Eyes Adrift Review

Eyes Adrift is an exceptional album, and it’s not surprising, given the outfit’s solid pedigree. Guitarist Curt Kirkwood co-founded the Meat Puppets, the Arizona trio who poured ambling, Grateful Dead-like country folk into American punk’s frothing mouth, and his languorous psychedelic colors are painted in broad strokes across this disc. Krist Novoselic, who many remember only as Nirvana’s lanky, slightly awkward bass player, hints at why that band reached such peaks, revealing – again – his innate value as a tendon between guitar and drums, as well as his gift for tuneful arrangement. Threads of Nirvana’s bare-boned, scruffy melodies are strewn throughout this debut. Beneath Novoselic’s lean bass and Kirkwood’s spidery guitar, drummer Bud Gaugh’s (Sublime) polished, intricate chops explore rhythmic patterns neither of the men up front visited with previous outfits. Eyes Adrift leans heavily toward the Meat Puppets, with Kirkwood’s subdued vocals accompanying his soaring Crazy Horse leads on the lion’s share of the album. Novoselic’s clear and earnest desire to make music again shines through, especially on the sad and creepy “Inquiring Minds,” whose repeated chorus, “They put flowers on your grave/Jon Benet,” provides a heavyweight metaphor for roads seen and taken by the band in previous band lives. They’ve all been there, and Eyes Adrift, a stunning, haunting, collection of eclectic rock songs, is all the more beautiful because of it.


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Krist News:
Krist to join Dave Grohl & Paul McCartney at Sandy relief concert

According to many sources, Krist is set to join Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Paul McCartney for what appears to a Nirvana “reunion” at the 12/12/12 Sandy relief concert at the Madison Square Garden. View the article at NME.com

Krist discusses the 1992 MTV Music Awards

In his most recent blog post, Krist tells the story of the 1992 MTV Music Awards, of the band’s Gun’s and Roses fiasco and his infamous bass-tossing incident. See his blog post for more information

Flipper cancels entire tour, Krist Novoselic leaves the band

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEP. 17, 2009 It is with regret that Flipper must announce that we will be postponing our upcoming tour, scheduled to kick off on Nov. 8th. Bass player Krist Novoselic has decided that he will be unable … Continue reading

Flipper adds tour dates

Flipper has added a bunch of tour dates to their MySpace page.  Here they are: Sep 4 2008 8:00P Porky’s Lounge Longview, Washington Sep 5 2008 8:00P El Corazon Seattle, Washington Sep 6 2008 8:00P Dug Fir Portland, Oregon Nov … Continue reading

Article on Krist’s father & the recent capture of Radovan Karadzic

Writer David Rolland from the San Diego CityBeat has written an article entitled “Memories of War” relating to the recent capture of ex-Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic, who until his capture recently was one of the most wanted war-criminals in the … Continue reading

Krist reflects on Seattle WTO protests, 9/11 and their affect on civil liberties

In his latest blog post, Krist reflects on the anarchist pamphlet You Can’t Blow Up A Social Relationship published in 1979 that notes violence and social disobedience only invites authorities to constrict civil liberties.  In the pamphlet it is evident … Continue reading

Krist comments on the recent capture of ex-Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic

Krist has added a entry to his weekly blog at The Seattle Weekly discussing the recent capture of one of the world’s most wanted war criminals, ex-Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic.  Karadzic commited unspeakable acts of violence in areas of Serbia … Continue reading

Flipper upcoming tour dates

Flipper will be performing a few select venues this upcoming weekend.  Here’s a run-down: Jul 26 2008 8:00P THE FILLMORE – PIONEERS OF PUNK SAN FRANCISCO Jun 27 2008 8:00P THE FUNNHOUSE SEATTLE Jun 28 2008 8:00P HELL’S KITCHEN TACOMA … Continue reading

Mudhoney Defined Grunge

In a recent article for The Daily Weekly, Krist expresses his congratulations to Sub Pop on their recent 20th anniversary. Sub Pop was the record label that produced Nirvana’s first album Bleach. In the article, Krist also mentions his favorite … Continue reading

Flipper plays tunes from upcoming CD

Novoselic finds roots in Flipper Flipper is no household name; the TV dolphin, maybe, but definitely not Bay Area punk band, which remained on pop’s fringes even as alt-rockers it inspired topped the charts in the ’90s. “The grunge sound … Continue reading

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