Frantic Recovery

Frantic Recovery

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Distorted guitar chords, sophisticated lyrics, pounding drum beats and heart thumping bass lines. We're a 3-piece band that plays an original mixture of punk and alternative rock. Imagine if Dinosaur Jr. and Social Distortion had a baby...that's us! Oh yeah...2 of us are in wheelchairs.

Biography


Frantic Recovery is a 3-piece rock band from Salem, Virginia that formed in 2007. Its members consist of Wilson Long (Singer, Guitarist), Byron Long (Drums), and Joe Castiglioni (Bass, BG Vocals).
Wilson and Byron are brothers and are in wheelchairs because they both have muscular dystrophy. Although they have had to overcome adversity, Wilson and Byron have not stopped pursuing their love of music and live life as normally as they can with their disability. Instead of letting their disability get them down, they decided to take it out on their instruments.
Wilson started writing songs about personal experiences, good and bad, as a form of stress relief. His brother, Byron, noticed that the songs Wilson was writing sounded great but were lacking drums. Byron decided to teach himself drums and in a year they started writing songs together.
Wilson’s former co-worker, Joe Castiglioni, heard some samples of their music online and wanted to add some bass lines. One afternoon, Joe came over to jam and things clicked instantly.
Wilson’s musical influences include: Sublime, Queens of the Stone Age and Nirvana. Byron’s drumming is influenced by groups like HUM, Blink-182 and Sunny Day Real Estate. And Joe’s influences range from the Beatles to Pearl Jam to Faith No More.
Despite their different tastes in music, their styles just seemed to mesh. With Wilson’s sophisticated lyrics and original melodies, Joe’s commanding bass lines and Byron’s gripping drumbeats, Frantic Recovery’s original punk/alternative rock sound was created.
Listen to their songs and you’ll hear a wide range of music styles. From their aggressive songs to their mellow songs, one thing remains constant…their songs are from the heart.

Music doesn’t have disabilities.

Lyrics

Bullets In a Bottle

Written By: Wilson Long

You’ve got a hold on me
I’m only happy when your gone
I don’t feel anything when your around
Little by little I feel you
And I don’t get high anymore
At least when you’re around

I don’t need you, I don’t need you, I don’t need you

Evergreen

Written By: Wilson Long

I hope that I can pretend
I don’t bother me
It’s been forced for too long
Spin around my shady tree
Far away into the distance
Underneathe my Evergreen

I am so pathetic
And I don’t even care
I am so pathetic
You wouldn’t even know I’m here

Follow me into the forest
And creep into the freezing me
Behind the busy lives around us
You hear my fading cries and pleas
See me swinging in the forest
Underneathe my evergreen

I am so pathetic
And I don’t even care
I am so pathetic
You wouldn’t even know I’m here

I am so pathetic
And I don’t even care
I am so pathetic
You wouldn’t even know I’m here

MMMMMM, AHHHHHHHHHH
I am me
I am so pathetic
I am so pathetic
I am so pathetic
I am so pathetic
You wouldn't even notice me

Tuesday

Written By: Wilson Long

Drunken slurs and Icy grins
smoky lungs breathing in
frozen eyes and shaky hands
Unpredictable impulsive plans

You made me leave, in the falling rain
I couldn’t take you high, you said your last goodbye
We both know why, it became easy
You make me sick, I won’t forget it
I’m not so bad, just not good enough
To make you smile

Too tired to make it home
It was better than being alone
Ambivalence running free
Turned around and thrown back at me

You made me leave, in the falling rain
I couldn’t take you high, you said your last goodbye
We both know why, it became easy
You make me sick, I won’t forget it
I’m not so bad, just not good enough
To make you smile

I
Needed you to need me
I
Wanted you to want me
Don’t let me go
You let me go
Don’t let me go
But you let me

You made me leave, in the falling rain
I couldn’t take you high, you said your last goodbye
We both know why, it became easy
You make me sick, I won’t forget it
I’m not so bad, just not good enough
To make you smile

Dirt

Written By: Wilson Long

Never really wanted to go
But it never was my choice
It was printed in the palm of my hand
It was something that I didn’t understand

Put all my plans on hold
I forgot my coat
I’m gonna be pretty cold
Plant a seed I’ll watch it grow

Dressed in my Sunday’s best
Getting dirt inside my shoes
Dirty finger nails to boot
It’s gonna be eternity

Put all my plans on hold
I forgot my coat
I’m gonna be pretty cold
Plant a seed I’ll watch it grow

Dearly beloved what can I say
Everything was going great
I didn't get to pick the time
I never even picked the place

Put all my plans on hold
I forgot my coat
I’m gonna be pretty cold
Plant a seed I’ll watch it grow

Broken Fingers

Written By: Wilson Long

Stained ground where I bleed
Broken fingers and busted knees
Face first in my mistake
Shattered glass where I lay
I’m fine, I'm fine please get me up
I'm fine, I'm fine that’s enough
I'm fine, I'm fine, I'm fine
I'm fine, I'm fine, I'm o’kay

You’re gonna be there when I’m knocked down again
Cause you’re the reason That I'm knocked out again
If you could only see what’s in my mind
Then you would read between all my crooked lines

A sweater drenched from alcohol
Another night, a wasted cause
Ripped jeans and smothered words
One complaint and I’m absurd
I’m fine, I'm fine please get me up
I'm fine, I'm fine that’s enough
I'm fine, I'm fine, I'm fine
I'm fine, I'm fine, I'm o’kay

You’re gonna be there when I’m knocked down again
Cause you’re the reason That I'm knocked out again
If you could only see what’s in my mind
Then you would read between all my twisted lines

You’d better stay clear
When you come near
Cause I’ll be right here
Biting my tongue

Another ruined wedding day
It's not my fault it happened this way
Face first in my mistake
I hope to God I’ll be o'kay`
I’m fine, I'm fine please get me up
I'm fine, I'm fine that’s enough
I'm fine, I'm fine, I'm fine
I'm fine, I'm fine, I'm o’kay

You’re gonna be there when I’m knocked down again
Cause you’re the reason That I'm knocked out again
If you could only see what’s in my mind
Then you would read between all my crooked lines

I'm fine
I'm fine
I'm fine

Center of The Wheel

Written By: Wilson Long

We end up where we began
Blurred faces, mixing in
Our stomachs turn, what we intend
With our fantasy friends

Watch us as we spin
Watch the world stand on it’s end
We’re the center of this wheel
For a moment we’re the world

I stare at you and make my move
You forget what to do
Dizzy up and dizzy down
Round and round and round and round we go

Watch us as we spin
Watch the world stand on it’s end
We’re the center of this wheel
For a moment we’re the world

We spin (around)
We spin (around)
We spin (around)
We spin (around, around, around)

Blending colors and blundered shades
Bright lights to serenade
Ambience surrounds our scene
We’re the only aliens we see

Watch us as we spin
Watch the world stand on it’s end
We’re the center of this wheel
For a moment we’re the world

Silence

Written By: Wilson Long

They had their pistols in their pockets
And their shiny boots
With a clear plastic guard and a black baton
We had our strength in numbers
But it wasn’t enough
We had to do something to even it up
We got our Molotov cocktails and our baseball bats
One by one they fell and that was that
Or so we thought but it wasn’t it was just the beginning
An everlasting struggle ostracized for our feelings

Don’t think because we’re burning we won’t take you down
We come back reenergized ready for the next round

Bullets started flying and shit hit the fan
Death spilled into the streets of men
One voice hollered to stop the pain
While another one yelled to let it reign
Violence brought violence and violence brought silence
And silence brought us all a little escape
From ourselves and the fighting that all began
In the middle of the middle of the streets of men

Don’t think because we’re burning we won’t take you down
We come back reenergized ready for the next round

We are our only weakness when we all fall down
Ingest our dreams and nightmares when we all fall down
Inspired from wise and beaten when we all fall down
Standing in the way of those who take us down

We don’t want to be the ones that bring you down
We want to be those here when you’re around
20 years from now it will all be forgotten
Some living some dying some dead on arrival
Fathers and sons and mothers and daughters
Scarred by emotions and recent revivals
We’re all victims from mistakes of others
We’ve been giving the right as keeper of our brothers

Don’t think because we’re burning we won’t take you down
We come back reenergized ready for the next round

Keep From Drowning

Written By: Wilson Long

Everything seems what it is
I can’t breathe but I never did
What we think was never confirmed
In and out and under the dirt

Now I’ve forgotten
What I once stood for
I question disregard
With all my dreams I

Drink to a better way
Now I regret it
Take my hand please
And keep from drowning
Drink to a better way
Now I regret it
To keep from drowning

Endure the life I’ve been leading
Swallow the way that we exist
I tried to learn but could never stomach it
Folded hands eroding our dismay

Trapped on the outside
When it evaporates
Ominous skies rain down
With all my fears I

Drink to a better way
Now I regret it
Take my hand please
And keep from drowning
Drink to a better way
Now I regret it
To keep from drowning

Drink to a better way
Now I regret it
Take my hand please
And keep from drowning
Drink to a better way
Now I regret it
To keep from drowning

I'll Just Burn

Written By: Wilson Long

I’d forget
My own name
If I lost
Composure
My brain turns
Inside out
When I am
Lonely

I’ll just burn my eyes out
I’ll just burn my heart out
I’ll just burn my lungs out
I’ll just burn myself

Paper bags
I’ll fit in
The middle
Of you
Glared prophets
Found nonsense
Speak slowly
You’ve lost me

I’ll just burn my eyes out
I’ll just burn my heart out
I’ll just burn my lungs out
I’ll just burn myself

TV rings
Watch the phone
No one is
Calling
Cracked ego
Let me go
I’m just so
Stupid

I’ll just burn my eyes out
I’ll just burn my heart out
I’ll just burn my lungs out
I’ll just burn myself

2 4 6 8

Written By: Wilson Long

I see you there looking right at my head
But you picked another one instead
You point your finger to the left of me
The whole time you were laughing at me

I don’t even want to play
I’ll just sit here in the shade
Save it for another day
Cause I don’t even want to play

It always seemed you were torturing me
Pain ran down my blood shot cheeks
I wished that I could disappear
Run and Hide behind my fear

I don’t even want to play
I’ll just sit here in the shade
Save it for another day
Cause I don’t even want to play

I watched and watched, man it’s all I did
Never a part, not a normal kid
On the outside always looking in
Why wasn’t I just like them

I never wanted to be anyone
I just wanted to be someone
I kept it locked down deep inside
Learning is living, living a lie
I never wanted to be anyone
I just wanted to be someone

I don’t even want to play
I’ll just sit here in the shade
Save it for another day
Cause I don’t even want to play

It always seemed you were torturing me
Pain ran down my blood shot cheeks
You point your finger to the left of me
The whole time you were laughing at me

I don’t even want to play
I don’t even want to play
I don’t even want to play
I don’t even want to play

Discography

Death and Other Practical Jokes EP (2009)

Blurred Faces LP (2008)

TWAM EP (2007)

Our Singles off of our Blurred Faces LP "YMD" and "Silence" have been played and are played on WROV 96.3.

We have also played an entire set on WUVT Radio in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Set List

Our typical set list runs about 40-60 minutes long and consists of 7-12 songs. We have been known to play a two hour set. And we still play three 40 minute sets here and there.

We have 30 original songs and write new songs all the time;

Ghost
YMD
6:20 (As I March)
Rearview
Machine Gun
9 Years Old
The Ruse
Broken Fingers
Biggest Enemy
Self Destruction
2 4 6 8
Break Out
Evergreen
Erase the Apathy
I'll Just Burn
Silence
Inconvenience Store
Dirt
Wake Up
Center of the Wheel
Empty
Keep From Drowning
Tuesday
Dogs
Bullets in a Bottle
Darryl
Acrobatic Tendencies
22-3-13
Monster
Better Off Dead

We play an occassional cover but we prefer playing original music. The covers we play include;
She by Green Day
Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones
Territorial Pissings by Nirvana
Sliver by Nirvana
Marigold by Nirvana
My Hero by Foo Fighters