flight on rhythm guitar and song writing duties, with grooves and surprise vocals supplied by long term original Bass player Danny Taylor. Flying sans drummer for these recordings, the drum stool was ably filled by ace session drummer Terry Shaughnessy. In a bizarre “reappearance of Syd-like” twist of fate – who should walk into Alien Sounds Studio in March 2015 just as Frank, Danny and Dave T regrouped to remix the tunes, but Terry himself.
Strange and unlikely – but true!
The band in this form may be no more, but the sadness of love gone wrong against a backdrop of the setting sun casts a familiar shadow. We hope you agree.
Love, Peace and Soul



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