Friday, January 25, 2008
FLIPPER- FREE AT AMOEBA SF FEB 18th
Bizarrely, FLIPPER is playing at Amoeba Music on Haight Street in SF for free on Monday February 18th at 6 PM. I rarely go to reunions, having High expectations and then often having them shattered into pieces- I'd rather just keep the image in my mind of the band at their prime... but "Generic" and " Gone Fishin'" have been on the turntable a lot lately that the pull of this being 15 minutes from my house and, uh, FREE...Will probably get me out...though the bar here of my expectations is high and will be severly smashed if FLIPPER do not manage to drive every single customer not specifically there to see them irrevocably out of the store with torrents of droning noise.
Reading their Wikipedia Entry it seems in a weird turn of downward mobility the Punk scene has traded Pat Smear for Nirvana's Bassist, I guess What better way to find yourself in post rock star dom than to joinFLIPPER!
Above ancient Photo of Flipper from the Punk Globe Website, Which has a lot of cool old SF punk photos if you dig around it.