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Wipers Box Set: Is This Real? / Youth of America / Over the Edge Original recording remastered, Box set, Original recording reissued


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  • Audio CD (22 May 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Box set, Original recording reissued
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B00005QK5X
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,128 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Return Of The Rat
2. Mystery
3. Up Front
4. Let's Go Away
5. Is This Real?
6. Tragedy
See all 22 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. No Fair
2. Yoa
3. Taking Too Long
4. Can This Be
5. Pushing The Extreme
6. When It's Over
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Over The Edge
2. Doom Town
3. So Young
4. Messenger
5. Romeo
6. Now Is The Time
See all 18 tracks on this disc

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Helpline on 28 Sep 2009
Format: Audio CD
Rooting through my old vinyl today I came across my Wipers albums....played all 3 of these plus the 'Best of' and live albums on the spin (pun intended). Complete classics, especially the 3 in the box set here. Almost spare, sawn guitar sound from this 3 piece with some excellent, intelligent riffs and tunes...reminds me of some of the Wire stuff Highlights for me include the 10 minute long Youth of America, Let's Go Let's Go Away, Potential Suicide, and D7, but there are many more treasures in here. Being 25 years or so since I really played this sort of stuff there is an obvious danger in the music being dated or even just plain embarassing, but I have to say, these albums are real jewels from the past, and stand easily up to todays crowd. For those who haven't heard of the Wipers before, give it a go. Not sure what the CD transfer is like, but if you like vinyl, I can tell you it sounds superb in that format and there are some new reissues just out.
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This is a fantastic reissue of three of the best "alternative" albums of the 80's. Post-punk music full of intensity, dark lyrics and -above all- fantastic guitar playing. People are referencing them in terms of their influence on Nirvana and I guess you can track a line from punk to grunge via The Wipers but they're important on their own right. This particular reissue features a multitude of unreleased bonus tracks which, compined with the very logical price, should convince even those who, like me, own the original vinyl albums. "Over the Edge" is my favourite of the 3, but they are all great and so is the rest of this band's output and solo Greg Sage album. Let's hope they'll also be reissued in the future...
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This was such a great order! Thanks sooo much! I've had "Is This Real?" for many years on vinyl but this is amazing as it is three albums and with extra tracks at a great price! I am very happy! :)
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10 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Jun 2003
Format: Audio CD
The Wipers are amazing. I first heard of them through nirvana. There sound is very similar to thr whole grunge scene. Niravan had done a number of covers including the amazong "D-7" which is my favorite song ever.
Even though the wipers first began in 1979. They werent seen as cool at the time, the start of punk was used to fairly short songs. while the "youth of america" is ten miniutes long. However, it wasnt until later ablums started to sell that people began to notice the greatness of the wipers earlier ablums.
The first ablum "is this real?" is in my opinion the best ablum ive heard in a while. Classic songs such as "Potential Suicide" and "Mystery" stand out, but no song on this ablum is weak they all have there own greatness about them.
The second ablum "Youth of Amercia" is also a classic in its own way. In my opinion not as strong as "Is this real?" but still good for any essentail cd collection.
The third ablum "over the edge" is again not as good as "Is this real?" but ahs some classics such as "Romeo" and "No One wants an alien". Better than "Yoth of America"
The plus side of this coolection is the fact that you also get bonus tracks and on the "IS this Real?" ablum you also have the alien boy ep included too. These ablums are brillant in their own little way!!!!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
At last! The first 3 Wipers lps on CD!!! 18 Aug 2003
By Curtis G Bower - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
One of the most under rated bands of all time. This is a great set. You get the first 3 lps plus tons of bonus tracks. This set is recommended both as an introduction to the Wipers or for the long time fan. Songs like "Over the Edge", "Youth of America", "Doom Town" and "Return of the Rat", american rock songwriting doesn't get better than this. Greg Sage's desperate yet haunting guitar playing is beyond words. Buy this now!!
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HERE IS ONE OF THE GREATEST BANDS OF ALL TIME 26 Dec 2001
By Jonathan Scott - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Greg Sage and the Wipers make music that defies classification. Sure, the references here are definatly "punk" but calling The Wipers just a "punk rock" band is like calling Van Gogh just a "painter". I think Van Gogh is a pretty decent analogy for the incredible music Sage has made over his 20+ years in music. He has never compromised his intregity in anyway, and has gone through some pretty horrible "music-business" type experiences, but continues to remain focused on his prime directive. Many people compare him to Jimi Hendrix (blazing sonic fury, incredibly melodic guitar riffs), and that is not entirely incorrect. With this box set you get The Wipers first 3 albums, "Is This Real", "Youth Of America", and "Over The Edge" along with 23 bonus cuts!!!! With 6 never before released songs!!! Wow I can't recommend this highly enough. I have even seen some people comparing The Strokes to The Wipers, so for all the people that are going nuts for the new "flavor of the week", check out where it all came from.
18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Utterly phenomenal rock and roll 24 Jan 2002
By Robert Moore - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
To me, The Wipers are comparable to bands like the Velvet Underground (before they finally became famous), Love, or Big Star: one of the greatest bands to ever plug in their amplifiers, and yet relatively unknown to the public at large. These guys are unreal! I profoundly regret that I never heard them live. I almost did. In the Winter of 1994 Nirvana was going to play the Aragon in Chicago, and the Wipers were going to open for them (the Wipers were major influences not only on Nirvana but most of the great bands to come out of the Pacific Northwest in the eighties and nineties). I was primed and ready. Unfortunately, the Wipers pulled out, and tragically I decided not to go to the concert. It turned out to be the last time Nirvana played Chicago.
This box set collects the first three albums by the Wipers. I have to confess that the second of these albums, YOUTH OF AMERICA, is my least favorite Wipers album. IS THIS REAL? isn't their best, but over the years it has had more replay album than almost any other album I own. Just one phenomenal cut after another. But the real gem of the album is OVER THE EDGE. It is far and away my favorite Wipers album, and one of my favorite albums period. The title track is also my favorite Wiper cut.
I write "The Wipers," but that is a misnomer. "The Wipers" was Greg Sage, and whoever he had playing drums and bass at a particular point varied from album to album. Sage is a decent singer, a very fine song writer, a musical visionary, and a stunning guitar player. I think comparisons to Jimi Hendrix are absurd. Their playing styles are strikingly different. Sage, unlike Hendrix, very rarely plays "trumpet solos" (when what we think of as guitar solos were first being introduced in music, they were seen as analogs with what was being done with trumpet solos, with the emphasis on a succession of single notes), but instead focuses almost exclusively on thick, massed chords. A Sage "solo" will consist of the aggregation of a large number of driving, distorted, piercing chords of maniacal force and energy.
These albums contain almost the first stirrings of post-punk music. It is alternative rock over a decade before Nirvana made alternative pop. Whatever it is, this is absolutely essential music for anyone who loves awesome rock music. It is also essential because it is the only way to obtain the incredible album OVER THE EDGE. A must-own. And the bonus tracks aren't bad either.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
There is no way you cannot let these albums grow on you 11 May 2004
By Thomas Frey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The Wipers were the band I always needed to hear. They were frequently dropped as influences by various artists during the nineties including Blur, Nirvana, My Vitriol and more. This box-set brings you three of their most popular and well-known albums and more rarities than you could ever wish for. The first album, Is This Real?, is an enlightening and inspiring collection of classic pop-punk songs. The energy of Return Of The Rat, the alienation of D7, the anger of Mystery, the melancholy of Don't Know Who I Am and the pop brilliance of Let's Go Away. You will never fall out of love with this album. Then there's Youth Of America. It's quite different than the previous album but equally compelling. It tends to be slightly more of a challenge to get into but once you're into it, it's well worth it. The most accesible song is Can This Be, a stunning punk rocker that has some of Sage's best riffing. The title track, a ten minute-plus epic, is strange and interesting and eventually get's the listener hooked on it's unforgettable main guitar riff and great chorus. No Fair is your typical Wipers song. Taking Too Long features piano, Pushing The Extreme is enjoyable and closer (excluding bonus tracks) When It's Over is a beatiful instrumental which is well worth the listeners attention. Last is Over The Edge (my personal favourite). This has a raw production which may steer some listeners off, but is a unique blend of the two previous albums. I won't go into much more detail other than to check out absolute masterpieces like the beatiful The Lonely One, So Young and the Wipers best pop song, Messenger. If you love music, in it's purest form, more than anything else, you will adore The Wipers, one of the most passionate, energetic and inspirational bands of all time.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Just-about-perfect rock 15 April 2005
By P. Nunns - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
So... the Wipers. I'm almost tempted to repeat the obvious - who they influenced, the sad lack of publicity for this work - but I won't.

Instead, what I will say is that this album may be one of the most incredible rock albums you can purchase. It's pure - the guitar is crisp and direct, the rhythm section is unbendingly solid, and the singing is more or less ideal for the tone of the songs. This is rock and roll distilled down to it's basic elements.

Admittedly, it's hard to get the first few spins. One is simply not used to hearing music like this. But, like similar discs - Raw Power by Iggy and the Stooges is the only one that immediately comes to mind - it grows on a person.

The Wipers have created an almost unique piece of work - the alienation of modern man fused with the primal energy of music. It's fascinating to listen to.

I would include Greg Sage on any list of great guitarists.
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