Sunday, March 17, 2013

Germs - GI

(GI) is the only studio album by the American punk rock band the Germs. Often cited as one of the first hardcore punk albums, it was released in the United States in January 1979 through Slash Records with the catalog number SR 103. The album was later released in Italy in 1982 by EXPANDEDMUSIC with the catalog EX 11. The album's title is an acronym for "Germs Incognito", an alternate name the band used to obtain bookings when their early reputation kept them out of Los Angeles-area clubs. After (GI)'s release, the band would only undertake one more recording session, for the soundtrack album to the Al Pacino film Cruising (1980). A year after the release of (GI), vocalist Darby Crash committed suicide on December 7, 1980.

Enjoy some good ole punk friends. Ripped @ 320 from the original lp.


  1. one of my all time fave punk albums.

  2. It is truelly a classic lp. I didn't like it much as a youth. It wasn't until 20 years later that it sunk in and hit me.

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