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Germs

American punk rock band

Germs

American punk rock band
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Biography

The Germs were an American punk rock band from Los Angeles, California, originally active from 1976 to 1980. The band’s main early lineup consisted of singer Darby Crash, guitarist Pat Smear, bassist Lorna Doom, and drummer Don Bolles. They released only one album, 1979’s (GI), produced by Joan Jett, and were featured the following year in Penelope Spheeris’ documentary film The Decline of Western Civilization, which chronicled the Los Angeles punk movement.
Germs disbanded following Crash’s suicide in 1980. Their music was influential to many later punk rock acts. Smear went on to achieve greater fame performing with Nirvana and Foo Fighters.
In 2005, actor Shane West was cast to play Crash in the biographical film What We Do Is Secret, titled after a song by the Germs. He performed with Smear, Doom, and Bolles at a production party for the film, after which the Germs reformed with West as the singer. The new lineup of the band toured the United States several times, including performances on the 2006 and 2008 Warped Tours.

Also Known As

Sophistifuck and the Revlon Spam Queens, GI

Associated Acts

Joan Jett Darby Crash Band Nirvana Mike Watt Foo Fighters The Go-Go's The Weirdos Nervous Gender 45 Grave Celebrity Skin Ariel Pink

Genres

Punk rock hardcore punk

Labels

Slash

Origin

Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Years Active

1976 1980 2005 2009 2013

Name

Germs

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