Circle [Holland Import] (Limited 180 Gram Vinyl)
Released on October 6, 2017
Limited 180gm audiophile vinyl LP pressing including insert. The Wipers were a punk rock group formed in Portland, Oregon in 1977 by guitarist/songwriter Greg Sage. The group's tight song structure and use of heavy distortion were hailed as very influential by many critics and musicians alike. The band is considered the first Pacific Northwest punk band. The Circle is their sixth studio album, originally released in 1988. It was released on Restless Records and has been out of print for years. There are a lot of good tunes present on this album. 'True Believer' has a great riff balanced on the tempo of the track, and 'Make Or Break' is lingering on the powerful guitar play by Sage, which can be identified between thousands. There's lots of other good tunes here as well, especially 'I Want a Way', 'Goodbye Again' and the title track. The Circle might be slow enough to qualify as a ballad, but the track 'Be There' is the real tearjerker.