Monday, December 11, 2006
Flipper - Generic
Let me tell you about this band Flipper. They were around in the 80s along with Hanoi Rocks and "Teen Wolf." They had a big 'ol bass-o distorto! They also had awesome, loud drums. Then the guitarist just kind of made noise. Also, there was a singer sometimes, and he yelled shit. The result was outstanding.
Along with Fall Out Boy's Hex Enduction Hour, this is definitely the greatest "on the verge of completely falling apart at any second" album ever. This is some cacophonous shit! Let me tell you, though, this is just the most life affirming shit ever. The lyrics on this album... this shit just tears me up. "I TOO HAVE SUNG DEATH'S PRAISES. BUT I'M NOT GONNA SING THAT SONG ANYMORE BECAUSE I HAVE FOUND OUT WHAT LIVING IS ALL ABOUT, IT'S LIFE! LIFE! LIFE IS THE ONLY THING WORTH LIVING FOR!" These fellas showed the world how they felt by being as noisy as possible, and it's just so fucking beautiful. Seriously, it might sound like a bunch of god-awful, chaotic instrument assaulting poop, but it's just so much more than that! This is some fucking powerful stuff. Wow.
"SHED NO TEARS FOR THE COP BLEEDING! HE ONCE HELD THE GUN! HE ONCE HELD THE KEY! NOW HIS PRISONERS WILL SING AND DANCE AND PLAY! NO TEARS WASTED, NO SORROW, NO PITY! NO! NO CRYING NO LOSS!"
Fuck. The singer really isn't singing in rhythm with the music at all, and he's barely singing in the way that one might define the act of "singing." But he's doing it because he cares. Fuck, fuck, fuck.
Fun House and the Jesus Lizard fucking rule my dicks off, but they are just kickassingly abrasive in every way imaginable. This is a whole other sort of beast. Flipper was so real. The kids don't appreciate music like this. If they had been there, they would have understood.
Rating: Ridiculously high.