Over the Edge (Wipers album)

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Over the Edge
Wipers Over the edge cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released1983
Recorded1983
GenrePunk rock
Length36:26
Label
  • Brain Eater
  • Trap
Wipers chronology
Youth of America
(1981)
Over the Edge
(1983)
Wipers
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Record Collector5/5 stars[2]

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.

Legacy[edit]

Along with the band's first two albums Is This Real? and Youth of America, Kurt Cobain listed Over the Edge in his top 50 albums of all time.[3][4] The title track was covered by Hole,[5] Mono Men,[6] Bored!,[7] Red Fang[8] and several others. "Messenger" has been covered by Mazes.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Greg Sage.

No.TitleLength
1."Over the Edge"3:49
2."Doom Town"3:56
3."So Young"4:17
4."Messenger"1:54
5."Romeo"4:05
6."Now Is the Time"3:02
7."What Is"2:19
8."No One Wants an Alien"3:23
9."The Lonely One"3:38
10."No Generation Gap"3:09
11."This Time"2:54

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Over the Edge – Wipers". AllMusic. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  2. ^ Rigby, Paul (September 2009). "Wipers – Over The Edge". Record Collector (366). Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Kennedy, Thomas (May 9, 2013). ""Top 50 by Nirvana" Journal // Joyful Noise Recordings". Joyful Noise Recordings. Archived from the original on October 18, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  4. ^ Cross, Gaar, Gendron, Martens, Yarm (2013). Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History. p. 166. ISBN 978-0-7603-4521-4.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "Cover versions of Over the Edge by Hole - SecondHandSongs". secondhandsongs.com.
  6. ^ "Cover versions of Over the Edge by Mono Men - SecondHandSongs". secondhandsongs.com.
  7. ^ "Cover versions of Over the Edge by Bored! - SecondHandSongs". secondhandsongs.com.
  8. ^ "Cover versions of Over the Edge by Red Fang - SecondHandSongs". secondhandsongs.com.
  9. ^ "Cover versions of Messenger by Mazes - SecondHandSongs". secondhandsongs.com.