Flipper - Fight !
Flipper - Fight
MVDaudio/Reppilf Music/Public Flipper Limited. out: May 19, 2009
1. Way of the World
3. Be Good, Child!
4. Why Can't You See
5. Night Falls
6. Ha Ha Ha
7. Triple Mass
9. The Light, the Sound
Fight was recorded in 2007 at Dante's in Portland and The Funhouse in Seattle. Both were recorded and mixed by Seattle's legendary Jack Endino.
This album includes classic Flipper songs as well as songs from Flipper's new studio album, entitled Love. Fight, along with Love, are bookends that encapsulate time spent recording in the studio and playing live shows with former Nirvana bassist, Krist Novoselic.
Fight is the live companion to Love and serves as a perfect balance to the studio album experience. Love and Fight should exist side by side in your album collection. The return of Flipper, just in time.
There's some hackneyed cliché about it being impossible to record a punk band. It's a feeble excuse for a poor trip to the studio, a producer who's in over his head or a band that just can't write a good tune to save its life.
You can record punk, and Flipper's here to prove it.
Fight rounds up live tapes from a couple 2007 shows, one in Seattle, the other in Portland, Ore., and puts them out there next to new cuts on Love. Sure, the band's more polished while it's in session than on the stage, but Fight's more of a testament to how well the band captured its ramshackle noise-punk sound in the studio than to how well it performs it in the real world.
With four of the nine songs on this live collection showing up on Love, it's a back to basics affair that isn't flashy, isn't reliant on Flipper's heyday as '80s punks and isn't anything but direct. It's definitive proof when placed against Love that, at least for Flipper, the differences between a live set and a studio one are slim indeed. (Matt Schild @ aversion.com)
On Fight, lead singer Bruce Loose opens with a sardonic and bitter quip to the audience which kicks 'Way Of The World" into high gear. "Hi, we're a band. Are you an audience?? I think the rest of you are bystanders!" Needless to say, after all these years, Flipper sounds like their former 1980's disjointed selves. Former bassist Will Shatter would be proud to hear from above all this fucked up noise these San Francisco skate rats would be kicking up this late into the 21st century. The doom-punk charades keep it going with the anarchy battle cry of "Shine". Novoselic's bass thumps and weaves its contrapuntal melodies between Falconi's bombastic guitar work and DePace's sonic drumming. Loose so to speak lets loose here with yelps and wails certainly beckoning to a lost forgotten age. While this is 2007 mind you, 1982 is literally just down the street and in plain sight of these guys. (read full review by Jay Ziegler)
'nuf said, now fish for it suckaz!
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