Thursday, January 22, 2009

f@ck you and the horse you rode in on

scam 101.

Jon posted California's The Dils some time back with good reason, so in reply here's The Germs.

Written by Darby Crash; Lorna Doon; Pat Smear, "
Forming" is generally conceded as representing the first punk 45 to come out of Los Angeles, California.

And what a ge(

"...recorded on a Sony 2-track in Pat's garage and arrived back from the pressing plant with the note, "Warning: This record causes ear cancer" printed on the sleeve by the plant staff, much to the band's displeasure."

This, their second single, remains my personal favourite. Despite the contentious imagery, which I am quite convinced "anonymous" will secretly (or otherwise) relish: here and here. F@cking delusional, presumptuous simpleton.

Vinyl rip courtesy of Killed by Death Records.

THE GERMS: LEXICON DEVIL from "Lexicon Devil b/w Circle One / No God" 45 (Slash) 1978 (US)



Ramone666 said...

The Germs were great. Manimal and What We Do Is Secret are great songs too btw... shame Darby did a Sid. Have you ever seen The Decline Of Western Civilization docu, on early LA punk? If not, check it out. Features quite a lot of Germs too.

ib said...

"Last Days Of Man On Earth" did a post on "Live At The Masque" - featuring The Germs - and, I swear, for a day I sincerely believed it was The Germs, "Live at the Mosque"...