The band’s popularity peaked in 1992-93, when Flash Addict took top honors both years at the Big Gig, New England’s largest music festival of unsigned artists held at Great Woods (now the Comcast Center). Although the band was able to attract representation with promising prospects, hopes of a record deal began to fade with changing times, as the group’s established sleaze-rock sound and image fell out of favor with both labels and the listening public.
Flash Addict broke up in 1995, after which members went on to play in various incarnations in a number of local and national projects, including Crash Alchemist (Colella, Jodrey, Caira), Anomanes (Colella, Jodrey), Toxic Narcotic (Jodrey), the Murderdolls (Graves), Mudbuzzard/Black Belt Jones (Caira), Travel for Days (Colella), Shoot the Moon (Colella, Jodrey), and most currently Houndstone (Colella, Jodrey). Sadly, Flash Addict’s lead guitar player, Alan Hutcheson (AKA Damien “Crash” Alchemist), died of a brain aneurism in 1999; he has been missed ever since.
In 2008, Flash Addict’s first full length CD, “Live Fast… Die Pretty”, was released on SunCity Records, and was well-received with positive reviews from fans and critics alike.