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I saw Flipper open for PiL long ago at some now-forgotten dump. We were in the back ... and the place was rectangular, and the stage was at one end of the long way, if that makes sense ... suffice to say, "the back" was really far from the stage. Between the awful acoustics and Flipper's patented sonic sludge, it sounded pretty bad. My friend and I fought our way gradually to the front, where we found the band, baiting the crowd, not really playing anything, although noise was coming from their amps.

I hadn't really understood that moment until I read your anecdote. Flipper was playing, even when they weren't playing. What a great band!

Posted by Steven at February 3, 2011 09:47 PM

they said the same about jimi hendrix's guitar set up (not to get all time life hippie on ya) but the roadie would tune his strat and get nothing but pure feedback and noise. jimi would take the stage and become a one man orchestra. but hey, thats what he did.

Posted by farmer ted at February 4, 2011 12:04 AM