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Friday, April 11, 2008

The Wipers - Youth of America

A grizzly, furious beast of a 30-minute record, Youth of America saw Greg Sage and his Wipers lengthening some of their material to very unfashionable lengths; many a hardcore punk band of the time could tuck a dozen songs about Reagan and fisticuffs inside the title track alone. Opposed to the compromised Is This Real?, Youth of America was engineered and recorded in-house; Sage's time spent in a professional setup for the debut LP frustrated him, and the fact that he's gained complete control here makes it seem as if a cork has been pulled from a bottle. The shackles are off and the group's own personality hits full bloom. Vocally, Sage sounds like a sleepless outcast loaded on an unhealthy amount of caffeine, fraught with a magnified level of paranoia and angst that needs immediate purging -- often, his life seems to be depending on it. "Youth of America" itself is a nightmare locomotive, a ten-minute chug through a persistent rhythm, screeching/careening/wailing guitars, and jarring psychedelic effects. The remaining five songs, which don't lessen the intensity very much, are solid in their own right and are generally more tuneful than the title track.
(Year of Release: 1981)

Track List:
1. Taking Too Long
2. Can This Be
3. Pushing the Extreme
4. When It's Over
5. No Fair
6. Youth of America

Download: The Wipers - Youth of America (41MB)


Anonymous said...

The Wipers have always been so underrated to me. Thanks for making this classic readily available!!!

Anonymous said...

HELL YEAH! Thanks a million!!!!

Zer0_II said...

Thanks for the feedback. I'll probably post some more Wipers albums in the future.

Anonymous said...

EVERYONE should hear the Wipers. This is a great album, and so is "Over the Edge." Either is almost too intense to bear, but too good to end! Really raw but well-articulated emotion, with amazing guitar playing and sounds.

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot for uploading this!

. said...

while downloading this albm, which i supose is great, Ive only heard "over the edge", I´ll like to thank you for all the great music you post. I also downloaded recently the "fresh fruit..."Do you know where can I find a hi res copy of the arts in the original vinyls, also the plastic surgery..." art?

thanks a lot again
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