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Lazy Smoke

Lazy Smoke

Corridor Of Faces Demos

LIMITED PRESSING OF 500 COPIES



In 2010, Jackpot reissued Lazy Smoke "Corridor of Faces", the sole output from a short lived Massachusetts psychedelic pop anomaly called Lazy Smoke that existed for a blink of an eye in 1968. Unearthed and recently recovered is this handful of spare demos. Crushingly honest and intimate, most of these songs would later see reworked for the debut album.
In addition to the twelve 1967 demos, Corridor Of Faces Demos LP also includes two songs originally recorded to acetate in 1966 by pre-Lazy Smoke project: The Road Runners. These two slabs of proto-garage have never seen the light of day, and none of the songs included here have ever been released on vinyl. A must have for any fan of the proper album, but also a
fantastic stand alone piece, creating an undeniable mood that can warm or chill you before any given song comes to a close.

Weiss / Cameron / Hill

Weiss / Cameron / Hill

"DRUMGASM" LP - (w/MP3) $14.99

OUT NOW
Let's get this out of the way - for the casual listener, the musical window shopper, there is just nothing for you here. This music will confuse you, maybe annoy you, perhaps even cause a panic attack. Even reading about it will probably just confuse and annoy; so better just stop now and forget about it.

Alright - who's left? You are not 90% - you are the music freaks, the true heads, and of course...the drummers! Because, this record is a document of what happens when Matt Cameron, Janet Weiss, and Zach Hill - three of the most remarkable drummers of late period rock & roll, who's collective roll call of bands - Pearl Jam, Sleater-Kinney, Hella, Quasi, Soundgarden,Wild Flag, Death Grips, Boredoms - have had a heavy impact on all levels of rock & roll from full blown arena rock to the radical fringe underground, set up together in a room & just commence to EXPLODE.

I'm in a unique position to comment on this music, as I actually scammed my way into the
session, on the pretext of video taping the whole thing. Did I actually shoot some footage? I don't even remember, because, sitting there in the room as it all went down, I was just transported by the spirit, the energy, the fire, which was being generated in large doses. Three people, three drum kits, some microphones and a reel of tape - that's it: pure spontaneity.

After the session was done and mixed, I was given access to the recordings, and I spent hours listening closely, parsing out the details in what seems at first like a Niagara Falls of sound. In fact it's very possible to pick out what each of the drummers is doing at a given time and zoom in on action/reaction, call and response, time games, shifting levels of synchronization and de-synchronization, repetition and pattern...it's all there if you want to dissect it. But eventually I found that simply relaxing into the sound, riding the contours of energy, density, movement, was probably the most rewarding way of listening to this music. At this level, the experience is deeply calming, as the sound becomes a river, sometimes roaring in a torrent, other times opening up to reveal subsurface details, but always moving, flowing.

So for us, the freaks, the heads, this is gold: masters of their instruments in a frenzy of creation - creation for its own sake, for the love of music and sound and drums, a universe away from music as product, musician as brand. Dig it.

-Armitage Shanks

Wipers

The Wipers

Power In One LP -(limited to 1000 copies worldwide)


The Wipers “Power In One” became the last final Wipers
recordings. Recorded in 1998 by Greg Sage, all tracks were
recorded through vacuum tubes.
Limited pressing of 1000 LP's.

The Wipers songs and sound has always been a reflection
of real life. I would look for raw and powerful emotions to
write about, things that would bring a sense and illusion of
realism, this would make our LP's more personal to the
listener. I got so many songs from just walking the streets of
Portland and watching people”
- Greg Sage (The Wipers)

Colossal Yes

Colossal Yes

Loosen The Lead And Spoil The Dogs

FREE EXCLUSIVE "COLOSSAL YES" BUTTON WITH ORDERS
(while supplies last).

Colossal Yes - "Loosen The Lead And Spoil The Dogs" is a throwback to days when artists crafted records to be listened to as albums. This third full-length from Colossal Yes (a project masterminded by Comets On Fire drummer Utrillo Kushner) embraces unhinged power pop, bleary-eyed classic rock , and channels the late-night, art with meaning vibe, of early 70’s singer-songwriters. The result is an album that rides high with optimism like an unscratched lottery ticket.

Lyrics are placed in the forefront of the action drawing inspiration from various literary and pop culture topics. When all assembled the end product is a canon of lyrical imagery and sun-soaked, open-ended possibility.

Joining Kushner in this recording were friends and cohorts including Ben Chasney (Six Organs of Admittance, Comets On Fire, Raganda), Ben Flashman (Comets On Fire), Noel Von Harmonson (Sic Alps, Comets On Fire) as well as members of Aisler's Set, East Bay Grease, Howling Rain and many others.


Track 2. Sterling Drums (mp3 link)


Track 3. The Deputy's Game (mp3 link)


Track 4. Vomit On Your Blue Suede Shoes (mp3 link)

New Dawn

The New Dawn

There's a New Dawn

The New Dawn’s “There’s A New Dawn” has been hailed as one of the rarest and best psych albums to come out of the late 60s and early 70s. Fuzz guitar, minor-chord organ dirges, tender vocals and monumental bass are the calling cards of this private press gem. Maybe it’s all the rain, but like their Northwest counterparts, the New Tweedy Brothers and the Sonics, The New Dawn helped to establish a regional musical perspective that is hauntingly addictive.

Initially released in July of 1970, five hundred copies were pressed, but it’s estimated that only around 200 may still exist. Subsequently, auctions on Ebay for an original vinyl LP go for $2000.

After being highly sought after by collectors, we are proud to release this definitive CD reissue which was produced in close collaboration with Dan Bazzy, singer, songwriter, and founder of The New Dawn. Also included are three previously unreleased 1971 demos and a live track from a 2008 band reunion.

Download the complete New Dawn story here: The New Dawn - Ugly Things issue 28

Track 1. (There's A) New Dawn by Jackpot Records

Skabbs

The Skabbs

Idle Threat ($9.95 CD, $12.95 LP)

Jackpot Records is proud to present IDLE THREAT, a collection of never before issued recordings from 1977-78 Lawndale, California punks, The Skabbs. In tandem with the birth of punk, these music obsessed nerds, bored and listless at the end of the 70’s, became disenchanted with the increasingly plastic tendencies of modern music. The Skabbs concocted some truly outsider sounds, melding jagged Devo-esque rhythms with lightning-fast technical touches that predicted the Minutemen by a few years.

Sadly, the band was cut short in 1979 when songwriter and frontman, Steven Joseph Salazar dies at just 26 years old from a life-long heart condition. In their grief, The Skabbs choose to disband burying Salazar’s legacy of songs with their sorrow.

In retrospect, The Skabbs steadily became a scene unto themselves, making a proto-punk sound guided by a mission to simply to make music that sounded less gross than Foreigner.
With the exception of being recorded by SST producing genius Spot, The Skabbs were considered too weird for the art crowd and just terrified the hippies.

First time ever issued – a street date 35 years in the making!
Includes band history and unpublished photos.

Crock

Crock

Grok $9.95 CD, $12.95 LP

- Limited edition NEON GREEN colored vinyl
- Limited master edition CD, only 500 available!


Crock is Sam Coomes of Quasi & Spencer Seim of Hella.

The instantly-recognizable vocal harmonies of Sam Coomes pushes some of the best songs from prog-freak out territory into the realm of Beatles-y pop wonder. The spazzy, sputtering drum work by Seim serves as an anchor to the trails of sometimes blissful, sometimes crazed composition shooting off in all directions.

The very simple cover art (by Janet Weiss of Quasi/Sleater-Kinney) could serve to sum up Crock's debut; some kind of controlled neon explosion that looks different from different angles. There's a lot going on, but every different view will show you something new.


Track 1. No more dumb fun (mp3 link)

Outsiders

The Outsiders

CQ

With The Outsiders still spoken of in hushed tones in even the deepest circles, we’re thrilled to help shine some light on what might be one of the most underrat-ed bands ever. Originally released in Holland in October 1968, “CQ” (pronounced “Seek You”) was the third and final album by Dutch garage punks The Outsiders. These rowdy teenagers from Amsterdam were part of the thriving “Nederbeat” scene with the band taking their cues from British and Stateside garage acts of the day (including singing entirely in English). “CQ” spans R&B, spacey experimental numbers, folk rock and a revved-up kind of punk that pre-dates the angular moodiness of what would become the no wave/post punk sound a decade later. This unpredictable stylistic approach, when coupled with across-the-board amazing songs, make this one of the masterpiec-es of late 60’s psychedelic garage rock, and a cornerstone album of the genre.

Pressed in a vinyl-only limited edition, this deluxe reissue is replicated precisely with gorgeous silver foil cover art. Extensive liner notes include a 2009 interview with lead guitarist Ronnie Splinter about the recording of the album and an exclusive introduction by Mike Stax, editor of Ugly Things magazine.



Track 1. Misfit by Jackpot Records

Wipers

The Wipers

The Wipers - Complete Jackpot Records Set (7 lps) $85.99

7 x LP

Perfect for any fan of the Wipers or anyone aspiring to be. This set gathers all 7 Wipers albums reissued and released on the Jackpot Records label. Worth every moment of ear time and now you can listen to Is this real?, Youth of America, Outtakes, The Herd, Silver Sail, Over the Edge, and The Power In One.

Plus "free domestic shipping"

Boston Spaceships

Boston Spaceships

Camera Found the Ray Gun $5.00 CD

While even the most rabid GBV completest would have a hard time sifting through all of the Pollard-related titles that flood out on a regular basis, this EP shines brighter. The songs call to mind the manic energy of earlier Guided By Voices and meld it with an art-rock take on power pop, ending up in a strange place that doesn't give you all the answers the first time around. By the time final track "Aquarian Hovercraft" comes up, mashing "Alien Lanes"-esque song collage with masterfully recorded and constantly shifting instrumentation, one gets the sense of just how hooky, special and legitimately epic these songs are. Best when played loud and on repeat.

Depper

Dave Depper

The Ram Project $9.95 CD, $12.95 LP

Vinyl comes with full MP3 download


In spring of 2010 Dave Depper decided to take on the craziest project he could think of: re-recording Paul McCartney's finest solo effort, ram, part by part, at home, all by himself, in 30 days.

Using a couple of guitars, a keyboard, a Rickenbacker bass, a borrowed drum kit kit, one microphone and a laptop, Depper began obsessively hacking away at the record. He holed-up in his spare bedroom, often for 12 hours at a time, relentlessly pursing a task The Portland Mercury would later equate to climbing Mt. Everest alone. He meticulously recorded each nuanced piece and, bit by bit, the record began to come together. 31 days after he had started he emerged, The Ram Project finished.

The result is a gorgeous document that both pays homage to the colorfully cinematic McCartney classic and is uniquely Depper's. - Jackpot Records

Track 4. Dear Boy by Jackpot Records

Wipers

The Wipers

Silver Sail/The Herd LP set $25.00

The Wipers - Silver Sail / The Herd lp set!

Wipers

The Wipers

The Herd $14.95 LP

The impact of the early Wipers records on the musical scene of the 1990’s cannot be overemphasized. The majority of popular music was steeped in their influence, leaving the Wipers in the unenviable position of attempting to find solid footing in the landscape they had forged. After 1993’s slow, haunting and introspective Silver Sail, Sage and crew returned to the classic Wipers sound with The Herd.

Originally issued in 1996 on Tim/Kerr (and nearly impossible to find on vinyl for over a decade) the album is fast, fuzzy and moody. Drenched in rocket-fuel guitar tones, the paranoid beauty that spilled forth from the early recordings resonates on blasts such as “Green Light Legion” and “No Safe Place”. On The Herd’s slower pieces, such as “Wind The Clock Slowly”, Sage’s urgent and virtuosic leads peel away at the psyche leaving only underlying and once hidden truths.

Even as the most successful bands of the time were raking in mountains of money ripping off the Wipers, Sage and his band were crafting something new, unexpected and powerful.
Something that evokes such musical excitement that it borders on panic. 17 years and 10 studio albums later, that feeling so prevalent on the first record is masterfully woven into the very fabric of The Herd. - Jackpot Records

Wipers

The Wipers

Silver Sail $14.95 LP

Depending on whom you ask, the early Wipers recordings either innovated punk, invented what came to be popularly known as “grunge”, or initiated the blueprint for DIY postpunk. A listen to the1993 release Silver Sail puts the Wipers legacy in an entirely new context.

It’s 1993 and “grunge” has exploded from the basement to the shopping mall, being pipelined into the mainstream corporate consumer culture. Sage and his Wipers watch as their influence is diluted from passionate teenage revolt to soft drink commercial. Rather than scramble to cash in, Sage ignores the outside world and digs deeper into his singular and solitary sense of self and again creates an album ahead of trends and outside of time.

Written and recorded while Sage lived in Arizona, the desert informs Silver Sail’s dry, desolate and ghostly feel. The down-tempo pieces are positively haunted by it. Stand-out tracks such as “Y I Came”, and the albums centerpiece, the epic and lumbering “The Prisoner” countervail the heavy guitar sounds of 1993 and exhibit traits of the then burgeoning slow-core scene.

Side Two is all plodding surf rock, eerie soundtracks and jangly punk echoing an Athens, GA sound through the filter of Northwestern gloom and 90’s detachment.

Above all Silver Sail’s best moments come from being exactly what it is: Deeply personal, constantly searching and undeniably unique. In other words, it is a Wipers record. - Jackpot Records

New Original Sonic Sound

New Original Sonic Sound

New Original Sonic Sound LP $11.95 LP

The influence of 60’s Northwest garage pioneers The Sonics is wider reaching than imaginable. They were easily one of the first high-octane, lo-fidelity garage bands of their era or any, but the snarling energy, gritty tension and blood-curdling screams predated punk, blueprinted grunge and informed all rock and roll that was to come.

It would only make sense then, that eventually a cache of dyed-in-the-wool Sonics fiends would come together to record 16 Sonics classics, in tribute to one of the most important bands we’ve ever known. Scott Mccaughey (R.E.M. / Minus 5 / Young Fresh Fellows) joined with Mark Arm, Steve Turner, and Dan Peters from Mudhoney, Tom Price (U-Men / Gas Huffer / Monkeywrench), Big Kahuna (Girl Trouble), and Craig Flory to form The New Original Sonic Sound. A seven-piece all star powerhouse!

The Mudhoney factor is huge, as Mark Arm’s vocals lead the songs and 3/4 of the band is the backbone for NOSS. But more than sounding like Mudhoney doing a covers re-cord, you really get a sense of how deep an influence The Sonics had on Mudhoney and all of these players, and all their friends’ and peer’s bands. The sense of reverence and purpose is audible, and the recordings are wild, electric and fun as hell.

Track 1. The Witch by Jackpot Records

Jandek

Jandek

Ready for the house / Six and six / Chair beside a window 3 x album set $30.00

All three of the Jandek albums reissued by Jackpot Records!
Ready for the house / Six and Six / Chair beside a window

Jandek

Jandek

Chair Beside a Window $15.95 LP

The grainy, haunted beauty of Jandek’s early work went through many phases, never quite as varied and multi-faceted as the material on his 4th album “Chair Beside A Window” released in 1982. The relatively wide range of “Chair Beside A Window” gives insight into the influences on the seemingly impenetrable Jandek sound. Hearing the blown-out harmonica bluster of “You Think You Know How To Score” it’s hard not to imagine it as the Jandek equivalent of a Dylan phase, however insanely translated.
Most notable in terms of both variance and firsts is the standout track “Nancy Sings”, featuring the first time we hear an outside vocalist. This song, a sad and empty blues featuring stunning female vocals, could easily be argued for as the moment freak-folk was born. Nods to folk blues, early gospel and even some strange takes on group jams appear. The layers of intentions and emotional frequency are always a mystery, but the mystery is more colorful and relatable here than it ever was before.
Vinyl for this album has been unavailable since the initial pressing and has been sought ravenously by collectors ever since. Working in direct collaboration with Corwood Industries, we’re thrilled to offer this exact repress, heavyweight vinyl edition

Cromagnon / MIJ

Cromagnon / MIJ

Cave Rock / Yodeling Astrologer $25.00 LP bundle

Cromagnon - Cave rock and
MIJ - Yodeling Astrologer bundle.
Two great LPs for one low price!

Wipers

The Wipers

Is this Real / Over the Edge / Out takes / Youth of America $50.00 4 x album set

Free domestic shipping!
The first Four Jackpot Records WIPERS releases!

Wipers

The Wipers

Out Takes $14.95 LP

Featuring 13 rare and unreleased cuts, “Out Takes” collects unheard songs, demo recordings, and alternate mixes. Handpicked by Greg Sage, the songs date from 1979-1983, the same years as their landmark first three LPs. Side one focuses on the era of their debut LP, “Is This Real?”, a desperate, energetic masterpiece, considered by Kurt Cobain as the blueprint for grunge. Included are raw, sparsely arranged 4-track demos, two unreleased songs from 1979, and the forceful, youthful track “Rebel With A Cause” which was cut from the LP.
The second half of the LP presents a live recording of “Mistaken Identity”, originally intended for the Wipers’ third LP, “Over the Edge”, a rare B-side, and alternate mixes of songs from “Youth of America”. “Out Takes” is an incredible new window into the career of one of the greatest American punk bands.

Tracklisting:

1. Let's Go Away
2. Mystery
3. Is This Real?
4. Tragedy
5. Misfit
6. Rebel With A Cause
7. Born With A Curse
8. Mistaken Identity
9. No Solution
10. Scared Stiff
11. Youth Of America
12. Pushing The Extreme
13. Romeo

Release Date: June 22, 2010 on Jackpot Records.
Catalog # JPR82804
LP Reissue

Lazy Smoke

Lazy Smoke

Corridor of Faces $14.95 LP

In a genre built on obscured and unsung genius, Corridor Of Faces transcends and stands out as a true psyche masterpiece. Rising above any number of recently unearthed late-60s anglo-pop platters, the sole offering from small town Massachusetts phenomenon Lazy Smoke is a cohesive, solid, classic album in
every sense. Ten songs that weave into one-another, painting some beautifully drifty sonic picture as they go.

The first remarkable trait of Lazy Smoke's sound is the lead vocals’ uncanny similarity to John Lennon. If that likeness was the whole story, we would have a Beatles sound-alike on our hands, and that would be that. Upon digging just a little deeper below the surface, we instead find a darker tone and a patient, eerie and almost shut-in feeling resonating through the songs.

While bands like The Beatles and The Left Banke were singing about love, lament and hallucinated travel experiences, the songs on Corridor of Faces get sincerely dark right away. Even the seemingly-light teenage love-themed "Sarah Saturday" shares an undercurrent of on-the-edge uncertainty and dread. It's this
undercurrent that calls to mind comparisons to Forever Changes era Love and the more damaged end of the pop spectrum. Originally privately pressed in MA in an edition of only 500 copies in 1968.

Track 4. Salty People by Jackpot Records

Cromagnon

Cromagnon

Cave Rock $15.95 LP

Originally released in 1969, Cromagnon’s “Cave Rock” strings together a patchwork of untamed sounds and mental images which perfectly articulate the boundary-breaking psychedelic revolution that was occurring at the time – musically and socially.

Widely heralded as the best freak-out record of all time, Cromagnon’s “Cave Rock” is a captivating experience that engages the listener. The album surpassed even the most out there psychedelia of its day, predicting what would soon become the disjointed aural landscapes of Faust and the violent scuzz of Throbbing Gristle. Vivid elements of Cromagnon’s influence continues to shine in the lysergic rhythms of the Sun City Girls, Nurse With Wound, Ghost, and Animal Collective.

Track 1. Caledonia by Jackpot Records

MIJ

MIJ

Yodeling Astrologer $15.95 LP / 14.95 CD

“Yodeling Astrologer” (aka: Color By The Number) could be considered an anomaly, a one-off or a miracle of circumstance in the history of psychedelic pop music. Mij, a.k.a. Jim Holmberg was discovered by ESP owners while playing in Washington Square Park in the summer of 1968. His style and persona mesmerized the label heads, and he explained to them a recent auto accident had fractured his skull but left him changed. He perceived sound, color and vision differently and he had funneled this new world of perception directly into his music. All this was enough to warrant getting Mij into the studio to lay down a record of his rambly, cosmic folk songs. The entire album was recorded in three hours, first-takes and impromptu production intact, then pressed up and introduced to the world shortly thereafter.

To focus on the yodeling aspect of the Yodeling Astrologer would miss some of the depth of this album. Not just a hippie novelty act of the time, this is a truly thoughtful and somewhat frenzied document• Like Buffy St. Marie’s “Meditations”, Linda Perhacs’ “Parallelograms” or “Cold Fact” by Rodriguez, this is an album of sincere folk songs colored with subtle psychedelic touches. Uneasy reverberations and soft echoes glide over Holmberg’s breezy songs, creating a consistent sonic environment as spontaneous as it is intriguing. Available on vinyl for the first time since an incredibly limited original pressing in 1969 on ESP Disk'.

Track 1. Two Stars by Jackpot Records

Jandek

Jandek

Six And Six $15.95 LP

Originally released in 1981, following a three year gap between the release of debut LP “Ready For The House”, Jandek’s second album “Six And Six” stands as an incredible document of the formative stages of his cracked genius. Following the astonishingly bleak tone of the first LP, the musical elements are almost catatonic. 9 songs drift by as a series of slight variations on several desolate, untuned acoustic guitar phrases. The meditative, steady music forms a dark backdrop for some of Jandek’s more vivid and poetic lyrical thoughts. Universal doom, loner dirges and sea-themed ruminations are all present. This is far and away the core of what was to come, in it’s most succinct and coincidentally most haunted form. This album was also the first to incorporate an image of Jandek on the cover, both giving a face to the sounds and hinting at what would become a prolific series of incredible, disturbed albums.

Vinyl for this album has been unavailable since the initial pressing ran out, and has been sought ravenously by collectors ever since. Working in direct collaboration with Corwood Industries, we’re thrilled to offer this exact repress, heavyweight-vinyl edition. An astonishingly ghostly album, unlike anything else and also unique to this particular phase in Jandek’s evolution, “Six And Six” is a crucial piece of the puzzle that we can only hope never gets solved completely.

Track 1. Feathered Drums by Jackpot Records

Jandek

Jandek

Ready for the House $15.95 LP

The 1978 release of Corwood Industries #0739, "Ready For the House", began one of the most compelling, disturbed, and singular legacies in musical history. In the 30 years since this unique debut, Jandek has released 53 albums of mournful, atonal music that continues to defy classification and accessibility. And while the past three decades of intense productivity have yielded a depth of discussion, a handful of legendary live performances and even a film documentary, no amount of time or experience can prepare a listener for the experience of "Ready For the House."

Beyond stark, beyond oblique, beyond outsider even, the first Jandek LP (originally credited to The Units) explores musical territories no one even knew existed, with just a hollowed-out voice and a lonely, detuned guitar. In 1985 it had infamously sold less than ten of the 1000 copies originally pressed, however by 1999, when it was issued on CD, the vinyl had completely disappeared, with original copies changing hands for hundreds of dollars.

This exact repress on Corwood Industries, vinyl edition is the first time "Ready For the House" has been unavailable on vinyl for nearly 20 years, finally giving collectors and fans the opportunity to own one of the most peculiar, solitary, and strangely magnetic records of all time.

Track 1. Naked In The Afternoon 1 by Jackpot Records

Wipers

The Wipers

Is This Real? $14.95 LP

Unquestionably Portland's most well-loved punk group, the Wipers formed in the late 1970s and in 1980 released their debut LP, "Is This Real?"—twelve songs of stabbing, jittery guitar, snapped vocals, and unabashed teen angst. Full of desperation and yearning, the LP has stood as a blueprint for wretched youth for over 25 years. In the early 1990s "Is This Real?" was given mainstream attention when Nirvana covered two tracks off the record and Cobain announced it was one of the primary influences on his group.

While it was reissued on compact disc and available as a part of the Wipers Boxed Set (Zeno), this is the first time "Is This Real?" has been available on vinyl in the U.S. since its initial release. Remastered from original tapes as provided by Greg Sage himself, the LP is pressed on audiophile grade vinyl and housed in a deluxe tip-on sleeve. Complete with a printed insert that replicates the original inner sleeve, the Jackpot Records reissue of "Is This Real?" is a lavish tribute to one of the greatest recordings of the last 30 years.

"What more can I say about them? They started Seattle grunge rock in
Portland, 1977"— Kurt Cobain "Ten Records that Changed My Life", Melody Maker 1992

Track 5. Is This Real by Jackpot Records

Wipers

The Wipers

Over the Edge $14.95 LP

The bleak, hard-driven third LP by the Wipers (originally released in 1983) offers Greg Sage at his most chased and breathless, lashing out with sharp staccato notes as if melody were his only defense. While their debut LP provided the blueprint for grunge, and their second album recast the band as one of America’s premier postpunk bands, it’s Over The Edge that best exemplifies the Wipers’ sound. The jagged, effortless guitar lines, the paranoid lyrics and raw-throated vocals and the taut, unified rhythms that define their sound bleed together most clearly on this LP, and it stands
as both the best entry point for new fans and the most prevalent favorite of diehards.

Since Jackpot Records began our Wipers vinyl reissues in 2006, we’ve been inundated with requests for a reissue of Over The Edge. After two years of labor, including an immaculate remaster from the original tapes by Greg Sage, we are proudto present Over the Edge, pressed on audiophile grade vinyl and packaged in a deluxe, tip-on sleeve.

Track 1. Over The Edge by Jackpot Records

Wipers

The Wipers

Youth of America $14.95 LP

Simply obliterating any conception of the Wipers as a mere punk band, Greg Sage released this follow-up to "Is This Real?" in 1981—a sophisticated, overwhelming response to the evil times marked by the turn of the decade. Broken up into six long songs, "Youth of America" is a much colder, harrowing experience than the teen angst of their debut. Vocally, Sage comes off as sleep-deprived and forsaken, snarling not only at his own predicament but at the predicament of the entire world.

The centerpiece of the album is the title track, a dire ten minutes of paranoia and angst that gave Sage the space to showcase his wildest, darkest playing yet. As bassist Brad Davidson and drummer Brad Naish hold the same hypnotic rhythm for the entire song, the guitar careens and swoops with such a frantic energy it seems as though it's the only thing keeping Sage alive in the maelstrom of sound. It's a fitting commentary that the exacting, post-punk legends Mission of Burma and squalling, noisy thugs The Melvins both saw fit to cover the track.

"Youth of America" is pressed on high-quality vinyl at RTI and packaged in a sturdy, old-fashioned tip-on sleeve. The tracks have been mastered from original tapes by Greg Sage himself, and the cover is identical to the original sleeve as issued in 1981.

Track 6. Youth Of America by Jackpot Records

Beauregarde

Beauregarde

Beauregarde $14.95 LP

In recent years, a growing number of music collectors have taken an interest in the great lost works of the sixties and seventies. Nearly every city had bands that would hire a record plant to press up a limited run for the bands to sell. These records were rarely distributed outside of the band's home town and usually ended up being sold in local record shops or at live shows. This album is no exception, and in fact, comes from what some may perceive to be the most unlikely of influences: Psychedelic Rock and Professional Wrestling.

The year was 1970, and the Portland-based wrestler Beauregarde was at the height of his career. Known for his loud entrance music, and the even louder three wheeled motorcycle that would carry him into the ring, he was one of the most genuinely intimidating and charismatic wrestlers of the time.

In early 1970, he entered a Portland, OR recording studio with his band and a then unknown seventeen year old guitar player. That seventeen year old would later become punk rock legend and Wipers frontman, Greg Sage. In one afternoon they recorded what would see a limited release as an album, and would be used for Beauregarde's entrance music for the duration of his career.

All lyrics and music were written by Beauregarde and, ironically, never mention wrestling at all. His vocal style is passionate and direct but yet never goes overboard. The music features Hendrix-esque guitar solos over rock rhythms and soul drum beats.

After being highly sought after by collectors, we are proud to release these songs back on the vinyl format. With the help of Beauregarde and Greg Sage, the original master tapes were found and used to re-master this limited vinyl release. This LP serves as an important landmark in the worlds of wrestling, Portland's musical history, and psychedelic rock. We hope that you will come to enjoy and understand
the importance of this album as we do.

Track 1. I Got Something by Jackpot Records

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