Is This Real? – The Wipers

With respect to the gathering counter-cyclical signs, the bearish stock market and what it all means for the gold stock sector in 2019 I ask…

Is This Real?

Greg Sage of the great Pacific Northwest punk band the Wipers…

I was very lucky to have my own professional record cutting lathe when I was in 7th grade due to my father being involved in the broadcast industry. I would cut records for friends at school of songs off the radio and learned the art of record making long before learning to play music. I would spend countless hours studying the grooves I would cut under the microscope that was attached to the lathe and loved the way music looked, moved and modulated within the thin walls. I might have spent too much time studying music through a microscope because it gave me a completely different outlook on what music is and a totally opposite understanding of it as well. There was something very magical and private when I zoomed into the magnified and secret world of sound in motion. I got to the point that I needed to create and paint my own sounds and colors into the walls of these grooves.

Is This Real? was the first of several great albums. This is one of those bands that most never heard of but launched a 1000 other great bands.