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Portland, Oregon, United States (1977 – 1989, 1995 – 2001)

Wipers were a group formed in Portland, Oregon, United States in 1977 by guitarist Greg Sage, drummer Sam Henry and bassist Dave Koupal. Perhaps best known for the iconic early album Is This Real?, Wipers were one of the earliest American purveyors of the genre, and the group’s tight song structure and use of heavy distortion has been hailed as extremely influential by numerous critics and musicians (including Nirvana, who covered several of their songs), laying the groundwork for the evolution of modern from punk.

The idea behind the Wipers started off as only a recording project. The plan was to record 15 LPs in 10 years without touring or promotion of any type. Sage’s thoughts were that the mystique built from the lack of playing the traditional rock & roll promotion game would make people listen to their recordings much deeper with only their imagination to go by. He thought it would be easy to avoid press, shows, pictures, interviews. He looked at music as art rather than entertainment; with that concept in mind he thought music was personal to the listener rather than a commodity.

“I think I got that concept early on as a kid. I was very lucky to have my own professional record cutting lathe when I was in 7th grade due to my father being involved in the broadcast industry. I would cut records for friends at school of songs off the radio and learned the art of record making long before learning to play music. I would spend countless hours studying the grooves I would cut under the microscope that was attached to the lathe and loved the way music looked, moved and modulated within the thin walls.

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  • Isee_deadpeople

    наконец-то распробовал, это шикарно

    6 Jul 1:09pm Reply
  • Saetiah

    Thanks Nirvana for introducing me to this astounding band.

    4 Jul 12:13am Reply
  • RobinHarder

    great band.

    18 May 4:04pm Reply
  • wanderer1995

    amazing band

    15 May 2:09pm Reply
  • mattmacneil

    greg sage looks like paul weller on heroin

    26 Apr 5:53am Reply
  • The_Ambience_Ed

    >тексты Вайперс >стихи

    23 Apr 4:51pm Reply
  • FFFUUUUUUUUUUUN

    А ведь RedHeat1337 чертовски прав, да.

    20 Apr 12:19pm Reply
  • Exzotova

    10000000000000000000likes

    14 Apr 11:28am Reply
  • TheOnlyMAD

    I want to own Youth of America on CD goddammit.

    7 Apr 5:02pm Reply
  • RedHeat1337

    Просто нет слов! Жуткие, мрачные стихи; яркая, "грязная", но все же читающаяся музыка. Один из тех исполнителей, который делал музыку от всей своей души ради искусства, не для денег. Хотел бы я пожать Грегу руку. Он гений

    7 Apr 12:46pm Reply
  • Dope_Master

    one love

    23 Mar 6:33pm Reply
  • juliacfonseca

    my brain is melting~~~~~~

    21 Mar 12:58am Reply
  • juliacfonseca

    WAIT A MINUTE WAIT A MINUTE WAIT A MINUTE WAIT A MINUTE WAIT A MINUTE WAIT A MINUTE WAIT A MINUTE WAIT A MINUTE WAIT A MINUTE WAIT A MINUTE

    20 Mar 3:30am Reply
  • ecat13

    kill your mother and rape your dog? what's that all about?

    18 Mar 8:01pm Reply
  • TheOnlyMAD

    Wow, Youth of america just kill my mother and rape my dog... period [2]

    13 Mar 6:00am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    вообще, судя по всему, это нечто типа the feelies (ну то есть не в музыкальном плане, а в плане культовости в штатах и практически полном игноре в остальном мире) в целом, пост-панк хороший, но такой высокой оценки группы не приемлю.

    9 Mar 8:46am Reply
  • wiseblood-

    These guys are LEGENDARY!

    1 Mar 9:54pm Reply
  • tresfoufou

    Greg Sage is a genius.

    17 Feb 4:49am Reply
  • Sleepbyron

    Wow, Youth of america just kill my mother and rape my dog... period

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • juliacfonseca

    Que banda M-A-R-A-V-I-L-H-O-S-A!!! ♥ Como demorei tanto pra ouvir? Mystery is one of best tracks of all time!

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
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