Saturday, September 09, 2006

Greg Sage

Sacrifice (For Love)

Greg Sage's second solo album, recorded after relocating to Arizona.
The difference between a Sage solo record and a Wipers album are relatively minor; save that his solo output tends to be composed mainly of ballad-ish material that pops up from time to time on Wipers outings. His weird, distorted and warbly guitar is usually toned down in favor of delicate acoustic work or gentle, Southwestern tinged modes. It also helps that the songwriting is better here than on 1985's Straight Ahead, which seemed unsure of itself, and somewhat lackluster. Here the songs seem more heartfelt and Sage displays the beautiful side of his utterly distinctive guitar style.

Re-upped 10-14 (megaupload)


Blogger Slobodan Burgher said...


Thank you, sir! 1000 Salutes are in order...


4:36 AM  
Anonymous Raul said...

please! can you reupload this? i don't find this album in spanish mailorders and i really dig his first solo album

5:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MANY THANKS!!! Great post, everyone loves the wipers but it seems alot of people aren't aware of his solo stuff. Heard his first solo effort last year and love it! Let's all email him and try to get this solo stuff repressed!!!

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the songwritjng on Straight Ahead is incredibly strong. Greg is an amazing songwriter. It has a very sullen feel to it. I suppose a critic or "blogger" can mistake that as being somehing weak but I dig it. That's just one mans opinion though.

12:20 AM  

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