Thursday, April 09, 2009

Germs : GI 1979

The Germs are an influential American punk band from Los Angeles, California, originally active from 1977 to 1980 and reformed in 2005. Their 1977 single, "Forming"/"Sexboy", is generally regarded as the first punk record from Los Angeles. The band's early lineup consisted of singer Darby Crash, guitarist Pat Smear, bassist Lorna Doom, and their most consistent drummer Don Bolles. They released only one album, 1979's (GI), and were featured the following year in Penelope Spheeris' documentary film The Decline of Western Civilization, which chronicled the Los Angeles punk movement.

The Germs disbanded following Crash's suicide on December 7, 1980. Their music was influential to many later punk and alternative rock acts. Pat Smear ( Guitars ) went on to greater notoriety performing with Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. ( Wiki )

Darby Crash - vocals
Pat Smear - guitars, backing vocals
Lorna Doom - bass, backing vocals
Don Bolles - drums, backing vocals

Side one

1. "What We Do is Secret" - 0:41
2. "Communist Eyes" - 2:15
3. "Land of Treason" - 2:09
4. "Richie Dagger's Crime" - 1:56
5. "Strange Notes" - 1:52
6. "American Leather" - 1:11
7. "Lexicon Devil" - 1:44
8. "Manimal" - 2:11
9. "Our Way" - 1:56
10. "We Must Bleed" - 3:05

Side two

1. "Media Blitz" - 1:29
2. "The Other Newest One" - 2:44
3. "Let's Pretend" - 2:34
4. "Dragon Lady" - 1:39
5. "The Slave" - 1:01
6. "Shut Down (Annihilation Man)" [Live] - 9:40


I'm a lexicon devil with a battered brain
And I'm searchin' for a future
the world's my aim
So gimme gimme your hands
gimme gimme your minds
Gimme gimme this-gimme
gimme tha-yea-yea-t...

I want toy tin soldiers that can push and shove
I want gunboy rovers that'll
wreck this club
I'll build you up and level your heads
We'll run it my way cold men
and politics dead...

I'll get silver guns to drip old blood
Let's give this established
joke a shove
We're gonna wreak havoc
on the rancid mill
I'm serachin' for something
even if I'm killed...

Empty out your pockets
you don't need their change
I'm giving you the power to rearrange
Together we'll run to the
highest prop
Tear it down and let it drop...away...

Size 91,6 MB
Format : Vinyll LP
Label : Slash REcords
Made in USA
Bitrate 320