Wipers Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Similar to Wipers:
Wire, Minutemen, X, Hüsker Dü, The Gun Club, Mission Of Burma, Hot Snakes, Dead Moon, Big Black, Unwound, The Jesus Lizard, Shellac
This album by Greg Sage is notable for being the one that persuaded J. Mascis that the acoustic guitar was a thing worth existing, and Straight Ahead is worth your attention for that alone. Though even if you could care less about Dinosaur Jr, you should check it out on its own merit, as Wipers man Sage created an excellent, rather special album here. Remastered and reissued by Luxury Products.
This underground Wipers material has only been available through back-alley bootleg channels for the last 25 years, but now these Wipers Rarities are respectable at last, with an official release on the Bang! label. A full 2 LPs of live shows, B-sides, compilation tracks and their super-rare first single. Pow! 1000 copies only.
- Vinyl Double LP (BANGLP98)
- In stock and ready to ship
- Last copy
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.
Originally released in 1978 Better Off Dead was the first recordings made by Portland, Oregan punk rockers Wipers. Whilst being heralded as being highly influential they hardly played live and were mainly a DIY studio band, only being discovered through cassette compilations and later Nirvana playing live covers. Limited repress on Jackpot.
- Vinyl 7" (JPR041)
- Limited edition
Nice re-issue of the second album from Greg Sage's post-punk greats. This is where the band got all cold and nihilistic and spread six long tracks that burn with a fiery intensity across the LP. It's a harsh angular sound that influenced Mission of Burma amongst others and led Kurt Cobain to consider it one of the top 50 records to be released ever.