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By request a small dose of Flipper

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Don't really have their entire catalogue, or even most of it, wasn't a huge fan of the band, really, luckily, my brother was, and he sold all his albums to me long ago for, well, long story, sure you an imagine....they weren't awful by any means, and quite influential actually, with their sludgy, grungy, noise-punk. Anyway, the other day someone requested some Flipper, and while I cannot be comprehenisve about them, I can offer up a few nuggets and perhaps some of the outstanding "friends of the blog" can fill in the gaps.....if not, I have what I have!

From the same San Francisco scene that spawned the Dead Kennedys etal, Flipper orginated in the late 1970's, releasing a few singles ("Sex Bomb" and "Love Canal" are the ones that come to my recollection)......by the time of their release of their first, "definitive" album ("Album-Generic Flipper"), their lineup was bassist/vocalist Bruce Loose, bassist/vocalist Will Shatter, guitarist Ted Falconi, and drummer Steve DePace, with some additional sax players and others brought aling for the ride.....the result is a unique sound, quite heavy and punky, actually a portent of the "grunge rock" phenomenon of years later. Each side ends with a long, sludgy number, "(I Saw You) Shine)"and hte capper and album  highlight  "Sex Bomb".

There used to be a vinyl copy of "Gone Fishin'" around here somewhere, my brother confirms that he used to own a copy (you could make a paper sculpture of the band and their van from the die-cut pieces on the album cover!).....I simply CANNOT find it now, been through all my vinyl as well as all my vinyl rips, could use some help with this one, any "friends" out there with this one?

The only other thing I have here is the compilation "Sex Bomb Baby", which features singles, B-sides, and all sorts of odds and ends for your approval. I would, if it were me, grab this one and maybe "Generic" and call it a day, I think they disbanded/reformed a few times in the interim and likley I have never heard any of that stuff.....I have heard "Gone Fishin" though, and it is not bad at all, fits in with the rest of em pretty well.....

One of those bands that  I was not terribly "into" at the time (my brother's fondness for them could have had something to do with that), but in light of the influence they weilded over future acts and sounds, they were in actuality a far more significant band than I ever would have imagined. Guys, ya done damn good!

SEX BOMB BABY-01 Sex Bomb/02 Love Canal/03 Ha Ha Ha/04 Sacrifice (live)/05 Falling (live)/06 Ever (Live)/07 Get Away/08 Earthworm/09 The Game's Got a Price/10 The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly/11 Brainwash/12 Lowrider (live)/13 End of the Game (live)
 
 Gonna TRY to scrape together another Christmas album or two, hope you enjoyed my "Power Pop Christmas" and especially Tiltingsuds fantastic post of Bob Dylan's Christmas radio shows, a GREAT post and quite a find! Anyway, enjoy the Flipper, hope the small taste of it fulfills the request, and I will be back tomorrow, hopefully with some more seasonally oriented material! Happy holidays to all of you!

HOLD THE PRESSES! Just located a copy of "Gone Fishin" on Pirate Bay, just figured there'd be no Flipper material there and lo and behold:

GONE FISHIN: 01 The Light, the Sound, the Rhythm, the Noise/02 First the Heart/03 In Life My Friends/04 Survivors of the Plague/05 Sacrifice/06 Talk's Cheap/07 You Nought Me/08 One By One

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