Monday, March 08, 2010

Quick post: The Germs, L.A. sound



First of all, I must say that I'm sorry for the lack of post of the last two days, sorry!! I'm a little bit busy at the momento, but I've got so many things to share with you.



Today I want to talk about The Germs, an american punk rock band who were active from 1977 to 1980. I have always been hard pressed to find albums from this band in Spain, but fortunately I found last Saturday an import compilation with the best songs of the band, and of course I bought it. Furthermore, I discovered that in May, played in Barcelona The Addicts, one of my favorite bands, along with The Exploited!

 
 

Anyway, I think that the story of The Germs is quite interesting. Jan Paul Beahm, also knowed as Darby Crash, lead singer of the band; committed suicide at the age of 22. They have always been many rumors about his sexuality and the reason for his suicide, but beyond the morbid, the lyrics of The Germs are more than interesting, and they showed that good punk was not only made in Uk at the time, but the sound made in the USA also was powerful and original.


Today, after the success of the film What we do is secret, the band has dared to regroup, with Shane West, who plays Darby in the film version, as frontman of the band. Actually, I find it interesting that they have resurrected the project as punk band always struck me as fantastic ... but can be worthwhile to revive the project? I sincerely hope so.

 
  
Two pictures of Shane West as Darby in the film What we do is Secret (2007)

So, this is it... did you have a good weekend? I hope so! Have a nice monday!!

5 comments :

  1. This band looks amazing and they played during my three favorite years!

    Definitely need to check them out and watch that movie.

    Lulu Letty

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  2. thank you very much for your sweet commment !!! i would love to go to Spain and enjoy real summer !

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  3. love their hair and I love love love punk

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  4. ice pictures u have great taste in music :3

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