Thursday, April 03, 2008

Punk Rock Lesson

The Germs.

Seminal Los Angeles punk band fronted by Darby Crash. Eventually, guitarist, Pat Smear played with Nirvana on the "Unplugged" session and later joined Dave Grohl's Foo Fighters briefly. Darby died of a heroin overdose in 1980. Pat is still alive.

Their album, "(GI)" is a "must-have," Ann Taylor style.

It is available here:

The Foo Fighters recorded a song on thier second (and last great) album where Dave name checks "Manimal," a song off of The Germs' "Forming.'

Listen.

"I have a choice between the bat or the belt
Each time I hear about the hand you've been dealt
Spare me confession it's confession you sell
Maybe I'll fall behind but I don't mind because I'll catch up

I want a song that's indelible
Like "Manimal"
I hope you never see me wind up

Will I be happy on the back of the shelf
Will you be happy when we're sharing a cell
Spare me your questions since you know me so well
Someday you'll realize that I get shy and I choke up

I want a song that's indelible
Like "Manimal"
I hope you never see me wind up
What is wrong with this animal
I'm terrible
I hope you never see me wind up

Farewell my sweet paramania
Farewell my sweet paramania

My only promise is that I'll never tell
Keep you at a distance from the things that I felt
I'll bite the bullet take the beating until
I take it all back anyway what was I supposed to say?

I want a song that's indelible
Like "Manimal"
I hope you never see me wind up
What is wrong with this animal
I'm terrible
I hope you never see me wind up"



Shakti. Who is punk rock incarnate. And never saw me wind up...

1 comment:

Mazzalupi said...

I'm a huge fan of punk rock, The Germs are definitely next on my list to check out.

More photos of Shakti please!