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The Wipers - Let's Go Away (4-track version)

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Published on Mar 31, 2011

The Wipers were a punk rock group formed in Portland, Oregon in 1977 by guitarist Greg Sage, drummer Sam Henry and bassist Dave Koupal. Wipers were one of the earliest American purveyors of the genre, and the group's tight song structure and use of heavy distortion has been hailed as extremely influential by numerous critics and musicians, including Nirvana, who covered several of their songsIs This Real? is the 1980 debut album of the punk rock band the Wipers. It was digitally remastered by Greg Sage in 2001, and released as a part of the Wipers Box Set, with the songs in a slightly different order, along with some previously unreleased tracks.

The album was later re-issued on Sub Pop in 1993 with 3 bonus tracks from the Alien Boy EP. In 2001 it was re-issued on Greg Sage's own Zeno Records as part of a digitally remastered 3-CD set, with the track list altered so that the song "Alien Boy" appears together with the other 3 tracks of the Alien Boy EP after "Wait a Minute".

The album was re-issued on LP by Jackpot Records in 2006. It was remastered from the original tapes as provided by Greg Sage himself.The songs "Return of the Rat" and "D-7" have both been covered by Nirvana, the latter being available on the concert CD/DVD Live at Reading.BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel stated in a 1993 interview that it was one of his top 20 favorite albums.

1."Return of the Rat" - 2:43
2."Mystery" - 1:51
3."Up Front" - 3:09
4."Let's Go Away" - 1:52
5."Is This Real?" - 2:41
6."Tragedy" - 2:04
7."Alien Boy" - 3:28
8."D-7" - 4:08
9."Potential Suicide" - 3:37
10."Don't Know What I Am" - 2:59
11."Window Shop for Love" - 3:03
12."Wait a Minute" - 3:06
This version contains the following bonus tracks...
13."Image of Man" - 2:32
14."Telepathic Love" - 1:33
15."Voices in the Rain" - 1:23

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