Sunday, July 17, 2005

Germs Movie Underway


GERMS, originally uploaded by Theresa K.

So, I've been hearing about it forever, but it seems that there will be a movie about The Germs. Its being made in LA right now! Seems the filmmakers are casting extras from submissions they asked for via My Space.

Its a parallel to how the Germs got to record the B side of "Forming," when they "auditioned" for the Cheech and Chong movie, "Up in Smoke," which was filmed partly at the Roxy on the Sunset Strip.

Determined to make something out of the otherwise cattle call oriented day, Darby enlisted me and my pals to sneak in his cassette recorder, nab a table up by the stage and participate in his performance art. I had the tape recorder hidden on my lap, the table hiding it, and sat with Marcy Blaustein and Kid Congo who were in eye contact with Darby so that the peanut butter I slipped in could be then slipped to him so he could spread it all over himself.

It was a beautiful chaotic debacle. I've never seen "Up in Smoke," so I have no idea (and I never asked) if that bit got in or ended up on the cutting room floor.

It was just another one of those LA punk rock moments.

We did get something permanent from this -- the B side of "Forming" was recorded then and there.

I just hope whoever is making this Germs movie does it right.

By the way, you can buy this photo in the online store.
You can also see it up close and personal in NYC at NYCD, 173 West 81st St, at Amsterdam.

1 comment:

Karl Bakla said...

it's kind of scarry to think of a band I love so much having a movie made about them, I love the punk turns 30 title, I just turned 30 & I'm just as much into punk as when I got into it when I was a little kid riding a skateboard