Boomkat Product Review:
A reissue of a landmark recording from the annals of American hardcore, Generic Flipper is an album that helped shape the identities of bands like Melvins and Nirvana (Krist Novaselic actually joined Flipper in 2006 and writes the liner notes for this reissue). The San Franciscan band defied the conventions of the punk and hardcore scene by piling sludge into their sound and plodding through Sabbath-influenced riffs at reduced tempos. It's all a far cry from the fist-pumping full pelt of the scene's dominant bands. Generic features such glorious, discordant anti-anthems as the brilliant 'Ever' and the sax-infused surrealism of 'Sex Bomb', all imbued with a heavily layered and raucous atmospheric make-up that few punk bands of any era could muster.