Flip Your Wig is the fourth album by the Americanpunk rock band, Hüsker Dü. It was the band's first self-produced album, and its last release on SST Records. Bob Mould has stated that he views Flip Your Wig as "the best album Hüsker Dü ever did." The band spent more time on the recording process than on their previous albums, and upon release it became the best-selling record on SST up to that point.
By the time the album was released in 1985, Hüsker Dü had signed a record deal with the major-labelWarner Music Group, who were keen to release the album themselves. However, out of loyalty, and because of SST's appointment of new promotions manager Ray Farrell, the album was given to SST. 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.
"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.
Trouser Press describes the album as "Positively brilliant — fourteen unforgettable pop tunes played like armageddon were nigh", while AllMusic's review says "Flip Your Wig would be a remarkable record on its own terms, but the fact that it followed New Day Rising by a matter of months and Zen Arcade by just over a year is simply astonishing."