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)

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)

"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

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."