This Is Hardcore: Wipers – Is This Real?
Gallows/Krokodil guitarist Lags picks his essential hardcore and punk releases – every Thursday on TeamRock
Portland’s Wipers never really made a dent in the music scene and maybe that was precisely their intention. When the band first formed in 1977, singer Greg Sage was adamant they were to remain a studio project, dismissing the conventional path of touring and self-promotion in the hope that the mystique would generate wider interest. This somewhat courageous approach didn’t last, and the three-piece spent the last year of the ’70s building their live reputation.