WIPERS - Youth of America 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 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. Remastered from the original tapes by Greg Sage and pressed on audiophile grade vinyl and packaged in a deluxe, tip-on sleeve.
"What more can I say about them? They started Seattle grunge rock in Portland, 1977" - Kurt Cobain ("Ten Records that Changed My Life", Melody Maker 1992)