Flip Your Wig is the fourth album by the American punk rock band, Hüsker Dü, and its last release on SST Records. By the time of this release in 1985, they had signed a major-label record deal. However, the band felt they owed one more album to SST and delivered Flip Your Wig. Perhaps owing to the expedient circumstances of its recording, Flip Your Wig is overall lighter in tone than Hüsker Dü's earlier albums, with filler such as "The Baby Song." In this respect, it is viewed as less essential than New Day Rising and Zen Arcade, but critical opinion of the album generally registers high. The title track and "Keep Hanging On" became staples of the band's live shows, while power pop anthem "Makes No Sense at All" was featured in a music video; this song was sometimes performed by Mould in his 1990s solo career, though he otherwise largely distanced himself from his years in Hüsker Dü. The album concludes with two instrumental songs.
"Makes No Sense at All" was released as a single, with "Love Is All Around" (the theme song of the Mary Tyler Moore Show) on the b-side. The "Makes No Sense at All" video includes both songs, back-to-back.
Flip Your Wig, like Hüsker Dü's other SST releases, has never been remastered for improved sound on compact disc.
Bob Mould himself has stated that Flip Your Wig is what he views as "the best album [Hüsker Dü] ever did."
Greg Norton – bass
Bob Mould – guitar, vocals, piano, bass, percussion
Grant Hart – drums, vocals, vibraphone, percussion, slide whistle
"Flip Your Wig" (Bob Mould) – 2:33
"Every Everything" (Grant Hart) – 1:56
"Makes No Sense at All" (Mould) – 2:43
"Hate Paper Doll" (Mould) – 1:52
"Green Eyes" (Hart) – 2:58
"Divide and Conquer" (Mould) – 3:42
"Games" (Mould) – 4:06
"Find Me" (Mould) – 4:05
"The Baby Song" (Hart) – 0:46
"Flexible Flyer" (Hart) – 3:01
"Private Plane" (Mould) – 3:17
"Keep Hanging On" (Hart) – 3:15
"The Wit and the Wisdom" (Mould) – 3:41
"Don't Know Yet" (Mould) – 2:14