Germicide: Live at the Whisky, 1977

Germicide: Live at the Whisky, 1977

by Germs
     
 
Although punk rock was initially said to be one-dimensional and devoid of instrumental technique, many bands proved to be adept at both playing their instruments and writing songs (X, the Minutemen, the Police, the Dead Kennedys, etc.). As evidenced on the

Overview

Although punk rock was initially said to be one-dimensional and devoid of instrumental technique, many bands proved to be adept at both playing their instruments and writing songs (X, the Minutemen, the Police, the Dead Kennedys, etc.). As evidenced on the live release Germicide: Live at the Whiskey 1977, California's the Germs were not one such band. This lo-fi live set shows that the group barely knew how to play their instruments, play in time, keep a steady tempo, or truly function as a live band. But due to their in your face attitude and confrontational live performances, the Germs became one of the most influential punk bands ever -- Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Jane's Addiction, and the Offspring have all admitted their admiration. Even though Iggy Pop had laid the groundwork for such punk shockers as Germs singer Darby Crash years before, audiences often had hostile reactions toward the band. Throughout Germicide, Darby is heard taunting the audience with insults as the crowd showers the band with debris. The Germs soldier on nonetheless, attempting to perform such classics as "Forming," "Sex Boy," "Let's Pretend," and tracks that are unavailable elsewhere ("Suicide Machine," "Teenage Clone," etc.). Although 1993's (MIA): The Complete Anthology is superior, Germicide

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/1998
Label:
Bomp Records
UPC:
0095081407022
catalogNumber:
4070

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Germs   Primary Artist
Kim Fowley   Master of Ceremonies
Pat Smear   Guitar
Bobby Pyn   Vocals
Donna Rhia   Drums
Lorna Doom   Bass

Technical Credits

Belinda Carlisle   Contributor
Germs   Contributor
Kim Fowley   Liner Notes
Pat Smear   Composer,Contributor
Andy Kim   Composer
Rodney Bingenheimer   Contributor
Jeff Barry   Composer
Darby Crash   Composer
Craig Lee   Liner Notes
Ralph Peer   Executive Producer
Greg Shaw   Executive Producer,Remixing
Don Bolles   Liner Notes
Neil Cooper   Cover Design
Bobby Pyn   Contributor
Donna Rhia   Contributor
Lorna Doom   Contributor
Mark Anthony   Engineer
Nano Weber   Remixing
Mark Anthony   Engineer

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