40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time

The riot-starters and two-chord wonders that blew rock wide open

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Flipper, 'Generic' (1982)
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26. Flipper, 'Generic' (1982)

Named after a dead dolphin their singer found at the beach one day while tripping on acid, San Francisco's Flipper had two bassists and played long, crushingly slow improv jams like the eight-minute "Sex Bomb," which caps off Generic. Their fuck-you freedom inspired Kurt Cobain, who often sported a homemade Flipper T-shirt.

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