Wipers / Power In One - 4019093
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)
Released: September 18, 2013
Wipers / 3 CD Box Set - 4019093
The Wipers Box Set is a compilation triple CD box set, and is a remastered re-release of the Wipers’ first three albums: Is This Real?, Youth of America and Over the Edge. The collection includes 23 bonus tracks, including 6 never before released songs, with liner notes by Greg Sage. Released on Sage’s ZENO Records.
Released: July 16, 2012
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.
1. Let’s Go Away
3. Is This Real?
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
Release Date: June 22, 2010 on Jackpot Records.
Catalog # JPR82804
Released: July 26, 2010
Wipers / Over the Edge - 4019097
Limited edition classic 3rd LP by this influential Portland punk band. Re-mastered from the original master tapes originally released in 1983.
Released: March 25, 2009
Wipers / Youth of America - 4019098
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. Jackpot Records have kept to the high standards set by our previous reissues (The Wipers’ “Is This Real?” and the self-titled Beauregarde LP), and “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
Released: February 7, 2008
Wipers / Is This Real? - 4019099
Debut LP by this influential Portland punk band, re-issued by Jackpot Records. Re-mastered from the original master tapes. Originally released in 1980, this is a limited edition vinyl repress.
Historical note: Sub Pop reissued this record on CD in 1993, catalog number SP190. That CD is long out of print. It contained three bonus tracks taken from the Alien Boy EP: “Image of Man,” “Telepathic Love,” and “Voices in the Rain.” As far as we know the easiest place to get those tracks in the second decade of the 21st century is on the 3CD Wipers box set released by Zeno Records in 2001 (Z-005). The box set contains the first three Wipers LPs plus a selection of essential bonus material. Some of that bonus material is also available on the Jackpot Records record, Out Takes, which we happen to sell.
Released: January 24, 2007