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[[caption-width-right:300: The current lineup from left to right: [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Lorna]] [[PunnyName Doom]], [[AllDrummersAreAnimals Don Bolles]], [[ReplacementScrappy Shane West]] and [[BreakupBreakout Pat Smear]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:300: The current lineup as of 2018 from left to right: [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Lorna]] [[PunnyName Doom]], [[AllDrummersAreAnimals Don Bolles]], [[ReplacementScrappy Shane West]] and [[BreakupBreakout Pat Smear]].]]



* AerithAndBob: The current lineup. Pat Smear, Lorna Doom, Don Bolles, and...Shane West.

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* AerithAndBob: The current final lineup. Pat Smear, Lorna Doom, Don Bolles, and...Shane West.


** "Sex Boy" (the B side to the Forming single) is even worse. It's a live recording from an early performance by the band where Darby allegedly covered his body in Red Vines and peanut butter and started running around in the audience, and the noise the audience is making is more audible than the actual performance. A YouTube comment (slightly paraphrased) puts it best:

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** "Sex Boy" (the B side to the Forming single) is even worse. It's a live recording from an early performance by the band where Darby allegedly covered his body in Red Vines and peanut butter and started running around in the audience, and the noise the audience is making is more audible than the actual performance. A YouTube Website/YouTube comment (slightly paraphrased) puts it best:


* AuthorExistenceFailure: Darby Crash died in December 1980 (notably, the day before John Lennon was murdered), and Lorna Doom died in early 2019.


The band released one album - 1979's ''(GI)'', produced by Music/JoanJett - before vocalist Darby Crash died of an intentional heroin overdose on December 7th, 1980, whose death was overshadowed by the murder of Music/JohnLennon a day later. In 2005, the band reunited with Shane West on vocals to mixed reception among the punk community (the most vocal of those who disliked the reunion include [[Music/{{NOFX}} Fat Mike]] and Music/JelloBiafra), and a film featuring Shane as Darby Crash titled ''Film/WhatWeDoIsSecret'' came out in 2008.

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The band released one album - 1979's ''(GI)'', produced by Music/JoanJett - before vocalist Darby Crash died of an intentional heroin overdose on December 7th, 1980, whose death was overshadowed by the murder of Music/JohnLennon a day later. In 2005, the band reunited with Shane West on vocals to mixed reception among the punk community (the most vocal of those who disliked the reunion include [[Music/{{NOFX}} Fat Mike]] and Music/JelloBiafra), and a film featuring Shane as Darby Crash titled ''Film/WhatWeDoIsSecret'' came out in 2008.
2008. On January 16th, 2019, Don Bolles announced bassist Lorna Doom's death on Facebook, leaving the chances of any future reunions with the Germs unlikely.


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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Darby Crash died in December 1980 (notably, the day before John Lennon was murdered), and Lorna Doom died in early 2019.

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The Germs are prominently featured in Penelope Spheeris's 1980 documentary of the LA punk rock scene, ''Film/TheDeclineOfWesternCivilization''.

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* {{Biopic}}: Film/WhatWeDoIsSecret, released in 2008.


* BadassBoast: "Richie Dagger's Crime" is a combination of this, a few lines from a poem called ''Astrid'' Darby had written before the Germs began, and a tribute of sorts to DavidBowie (more specifically, his tendency to switch alter-egos).

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* BadassBoast: "Richie Dagger's Crime" is a combination of this, a few lines from a poem called ''Astrid'' Darby had written before the Germs began, and a tribute of sorts to DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie (more specifically, his tendency to switch alter-egos).



* DrivenToSuicide: Darby, via heroin overdose. Fans have multiple theories why he killed himself; according to "Wild-Eyed Boy: The Darby Crash Story", Darby's sexuality played a factor in his suicide (especially with bands with homophobic banter and lyrics like Music/{{Fear}} and the macho jock mentality permeating the scene); ''What We Do is Secret'' mentioned a five year plan for RuleOfDrama and as a DavidBowie shout-out, and there's always the camp that claims he never meant to overdose.

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* DrivenToSuicide: Darby, via heroin overdose. Fans have multiple theories why he killed himself; according to "Wild-Eyed Boy: The Darby Crash Story", Darby's sexuality played a factor in his suicide (especially with bands with homophobic banter and lyrics like Music/{{Fear}} and the macho jock mentality permeating the scene); ''What We Do is Secret'' mentioned a five year plan for RuleOfDrama and as a DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie shout-out, and there's always the camp that claims he never meant to overdose.


The band released one album - 1979's ''(GI)'', produced by Music/JoanJett - before vocalist Darby Crash died of an intentional heroin overdose on December 7th, 1980, whose death was overshadowed by the murder of Music/JohnLennon a day later. In 2005, the band reunited with Shane West on vocals to mixed reception among the punk community (the most vocal of those who disliked the reunion include [[Music/{{NOFX}} Fat Mike]] and [[Music/DeadKennedys Jello Biafra]]), and a film featuring Shane as Darby Crash titled ''Film/WhatWeDoIsSecret'' came out in 2008.

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The band released one album - 1979's ''(GI)'', produced by Music/JoanJett - before vocalist Darby Crash died of an intentional heroin overdose on December 7th, 1980, whose death was overshadowed by the murder of Music/JohnLennon a day later. In 2005, the band reunited with Shane West on vocals to mixed reception among the punk community (the most vocal of those who disliked the reunion include [[Music/{{NOFX}} Fat Mike]] and [[Music/DeadKennedys Jello Biafra]]), Music/JelloBiafra), and a film featuring Shane as Darby Crash titled ''Film/WhatWeDoIsSecret'' came out in 2008.


** Briefly averted by the introduction to "No God", where Pat Smear manages a near-flawless replication of a few seconds of the introduction to "Roundabout" by {{Music/Yes}} (which comes off as surprising, unless you didn't know that "Roundabout" was the first song he'd learned how to play on guitar)...and then the proper song starts; it's much more in line with their usual sloppy ThreeChordsAndTheTruth style.

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** Briefly averted by the introduction to "No God", where Pat Smear manages a near-flawless replication of a few seconds of the introduction to "Roundabout" by {{Music/Yes}} (which comes off as surprising, unless you didn't happen to know that "Roundabout" was the first song he'd learned how to play on guitar)...and then the proper song starts; it's much more in line with their usual sloppy ThreeChordsAndTheTruth style.


[[caption-width-right:300: The current lineup from left to right: [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Lorna]] [[PunnyName Doom]], [[AllDrummersAreAnimals Don Bolles]], Shane West and [[BreakupBreakout Pat Smear]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:300: The current lineup from left to right: [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Lorna]] [[PunnyName Doom]], [[AllDrummersAreAnimals Don Bolles]], [[ReplacementScrappy Shane West West]] and [[BreakupBreakout Pat Smear]].]]


* PunnyName: Lorna Doom and Pat Smear.

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* PunnyName: Lorna Doom [[note]]a parody of ''Literature/LornaDoone''[[/note]] and Pat Smear.


The band released one album - 1979's ''(GI)'', produced by Music/JoanJett - before vocalist Darby Crash died of an intentional heroin overdose on December 7th, 1980, who's death was overshadowed by the murder of Music/JohnLennon a day later. In 2005, the band reunited with Shane West on vocals to mixed reception among the punk community, and a film featuring Shane as Darby Crash titled ''Film/WhatWeDoIsSecret'' came out in 2008.

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The band released one album - 1979's ''(GI)'', produced by Music/JoanJett - before vocalist Darby Crash died of an intentional heroin overdose on December 7th, 1980, who's whose death was overshadowed by the murder of Music/JohnLennon a day later. In 2005, the band reunited with Shane West on vocals to mixed reception among the punk community, community (the most vocal of those who disliked the reunion include [[Music/{{NOFX}} Fat Mike]] and [[Music/DeadKennedys Jello Biafra]]), and a film featuring Shane as Darby Crash titled ''Film/WhatWeDoIsSecret'' came out in 2008.



* CatchPhrase: Darby would frequently utter "gimme" as opposed to asking for something. "Gimme a dollar", "Gimme a beer", and "Gimme a ride to the Whiskey", among other variations of that phrase were frequently heard by those in Darby's circle.

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* CatchPhrase: Darby would frequently utter "gimme" as opposed to politely asking for something. "Gimme a dollar", "Gimme a beer", and "Gimme a ride to the Whiskey", among other variations of that phrase were frequently heard by those in Darby's circle.



* DeadpanSnarker: Darby was this before the end of his life.

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* DeadpanSnarker: When he wasn't acting like an ass, Darby was this before the end of his life.would come off as a rather snarky individual.



** Briefly averted by the introduction to "No God", where Pat Smear surprisingly manages a near-flawless replication of a few seconds of the introduction to "Roundabout" by {{Music/Yes}}... Then the proper song starts and it's much more in line with their usual sloppy ThreeChordsAndTheTruth style.
* DrivenToSuicide: Darby, via heroin overdose. Fans have multiple theories why he killed himself; according to "Wild-Eyed Boy: The Darby Crash Story", Darby's sexuality played a factor in his suicide (especially with bands like Music/{{Fear}} and their macho attitudes permeating the scene); ''What We Do is Secret'' mentioned a five year plan for RuleOfDrama and as a DavidBowie shout-out, and there's always the camp that claims he never meant to overdose.

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** Briefly averted by the introduction to "No God", where Pat Smear surprisingly manages a near-flawless replication of a few seconds of the introduction to "Roundabout" by {{Music/Yes}}... Then {{Music/Yes}} (which comes off as surprising, unless you didn't know that "Roundabout" was the first song he'd learned how to play on guitar)...and then the proper song starts and starts; it's much more in line with their usual sloppy ThreeChordsAndTheTruth style.
* DrivenToSuicide: Darby, via heroin overdose. Fans have multiple theories why he killed himself; according to "Wild-Eyed Boy: The Darby Crash Story", Darby's sexuality played a factor in his suicide (especially with bands with homophobic banter and lyrics like Music/{{Fear}} and their the macho attitudes jock mentality permeating the scene); ''What We Do is Secret'' mentioned a five year plan for RuleOfDrama and as a DavidBowie shout-out, and there's always the camp that claims he never meant to overdose.



* WordSaladLyrics: Darby's lyrics would qualify as this.

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* WordSaladLyrics: Darby's lyrics (which started out most of the time as poetry) would qualify as this.


The band released one album - 1979's ''(GI)'', produced by Music/JoanJett - before vocalist Darby Crash died of an intentional heroin overdose on December 7th, 1980, who's death was overshadowed by the murder of Music/JohnLennon a day later. In 2005, the band reunited with Shane West on vocals to mixed reception among the punk community, and a film featuring Shane as Darby Crash titled ''What We Do is Secret'' came out in 2008.

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The band released one album - 1979's ''(GI)'', produced by Music/JoanJett - before vocalist Darby Crash died of an intentional heroin overdose on December 7th, 1980, who's death was overshadowed by the murder of Music/JohnLennon a day later. In 2005, the band reunited with Shane West on vocals to mixed reception among the punk community, and a film featuring Shane as Darby Crash titled ''What We Do is Secret'' ''Film/WhatWeDoIsSecret'' came out in 2008.

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** "We Must Bleed" ends with a shouted "I want out now!" repeated several times as an outro before descending into {{Angrish}}.


* SpokenWordInMusic / MusicalColdOpen: "Circle One" begins with someone saying "Ready, aim, fire" before the song begins.

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* SpokenWordInMusic / MusicalColdOpen: LyricalColdOpen: "Circle One" begins with someone saying "Ready, aim, fire" before the song begins.

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