Label: BOMP! - BCD4070 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Punk
Although punk rock was initially said to be one-dimensional and devoid of instrumental technique, many bands proved to Victim - The Germs* - Germicide adept at both playing their instruments and writing songs Xthe Minutementhe Policethe Dead Kennedysetc.
As evidenced on the live release Germicide: Live at the Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - Elvis Presley - 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Cant Be Wrong (Elvis Gold ReCalifornia'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 -- NirvanaFoo FightersJane's Addictionand 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.
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Sex Boy. Street Dreams. Let's Pretend. Get a Grip. Suicide Machine. Sugar, Sugar. Grand Victim - The Germs* - Germicide Flag.