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In the News (Wed 21 Aug 19)

  
  One World Beat - music making a difference
Decadence, a 4-member rock band whose music "tends to wake the dead", is slowly invading the Michigan music scene.
With a Battle of the Bands Championship, a full length CD entitled "Communication", and a cult following that grows with each passing day, Decadence is on the road to success.
With a name change and a new album, the band is hard at work again, playing shows and getting their music to the masses.
www.oneworldbeat.org /owb2005/music_news/090205_concerts4charity.htm   (827 words)

  
  HENRY O. FLIPPER
Flipper's military career was cut short, however, when he was court-martialed for embezzlement of commissary funds, for falsifying government records, and for lying to his commander.
Flipper’s efforts only resulted in him being court-martialed, and charged with "embezzlement" and "conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman." His trial was held in the post chapel at Fort Davis in November and December of 1881.
While acknowledging that Flipper falsified reports and lied to his commanding officer, the army ruled that regardless of race, the sentence handed down in December of 1881 and upheld by the president in 1882 was too severe for the crime.
www.nps.gov /foda/Fort_Davis_WEB_PAGE/About_the_Fort/Flipper_Site_Bulletin_WEB_PAGE.htm   (986 words)

  
 TrouserPress.com :: Flipper
In its prime, San Francisco's Flipper was a magnificent, fascinating entity, playing what might have been typical hardcore music at an unsettlingly slow speed: like a 45 slowed down to sub-LP pace, a flawless impression of a downed-out hardcore band.
Flipper could be your car on the verge of a total breakdown or your worst hangover nightmare amped up to brain-splitting volume.
Flipper's cathartic noise — sort of a foul-smelling castor oil for the ears — was more than a gimmick, though.
www.trouserpress.com /entry.php?a=flipper   (587 words)

  
 Band Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Flipper was an influential band from San Francisco, forming in 1979 from the punk bands, SST, Sleepers, and Negative Trend, and continuing in often erratic fashion until the early '90s.
Flipper's music was very shambolic and noisy for a punk band of the time.
Flipper was often as strongly in league with conceptual art and atonal music as with rock or punk.
student.santarosa.edu /~ddimopou/flipper.html   (332 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online:
Henry Ossian Flipper, engineer, the first fl graduate of West Point, the eldest of five sons of Festus and Isabella Flipper, was born a slave at Thomasville, Georgia, on March 21, 1856.
Flipper suspected what he later called a systematic plan of persecution, and is said to have been warned by civilians at the post of a plot by white officers to force him from the army.
Flipper maintained his innocence until his death and waged a lifelong battle for reinstatement in the army.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/FF/ffl13.html   (1412 words)

  
 seaturtle.org - Flipper Tags
Flippers tags are the most common tags that are used to mark sea turtles.
Flipper tags can also be disturbing to some turtles when they are applied; most workers wait until after a nesting female has finished laying before applying the flipper tags.
In the case of large turtles, the flipper in the vicinity of this scale may be too thick and hence the tag should be applied in the skin adjacent to the scale, either towards the axilla or away from it.
www.seaturtle.org /tagging/flipper.shtml   (1365 words)

  
 Henry Flipper
Flipper was accused of embezzling $3,791.77 from commissary funds.
Flipper denied the charge and claimed that he had been framed by his fellow officers, who hated him because he was African American.
Flipper continued to prosper and was appointed assistant to the Secretary of the Interior (1923-1930) and held a senior position at the Pantepec Company in New York until he retired in 1931.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /WWflipper.htm   (486 words)

  
 Flipper (band)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Flipper was one of the few well-known punk bands that came out of the San Fransisco scene in the late 70s and early 80s.
They were also very popular in the Los Angeles area and were promoted by the local punk rock radio station KROQ and their influential disk jocky Rodney Bingenheimer.
Flipper's music was characterized by hand-clapping and an unusually slow tempo.
publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/f/fl/flipper__band_.html   (147 words)

  
 PENGUIN FLIPPER-BANDS USED BY THE USARP BIRD-BANDING PROGRAM 1958-60   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 1959 band is pre-shaped in the factory; the 1958 one is distributed as a strip (,Ci) to,be shaped in the field.
Before the band is closed on the flipper, it is important to try to pull the band off distally to see if it will restrict the movement of the joint, or come off.
But band- ing at Wilkes began at the end of the season, and the breeding status of the adults could not be determined.
elibrary.unm.edu /sora/JFO/v031n02/p0079-p0082.html   (2371 words)

  
 Flipper - Biography - AOL Music
There was something wonderfully uncomplicated about this attitude, which is probably the reason that Flipper, despite being seen as a one-shot band, had a career that lasted longer than 15 minutes.
In fact, Flipper may have been the first hardcore/post-hardcore band to essay life-affirming messages on its album (no matter how tongue-in-cheek it might sound).
With much of the rock press singing their praises (and deservedly so), Flipper went on to demi-celebrity status as the reigning kings of American underground rock, for a few years.
music.aol.com /artist/flipper/4278/biography   (398 words)

  
 Noise | San Francisco Bay Guardian
Now the band's major recordings are out of print, while Loose and the other surviving members are still trying to figure out how to salvage what's left of the tarnished Flipper legacy.
Flipper acquired a rabid, dedicated following and inspired critical praise from well beyond the Bay Area, but also irritated plenty of others who either didn't get the joke or didn't realize how serious the band were about it.
He still sounds good, though, and as the band warmed up with some of his old songs at a rehearsal, it was clear he hasn't lost his old intensity, even if his voice is a little rougher.
www.sfbg.com /39/22/noise_flipper.html   (1964 words)

  
 Starkult Promotion
Flipper is a band that created their own aesthetic universe and singular punk language.
The strangest and most strident and controversial band- a band that was brutally loved/hated and worshipped with god-like fervor, personal allegiance and loyalty were Flipper.
In truth Flipper couldn’t give a damn, they just were as always their nasty selves, drunken and rockin’ out Although they were regarded the most obnoxious, rude, crude and primitive punk-hardcore band of their era, Flipper had a sharp mind and a definite sense of humor present just beneath the chaos.
www.starkult.de /bands/index.php3?band=flipper.txt   (389 words)

  
 VH1.com : Flipper : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
There was something wonderfully uncomplicated about this attitude, which is probably the reason that Flipper, despite being seen as a one-shot band, had a career that lasted longer than 15 minutes.
In fact, Flipper may have been the first hardcore/post-hardcore band to essay life-affirming messages on its album (no matter how tongue-in-cheek it might sound).
With much of the rock press singing their praises (and deservedly so), Flipper went on to demi-celebrity status as the reigning kings of American underground rock, for a few years.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/flipper/bio.jhtml   (379 words)

  
 FLIPPER STILL RULES O.K
Flipper were a band that sprung up in the late 70's, early 80's San Francisco amongst the hardcore punk craze.
A dolphin eater (Flipper), is shot drunk with a whiskey sour by another boy (Ted) in the party.
Flipper's recovery is a most miraculous one, but the real story deals with the relationship between fucked up people and even more fucked up people, and the growth of the P.E.T. Rock Movement.
www.geocities.com /flipper_still_rule/intro.html   (965 words)

  
 Flipper
The sound of Generic Flipper is as follows: loud, heavily reverbed drums that sound like they were played in a dungeon, topped with a dull, dead sounding bass playing really catchy anthems, a guitar just making a bunch of feedback and noise and a couple of goofy louts shouting on top of the noise.
Flipper took all of this bullshit and emitted a powerful denial of the death culture.
Flipper is like picking up a huge rock and looking underneath at the slugs and maggots stuck to the bottom; it's ugly, it's a part of yourself you've never looked at before, but discovering it is exciting, an experience unlike any other.
www.markprindle.com /flipper.htm   (5191 words)

  
 Flipper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Flipper (band), a punk band from San Francisco
Flipper, a part of a pinball machine used to strike the ball up higher on the game surface
Flipper, the name of the GPU chip, produced by ATi, that is used in the Nintendo Gamecube videogame console
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flipper   (252 words)

  
 Flipper   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Upon first listen, Generic Flipper appears to be the most wretched misuse of a guitar in the history of Western music, and no doubt 90 percent of the world will retain that impression for all eternity.
Generic Flipper is a constant lurch of plodding two-chord guitar riffs, a double bass attack that summons forth the demons of early metal, absolutely tuneless vocal parts, and distortion, distortion, distortion.
Flipper can also boast their influential role on grunge as much as any other band on the planet, (as do the Melvins, Mudhoney, and every other loud, slow, flannel-sporting rip off).
www.stthomas1976.net /flipper/articles_oldstuff.html   (389 words)

  
 Music & Nightlife in San Jose, CA | Music Interview/Preview | Flipper
Basically, the band's music was "grunge" long before a bunch of stoners from Seattle took that word and made a fortune off it.
In fact, a good portion of Flipper tunes can be described as "plodding on," which is precisely why many folks never appreciated the rotgut genius of it all.
That was 15 years ago, and even then Flipper was past its heyday, but band members were the same stumbling discourteous drugged-out wrecks that they always were and they had a uniquely humorous way of disgracing everybody.
www.metroactive.com /metro/06.07.06/flipper-0623.html   (635 words)

  
 CD Baby: FLIPPER DAVE: Something Simple
Newcomers to the music of Flipper Dave and lovers of jam rock will rejoice and be blown away by the epicness contained herein.
A six-panel gatefold of photos showcases the band though its many stages, in music, in life, on the road, and in the studio.
The members of Flipper Dave are Brett Connors on guitar and vocals, Glen Nelson on keyboards, Steve Battistoni on drums, and Mike Sherman on bass.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/flipperdave   (269 words)

  
 Flipper : iSOUND.COM™
Flipper has to be heard to be believed, and believe them you will, because they lived lives of such un-quiet, fucked-up desperation, scratching out meager existences in the bowels of the seedier parts of San Francisco, it's a wonder three of the original group are still alive.
The live Public Flipper Limited, however, can be said to be the most honest account of their personality and character as a band.
Flipper's second album, Gone Fishin', has a cover you could cut apart to create all four members plus their uniquely art-car-ish tour van.
www.isound.com /flipper   (558 words)

  
 San Francisco - Music - Flipper Redux - sfweekly.com
None of which made Flipper the most famous band to rise from San Francisco's vibrant punk scene of the late '70s and early '80s, but the group was easily the most influential.
Flipper, however, got around: Among others, Concrete Blonde, the Melvins, and Sebadoh have covered Flipper songs, and that's a homemade Flipper T-shirt Kurt Cobain's wearing on the liner sleeve of Nirvana's In Utero album.
Tupper's right to sell the vinyl versions of Flipper material was the fallout of a 1992 lawsuit (later dismissed) in which the band sued Tupper for the right to put its material on CD.
www.sfweekly.com /1999-02-10/music/flipper-redux   (1095 words)

  
 Flipper Summary
Through Flipper, viewers were entertained by an unusual animal friend with a built-in smile, and were made aware of a dolphin's ability to communicate with and respond to people.
Flipper was born of the vision of movie and television underwater stuntman Ricou Browning.
The Flipper idea was revived in the 1990s—as part of a general revival of television shows from the 1960s—with the movie Flipper (1996) and the television series of the same name (1995).
www.bookrags.com /Flipper   (888 words)

  
 Uncut.co.uk - News
Inflential punk band Flipper are reforming again and the new incarnation has ex-Nirvana Krist Novoselic on bass and they will be bringing their trademark gigs of noise to the UK next month.
Flipper have lost many members to wreckless rock ‘n’ roll and numerous heroin overdoses throughout their patchy career, notably founder member Will Shatter who died in 1987 and bassist John Dougherty who died in 1992.
The seminal punk band kick of their tour in Seattle on December 1, coming to the UK on December 8 to play the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in Minehead with Iggy and The Stooges and Sonic Youth.
www.uncut.co.uk /news/krist_novoselic/news/9075   (317 words)

  
 Band Pages - Flipper
Still, Flipper is one of the more influential bands that came out of the San Francisco punk scene in the late 1970s, inspiring many new bands with their dirge sound and personal lyrics.
Even Rick Rubin, founder of the label Def American, was a huge Flipper fan, which is why he signed them to his major distributed label for their comeback LP "American Graphishy" (don't believe me? Check out his early band Hose, who released a 7" and an LP which sound very much like Flipper.
We left all the funny between-song talking on the record, things like Bruce Loose telling John not to play any of the new songs, they were just too good for the live LP we were recording, so they were only going to give us their "old shit".
www.empty.de /Flipper.htm   (423 words)

  
 CD Baby: FLIPPER: Blow 'N Chunks
Flipper is a band that created their own aesthetic universe and singular punk language.
The strangest and most strident and controversial band- a band that was brutally loved/hated and worshipped with god-like fervor, personal allegiance and loyalty were Flipper.
Although they were regarded the most obnoxious, rude, crude and primitive punk-hardcore band of their era, Flipper had a sharp mind and a definite sense of humor present just beneath the chaos.
cdbaby.com /cd/flipper   (427 words)

  
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Flipper is a punk/noise band from San Francisco, California and was formed in 1979.
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 Flipper: Sex Bomb Baby   (Site not responding. Last check: )
By the time I caught up with the in '83 at the On Broadway the band members were already at the self-destruction phase -- bloody fistfights abounding.
An extremely hard-core punk band, Flipper were fueled by an endless consumption of speed and beer.
Flipper only got their shit together to do one album, Generic Flipper before super-nova-ing away.
www.sonic.net /~goblin/8flip.html   (218 words)

  
 Flipper Bass Tabs
Flipper's music was very shambolic and noisy, and oft considered "slow" for a punk band of the time.
They were originally known in San Francisco as a band that 'everybody hated,' and who bombarded the city with graffiti far more than they actually played.
Years after the band's demise, its spray-painted dead fish logos were still visible in San Francisco (although signs on the city's Clipper Street have since been reverted from "Flipper Street").
www.bassmasta.net /f/flipper   (257 words)

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