The Germs were America’s answer to The Sex Pistols, both in terms of the Los Angeles fire-starters' provocative punk snark and their tragically truncated impact. Released a year before frontman Darby Crash committed suicide, Gi finds producer Joan Jett valiantly capturing the energy of the band’s legendarily unhinged live shows. Tracks like “Lexicon Devil” and “We Must Bleed” display the group’s locked-in, unstoppable momentum, which laid the groundwork for Crash’s violent, unholy vocal exorcisms.

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