Flipp is an overt product of '70s arena-trash. Lead singer Bryan Arens howls in Johnny Rotten fashion over Cheap Trick power chords, all wrapped in theatrical Ezrin-style production. Sometimes songwriting is overshadowed by a flair for the outlandish, as lyrics concern stupidity (the rippin' "Half a Brain"), celestial celebrity (the cosmic "Wish I Was a Planet"), apathy (the iconoclastic "I Don't Care"), and martyrdom (the miraculous "Bleed"). Thus, like most '70s records, some songs soar while others sink; but the keepers make Flipp a worthy debut.
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AllMusic Review by Doug Stone