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Format: CD
Sku: 208974538
UPC: 780163403329
UPC 14: 00780163403329
Release Date: 10/14/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Five Years - David Bowie ~ Original Soundtrack
2. Forming - Lukas Haas/Shane West/Michael LeBlanc/The Germs - (featuring Shane West/Michael Leblanc/Bijou Phillips) ~ Original Soundtrack
3. You Drive Me Nervous - Alice Cooper ~ Original Soundtrack
4. Lexicon Devil - The Germs/Bijou Phillips - (featuring Lukas Haas/Shane West/Pat Smear) ~ Original Soundtrack
5. We Are the One - Avengers ~ Original Soundtrack
6. Sexboy - The Screamers/Paul Roessler - (featuring The Mae Shi) ~ Original Soundtrack
7. Survive - The Bags ~ Original Soundtrack
8. Circle One - The Germs - (featuring Lukas Haas/Shane West/Pat Smear/Bijou Phillips) ~ Original Soundtrack
9. Life Of Crime - The Weirdos ~ Original Soundtrack
10. Manimal - Lorna Doom/Don Bolles/Shane West/Pat Smear/The Germs ~ Original Soundtrack
11. Nausea - X ~ Original Soundtrack
12. We Must Bleed - Lorna Doom/Don Bolles/Shane West/Pat Smear/The Germs - (featuring Lukas Haas/Shane West/Bijou Phillips) ~ Original Soundtrack
13. My Tunnel - Lorna Doom/Shane West/Pat Smear/The Germs (take, featuring Shane West/Don Bolles) ~ Original Soundtrack
14. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide - David Bowie ~ Original Soundtrack

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Paul Roessler.
Muze PNote The Germs are best remembered today for the cult of personality that grew around lead singer Darby Crash and his suicide via heroin overdose at the age of 22, but the band has long been a source of inspiration to budding punk rockers for their rather remarkable learning curve -- on their earliest recordings, the Germs were a laughably inept bunch of teenage losers, but by the time they cut their sole studio album a mere two years later, they'd grown into one of the most fiendishly powerful bands on the L.A. punk scene. Rodger Grossman's film What We Do Is Secret is a dramatization of the short but memorable life of both Crash and the Germs, and since it features new recordings of the group's songs performed by a mix of original members of the band (guitarist Pat Smear and drummer Don Bolles) and actors who appear in the movie (including Shane West as Crash and Bijou Phillips as bassist Lorna Doom), the film's soundtrack album walks a strange tightrope between historical accuracy and dramatic license. If there's a flaw in the new tracks on What We Do Is Secret, it's that they often sound better than the Germs really did -- the re-creation of "Forming," the A-side of the group's first single, is nearly as rudimentary as the original but reveals a telltale command of the instruments not clearly apparent on the originals, while the later "Germs" material boasts guitar work that's a few shades tougher and more elaborate than what Smear could conjure up in 1979. West is certainly game as Crash, and clearly did his homework, but he can't quite master Darby's drunken, consonant-swallowing bellow and unlike most of the tracks on (GI), you can actually understand what he's singing. The new material also sounds a bit tidy next to the classic L.A. punk tunes by the Weirdos, the Bags and X that have been added for the sake of local color, though Alice Cooper's "You Drive Me Nervous" tips the hat to an obvious influence and anyone who knows Crash's story will appreciate the two David Bowie tracks that open and close the album. Ultimately, the re-created Germs material on What We Do Is Secret falls into the same category as the soundtrack to The Buddy Holly Story -- in the context of the movie, it's a sincere and well-intentioned attempt to dramatize what was important about the Germs, but as a listening experience you're a lot better off with the old records (which are collected on the superb compilation (MIA): The Complete Anthology). ~ Mark Deming

Producer: Howard Paar; Pat Smear; Howard Parr; Skip Williamson; Brian McNelis

Engineer: Dale Lawton

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Lukas Haas
Muze Guest Artist Shane West
Muze Guest Artist Michael Leblanc
Muze Guest Artist Bijou Phillips
Muze Guest Artist Pat Smear
Muze Guest Artist Paul Roessler
Muze Guest Artist The Mae Shi
Muze Guest Artist Lorna Doom
Muze Guest Artist Don Bolles

Associated Artists and Works

California Dreams
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/14/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2008
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 34033
Music Label Name Label : Lakeshore Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00780163403329

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