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The Germs


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Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Years Active: 1977–1980, 2005–present
Genres: Punk Rock

The Germs are an American punk rock band from Los Angeles, California, originally active from 1977 to 1980. Their 1977 single, "Forming"/"Sexboy", is generally regarded as the first punk record from Los Angeles. The band's early lineup consisted of singer Darby Crash, guitarist Pat Smear, bassist Lorna Doom, and their most consistent drummer Don Bolles. Germs have since reformed in 2005 with Shane West replacing Darby Crash. 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. The Germs disbanded following Crash'... Continue Bio >>


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