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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:22 pm

matthewbarnhart wrote:
MTAR wrote:I bought the 3 disc box set.

Got it 2 weeks ago, and it it has been on constant rotation ever since I opened the box. Excellent. Thanks EA!


This silly chatroom has introduced me to some of my favorite music!

Wipers! MX-80 Sound! Pere Ubu! Third World War! I feel like I've been living under a rock, and all of you internet dorks lifted up that rock and let me drink from your canteens!


FYI, that wasn't my "canteen"
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Postby mattw on Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:50 pm

Wal-Mart has the Wipers box set listed at $10.88. WTF?
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Postby Redline on Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:54 pm

Romeo gives them the lifetime free pass, for sure, even if they got a bit wanky.

NOT CRAP!

Paul Host on WMSE played the shit out of that song, I thanks him forever.
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Postby Mazec on Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:44 am

Mike Greenlees wrote:I only saw him play once. I was slack-jaw impressed. He was playing parts I had just assumed were overdubs - laying his thumb across the neck and changing chords on the high strings. I guess there's a more musicianly way of describing that technique...


I was about to ask about this. I've been told by much older friends that Sage was able to do rhythm and lead parts simultaneously and could pretty much recreate his recorded parts live without the need for a second guitarist.
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Postby Ishmael on Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:32 pm

mr.arrison wrote:
Sebastian J. wrote:didnt Greg Sage like to buttfuck kiddos ?


has anyone answered this?

He likes young guys. He has this in common with a bunch of other men.

"Kiddos"? This is a strong accusation, and probably shouldn't be thrown around without anything to back it up.
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Postby RBoyer on Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:40 pm

Ishmael wrote:
mr.arrison wrote:
Sebastian J. wrote:didnt Greg Sage like to buttfuck kiddos ?


has anyone answered this?


Jesus, who gives a fuck if he's gay?
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Postby mr.arrison on Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:06 am

coach wrote:
Ishmael wrote:
mr.arrison wrote:
Sebastian J. wrote:didnt Greg Sage like to buttfuck kiddos ?


has anyone answered this?


Jesus, who gives a fuck if he's gay?


i don't care, but it gives another angle to the songs, man.
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Postby Sebastian J. on Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:27 pm

obviously it doesn't matter dude ...
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Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:57 pm

MrFood wrote:Can anyone shed any more light on the technical aspects of Greg Sage's guitar playing? Like tunings, gear - anything like that?


http://www.tapeop.com/magazine/bonuspdfs/gregsage.pdf
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Postby Dazzling Killman on Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:40 pm

steve wrote: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.

glad to know that you like Greg Sage!
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Postby tmidgett on Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:31 pm

MrFood wrote:
Mike Greenlees wrote:I only saw him play once. I was slack-jaw impressed. He was playing parts I had just assumed were overdubs - laying his thumb across the neck and changing chords on the high strings. I guess there's a more musicianly way of describing that technique...


Up untill reading your post, I was unsure of how he was doing things on the records, thanks for clearing that up.

I too had assumed there were overdubs, but then realised it was all too seemless.

Jeez - Hot Snakes need two guitars to make that sound.

Can anyone shed any more light on the technical aspects of Greg Sage's guitar playing? Like tunings, gear - anything like that?


As far as gear, I think he usually played a Gibson SG into an Ampeg V4 into a 2x15" cab, back when. I think. That's what sticks in my head.

Dunno now.

I don't know anything about how he does his thing, technically. But he's great.
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Postby LBx on Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:54 pm

Tom wrote:The Melvins do a real good cover of Youth of America on Electroretard.


this cover was my introduction to The Wipers in '01 or '02 i think? all kinds of NOT CRAP going on here.

Straight ahead is really great. Follow Blind as well, i think. it has been a while...

i payed too much for vinyl copies of Over The Edge and Youth Of America and regret nothing.
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Postby Brinkman on Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:12 pm

tmidgett wrote: As far as gear, I think he usually played a Gibson SG into an Ampeg V4 into a 2x15" cab, back when. I think. That's what sticks in my head.


The image on the cover of the box set, assuming it's representative of this classic gear set-up, is as you describe. Additionally, there's a Binson Echorec sitting on the Ampeg.

I'm somewhat suprised Sage didn't play an amp of his own design. Then again, the Wipers weren't exactly rolling in dough.

Greg Sage also played guitar on a record for a local wrestler from back in 1971, when Sage was 17. Wrestler's name is Beauregarde. This guy was a hoot. His record is simply titled "Beauregarde".

This record and the first Wipers record have been very lovingly repressed (with permission) by a local record shop. See Jackpot Records if you're interested.
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Postby FuzzBob on Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:32 am

Sweet mother of fuck is he NOT CRAP. The first time I heard "Nothing Left To Lose," I was floored.
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Postby SecondEdition on Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:53 pm

Thought you all would be interested to know this. I found this online in an archived MySpace chat about what gear Greg Sage used.

Thomas Robinson wrote:left handed Gibson SG plugged into Echoplex (early solid state model, loaded with 456) feeding MXR distortion box (old orange one) feeding Ampeg dual 12 guitar amp (old model, before SLM) I was the band soundman from 1978-1985 and worked on most records from that era. Thomas Robinson


Cool shit!
Life...life...I know it's got its ups and downs.

In the someday, what's that sound.


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Postby Audioguy Steve on Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:38 am

I've got to start listening to this band more. Form what I've heard, Greg Sage is a truly great frontman.

For all the praise they get, I'll vote Not Crap.
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Postby Dazzling Killman on Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:31 am

mr.arrison wrote:
coach wrote:
Ishmael wrote:
mr.arrison wrote:
Sebastian J. wrote:didnt Greg Sage like to buttfuck kiddos ?


has anyone answered this?


Jesus, who gives a fuck if he's gay?


i don't care, but it gives another angle to the songs, man.

he is married btw...
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Postby Dazzling Killman on Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:35 am

SecondEdition wrote:Thought you all would be interested to know this. I found this online in an archived MySpace chat about what gear Greg Sage used.

Thomas Robinson wrote:left handed Gibson SG plugged into Echoplex (early solid state model, loaded with 456) feeding MXR distortion box (old orange one) feeding Ampeg dual 12 guitar amp (old model, before SLM) I was the band soundman from 1978-1985 and worked on most records from that era. Thomas Robinson


Cool shit!

Don't know how but i missed this comment...no words!!!! :P
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Postby lsflers on Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:35 am

I went on a Wipers binge fairly recently while at home. I kept playing it all over the place. The car. The kitchen. For showering times. At first everyone in my family HATED it. Which I find to be totally absurd. But I just kept playing 'em, especially Over the Edge, and eventually I think they came to realize that the Wipers are quite amazing. I think they're one of those bands that takes a little while to appreciate, but once you get it, damn, you really get it. Like woah.
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Postby Brinkman on Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:04 pm

Thomas Robinson wrote:left handed Gibson SG plugged into Echoplex (early solid state model, loaded with 456) feeding MXR distortion box (old orange one) feeding Ampeg dual 12 guitar amp (old model, before SLM) I was the band soundman from 1978-1985 and worked on most records from that era. Thomas Robinson


The sort-of recent three-CD box set that came out a few years ago has a treated image on the cover, the image being a picture of this set up. Still, it's nice to know the model specifics. I thought the Echoplex was actually a Binson Echorec.
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