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(GI) [Digipak]

  • 1. What We Do is Secret
    2. Communist Eyes
    3. Land of Treason
    4. Richie Dagger's Crime
    5. Strange Notes
    6. American Leather
    7. Lexicon Devil
    8. Manimal
    9. Our Way
    10. We Must Bleed
    11. Media Blitz
    12. Other Newest One, The
    13. Let's Pretend
    14. Dragon Lady
    15. Slave, The
    16. Shut Down - (live)
    17. Caught In My Eye [Unreleased Album Mix] - (remix, previously unreleased)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 8480640006

  • Credits
    ProducerJoan Jett
    EngineerPat Burnette

    Germs Incognito--that's what the title of the legendary Los Angeles punk's LP stands for, but there was no way to disguise the Germs. One of the first and most ferocious California punk bands, the Germs were ignited by the outsized charisma and drug-addled, light-speed poetry of doomed singer Darby Crash and the maniacal guitar mangling of later Nirvana and Foo Fighters member Pat Smear. More spit out than sung, Crash's lyrics dealt with apocalyptic, paranoid visions of cults, conspiracies, and rebellious anti-heroes. Opener "What We Do is Secret" puts the Ramones sound through a meat grinder and serves as a mission statement for the nascent clandestine society Crash envisioned. "Lexicon Devil," re-recorded from an earlier single, is dosed with methamphetamines and set free to tear meat from bones. Star producer Joan Jett does a fine job of reigning in the whirlwind, harnessing the band's strengths through unobtrusive production.

  • Critic Reviews
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] crisp, vicious 1979 classic of LA punk..."
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