Flipper album Generic Flipper

On December 9, 2008, in Albums, by Cernak


Album – Generic Flipper is the debut album by the San Francisco band Flipper. Many fans say it is the band’s finest release, and it is definitely their most acclaimed release. In November 2007, Blender magazine ranked it #86 on their list of the 100 greatest “indie rock” albums of all time. It is also referred to as Album, Album: Generic, Generic Flipper, and just Generic. It is considered a groundbreaking album, the first album to play with the sludge and heaviness of early Black Sabbath but still be considered a punk album.

Generic Flipper was issued on CD for the first time by American Recordings (formerly Def American) in 1992 and later deleted. In 2008, the rights reverted back to Flipper and the album was reissued by Water Records on December 9th, 2008. Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, who joined Flipper in 2006, contributed liner notes to the new reissue.

Track listing

Side one

  1. “Ever” – 2:56
  2. “Life Is Cheap” – 3:55
  3. “Shed No Tears” – 4:26
  4. “(I Saw You) Shine” – 8:31

Side two

  1. “Way of the World” – 4:23
  2. “Life” – 4:44
  3. “Nothing” – 2:18
  4. “Living for the Depression” – 1:23
  5. “Sex Bomb” – 7:48

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