Author(s): Don Bolles
Never-before-told story of the life and times of Darby Crash, the lead singer of the notorious LA punk band The Germs, who died of a drug overdose in 1980 at the age of 22. A charismatic, even iconic, singer and performer, Darby Crash has become a legendary but little understood figure; brilliant one moment but strangely suicidal and violent another, his story moves from the hilarious to the tragic. Extensively illustrated with many rare photographs, this will be an essential purchase for all hard core punk fans - past and present.
Don Bolles played drums for The Germs and now owns his own indie record label, Transparency Records. He recently contributed to the documentary, Rage: 20 Years of Punk Rock. Brendan Mullen, originally from England, opened and managed the notorious urine-stained basement club, The Masque, the epicentre of the original Los Angeles punk scene.