Over the Edge is the third studio album by American punk rock band Wipers, released in 1983. Originally released on Brain Eater Records and Greg Sage's label, Trap, in 1983, it was later reissued by Restless Records, and then reissued and remastered on Sage's Zeno Records as part of the Wipers Box Set. A different recording of "Romeo" was released as a 1981 single on Trap, with "No Solution" on the B-side.
Sample of "Youth of America", from the 1981 album Youth of America by the Wipers. The full song is over 10 minutes long. Youth of America, released in 1981, contrasted with the short/fast punk songs of the time. According to Sage, this change of pace was a reaction against the punk trend of releasing short songs. The album was, according to Sage, not well received in the United States at the time of its release, though it did fare better in Europe. Along with other Wipers records, Youth of America came to be acknowledged as an important album in. the development of American underground and independent rock movements of the early 80. .
Youth Of America (LP, Album, TP). Park Avenue Records. Does any LP release come with lyrics insert? Amazing album!! probably best album of the decade. Reply Notify me Helpful. Marketplace 0 4 For Sale from €3. 2.
Album Name Youth of America. 版公司 Park Avenue Records. It has now been re-issued on Greg Sage's own Zeno Records as disc 2 on The Wipers Box Set. 1. No Fair.
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
After testing their efficiency in producing short and direct, punk explosions, they make a step forward and create the most impetuous and passionate soundtrack for the ignorant, youth of America and not only. If you are looking for genuine, independent spirit, this is the right place. Or consider a donation? MISC LISTS.
At his peak, the Wipers' Greg Sage could evoke the grey winter skies and rain soaked streets of the bands hometown Portland with a flick of his amp switch, channeling themes ranging from social alienation to alien abduction and wrapping them in a haze of paranoid imagery and blistering guitar playing that was virtually unrivalled in punk circles at the time.
|A1||Taking Too Long|
|A2||Can This Be|
|A3||Pushing The Extreme|
|A4||When It's Over|
|B2||Youth Of America|
- Manufactured By – Fire Engine
- Distributed By – Fire Engine
- Bass – Brad Davidson, Dave Koupal
- Drums – Brad Naish
- Guitar, Vocals, Piano – Greg Sage
- Painting [Cover] – Thea D.
- Recorded By, Producer – Greg Sage
Notes"Manufactured & Distributed by: Fire Engine"
Unofficial version, reportedly issued in 1999-2000. Compared to the official release on Gift Of Life, the cover appears more blue-ish. And there are more obvious differences: on the back “Gift of Life” appears in black instead of white, “Records" has been added beneath the logo, and to the right of the logo it says (in German): “Katalog Nr.: 025”. Also, logo in the bottom left corner is missing.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: GEMA
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): GIFT-025 A
- Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, etched): GIFT-025 B
|PA 82802||Wipers||Youth Of America (LP, Album)||Park Avenue Records||PA 82802||US||1981|
|none||Wipers||Youth Of America (LP, Album, Unofficial)||Park Avenue Records||none||Unknown|
|7 72379-4||Wipers||Youth Of America (Cass, Album, RE)||Restless Records||7 72379-4||US||1990|
|PA 82802||Wipers||Youth Of America (LP, Album, TP)||Park Avenue Records||PA 82802||US||1981|
|JPR 82802||Wipers||Youth Of America (LP, Album, RE, RM, TP)||Jackpot Records||JPR 82802||US||2015|