Media Blitz: The Germs Story

Media Blitz: The Germs Story

     
 

The Germs were one of the first and most infamous bands to emerge on the Los Angeles punk rock scene. Fronted by Jan Paul Beahm, better known by his stage name Darby Crash, the Germs could barely play when they released their first single, " Forming," in the fall of 1977, but their manic stage performances, characterized by Crash's booze-addled howling and his…  See more details below

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The Germs were one of the first and most infamous bands to emerge on the Los Angeles punk rock scene. Fronted by Jan Paul Beahm, better known by his stage name Darby Crash, the Germs could barely play when they released their first single, " Forming," in the fall of 1977, but their manic stage performances, characterized by Crash's booze-addled howling and his willingness to either confront his audience or allow them to confront him, soon made them the stuff of legend. The Germs gradually grew from a joke on the L.A. punk scene to one of California's most talked about bands, but Crash was determined to live out the "live fast, die young" rock & roll mythos, and he killed himself with a deliberate heroin overdose in late 1980. Media Blitz: The Germs Story collects a variety of material on the short-lived but long-shadowed phenomenon of the Germs. Included is a videotaped live performance by the band, an extended interview with Germs drummer Don Bolles, a collection of rare Germs photos, and audio-only recordings of rare and unusual Germs tracks.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/2004
UPC:
0741157135893
Source:
Cleopatra

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. What We Do Is Secret
2. Art
3. Communist Eyes
4. Caught in My Eye
5. Media Blitz
6. Lexicon Devil
7. Manimal
8. Going Down
9. The Other Newest One
10. Our Way
1. Forming
2. Round-n-Round
3. Sex Boy
4. Strange Notes
5. Caught in My Eye
6. Let's Pretend
7. Lexicon Devil
8. Manimal
9. Our Way
10. Shut Down
11. What We Do Is Secret
12. Art
13. Communist Eyes
14. Lions Share
15. Media Blitz
16. What We Do Is Secret 2
17. Lions Share 2
18. Throw It Away

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