Flying Doesn't Help

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Flying Doesn't Help
Studio album by Anthony Moore
Released 1978
Recorded The Workhouse Studios, London
Genre Progressive rock, experimental rock, post-punk
Length 37:11
Label Quango
Producer Laurie Latham
Anthony Moore
Anthony Moore chronology
Flying Doesn't Help
World Service

Flying Doesn't Help is a solo album by Anthony Moore (credited on the album sleeve as 'A. More'), released by Quango in 1978. The album was remastered and re-released on CD by the Voiceprint label in 1994.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Judy Get Down" (2:58)
  2. "Ready Ready" (3:09)
  3. "Useless Moments" (2:48)
  4. "Lucia" (4:38)
  5. "Caught Being In Love" (4:57)
  6. untitled track (CD only) (0:35)
  7. "Timeless Strange" (3:44)
  8. "Girl It's Your Time" (3:19)
  9. "War" (4:23)
  10. "Just Us" (4:14)
  11. "Twilight, Uxbridge Rd." (2:22)


  • Vocals: Anthony Moore
  • Drums: Bob Shilling, Chris Slade, Robert Vogel, Charles Hayward
  • Bass: Festus, Sam Harley, Matt Irving
  • Keyboards: Bernie Clark, Anthony Moore
  • Guitars & electronics: Anthony Moore
  • Sax and mouth harp: Laurie Latham
  • Backing vocals: Anthony Moore, Laurie Latham, Edwin Cross

Produced by Anthony Moore and Laurie Latham
Engineered by Laurie Latham and Edwin Cross
Remastered for CD by Tony Arnold


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

"Building dense sonic forests filled with jagged splinters and dry, incongruously delicate vocals, the results fall somewhere between Peter Gabriel, John Cale, David Bowie and Kevin Ayers. An extraordinary record that reveals itself a little further each time it's played." - Trouser Press[3]

"While much of Moore's earlier work is pleasant, yet dispensable, Flying Doesn't Help falls into a different class altogether. Elaborate yet accessible, the effects of More's (now minus one "o") masterwork can be felt on a number of levels." - All Music[4]


The album was released with at least three different colored covers—Red (as shown above), Purple[5] and Yellow.[6]