Influential rock mob Flipper have today announced a 40 year anniversary tour. Founder members Steve DePace (drums) and Ted Falconi (guitar), will be joined by David Yow (Scratch Acid, Jesus Lizard) on vocals and Mike Watt ( The Minutemen, Firehose).
Flipper’s performances are famed for their unpredictable nature, centered around repetitive bass lines, ultra noisy and atonal guitar playing by Falconi with DePace’s tight drumming keeping the tunes together. In 1979 Flipper debuted on the SF Underground 7” comp with the track “Earthworm”. Followed by their first single “Love Canal / Ha Ha Ha” for Subterranean Records (as SF Underground became known). The single “Sexbomb / Brainwash” was released in 1981, causing excitement within the underground punk scene of that time. “Sexbomb” has now been covered by countless bands over the years. The group’s first album; ‘Generic Flipper’ (1982) is considered a classic, and remains Flipper‘s most acclaimed album of their prolific career with Kurt Cobain being a vocal supporter of the band.
In respected punk authority Get in the Van, his memoir of the early 1980s punk rock scene, Henry Rollins of Black Flag described the Flipper experience:
“They were just heavy. Heavier than you. Heavier than anything…When they played they were amazing“….
FLIPPER 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR:
30-Jul-2019 Nottingham UK Rescue Rooms
31-Jul-2019 Bristol UK The Exchange
1-Aug-2019 Blackpool UK Rebellion Festival
2-Aug-2019 Glasgow UK CCA
3-Aug-2019 Leeds UK Brudenell
4-Aug-2019 London UK Garage
5-Aug-2019 Gent Belgium DOK
6-Aug-2019 Amsterdam The Netherlands Paradiso Noord
8-Aug-2019 Aachen Germany Musikbunker
9-Aug-2019 Karlsruhe Germany Hackerei
10-Aug-2019 Bologna Italy Freakout
11-Aug-2019 Milan Italy Magnolia Open Air
12-Aug-2019 Padova Italy Anfiteatro del Venda
13-Aug-2019 Vienna Austria Chelsea
15-Aug-2019 Bielefeld Germany Forum
16-Aug-2019 Hamburg Germany Hafenklang
17-Aug-2019 Helsinki Finland Kuudes Linja
19-Aug-2019 PRESS DAY IN BERLIN
20-Aug-2019 Berlin Bi Nuu