Flipper is an American 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,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, whose bass player Krist Novoselic played with the band in the 2000s.
The Sleepers, Rad Command, Negative Trend, A3I, Nirvana, Frightwig, Mudwimin, Van Gough's Daughter, Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard, Minutemen
Noise rock, punk rock, post-punk, hardcore punk, experimental rock, lo-fi
Subterranean, Alternative Tentacles, ROIR, American, Domino
San Francisco, California, U.S.
1979 1987, 1990 1993, 2005 present