American Grafishy Flipper was the first band to meld punk rock with heavy metal, thus becoming the grandfather of grunge. Losing an essential band member (original guitarist… American Grafishy Flipper was the first band to meld punk rock with heavy metal, thus becoming the grandfather of grunge. Losing an essential band member (original guitarist… Flipper Rock
Music Review

American Grafishy (1993)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Lead Performance: Flipper; Genre: Rock

Flipper was the first band to meld punk rock with heavy metal, thus becoming the grandfather of grunge. Losing an essential band member (original guitarist Will Shatter died in '87) hasn't kept Flipper from making this disappointing comeback LP, American Grafishy, which is a straight-ahead exercise in loud, sludgy rhythms and cynically gleeful, by-the-book nihilism. C

Originally posted Feb 19, 1993 Published in issue #158 Feb 19, 1993 Order article reprints
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