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Download links and information about Gi by The Germs. This album was released in 1979 and it belongs to Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 38:14 minutes.

Artist: The Germs
Release date: 1979
Genre: Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 16
Duration: 38:14
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No. Title Length
1. What We Do Is Secret 0:44
2. Communist Eyes 2:15
3. Land of Treason 2:09
4. Richie Dagger's Crime 1:56
5. Strange Notes 1:53
6. American Leather 1:11
7. Lexicon Devil 1:44
8. Manimal 2:11
9. Our Way 1:56
10. We Must Bleed 3:05
11. Media Blitz 1:29
12. The Other Newest One 2:47
13. Let's Pretend 2:34
14. Dragon Lady 1:39
15. The Slave 1:01
16. Shut Down [Annihilation Man] 9:40



Emerging from the seedy, sunny and deeply paranoiac environs of mid-‘70s Hollywood, the Germs were the first American punk band to match the Sex Pistols for pure annihilative energy. Their sound was a merciless blitz of snarling guitar and skittering drums. Initially the band’s performance style was total cacophony, but by the time GI was recorded in 1979, the group could actually boast a razor-sharp tightness (aided in no doubt by Joan Jett’s guidance as producer). The locked-in assault of bassist Lorna Doom, drummer Don Bolles and guitarist Pat Smear is contrasted by the unhinged rabidity of singer Darby Crash. Crash pushes Iggy Pop’s technique to its absolute limit — in every song he explodes with the rage of a caged wolverine (listen to “Manimal”). Still, beneath Crash’s sputtering, spastic delivery lies some of punk’s most literate lyrics: “He wears the linens just like Garbo / And talks at a saturnine pace / Listening to the strange notes marvel / Only giving what it takes” (from “Richie Dagger’s Crime”). GI won the Germs a cult audience that continues to grow, but for all the bands it went on to influence, the group’s lone LP stands alone.