Flipper - Generic Flipper

Flipper

Generic Flipper

The first studio album by the noise rock band Flipper, titled "Album - Generic Flipper", was released in June 1982 through Subterranean Records. The album has been referred to by various names such as "Album", "Album: Generic", "Generic Flipper", and "Generic".

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The first studio album by the noise rock band Flipper, titled "Album - Generic Flipper", was released in June 1982 through Subterranean Records. The album has been referred to by various names such as "Album", "Album: Generic", "Generic Flipper", and "Generic".

In 1992, it was released on CD for the first time by American Recordings, which was later discontinued. The rights to the album were then acquired by Flipper in 2008, and it was reissued on December 9, 2008, by Water Records. Krist Novoselic, a former Nirvana bassist who joined Flipper in 2006, wrote the liner notes for the reissue.

The album received positive reviews from music critics. Robert Christgau described the music as crude, unremitting, immensely charitable, and good-humored, while Mark Deming of AllMusic considered it as one of the great rock bands of their time. He described the song "Sex Bomb" as brilliant and the closest thing to the Kingsmen's "Louie Louie". Noel Gardner of NME stated that Flipper made a virtue out of being sloppy, offbeat, and imprecise, creating an incomparable signature sound that influenced many later bands. The album was described as a bipolar flip between ugly negativity and lightbulb-moment optimism lyrically and musically, turning almost unrelated layers of free expression into a blackened mass of enduring power.