Saturday, March 1, 2014

02/28/14 Pabst Blue Rebellion /w/ Brynn Arens - "Half A Brain" Live at The Red Carpet, St. Cloud, MN

...Ha! Told you it wouldn't take seven more months to come up with something cool here. It took two days! All you C.S.F.'s will definitely want to check this out...

St. Cloud Minnesota garage punks Pabst Blue Rebellion jam a killer version of  Flipp's "Half A Brain" with former Flipp/ Current Oddfathers vocalist/ guitarist Brynn Arens on Friday night, 02/28/14 at The Red Carpet in St. Cloud, MN.

You shoulda' been there!




Thursday, February 27, 2014

Flipp Collectibles: Flipp Group Images/ Logo T-Shirt

...yeah, despite the lack of new content for seven months, we're still here and still on the lookout for cool memories of the Flipp years.

Here's a recent E-Bay listing for a size XL, black Flipp t-shirt, group images on the front...


  Flipp (Group Images-Logo)T-Shirt (Front)

...logo on the back. Seller is asking $25.00. I'd link the sale here but it ends in just over a day and therefore will likely be long over by the time you are reading this. So no link.

Flipp (Group Images-Logo) T-Shirt (Back)


And just like that - that's if for now! Hopefully it won't be another seven months until we post something here again. In the meantime, make sure you check out the Flipp/Facebook page - some pretty cool shit pops up on there from time to time that I'm not always at liberty to share here so that's probably the only place you'll see it.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Flipp Collectibles: 03/28/97 The Album Network Rock Tune Up #164 Sampler CD

The Album Network "Rock Tune Up #164" Sampler CD (03/28/97)(Front Cover)
CD Booklet - Front Cover
(Images via NYCDreamin Archives)

The Album Network "Rock Tune Up #164" Sampler CD (03/28/97)(Back Cover)
Back Cover

The Album Network "Rock Tune Up #164" Sampler CD (03/28/97)(CD)
CD

I spotted this Flipp CD rarity on Ebay about a week ago and knew immediately I had to make it mine - it arrived in the mail yesterday!

The Album Network
Various Artists - Rock Tune Up #164 (03/28/97)
PROMO Only CD

"Album Network" was a highly regarded radio industry trade magazine (now shuttered) which contained important information, music sales and air play charts for/about radio stations on a weekly basis. For a fee, individual record labels could include a track (or tracks) on each week's Album Network sampler CD (one copy was included with each magazine) giving radio industry people and DJs a sneak peek at upcoming releases they might be inclined to promote and/or add to their playlists. These CDs were strictly promotional items and were never available for sale at retail and were pressed in extremely limited numbers.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

06/03/98 Dan Cantrell Birthday Bash /w/ Flipp @ Pacific Club Live, Duluth, MN

06/03/98
Flipp - The Dan Cantrell Birthday Bash
@ The Pacific Club Live, Duluth, MN

06/03/98 Dan Cantrell B-Day Bash with Flipp @ The Pacific Club Live, Duluth, MN (Poster - Dan Cantrell Collection)
(Image via The Dan Cantrell Collection - used with kind permission)

Many thanks to Flipp fan Dan Cantrell for sharing this cool, super-rare poster from his birthday party back in June of 1998 - which he actually managed to get Flipp to play at and for also providing us with a few details from what must have been one of the coolest birthday parties ever!

"It was 1998. I asked Brynn if the band would be willing to come up and play my party. Brynn, being the cool shit that he is, said yes! We did a couple of radio phone interviews that he made extremely entertaining and those got the buzz out that something musically sweet was coming and from there it was drunken debauchery! The guys were suppose to be at Pachyderm Studios (in Cannon Falls, MN) the following morning to do some recording but they had to call and cancel. I think someone from the Flipp crew actually recorded the show."

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Update!

Hey all you C.S.F.'s - just a quick update for anyone who is wondering what we've been up to here lately.

I've decided to take this blog back to its original idea - that being that this was to be a place to archive memories/momentos/video/audio from the Flipp years 1995 - 2003 - and that is the format we have returned to here: ALL Flipp and ONLY Flipp.

If you've come here looking for current Oddfathers or Hairball updates, reviews, etc. -  you will no longer find that type of content here. But fret not - all Oddfathers/ Hairball/ etc content will now be posted over at my other (main) blog, www.ThisAintTheSummerOfLove.blogspot.com instead.

Thanks for reading -

NYCDreamin

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Additional Flipp History Revealed In Star-Tribune.com "Sound Gallery" Article

Flipp Logo Sticker (Yellow, Orange, Red, White)

Excerpt from:
"Minneapolis' Sound Gallery Has Hosted Everyone From Motley Crue To Sean Anonymous"
by Chris Riemenschneider - Minneapolis Star Tribune (05/03/13)

"It’s all thanks to Flipp and its industry connections that Grun can now tell guests that Kiss once rehearsed at the Sound Gallery, and Mötley Crüe did a radio broadcast there (good thing the freight elevator still works; Gene Simmons and Vince Neil never would’ve climbed the grungy flights of stairs). Flipp also built the studio there, using money from its deal with Hollywood Records."

Read the entire article HERE.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Flipp Audio: Various Artists "Target Market Audio Sampler: The Science Of Sound" CD (2000)

Various Artists (including)
Valet/ 12 Rods/ The Stereo/ Flipp/ Lifter Puller/ Umbrella Bed/ Accident Clearinghouse/ Volante/ The Plastic Constellations/ The Engagement/ Descending Peasants/ Super No

Title: Target Market/"The Science Of Sound"
Format: CD

Released: 2000

*Track 4: Flipp "Whole World's Sick"

Target Market - Various Artists "The Science Of Sound" Sampler CD (Booklet Cover)(2000)
(Images via NYCDreamin Archives)

Target Market - Various Artists "The Science Of Sound" Sampler CD (Booklet - Inside)(2000)

Target Market - Various Artists "The Science Of Sound" Sampler CD (Booklet - Back)(2000)

Target Market - Various Artists "The Science Of Sound" Sampler CD (Tray Insert - Back)(2000)

Target Market - Various Artists "The Science Of Sound" Sampler CD (CD)(2000)

Monday, March 25, 2013

11/06/98 Cheap Trick/ Flipp @ First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Back in November 1998, Cheap Trick headlined a three-night run at First Avenue in Minneapolis.
Flipp were the special guest opening band on night number 2 (11/06/98).

Also on this spectacular evening, joining Cheap Trick for a historic and still much-discussed jam to end the show were Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford and Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith, fresh from headlining their own show across the street at Target Center earlier in the evening.

11/05-06-07/98 Cheap Trick @ First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN (Jay Anderson Collection)
(Image via Jay Anderson Collection - used with kind permission)

11/06/98 Cheap Trick/ Flipp @ First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN (Ticket)
(Image via Dimland.blogspot.com)


11/04/98 City Pages: "From Flannel To Glitter"

11/04/98 - City Pages
"From Flannel To Glitter"
by Peter S. Scholtes

"The idea of injecting glamour into rock is hardly novel in the City of
Prince, but the recent local revival of Velvet Goldmine-style early-'70s
glitter-rock theatrics signals something fairly new.
Frustrated with the low-key, barbecuelike atmosphere of most local rock
shows, an increasing number of bands are adopting glam rock's aesthetic
and making the show the thing.

And the shows keep getting better and better. Take All the Pretty
Horses, whose transgendered singer-guitarist Steven Grandell attacks his
ax in corset and high heels, while flanked by dancers in fetish gear. Or
look at the Sandwiches, Detroit, and the Odd, all of which churn out
different strains of goofy meta-rock while garbed in cartoonish outfits.
In their own way, these bands are catching up to the prefab sensibility
pioneered locally by major-label glam-punks Flipp, who have been
successfully championing style-as-substance for years.

But many fans of the current glam crop don't know that the Twin Cities
produced its own bona fide glam band well before the music's mid-'80s
hair-metal revival or Prince's purple reign. In fact, Minnesota glam's
roots can be traced to 1973, when Cheap Trick's first singer, Xeno, left
the Illinois-based power-pop group to join a Minneapolis theater-rock
outfit called Straight Up.

Speaking via telephone from Milwaukee, the singer remembers playing
First Avenue with Cheap Trick in '73, when the club was still called
Uncle Sam's. "That's where I first met Straight Up," he says. "They
showed up in a white limo and offered me $250 a week if I joined their
band, which was a lot for a 21-year-old single guy."

Cheap Trick was pretty glammy itself at the time--their moniker
suggesting both a practical joke and a cheap lay. "We were all dressed
up like sluts," laughs Xeno. "You'd wear your glittery clothes, some
makeup, some scarves, and that's how you went onstage."

But Straight Up took its Bowie-inspired theatrics far more seriously,
and when Xeno joined, he found himself rehearsing and choreographing
carny-style skits and stunts that would make even Kiss blush. With the
help of production manager Paul Stark, who went on to co-found Twin/Tone
Records, the band learned to make artificial snow for a song called
"Freezin' Slowly." They also added video backdrops, smoke bombs, and
shooting flames to their show, which toured to sold-out clubs and
ballrooms throughout the region.

"We did a song about a plane crash," remembers Xeno. "I came out in a
flight suit covered in blood, and at one point someone in the band would
rip my arm off. We'd always end like Alice Cooper, with the band beating
me up." Local rock fans remember other stunts: For one outdoor show,
Xeno was lowered onto the stage from a helicopter. "There were times when I would be raised on a swing to the ceiling and
scream, 'Oh, no!' and let loose a mannequin that looked like me," he
says. "It would fall down and bombs would go off and that would be the
end of the show. I miss doing that sort of thing."

Straight Up did have a lasting impact on the music landscape. Besides
catapulting Xeno into a life of rock 'n' roll--he enjoyed a long run as
front man for Milwaukee's legendary Bad Boy--it also gave an artist soon
to be known as Yanni his first keyboard gig in a band. As of this
writing, a reunion--sans Yanni--is reportedly in the works.

Today, Flipp front man Brynn Arens fondly remembers Straight Up's
excessive live show, while noting that he was too young to know it was
anything new. "To me, that was rock 'n' roll," he says.

Flipp's Arens had been a rabid glam-rocker since the early '70s, when
he bought his first pair of platform heels in the seventh grade. He even
formedhis own band, called Ash of Evil--later Evil Ash, and then just
Ash. "When I was first getting into glam," he says, "one of the things
it subconsciously said to me was, 'Don't be afraid to stand out, don't
be afraid to be yourself.' I always considered the Sex Pistols a glam
band." Glam offered many a Mid-American misfit the same personal freedom
and DIY ethic often associated with punk. As a child growing up in
Duluth, Grandell saw an early-'70s David Bowie performance on late-night
TV and was forever changed. "That was what I wanted to be," he says.
Today his band does a mean live cover of "Space Oddity."

Odd frontman Tom Siler's personal watershed was the early-'90s
Minneapolis band Bean Girl, who never sounded particularly glam but
donned outrageous costumes and satirized other bands in a way that was
unique at the time. "They totally changed a lot of people's idea of what
rock was supposed to be about," Siler says.

But glam, especially semiprofessional glam, is an inherently ephemeral
art; the concerts may leave lasting impressions, but they rarely
translate into great records. Straight Up never made an album, and now
survives only in fans' memories. And though Flipp, the Sandwiches, the
Odd, and All the Pretty Horses have put out decent albums, the
recordings pale in comparison to the live shows.

Yet Grandell, who has also been a painter and performance artist for
years, argues that the transition to the immediate art of rock 'n' roll
has led to a much more satisfying avenue for self-expression. "Painting
is too boring," he says. "I want to be the art, I want to be living in
it." Likewise, being a prominent transgender figure in rock 'n' roll
also makes for more pronounced political impact than in the insulated
performance art world. "With the band, I'm meeting more regular people
who have to deal with me," he says. "It's also easier for me to weather
oppression and discrimination if I know I'mgoing to perform that night.
When you have four-inch heels on, you can do anything."

All the Pretty Horses perform Friday at Club Metro; 489-0002. The Odd
perform Friday at 7th Street Entry, and Cheap Trick perform Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday at First Avenue; 338-8388.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

??/??/9? Flipp @ (Venue Unknown), (City/State Unknown)

Another recently unearthed Flipp video clip, courtesy "aleconmusic." This one is "I Don't Care." The excat date, venue and city/state in which this performance took plaace are currently unknown but the prevailing sentiment on the Flipp Facebook page is that this was filmed at Ground Zero in Minneapolis. Our "List Of Offenses" page lists a single Flipp show at Ground Zero taking place on 06/07/95...maybe it was this one?


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Updates!

1996 EdgeFest III T-Shirt (Front)
(Image via Derek Lundell collection)

The 05/25/96 Edgefest III page has been updated with audio of the rarely heard Flipp track "Bubblegum Machine." Click the link to listen!

06/14/97 Flipp @ Garage Show, Owatonna, MN

06/14/97
Flipp - Garage Show
@ Owatonna, MN


(Video via Youtube user aleconmusic)

04/16/97 Benefit for Officer David Loeffler Featuring Flipp/ Tim Mahoney & the Meanies/ Maggi/ Pierce & EJ @ Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN

From: City Pages 04/16/97

"On the most recent Ides of March, Minneapolis police officer David Loeffler was struck by a drunk driver while on duty, losing his lower leg in the accident. Tonight (Wednesday), an Edge-sponsored lineup bands together at the Fine Line for a Loeffler benefit: Flipp, Tim Mahoney and the Meanies, Maggi, and Pierce & EJ. Glam-happy Flipp will be more festive than usual, wielding copies of their brand new major-label debut, Flipp (Hollywood). It's the Cheap Trick record that never happened, pulling out all the stops in the Flipp campaign to conquer the world. $7 at the door; music at 7 p.m."



Saturday, March 2, 2013

Another Episode of "Modern Rock Twin Cities" with Guest Hosts Flipp Surfaces

Another short but sweet "Modern Rock Twin Cities" (MRTC) video clip featuring Flipp as co-hosts has surfaced. This one dates to some point in mid-late 1996 (I think) as Brynn mentions the band were just about to head to Seattle, WA to begin work on their debut CD.



Friday, March 1, 2013

Updates!

Boot! A Video Compilation Video Cover

Just in time for your weekend: The Flipp Boot! video page has been updated with the entire contents of the video for your viewing pleasure. Just click the link and marvel as all the Flipp craziness comes back to life right on your TV screen! Many thanks to G.L. for the upload!

Flipp Collectibles: Flipp Peppermint Chewing Gum (1995)

Flipp Peppermint Gum (1995)
(Image via Greg Eidem Collection - used with kind permission)

Original Flipp bassist Greg "Cherry Forever" Eidem recently dug up this cool piece of collectible coolness and shared it on the Flipp Facebook page and he kindly gave us the OK to repost the image here as well. He says of this seldom seen rarity: "Found a stick of Flipp "Pepper Mint" gum, circa 1995. Guaranteed to rot your teeth. Chew, enjoy, repeat."

Thanks Greg!

Updates!

Teenage Rampage Ad #1

The 12/28/97 Flipp Teenage Rampage @ 1st Avenue Mpls, MN page has been updated with additional video of "I Don't Care."



Thursday, February 28, 2013