The Germs – “(GI): Manimal / Dragon Lady / Strange Notes”

The Sleeve:
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The Liner/Sleeve Notes:

Personal Review:
 So, December 8th will be 34 years and 1 day since Darby overdosed on Heroin, on the eve of John Lennon’s assassination, gaining no media attention whatsoever except a little article in the obituary section of the local newspaper. Darby Crash however to me will always be a driving force in the music world, his lyrics came from such a talented soul and he was so great at what he did.

The A-Side of this EP is “Manimal” – my favorite Germs song. From that opening guitar sequence to the raunchy drums, and then to Darby’s brash and loud vocals, to the deep lyrics. This song has all the makings of a perfect punk rock song. Everything right down to the screaming part is amazing, the screaming part makes it even better! Can you imagine seeing the Germs live and doing this song?

 The B-Side opens with “Dragon Lady” which has an amazing drum solo opening, then Darby’s vocals come in and they’re absolutely perfect. The guitar playing is pretty great, I realized the Germs don’t use much bass in their songs, heck, there is even piano playing in this song… or well, attempted piano playing. It’s definitely a good song. The EP ends with “Strange Notes” and well, it’s a great Germs song and a great way to end the EP. Long live Darby Crash.

Interesting Facts:
It’s an Italian pressing limited numbered edition.

Track Listing:
A – Manimal

B1 – Dragon Lady
B2 – Strange Notes

Crash Records

Catalog Number:
Recs 001

Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Words & Voice – Darby Crash
Music – The Germs
Guitar – Pat Smear
Bass – Lorna Doom
Drums – Don Bolles
Produced by Chris D., John Doe & The Germs
Engineered by Zamp & Larry Duhart at Program Recorders

Other Albums I Own by The Germs:
Forming / Sex Boy (Live)
Germicide: Live at the Whiskey
The Whiskey / Hong Kong Cafe


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