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Band: Wipers

Postby cjh on Thu Dec 04, 2003 5:40 am

I'm doing this for purely selfish reasons - they've never had any kind of a vibe over here and hence I'm entirely ignorant. Please feel free to enlighten.
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Postby mattw on Thu Dec 04, 2003 9:21 am

not crap, my friend, not crap
'return of the rat' is a great song
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Postby tmidgett on Thu Dec 04, 2003 9:46 am

an excellent band on _is this real?_ and _youth of america_

very good on _over the edge_ and _land of the lost_

ok thereafter

not crap!
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Postby Mr. Chimp on Thu Dec 04, 2003 11:59 am

an excellent band on _is this real?_ and _youth of america_

very good on _over the edge_ and _land of the lost_

ok thereafter

not crap!




Seconded.

Go to Zeno Records (dot com) for the whole lowdown.

You can hear a lot of the Wipers in some of the Northwest's most popular bands of the 1990's.
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Postby cneutron on Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:57 pm

Very not crap.

One of the most important bands in punk rock in my mind, and consistantly overlooked as well.

To this day no band has ever successfully embodied such wonderful feelings of dread, isolation and outsiderness while maintaining such amazing forward momentum musically.

NOT CRAP.

Don't care much for the 90s stuff, but for me that's a different band anyway.

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Postby the Classical on Sun Dec 07, 2003 9:43 am

there was for me a certain amount of waffling here, but this morning I listened to the box set for the first time in awhile and now, I can confidently proclaim: not crap
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Postby shagboy on Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:40 am

just heard "is this real" for the first time today... definitely not crap.
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Postby Rog on Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:23 am

uh, gee, not crap.
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Postby ironyengine on Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:00 pm

Wait, the WIPERS? Are you-

no, you can't be-

wow. Man. No, not crap. In fact, so not crap that if anyone would be so inclined as to send me a duplicate copy of the "YOA" disc from the Is This Real? box set, my copy of which was burned in a fire, they would be a very good friend indeed.

Salut, Wipers.
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Postby bobby on Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:11 pm

greg sage's STRAIGHT AHEAD is also great. but i've never heard a record where one side is so infinitely better than the other.
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Postby deleuze on Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:11 am

Very far from crap, my friend. The Wipers are criminally underrecognized.
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Postby Angriest_Dragon on Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:25 am

Just got the box set yesterday.
I only had MP3s that someone put onto a disc for me.
$20 for 3 CDs of great music!!!
NOT CRAP
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Postby shagboy on Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:22 pm

is this real - now one of my top 10 albums
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Postby toomanyhelicopters on Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:38 pm

just heard them for the first time, yesterday. listened to a disc i received as a gift. nice driving music. there was a point where my windshield wipers were moving in time with the music. it was cosmic.

NOT CRAP.
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Postby Angus Jung on Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:56 pm

The Wipers were really the first great punk band from the Pacific Northwest (not counting the Sonics), and were highly influential to a small group of people up there who went on and did a lot of big things.

In other words: There probably wouldn't have been a Sub Pop or K Records without the Wipers.

Despite Greg Sage making a lot of terrible music, and being a creepy chickenhawk who hovered around my old circle of friends in Tempe, AZ in the early 90's.....

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Postby horsewhip on Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:01 pm

The exact opposite of crap.
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Postby connor on Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:44 pm

Angus Jung wrote:Despite Greg Sage making a lot of terrible music, and being a creepy chickenhawk who hovered around my old circle of friends in Tempe, AZ in the early 90's.....

Now whenever I listen to the Wipers, I picture pale, gawking Greg Sage peering at some skinny hipster boys with a frightening, stoic countenance.

What I'm saying is: thank you very much for this information, Angus.
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Postby Andrea Doria on Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:28 pm

I only have Is This Real so if any of you wants to burn and send me another of their cds I would be most appreciative.
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Postby steve on Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:39 am

Essential:

Is This Real
Youth of America
Over the Edge
Romeo (45)
Wipers (live cassette)

The rest is littered with awesome guitar and dreadful indulgence, but their first seven or eight years were incredible. Mind boggling meld of Link Wray, Leather Nun, the Damned, the Stooges, alien abduction paranoia, societal dread and Neil Young.
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Postby connor on Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:38 am

Greg Sage is an amazing guitarist, that much is clear, but let's not forget what an outstanding singer he is.

I mean, my God, I don't know if it's how he records his vocals or what but that guy is fucking amazing (see "The Lonely One" for the best example). There's something very classic and old-fashioned about his delivery, yet it still has a great punky sneer to it. Very anthemic.
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