Favorite One-Off Band's #8 - Germs

@teamfreak16 (37075)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
August 15, 2016 12:05pm CST
#8 in my Favorite One-Band's series, or band's that only made one album, belongs to legendary punk band Germs. Led by vocalist Darby Crash and guitarist Pat Smear (who would later play with both Nirvana and Foo Fighters,) Germs formed in Los Angeles in 1977. The band effectively ended when then-22 year-old Crash committed suicide via heroin overdose. Despite reunion's and tours led by Smear, the Germs managed just one studio album, 1979's (Gi), which was produced by Joan Jett. Even with only one proper record under their belts, the chaotic Germs remain one of punk's most influential bands. When I was in high school, Colorado Springs' college station did an afternoon punk show, for which I would hurry home so that I could listen. Germs were in regular rotation.
version from the album "GI" (1979)
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@JohnRoberts (41985)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Aug 16
There is a 2007 movie called What We Do is Secret which is the story of the Germs. It starred Shane West whom you might know from the TV series Salem and Nikita. I have seen it and wrote a review a long time ago.
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@teamfreak16 (37075)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Aug 16
Yeah, Pat Smear has even taken him out on tour as vocalist. No album with him, though.
@AliCanary (1703)
16 Aug 16
Oh, I've actually heard about that--haven't seen it, though.
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@amadeo (51153)
• United States
15 Aug 16
do I have to wear glove to hear this.Never heard of them.
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@teamfreak16 (37075)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Aug 16
Unless you are a fan of 80's punk, you probably wouldn't know about them. But gloves might be useful!
@AliCanary (1703)
16 Aug 16
Wow, live hard, die young, leave a pretty corpse, I guess. I'm glad the other guys ended up doing well. Hilarious stage names!
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@teamfreak16 (37075)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Aug 16
Oh, they had some great stage names!
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@TRBRocks420 (64373)
• Banks, Oregon
15 Aug 16
I have never heard of them either.
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@teamfreak16 (37075)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Aug 16
Don't worry, that seems to be the general consensus.
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@Ronrybs (6971)
• London, England
15 Aug 16
Not heard of this group, but I have to say I do like some of the names they come up with
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@teamfreak16 (37075)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Aug 16
Oh, Germs have had some great stage names.
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