Wipers

my loveliest vinyl, part 14

Wipers - Over The Edge (Trap Records 8.98, 1983)
Wipers – Over The Edge (Trap Records 8.98, 1983)

Time warp again, and back to the US and back up the coast from LA to Portland, OR. This came accros quite differently but caught the ear: strong, sturdy guitarplay and real emotional voals – and it was DIY although we did not know it back then. And, eventualy, it was a one-man show (also not known back then) but who the fuck cared? This was different from early HC and the speedy stuff we just discovered from out there – here is the verdict:

1977 – yes, this is true 1977 DIY!
published by a cool lable – DIY on his own TRAP Records (later re-issues by Braineater, Enigma and others)
found in a cool shop – Konneckschen, where else back then?
catching sound – driving and sturdy guitar play and building up to great choruses!
not too bad words – often dark and depressing but getting the message accross, great and simple words make it work.

Read yourself:

It's not the truth I seek
It's just a mockery
Don't need to waste my time
You know I've really tried
You take and never give
It get's so hard to live
I'm hangin on a ledge
Pushed straight over the edge
Don't do the thing's you do
Don't have to oblige you
Makin choises on my own
Don't buy their trite, and drone
Grow up and be a man
Drop dead right where I stand
I hangin on a ledge
Pushed straight over the edge

(c) 1983 Greg Sage, TRAP Records

Back then this LP was played many times and sure made it onto a C-60 for my Walkman!

And this is lonley Greg 1983, live, in Portland @ 13th Precint – introduced by the humble Pig Champion (of Poison Idea fame – r.i.p.):

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