The Germs Live at The Starwood Dec. 3, 1980 Numbered Limited Edition 180g 2LP (Solid White & Solid Blue Mixed Vinyl)
The Germs Live at The Starwood Dec. 3, 1980 Numbered Limited Edition 180g 2LP (Solid White & Solid Blue Mixed Vinyl)
Genre: Punk
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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The Germs Live at The Starwood Dec. 3, 1980 Numbered Limited Edition 180g 2LP (Solid White & Solid Blue Mixed Vinyl)

The Germs

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ROGLP080
UPC:
081227911416

Strict One Time Pressing! Very Limited Quantities! Order Now Or Miss Out!
Numbered, Limited Edition 180g Solid White & Solid Blue Mixed Vinyl Double LP!

The Germs were a punk rock band from Los Angeles (1976-1980) consisting of singer Darby Crash, guitarist Pat Smear, bassist Lorna Doom and drummer Don Bolles (following a short stint by Donna Rhia). They were featured in Penelope Spheeris' 1980 documentary film The Decline of Western Civilization which chronicled the Los Angeles punk scene. Crash and Smear decided to form a band after getting kicked out of high school for allegedly using "mind control" on fellow students. Their original band name was "Sophistifuck and the Revlon Spam Queens" but they decided to shorten the name as they could not afford that many letters on a t-shirt! The Germs initially drew musical influence from Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Ramones, the Runaways, Sex Pistols and New York Dolls. Early on, Smear was the only musically experienced member--remarkably talented and fluid; Doom survived early performances by sliding a finger up and down the fretboard of her bass while Rhia generally kept a minimal beat on the bass drum, periodically bashing the cymbal; Crash usually arrived onstage incoherent from drugs, singing everywhere but into the mic and taunting the audience between songs.

Early performances drew raucous crowds, usually verging on riotous. The band eventually developed a sound that was very influential while maintaining a reputation as a chaotic live band, delivering intense, theatrical and increasingly musical performances. Following the release of their only studio album G.I. in 1979 on Slash Records (produced by Joan Jett), the Germs recorded 6 original songs with producer Jack Nitzsche for the soundtrack to the film Cruising starring Al Pacino. Only one of the 6 tracks found its way onto the soundtrack but the others were later released on MIA: The Complete Anthology. In 1980, Crash contacted Smear about doing a "reunion" show to put punk in perspective for the punks on the scene. On December 3, 1980, an over-sold Starwood hosted a final show of the reunited Germs. At one point, Crash told the audience "we did this show so you new people could see what it was like when we were around. You're not going to see it again." Crash committed suicide on Dec. 7, 1980 at age 22, intentionally overdosing on heroin.

Rhino Handmade released Live at the Starwood, Dec 3 1980 in 2010 on CD (previously unavailable in its entirety). ROG issues this classic live set on vinyl for the first time.

Features

  • Strict One Time Pressing based on preorders received
  • Numbered, Limited Edition - limited to 1970 copies worldwide
  • Solid White & Solid Blue Mixed Vinyl
  • 180g Vinyl
  • First world-wide release on vinyl
  • Legendary last live performance before singer Darby Crash committed suicide
  • Mastered for vinyl with lacquers cut by Levi Seitz at Blackbelt Mastering
  • Gatefold tip-on jacket
  • Pressed at Record Industry
  • Replica of tour poster & fanzine originally included with the CD set

Musicians

Lorna Doom bass
Don Bolles drums
Pat Smear guitar
Darby Crash vocals

Selections

Side 1:

  1. Circle One
  2. Manimal
  3. Caught In My Eye
  4. Lion's Share
  5. No God
  6. Our Way

Side 2:

  1. Strange Notes
  2. What We Do Is Secret
  3. Richie Dagger's Crime
  4. Land Of Treason
  5. My Tunnel
  6. Media Blitz
  7. Communist Eyes

Side 3:

  1. The Other Newest One
  2. Let's Pretend
  3. Forming
  4. Lexicon Devil
  5. Shut Down (Annihilation Man)

Side 4:

  1. Public Image
  2. American Leather
  3. We Must Bleed
  4. Richie Dagger's Crime (Reprise)

Recorded live at the Starwood, Dec. 3, 1980

Description

Strict One Time Pressing! Very Limited Quantities! Order Now Or Miss Out!
Numbered, Limited Edition 180g Solid White & Solid Blue Mixed Vinyl Double LP!

The Germs were a punk rock band from Los Angeles (1976-1980) consisting of singer Darby Crash, guitarist Pat Smear, bassist Lorna Doom and drummer Don Bolles (following a short stint by Donna Rhia). They were featured in Penelope Spheeris' 1980 documentary film The Decline of Western Civilization which chronicled the Los Angeles punk scene. Crash and Smear decided to form a band after getting kicked out of high school for allegedly using "mind control" on fellow students. Their original band name was "Sophistifuck and the Revlon Spam Queens" but they decided to shorten the name as they could not afford that many letters on a t-shirt! The Germs initially drew musical influence from Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Ramones, the Runaways, Sex Pistols and New York Dolls. Early on, Smear was the only musically experienced member--remarkably talented and fluid; Doom survived early performances by sliding a finger up and down the fretboard of her bass while Rhia generally kept a minimal beat on the bass drum, periodically bashing the cymbal; Crash usually arrived onstage incoherent from drugs, singing everywhere but into the mic and taunting the audience between songs.

Early performances drew raucous crowds, usually verging on riotous. The band eventually developed a sound that was very influential while maintaining a reputation as a chaotic live band, delivering intense, theatrical and increasingly musical performances. Following the release of their only studio album G.I. in 1979 on Slash Records (produced by Joan Jett), the Germs recorded 6 original songs with producer Jack Nitzsche for the soundtrack to the film Cruising starring Al Pacino. Only one of the 6 tracks found its way onto the soundtrack but the others were later released on MIA: The Complete Anthology. In 1980, Crash contacted Smear about doing a "reunion" show to put punk in perspective for the punks on the scene. On December 3, 1980, an over-sold Starwood hosted a final show of the reunited Germs. At one point, Crash told the audience "we did this show so you new people could see what it was like when we were around. You're not going to see it again." Crash committed suicide on Dec. 7, 1980 at age 22, intentionally overdosing on heroin.

Rhino Handmade released Live at the Starwood, Dec 3 1980 in 2010 on CD (previously unavailable in its entirety). ROG issues this classic live set on vinyl for the first time.

Features

  • Strict One Time Pressing based on preorders received
  • Numbered, Limited Edition - limited to 1970 copies worldwide
  • Solid White & Solid Blue Mixed Vinyl
  • 180g Vinyl
  • First world-wide release on vinyl
  • Legendary last live performance before singer Darby Crash committed suicide
  • Mastered for vinyl with lacquers cut by Levi Seitz at Blackbelt Mastering
  • Gatefold tip-on jacket
  • Pressed at Record Industry
  • Replica of tour poster & fanzine originally included with the CD set

Musicians

Lorna Doom bass
Don Bolles drums
Pat Smear guitar
Darby Crash vocals

Selections

Side 1:

  1. Circle One
  2. Manimal
  3. Caught In My Eye
  4. Lion's Share
  5. No God
  6. Our Way

Side 2:

  1. Strange Notes
  2. What We Do Is Secret
  3. Richie Dagger's Crime
  4. Land Of Treason
  5. My Tunnel
  6. Media Blitz
  7. Communist Eyes

Side 3:

  1. The Other Newest One
  2. Let's Pretend
  3. Forming
  4. Lexicon Devil
  5. Shut Down (Annihilation Man)

Side 4:

  1. Public Image
  2. American Leather
  3. We Must Bleed
  4. Richie Dagger's Crime (Reprise)

Recorded live at the Starwood, Dec. 3, 1980

ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Punk
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
3.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
The Germs
Title
Live at The Starwood Dec. 3, 1980
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
1
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
04-16-2019
Release Date
08-28-2019
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
Scratch & Dent
0
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