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THE GERMS, live at San Francisco’s Mabuhay Gardens in 1978 doing “No God”.

The new Punk 45 Los Angeles comp has an interview with Chris Desjardins (Flesh Eaters, Upsetter Records, Slash magazine) in which he lists his favorite bands of the era. He lists The Germs “on record”, and makes a very clear distinction “…as opposed to their live show, which was hard to follow because Darby was always too drunk” (or something along those lines; don’t have the exact quote in front of me).

Pretty much why every Germs live record or tape I’ve had gets listened to once and then forgotten.

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alice-bag:

“There was absolutely no way that bands like the Bags, Germs or Screamers would have been signed to
a major label. I still don’t hear anything quite as confrontational as “We Will Bury You” or “Richie Dagger’s Crime” on the radio, no matter what people say about punk being mainstream
nowadays. One thing that will never come into fashion is challenging the expectations of the average consumer.”

Agony Shorthand interview with Alice Bag.
http://www.alicebag.com/the_bags.html

Interview we did with Alice Bag on our ancient Agony Shorthand blog is linked to here.

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I’m a little late sharing this gem from Waitakere Walks with the people, but check out this photo of the harmonizing 1977 LA punk rock barbershop quartet, “The Four Perps”. (I just made that up, riffing on JB’s write-up on The Four Preps).

Left to right, we have Kristian Hoffman from THE MUMPS; John Denny from THE WEIRDOS; Bobby Pyn from THE GERMS, and Tomata Du Plenty from THE SCREAMERS. Apparently they’re backing up Black Randy & The Metrosquad at The Masque. Maybe you were there?

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Got a new mixtape/radio show/podcast that I’ve made just for you, and it’s called DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO PODCAST, EDITION #12. I recorded it direct-to-laptop and completed it within the past five minutes, and it’s got some real musical whoppers on it that I carefully curated for ya. You’ll hear new stuff from Raw PrawnWhite Fence,The Mentalettes and Veronica Falls, as well as a plethora of aggressive pop, nervous punk, wiry garage and far-out psych from the last five decades. I say this every time, but this twelfth one is absolutely, positively the best collection of music I’ve ever put together – including mixtapes made for girls.

Download Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio Podcast #12
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Track listing:

STEVE TREATMENT – The Hippy Posed Engrosement
RAW PRAWN – None Left
DEAR NORA – Make You Smile
REVERSIBLE CORDS – Highway Tomorrow
THE 2x4s – Iron Line
BLAST OFF COUNTRY STYLE – Giggles & Gloom
THE SHITBIRDS – Schiessbird
WHITE FENCE – Trouble is Trouble Never Seen
THE STEREO SHOESTRING – On The Road South
BUBBLEGUM LEMONADE – Unsafe At Any Speed
SALVATION ARMY – Mind Gardens
100 FLOWERS – Motorboat To Hell
VERONICA FALLS – Timeless Melody
MICRAGIRLS – Electric Chair Twist
SOCK PUPPETS – Summer Jacket
BATHROOM RENOVATIONS – Apathetic Hell
TYRANNA – Shock Face
THE WHITEFRONTS – World’s Fair
WARUM JOE – Tchang
SLUGFUCKERS – Rhizome
D.R.I. – Busted
SICK THINGS – Police
THE GERMS – The Slave
NUMBERS – Information
THE MENTALETTES – Fine Fine Fine

Download our past shows – each about an hour:
Download Show #11 
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Download Show #9
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Download Show #4
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https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/76090135/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

Come stream my latest radio show/podcast with one click of the mouse. 

This is the fifth edition of DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO, just over an hour of spastic art, jittery pop, wiry punk, doofus garage and bombastic hard-n-heavy rocknroll.

Track listing:

THE BRENTWOODS – Little Barfy Bobby
PRIESTS – Personal Planes
MEAT PUPPETS – Unpleasant
SILVER SHAMPOO – Insect Eyes
TRUE BELIEVERS – Accept It!
SALLY SKULL – The Running Kind
HUNDRED VISIONS – Hot Trash
THE RONDELLES – Backstabber
MIL MASCARAS – I Said So Far
KAIT0 – Thwipside
THE SAFARIS – Kick Out
TYVEK – Say Yeah
DEAD ANGLE – Why Don’t You
THE GERMS – Forming #2
HOUSEHOLD – Shreds
UNIT 4 – Rules
USELESS EATERS – Proper Conduct
THE BRISTOLS – Turn It On
PAMELA – Coffin (Nails)
LUNG LEG – Palmolive
OH-OK – Person
FREE KITTEN – One Forty Five
HUMAN INSTINCT – Black Sally

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DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO PODCAST #5 is here….

It’s another week, it’s another DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO PODCAST. This is the fifth edition of the show, just over an hour of spastic art, jittery pop, wiry punk, doofus garage and bombastic hard-n-heavy rocknroll. I’m your host, I’m afraid. The show is recorded direct-to-laptop in a 10×10 room in San Francisco, California. It’s, like, almost a real radio show and stuff. You can download or stream it, and scroll down after the track listing here and please download the other 4 shows while you’re at it. “Your ears will thank you”.

Download Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio Podcast #5
Stream Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio Podcast #5 (on desktop and mobile)

Track listing:

THE BRENTWOODS – Little Barfy Bobby
PRIESTS – Personal Planes
MEAT PUPPETS – Unpleasant
SILVER SHAMPOO – Insect Eyes
TRUE BELIEVERS – Accept It!
SALLY SKULL – The Running Kind
HUNDRED VISIONS – Hot Trash
THE RONDELLES – Backstabber
MIL MASCARAS – I Said So Far
KAIT0 – Thwipside
THE SAFARIS – Kick Out
TYVEK – Say Yeah
DEAD ANGLE – Why Don’t You
THE GERMS – Forming #2
HOUSEHOLD – Shreds
UNIT 4 – Rules
USELESS EATERS – Proper Conduct
THE BRISTOLS – Turn It On
PAMELA – Coffin (Nails)
LUNG LEG – Palmolive
OH-OK – Person
FREE KITTEN – One Forty Five
HUMAN INSTINCT – Black Sally 

Download Show #4
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Here’s a strange little collage piece of 1978-79 Los Angeles punk rock at The Masque, featuring all your faves like The Bags, Germs, Controllers, Go-Gos, Black Randy & The Metrosquad, Weirdos, Screamers, X, Eyes, Dils, Flesh Eaters, Dickies, Skulls and so on.

Taken from an early Flipside fanzine.