Future Flight


Future Flight - Same - Capitol 12145-1 (1981)

Hip-Notic Lady; Walk Don't run; 24 Hour Service; You Should Have Been There; Don't Pull The Plug; Red Light Row; Let Me Love You Where It Hurts; Foolish Things; Dues; Nite People Prelude/Night People
Produced by: Lamont Dozier

Who said the 80's was all electronic, well the staff a Capitol records were still being put to good use in 1981 courtesy of Lamont Dozier. For those that don't know the he was part of the 'hit team' Holland/Dozier/Holland with Motown in the mid-to-late 60's, producing 10 number ones for the Supremes and a fair few for the Four Tops.

Future Flight was: Sy Jeffries (lead vocals/drums), David Swanson (lead vocals/keyboards), Brynwood Tanner (guitars) and Anthony Patler (all). When I mentioned electronic above I should point out that the strings are synths here but well programmed to sound natural.

Most tracks Dozier had a hand in writing and the tune I picked today he wrote ALL himself, Hip-Notic Lady, I love the line "Shooting Stars a'flyin' " and the flute wisps by - all proof that the musicians and singers were together in the studio collaborating with each one. The other nice 2-steppers are: You Should Have Been There and Let Me Love You Where It Hurts.


Future Flight - Capitol 12145 (album/cd) 1981/2000 (jap)
Hip-Notic Lady/Dues - Capitol 5002 (7') 1981


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  2. Who is this singer of the "2 solution theme song"?

  3. It came out twice under different group names; The Joy-Tones and The Love Potion.

  4. @Anonymous: thanks!

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  5. Sorry no more 'Dee Dee' Video footage!


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