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--'''"Brainwash"'''
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In 1979, former members of Negative Trend and The Sleepers gathered together to form a new band, which was named after original vocalist Ricky Williams' pets (no that's not a mistake - his cat, parakeet, and fish were ''all'' named Flipper due to the ease of remembering one name when he was high as a kite) after nobody could think of a better name. Despite being a founding member and the lead singer, Ricky was booted before the band had made a single recording, allegedly because he was "too weird". As a result, Bruce Lose and Will Shatter traded vocal and bass duties, Ted Falconi (a UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran) played guitar, and Steve [=DePace=] played drums. The band had a few recordings on a compilation album and the "Love Canal"/"Ha Ha Ha" 7" single out in their early career, however the band gained notoriety through their 1981 single, "Sex Bomb" - a deliberately minimalistic EpicRocking song which became a crowd favorite...of sorts. A year later, the band released their debut record, ''Album - Generic Flipper''. The band continued to make waves in the San Francisco punk scene, most notably due to the fact that while most punk bands were speeding up their sound, Flipper deliberately played a slow, raucous wall of noise that infuriated many potential audiences, and at the exact same time, wound up drawing in many others (Music/JelloBiafra was a fan; [[Music/{{Melvins}} Buzz Osbourne]], [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Krist Novoselic]] and Music/KurtCobain all listed Flipper as major influences to their music; Krist would go on to become Flipper's bassist for several years during the late 2000s, recording a studio album and a live album with them during that time), pioneering a style of music which would eventually give way to sludge metal, grunge, and noise rock.

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In 1979, former members of Negative Trend and The Sleepers gathered together to form a new band, which was named after original vocalist Ricky Williams' pets (no that's not a mistake - his cat, parakeet, and fish were ''all'' named Flipper due to the ease of remembering one name when he was high as a kite) after nobody could think of a better name. Despite being a founding member and the lead singer, Ricky was booted before the band had made a single recording, allegedly because he was "too weird". As a result, Bruce Lose and Will Shatter traded vocal and bass duties, Ted Falconi (a UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran) played guitar, and Steve [=DePace=] played drums. The band had a few recordings on a compilation album and the "Love Canal"/"Ha Ha Ha" 7" single out in their early career, however the band gained notoriety through their 1981 single, "Sex Bomb" - a deliberately minimalistic EpicRocking song which became a crowd favorite... of sorts. A year later, the band released their debut record, album, ''Album - Generic Flipper''. The band continued to make waves in the San Francisco punk scene, most notably due to the fact that while most punk bands were speeding up their sound, Flipper deliberately played a slow, raucous wall of noise that infuriated many potential audiences, and at the exact same time, wound up drawing in many others (Music/JelloBiafra was a fan; and Music/HenryRollins were fans; [[Music/{{Melvins}} Buzz Osbourne]], [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Krist Novoselic]] and Music/KurtCobain all listed Flipper as major influences to their music; Krist would go on to become Flipper's bassist for several years during the late 2000s, recording a studio album and a live album with them during that time), pioneering a style of music which would eventually give way to sludge metal, grunge, and noise rock.



* TheBandMinusTheFace: With Will Shatter dead and Bruce Loose retired, Flipper has lost both its original lead singers/bassists. The band currently consists of founding members Ted Falconi and Steve [=DePace=], plus a rotating cast of vocalists and bass players.



** Music/KurtCobain often wore a self-made Flipper t-shirt and spoke highly of them in interviews as frequently as he could, as they were one of his favorite bands. The shirt can be seen in the booklet pictures of ''Music/InUtero'', on the band's first 1992 ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' performance, and in the "Come As You Are" video.

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** Music/KurtCobain often wore a self-made Flipper t-shirt and spoke highly of them in interviews as frequently as he could, as they were one of his favorite bands. The shirt can be seen in the booklet pictures of ''Music/InUtero'', on the band's first 1992 ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' performance, and in the "Come As You Are" video.video.
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** Flipper themselves covered traditional children's rhyme "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly", as well as {{Music/Nirvana}}'s "Scentless Apprentice" and {{,Music/Weezer}}'a "Hash Pipe" for tribute albums.

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** Flipper themselves covered traditional children's rhyme "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly", as well as {{Music/Nirvana}}'s "Scentless Apprentice" and {{,Music/Weezer}}'a {{Music/Weezer}}'s "Hash Pipe" for tribute albums.

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** Flipper themselves covered traditional children's rhyme "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly", as well as {{Music/Nirvana}}'s "Scentless Apprentice" and {{,Music/Weezer}}'a "Hash Pipe" for tribute albums.


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*PackagedAsOtherMedium: The front cover of ''Gone Fishin''' doubles as a fold-together model of the band's tour bus. The initial printing included a free mail in offer for an extra, empty sleeve - this way fans could cut out the model and still have a functional record sleeve.


In 1979, former members of Negative Trend and The Sleepers gathered together to form a new band, which was named after original vocalist Ricky Williams' pets (no that's not a mistake - his cat, parakeet, and fish were ''all'' named Flipper due to the ease of remembering one name when he was high as a kite) after nobody could think of a better name. Despite being a founding member and the lead singer, Ricky was booted before the band had made a single recording, allegedly because he was "too weird". As a result, Bruce Lose and Will Shatter traded vocal and bass duties, Ted Falconi (a UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran) played guitar, and Steve [=DePace=] played drums. The band had a few recordings on a compilation album and the "Love Canal"/"Ha Ha Ha" 7" single out in their early career, however the band gained notoriety through their 1981 single, "Sex Bomb" - a deliberately minimalistic EpicRocking song which became a crowd favorite...of sorts. A year later, the band released their debut record, ''Album - Generic Flipper''. The band continued to make waves in the San Francisco punk scene, most notably due to the fact that while most punk bands were speeding up their sound, Flipper deliberately played a slow, raucous wall of noise that infuriated many potential audiences, and at the exact same time, wound up drawing in many others ([[Music/{{Melvins}} Buzz Osbourne]], [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Krist Novoselic]] and Music/KurtCobain all listed Flipper as major influences to their music; Krist would go on to become Flipper's bassist for several years during the late 2000s, recording a studio album and a live album with them during that time), pioneering a style of music which would eventually give way to sludge metal, grunge, and noise rock.

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In 1979, former members of Negative Trend and The Sleepers gathered together to form a new band, which was named after original vocalist Ricky Williams' pets (no that's not a mistake - his cat, parakeet, and fish were ''all'' named Flipper due to the ease of remembering one name when he was high as a kite) after nobody could think of a better name. Despite being a founding member and the lead singer, Ricky was booted before the band had made a single recording, allegedly because he was "too weird". As a result, Bruce Lose and Will Shatter traded vocal and bass duties, Ted Falconi (a UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran) played guitar, and Steve [=DePace=] played drums. The band had a few recordings on a compilation album and the "Love Canal"/"Ha Ha Ha" 7" single out in their early career, however the band gained notoriety through their 1981 single, "Sex Bomb" - a deliberately minimalistic EpicRocking song which became a crowd favorite...of sorts. A year later, the band released their debut record, ''Album - Generic Flipper''. The band continued to make waves in the San Francisco punk scene, most notably due to the fact that while most punk bands were speeding up their sound, Flipper deliberately played a slow, raucous wall of noise that infuriated many potential audiences, and at the exact same time, wound up drawing in many others ([[Music/{{Melvins}} (Music/JelloBiafra was a fan; [[Music/{{Melvins}} Buzz Osbourne]], [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Krist Novoselic]] and Music/KurtCobain all listed Flipper as major influences to their music; Krist would go on to become Flipper's bassist for several years during the late 2000s, recording a studio album and a live album with them during that time), pioneering a style of music which would eventually give way to sludge metal, grunge, and noise rock.


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** Creator/KurtCobain often wore a self-made Flipper t-shirt and spoke highly of them in interviews as frequently as he could, as they were one of his favorite bands. The shirt can be seen in the booklet pictures of ''Music/InUtero'', on the band's first 1992 ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' performance, and in the "Come As You Are" video.

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** Creator/KurtCobain Music/KurtCobain often wore a self-made Flipper t-shirt and spoke highly of them in interviews as frequently as he could, as they were one of his favorite bands. The shirt can be seen in the booklet pictures of ''Music/InUtero'', on the band's first 1992 ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' performance, and in the "Come As You Are" video.


->''"She's a sex bomb, my baby, yeah!"''\\
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->''"She's a sex bomb, my baby, yeah!"''\\
--'''"Sex Bomb"'''
->''"Um...okay, like...s-see there's this...and...well and then uh...never mind, forget it; you wouldn't understand anyway..."''\\
--'''"Brainwash"'''



In 1979, former members of Negative Trend and The Sleepers gathered together to form a new band, which was named after original vocalist Ricky Williams' pets (no that's not a mistake - his cat, parakeet, and fish were ''all'' named Flipper due to the ease of remembering one name when he was high as a kite) after nobody could think of a better name. Despite being a founding member and the lead singer, Ricky was booted before the band had made a single recording, allegedly because he was "too weird". As a result, Bruce Lose and Will Shatter traded vocal and bass duties, Ted Falconi (a UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran) played guitar, and Steve [=DePace=] played drums. The band had a few recordings on a compilation album and the "Love Canal"/"Ha Ha Ha" 7" single out in their early career, however the band gained notoriety through their 1981 single, "Sex Bomb" - a deliberately minimalistic (seriously, the page quote contains the entire lyrics) EpicRocking song which became a crowd favorite...of sorts. A year later, the band released their debut record, ''Album - Generic Flipper''. The band continued to make waves in the San Francisco punk scene, most notably due to the fact that while most punk bands were speeding up their sound, Flipper deliberately played a slow, raucous wall of noise that infuriated many potential audiences, and at the exact same time, wound up drawing in many others ([[Music/{{Melvins}} Buzz Osbourne]], [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Krist Novoselic]] and Music/KurtCobain all listed Flipper as major influences to their music; Krist would go on to become Flipper's bassist for several years during the late 2000s, recording a studio album and a live album with them during that time), pioneering a style of music which would eventually give way to sludge metal, grunge, and noise rock.

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In 1979, former members of Negative Trend and The Sleepers gathered together to form a new band, which was named after original vocalist Ricky Williams' pets (no that's not a mistake - his cat, parakeet, and fish were ''all'' named Flipper due to the ease of remembering one name when he was high as a kite) after nobody could think of a better name. Despite being a founding member and the lead singer, Ricky was booted before the band had made a single recording, allegedly because he was "too weird". As a result, Bruce Lose and Will Shatter traded vocal and bass duties, Ted Falconi (a UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran) played guitar, and Steve [=DePace=] played drums. The band had a few recordings on a compilation album and the "Love Canal"/"Ha Ha Ha" 7" single out in their early career, however the band gained notoriety through their 1981 single, "Sex Bomb" - a deliberately minimalistic (seriously, the page quote contains the entire lyrics) EpicRocking song which became a crowd favorite...of sorts. A year later, the band released their debut record, ''Album - Generic Flipper''. The band continued to make waves in the San Francisco punk scene, most notably due to the fact that while most punk bands were speeding up their sound, Flipper deliberately played a slow, raucous wall of noise that infuriated many potential audiences, and at the exact same time, wound up drawing in many others ([[Music/{{Melvins}} Buzz Osbourne]], [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Krist Novoselic]] and Music/KurtCobain all listed Flipper as major influences to their music; Krist would go on to become Flipper's bassist for several years during the late 2000s, recording a studio album and a live album with them during that time), pioneering a style of music which would eventually give way to sludge metal, grunge, and noise rock.



* CoverVersion: "Sex Bomb" became really popular to cover at one point in the 1980's. Allegedly a radio station invited bands to submit covers of "Sex Bomb" over a set period of time, and in order to fit everyone's submissions in, the station wound up being on the air and playing them all back to back for ''two and a half days''. As far as straight covers go, however:

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* BrokenRecord: "Brainwash" does this literally. The entire song is very basic and only lasts twenty-seven seconds total, with the lyrics consisting entirely of someone stuttering while trying to say something before giving up, claiming "you wouldn't understand anyway". Depending on how you listen to the album, you may either hear the entire song over and over again until it reaches EpicRocking territory, or you'll hear the last line looped ("you wouldn't understand anyway...you wouldn't understand anyway...") until you get tired of hearing it and take the needle off the record or until you wear out the vinyl; whichever comes first.
* CoverVersion: "Sex Bomb" became really popular to cover at one point in the 1980's. Allegedly a radio station back in the day invited bands to submit covers of "Sex Bomb" the song over a set period of time, and in order to fit everyone's submissions in, the station wound up being on the air and playing them all back to back for ''two and a half days''. As far as straight covers go, however:



* EpicRocking: A good chunk of their material, but most notably "Sex Bomb".
** The unreleased song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I8aC-e4dF4 "Kali"]] from the as of yet unreleased album ''1982 Demos'' clocks in at over 11 minutes.

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* EpicRocking: A good chunk Flipper relied heavily on this as part of their material, but overall sound. In a time when punk bands would play deliberately short songs, Flipper would drone on and on for lengthy periods of time, partially because they liked the way it sounded, and partially [[TheGadfly because they knew that anything over two minutes in duration would piss off many a hardcore crowd]]. Sex Bomb provides the most notably "Sex Bomb".
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notorious example, however [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I8aC-e4dF4 "Kali"]] from the as of yet unreleased album ''1982 Demos'' clocks in at over 11 minutes.



* {{Mascot}}: The dead fish that decorates their shirts, albums, and the fan graffiti.

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* {{Mascot}}: The dead fish that decorates their shirts, albums, fan graffiti, pins, and the fan graffiti.so on.



** Kurt Cobain wore a self-made Flipper t-shirt and spoke highly of them in interviews as often as he could, as they were one of his favorite bands. The shirt can be seen in the booklet pictures of ''Music/InUtero'', on the band's first 1992 ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' performance, and in the "Come As You Are" video.

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** Kurt Cobain Creator/KurtCobain often wore a self-made Flipper t-shirt and spoke highly of them in interviews as often frequently as he could, as they were one of his favorite bands. The shirt can be seen in the booklet pictures of ''Music/InUtero'', on the band's first 1992 ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' performance, and in the "Come As You Are" video.


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'''And itís tropes! Tropes! Tropes are the only thing worth living for:''

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'''And itís tropes! Tropes! Tropes are the only thing worth living for:''for:'''


'''Flipper has examples of:'''

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'''Flipper has examples of:''''''And itís tropes! Tropes! Tropes are the only thing worth living for:''


1984 saw the band's second major release and a live album recorded at a CBGB's performance - ''Gone Fishin''' and ''Blow'n Chunks'', respectively. The band powered on through the 1980's and released a double LiveAlbum called ''Public Flipper Ltd.'' (a reference to Music/PublicImageLtd, who had issued their own "generic album", ''Album'', in 1985). Tragically, the band folded after key member Will Shatter died of a drug overdose on December 9th, 1987. They reunited in 1990 to release yet another live album and a new studio album (''Nürnberg Fish Trials'' and ''American Grafishy'', respectively), neither of which were well received among fans. The band broke up yet again after replacement bassist John Dougherty died of a drug overdose (eerily enough, founding member Ricky Williams died of a heroin overdose that year as well). As of 2002, the band has reunited for a third time, performing every now and then with Bruce Loose (he changed his name with the third incarnation because "Lose" implied bad luck) and Rachel Thoele filling in as bassist, with [[TemptingFate no narcotics related fatalities so far]].

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1984 saw the band's second major release and a live album recorded at a CBGB's performance - ''Gone Fishin''' and ''Blow'n Chunks'', respectively. The band powered on through the 1980's and released a double LiveAlbum called ''Public Flipper Ltd.'' (a reference to Music/PublicImageLtd, who had issued their own "generic album", ''Album'', in 1985). Tragically, the band folded after key member Will Shatter died of a drug overdose on December 9th, 1987. They reunited in 1990 to release yet another live album and a new studio album (''Nürnberg Fish Trials'' and ''American Grafishy'', respectively), neither of which were well received among fans. The band broke up yet again after replacement bassist John Dougherty died of a drug overdose (eerily enough, founding member Ricky Williams died of a heroin overdose that year as well). As of 2002, the band has reunited for a third time, performing every now and then with Bruce Loose (he changed his name with the third incarnation because "Lose" implied bad luck) and Rachel Thoele filling in as bassist, with [[TemptingFate no narcotics related fatalities so far]].



* CoverVersion: "Sex Bomb" became really popular to cover at one point in the 1980's. Allegedly a radio station invited bands to submit covers of Sex Bomb over a set period of time, and in order to fit everyone's submissions in, the station wound up being on the air and playing them all back to back for ''two and a half days''. As far as straight covers go, however:

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* CoverVersion: "Sex Bomb" became really popular to cover at one point in the 1980's. Allegedly a radio station invited bands to submit covers of Sex Bomb "Sex Bomb" over a set period of time, and in order to fit everyone's submissions in, the station wound up being on the air and playing them all back to back for ''two and a half days''. As far as straight covers go, however:



* ShoutOut: ''Public Flipper Ltd.'' is a reference to Music/PublicImageLtd, who had released an album called "Album" as a nod towards Flipper's ''Album - Generic Flipper''.
** Kurt Cobain wore a self-made Flipper t-shirt and spoke highly of them in interviews as often as he could, as they were one of his favorite bands. The shirt can be seen in the booklet pictures of In Utero, on the band's first 1992 ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' performance, and in the "Come As You Are" video.

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* ShoutOut: ''Public Flipper Ltd.'' is a reference to Music/PublicImageLtd, who had released an album called "Album" ''Album'' as a nod towards Flipper's ''Album - Generic Flipper''.
** Kurt Cobain wore a self-made Flipper t-shirt and spoke highly of them in interviews as often as he could, as they were one of his favorite bands. The shirt can be seen in the booklet pictures of In Utero, ''Music/InUtero'', on the band's first 1992 ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' performance, and in the "Come As You Are" video.


* CoverVersion: Sex Bomb became really popular to cover at one point in the 1980's. Allegedly a radio station invited bands to submit covers of Sex Bomb over a set period of time, and in order to fit everyone's submissions in, the station wound up being on the air and playing them all back to back for ''two and a half days''. As far as straight covers go, however:

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* CoverVersion: Sex Bomb "Sex Bomb" became really popular to cover at one point in the 1980's. Allegedly a radio station invited bands to submit covers of Sex Bomb over a set period of time, and in order to fit everyone's submissions in, the station wound up being on the air and playing them all back to back for ''two and a half days''. As far as straight covers go, however:


In 2015, it was announced that Bruce Loose had retired from Flipper due to his history of back injuries catching up to him, leaving him unable to tour. It was also announced that David Yow, vocalist for the Jesus Lizard, had stepped in to take over Loose's singing duties, and that long-time "fifth Flipper" Bruno [=DeSmartass=] had rejoined the band as bassist.

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In 2015, it was announced that Bruce Loose had retired from Flipper due to his history of back injuries catching up to him, leaving him unable to tour. It was also announced that David Yow, vocalist for the Jesus Lizard, Music/TheJesusLizard, had stepped in to take over Loose's singing duties, and that long-time "fifth Flipper" Bruno [=DeSmartass=] had rejoined the band as bassist.


1984 saw the band's second major release and a live album recorded at a CBGB's performance - ''Gone Fishin''' and ''Blow'n Chunks'', respectively. The band powered on through the 1980's and released a double live album called "Public Flipper Ltd.", however the band folded after key member Will Shatter died of a drug overdose on December 9th, 1987. They reunited in 1990 to release yet another live album and a new studio album (''Nürnberg Fish Trials'' and ''American Grafishy'', respectively), neither of which were well received among fans. The band broke up yet again after replacement bassist John Dougherty died of a drug overdose (eerily enough, founding member Ricky Williams died of a heroin overdose that year as well). As of 2002, the band has reunited for a third time, performing every now and then with Bruce Loose (he changed his name with the third incarnation because "Lose" implied bad luck) and Rachel Thoele filling in as bassist, with [[TemptingFate no narcotics related fatalities so far]].

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1984 saw the band's second major release and a live album recorded at a CBGB's performance - ''Gone Fishin''' and ''Blow'n Chunks'', respectively. The band powered on through the 1980's and released a double live album LiveAlbum called "Public ''Public Flipper Ltd.", however '' (a reference to Music/PublicImageLtd, who had issued their own "generic album", ''Album'', in 1985). Tragically, the band folded after key member Will Shatter died of a drug overdose on December 9th, 1987. They reunited in 1990 to release yet another live album and a new studio album (''Nürnberg Fish Trials'' and ''American Grafishy'', respectively), neither of which were well received among fans. The band broke up yet again after replacement bassist John Dougherty died of a drug overdose (eerily enough, founding member Ricky Williams died of a heroin overdose that year as well). As of 2002, the band has reunited for a third time, performing every now and then with Bruce Loose (he changed his name with the third incarnation because "Lose" implied bad luck) and Rachel Thoele filling in as bassist, with [[TemptingFate no narcotics related fatalities so far]].


In 1979, former members of Negative Trend and The Sleepers gathered together to form a new band, which was named after original vocalist Ricky Williams' pets (no that's not a mistake - his cat, parakeet, and fish were ''all'' named Flipper due to the ease of remembering one name when he was high as a kite) after nobody could think of a better name. Despite being a founding member and the lead singer, Ricky was booted before the band had made a single recording, allegedly because he was "too weird". As a result, Bruce Lose and Will Shatter traded vocal and bass duties, Ted Falconi (a UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran) played guitar, and Steve [=DePace=] played drums. The band had a few recordings on a compilation album and the Love Canal/Ha Ha Ha 7" single out in their early career, however the band gained notoriety through their 1981 single, "Sex Bomb" - a deliberately minimalistic (seriously, the page quote contains the entire lyrics) EpicRocking song which became a crowd favorite...of sorts. A year later, the band released their debut record, ''Album - Generic Flipper''. The band continued to make waves in the San Francisco punk scene, most notably due to the fact that while most punk bands were speeding up their sound, Flipper deliberately played a slow, raucous wall of noise that infuriated many potential audiences, and at the exact same time, wound up drawing in many others ([[Music/{{Melvins}} Buzz Osbourne]], [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Krist Novoselic]] and Music/KurtCobain all listed Flipper as major influences to their music; Krist would go on to become Flipper's bassist for several years during the late 2000s, recording a studio album and a live album with them during that time), pioneering a style of music which would eventually give way to sludge metal, grunge, and noise rock.

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In 1979, former members of Negative Trend and The Sleepers gathered together to form a new band, which was named after original vocalist Ricky Williams' pets (no that's not a mistake - his cat, parakeet, and fish were ''all'' named Flipper due to the ease of remembering one name when he was high as a kite) after nobody could think of a better name. Despite being a founding member and the lead singer, Ricky was booted before the band had made a single recording, allegedly because he was "too weird". As a result, Bruce Lose and Will Shatter traded vocal and bass duties, Ted Falconi (a UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran) played guitar, and Steve [=DePace=] played drums. The band had a few recordings on a compilation album and the Love Canal/Ha "Love Canal"/"Ha Ha Ha Ha" 7" single out in their early career, however the band gained notoriety through their 1981 single, "Sex Bomb" - a deliberately minimalistic (seriously, the page quote contains the entire lyrics) EpicRocking song which became a crowd favorite...of sorts. A year later, the band released their debut record, ''Album - Generic Flipper''. The band continued to make waves in the San Francisco punk scene, most notably due to the fact that while most punk bands were speeding up their sound, Flipper deliberately played a slow, raucous wall of noise that infuriated many potential audiences, and at the exact same time, wound up drawing in many others ([[Music/{{Melvins}} Buzz Osbourne]], [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Krist Novoselic]] and Music/KurtCobain all listed Flipper as major influences to their music; Krist would go on to become Flipper's bassist for several years during the late 2000s, recording a studio album and a live album with them during that time), pioneering a style of music which would eventually give way to sludge metal, grunge, and noise rock.

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