The 7-inch record isn’t just a format—it’s an art form. On each episode of The Spindle podcast, music writer Marc Masters and music historian (and music maker) John Howard dive into a great 7-inch, dissecting its background, impact, and the reasons why it stands out as a small plastic piece of music history.  This week, the duo digs into San Francisco noise punks Flipper’s 1981 single “Love Canal” b/w “Ha Ha Ha.” Balancing listenable hooks with avant garde energy and punk rock gnarliness,  the band would become a huge influence on the grunge and alternative rock movement to come. 

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