LETTER WORD 1991-2011
2011 marks the 20th year for Four Letter Word, and the end.
We existed for 20 years, played 200 gigs, released 4 albums
(with 5 word titles), 7 EPs, released a total of 75 songs
(not counting the first and last demo tapes, to go out as
we started), and had 25 members. We met a lot of great people
along the way, and far surpassed any expectations we had about
the band when we started out.
We always considered ourselves to be one of the luckiest U.K.
bands of the 90’s, as we had the opportunity to release
two albums on one of our favourite labels (BYO) and tour the
U.S. and Canada, which was a rarity then for a band like ours.
A big thanks to everyone we met, who believed in us, or who
went out of their way to support us in every way they did
over the years, but there comes a time when every band has
to finally stop flogging that dead horse.
We have two final live performances for our legions of loyal
fans. The first being at the very first venue we ever played
outside of our hometown (The Cavern, Exeter) with a band we
played alongside many times (7Seconds) on August 9th 2010,
and the last, and 200th gig, with our friends we toured with
many times (Off With Their Heads) at The Croft, Bristol on
August 30th 2010.
Actually, as you might've noticed, we figured we’d leave
that shit for the bands who need it. And if you missed us...
well, you had 20 years.
Cheers, Four Letter Word, January 2nd 2011.
BOOK OF CONDOLENCE - ACTUAL COMMENTS FROM OUR DISTRAUGHT FANS...
who wear ankle length baggy shorts and wallet chains are crying
their eyes out right now."
200 shows in 20 years? what were you doing for the other 350
days of each year?"
never got massively into FLW... I never heard them during
the time when I would have most probably fallen in love with
years is long enough."
thought they were from Newport."
years together and I never heard of them."
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