Germicide: Live at the Whisky, 1977

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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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/1998
  • Label: Bomp Records
  • UPC: 790168573217
  • Catalog Number: 4070

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:22)
  2. 2 Forming (3:26)
  3. 3 Sex Boy (2:44)
  4. 4 Victim (2:00)
  5. 5 Street Dreams (2:36)
  6. 6 Let's Pretend (4:31)
  7. 7 Get A Grip (3:09)
  8. 8 Suicide Machine (3:35)
  9. 9 Sugar, Sugar (3:45)
  10. 10 Teenage Clone/Wild Baby (3:42)
  11. 11 Grand Old Flag (0:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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
The 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 II Executive Producer
Greg Shaw Executive Producer, Remixing
Don Bolles Liner Notes
Mike Wolf Mastering
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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