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Over The Edge [VINYL]


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1. "Over the Edge" - 3:49
2. "Doom Town" - 3:56
3. "So Young" - 4:17
4. "Messenger" - 1:54
5. "Romeo" - 4:05
6. "Now Is the Time" - 3:02
7. "What Is" - 2:19
8. "No One Wants an Alien" - 3:23
9. "The Lonely One" - 3:38
10. "No Generation Gap" - 3:09
11. "This Time" - 2:54

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The bleak, hard-driven third LP by the Wipers (originally released in 1983) offers Greg Sage at his most chased and breathless, lashing out with sharp staccato notes as if melody were his only defense. The 3rd LP from the PDX punks finds them tightening up their sound to create what is arguably the Wipers' definitive album statement. Kurt Cobain listed it in his top 50 albums of all time. A distant cousin of the preceding Youth of America but undoubtedly no less excellent and no less venomous, Over the Edge is a return to the easily digestible song lengths of Is This Real?; however, it all but leaves that debut in its wake. On the strength of some brave/smart radio stations that decided to play this album's "Romeo" (a propulsive horn-flecked slammer in the vein of "Youth of America"), Wipers solidified their status as a certifiable force in the American underground of the early '80s. Songs like "Messenger" and "What Is" show Greg Sage's increasing skill as a pop songwriter. Despite the fusion of punk and pop, the record hardly mirrors the bands that would later be called punk-pop. In fact, this collision of the two elements makes what followed decades later seem twee.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This really is one of the best records ever made. 26 Feb. 2012
By A. Paprocki - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl
There are punk bands and there are grunge bands and there are The Wipers. This is, as far as I know, their best record -- I'll let you know after I hear every one they ever made, but this record is better than pretty much everyone else's best record, so if the Wipers have one that's better than this, it would be a pretty significant accomplishment.

It has everything you need for a great rock performance -- an insane guitar tone (P-90s), a crazed voice, an adrenalated drummer, and great songs with stupid lyrics. Who could ask for more?

It cannot be overstated: This is a great, essential record, and if you don't have it you need to have it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Favorite Wipers Record. 5 May 2013
By Los Almighty - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
If youre just getting into this band this is where u wanna start or "Is This Real?" which is also a masterpiece. this record show cases Greg Sage's amazing guitar solos and song writing talents that he holds in spades. Greg Sage is like the Jimi Hendrix guitar genius of Punk RAWK that youve probably never heard of.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great reissue 26 April 2009
By schelti - Published on Amazon.com
Great reissue: sounds very nice, vinyl is thick and very quiet, sleeve looks very well too.
About the music: this is the Wipers best record (IMHO). If you like punk, or early eighties guitar-rock but don't know the Wipers, start here.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great third album. Expensive here. 3 Dec. 2009
By Flipper - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl
If you live in Portland, Doom Town could be your theme song. You can get this cheaper from the band at zeno records or zeno oddities.
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