The Germs were & still are one of my all-time favorite bands. In the late seventies, when punk was getting tired after The Sex Pistols broke up & what was left started morphing into somewhat drearier “post-punk” and/or goofy “new wave,” I still wanted to hear really fast music fueled by outrage, & The Germs certainly fit the bill. They & many of the other LA bands from their milieu paved the future of “punk” for me after it was supposedly declared dead. In Montreal, I was such a fan that every time I’d see someone wearing a Germs blue circle logo it’d be an excuse to gab whether they liked it or not, even if they were complete strangers. That’s how I first met future Montreal music promoter Dan Webster when he was still a bike messenger. The only other person I remember wearing Germs insignia back then was the late Alex Soria of the Nils. When The Germs reunion band with the actor in the movie playing Darby Crash in the actual band with the actual surviving members was slated to play Montreal around 2008, my band The American Devices was going to open up, but the show was cancelled when one of the Germs wasn’t allowed across the border! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory, which originally appeared in a 2008 issue of The Montreal Mirror, was; “Homosexual! Up the ass! Homosexual! Darby Crash!” –Angry Samoans. The quote was from the lyrics to the song “Homo-Sexual” from the 1982 LP “Back from Samoa” by Angry Samoans. Can someone please explain to me what their intention actually was? (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).
Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.