Wipers – Over The Edge
Wipers was a punk rock band formed in Portland, Oregon, in 1977 by guitarist Greg Sage, along with drummer Sam Henry and bassist Dave Koupal. The group’s tight song structure and use of heavy distortion were hailed as extremely influential by numerous critics and musicians. The band is considered the first Pacific Northwest punk band. Wipers gained significant exposure as a result of Nirvana’s 1992 covers of two songs (“D-7” and “Return of the Rat”), and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s mention of Wipers as a major influence. The Wipers were influential for the grunge music scene in general, also being cited by the Melvins, Mudhoney and Dinosaur Jr.. Over the Edge is their third studio album, released in 1983. Along with the band’s first two albums Is This Real? and Youth of America, Kurt Cobain listed Over the Edge in his top 50 albums of all time. The title track was covered by Hole, Mono Men, Bored!, Red Fang and several others. “Messenger” has been covered by Mazes.
Remastered From The Original Master Tapes
Label: Jackpot Records
Cat. # JPR 82803