Saturday, August 05, 2006
I got a very timely delivery of a bootleg DVD copy of The Decline Of Western Civilization yesterday. Timely because I'm going to see The Germs tonight at The Black Cat.
I don't recall ever seeing any video footage of Darby before. Good Lord - What a mess he was. Everything I've read about him talks about how people practically worshiped him. How he had a near Manson-like ability to control people. That's hard to believe, seeing how he could barely form a sentence or stand up.
Really looking forward to the show tonight. Darby won't be there (he's very dead), but I hear what's-his-name (who apparently used to be on ER) does a spot-on recreation of what Darby was like. Kind of a scary thought, really. He's a hot one though. Check out the pic.
Darby played for our team, btw.
Oddball Germs fact: Belinda Carlisle was their drummer for a very short time.
Here's a YouTube clip of "Manimal" from the Decline... video.
The guy in the purple/white shirt playing guitar is Pat Smear - Later of Foo Fighters fame. He's also the extra guitar player on Nirvana's MTV Unplugged session.
For your listening pleasure, here's "What We Do Is Secret".
Go buy it.
BUT then I changed my mind. ould not find a bargain plane... too lazy...
anyway I'm happy for you I wish I went