Flipper (band)

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Flipper is an American punk rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1979, continuing in often erratic fashion until the mid-1990s, then reuniting in 2005. The band influenced a number of grunge,[2] punk rock and noise rock bands. Their slowed-down, bass-driven and heavily distorted style of punk is considered to have inspired bands such as the Melvins and Nirvana,[3] whose bass player Krist Novoselic played with the band in the 2000s.[3]

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Flipper at the 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C., 1984
Flipper at the 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C., 1984
Background information
OriginSan Francisco, California, U.S.
GenresNoise rock, punk rock, post-punk, hardcore punk,[1] post-hardcore
Years active1979–1987, 1990–1993, 2005–present
LabelsSubterranean, Alternative Tentacles, ROIR, American, Domino
MembersTed Falconi
Steve DePace
Mike Watt
Past membersWill Shatter
Ricky Williams
Bruce Loose
John Dougherty
Krist Novoselic
Bruno DeSmartass
David Yow
Rachel Thoele