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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 Ja... (Click the album for more)
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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... (Click the album for more)
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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 ... (Click the album for more)
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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 i... (Click the album for more)
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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.

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