The Wipers were a punk rock group formed in Portland, Oregon in 1977 formed 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 and it has been out of press 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.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- First 1.000 numbered copies on silver colored vinyl