Nirvana Guitarist Work On Germs Film

Former Nirvana and Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear is to act as musical director of new film which tells the story of The Germs.

Nirvana Guitarist Work On Germs Film
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Former Nirvana and Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear is to act as musical director of new film which tells the story of his former band and US punk legends The Germs. The Germs were a massive influence the likes of Green Day and the movie focuses on the life of singer Darby Crash. According to the film's Myspace page, the movie, to be called "What We Do Is Secret", will show "the birth of punk rock in Hollywood and the rise of hardcore". More specifically, the film "starts with Darby creating the concept of The Germs in 1975 and end with his death in 1980. Through this perspective, this movie will show the birth of punk rock in Hollywood and the rise of hardcore". "ER" star Shane West will play Crash and Rick Gonzales will play Smear, who played guitar in the band. LA natives The Bronx will play the city's punk legends Black Flag in the movie. The film is currently in the editing stage, and although no release date has been announced, it is believed it will premiere at 2007 Sundance Film Festival, which takes place between January 18 and 28 in Utah. Thanks for the info to NME.com.

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    joshua029
    zxxAACxxz wrote: Sounds like pap smear.
    thats the first thing i think of too when i see his name...
    Do Re Mi
    JLM wrote: yatahaze wrote: Nirvana guitarist? he was in the band for like 10 minutes... Pat Smear actually joined the "In Utero Tour" with Nirvana because Kurt was so bad that he was making a lot of mistakes when he was playing.
    That wasn't really the reason. A lot of songs just had two guitar parts, hence two guitarists were needed. I'm pretty sure even if Kurt was "bad" and "making a lot of mistakes", he wouldn't care and would still play by himself. He's made mistakes before in songs and didn't have another guitarist there. They just needed another guitarist for the songs with two guitars.
    kurt_cobain9
    Kartman wrote: I thought this article would be about Jason Everman...
    Despite the fact that Jason Everman did play with Nirvana, he can't really be considered an official member of Nirvana. The only songs that have been relased with him playing have been both on the box set, which were "Dive" and "Big Cheese" on the DVD. They credited him on Bleach but he never recorded with them there either, instead, Kurt borrowed his $606.17 for recording costs and never payed him back.
    recliner33
    brian_s wrote: Kartman wrote: I thought this article would be about Jason Everman... I think he a US soldier in Afganistan.
    Jason Everman that tall hairy mother****er? Lol he kicks ass, no only did he play guitar in Nirvana but he also played bass with Soundgarden.
    misirlou
    soooo...do the good people at ug know that pat smear was the germs' guitarist?
    recliner33
    CobainFan25_89 wrote: recliner33 wrote: when I heard the headline for this article I knew exactly who they were talking about and I knew he was still alive. True Nirvana fans will know that, lol jk, I don't wanna start a whole debate on this. I haven't heard much of the Germ's stuff, but from what I heard so far it's not bad, just some old school in your face punk. I am stealing your words. ^ Not to be mean, but I also knew exactly who it was. He was the main rhythm guitar on In Utero, and was a very well-known member at the time. Btw, I haven't watched ER for a few weeks, which character is West?
    But remember that Pat Smear actually never appeared on in utero, he was just a part of thetour.
    jincasa
    yatahaze wrote: Nirvana guitarist? he was in the band for like 10 minutes... me is anyone even gonna see this movie?
    Powerhouse
    Wait..... Kurt Cobain is Nirvana's "guitarist", and he's currently the "former guitarist", seeing as how he's.....you know.....dead.
    Slut
    Pat Smear was a official member of Nirvana, chosen by Cobain, whether any of you agree or not.
    lazyboat
    I can't believe that, the Germs were a major influence on bands like green day, that's such an insult to their legacy and paints no picture about how big their influence was and is today. This film should be brilliant though
    misirlou
    Slut m : Pat Smear was a official member of Nirvana, chosen by Cobain, whether any of you agree or not.
    ok, great, but the thing is this story has pretty much nothing to do with nirvana. it's about a movie which is about the germs, for whom pat smear was the guitarist. the fact that he was once a member of nirvana (official or unofficial) has no relevance to the story, or at least not enough to be included in the headline. what's relevant is that he was in the germs, and therefore is the music supervisor for a movie about his first band. btw, i agree with lazyboat. to only list green day is to severely short change the impact the germs have had, not to mention it gives a dismal indication of the lack of understanding of punk rock around here.
    Slut
    misirlou wrote: Slut m : Pat Smear was a official member of Nirvana, chosen by Cobain, whether any of you agree or not. ok, great, but the thing is this story has pretty much nothing to do with nirvana. it's about a movie which is about the germs, for whom pat smear was the guitarist. the fact that he was once a member of nirvana (official or unofficial) has no relevance to the story, or at least not enough to be included in the headline. what's relevant is that he was in the germs, and therefore is the music supervisor for a movie about his first band. btw, i agree with lazyboat. to only list green day is to severely short change the impact the germs have had, not to mention it gives a dismal indication of the lack of understanding of punk rock around here.
    It's the band he's most famous for though. Saying "Germs Guitarist works on Germs film" would be like saying "Dave Grohl, drummer for Scream, works on new solo album."
    misirlou
    Slut m : misirlou wrote: Slut m : Pat Smear was a official member of Nirvana, chosen by Cobain, whether any of you agree or not. ok, great, but the thing is this story has pretty much nothing to do with nirvana. it's about a movie which is about the germs, for whom pat smear was the guitarist. the fact that he was once a member of nirvana (official or unofficial) has no relevance to the story, or at least not enough to be included in the headline. what's relevant is that he was in the germs, and therefore is the music supervisor for a movie about his first band. btw, i agree with lazyboat. to only list green day is to severely short change the impact the germs have had, not to mention it gives a dismal indication of the lack of understanding of punk rock around here. It's the band he's most famous for though. Saying "Germs Guitarist works on Germs film" would be like saying "Dave Grohl, drummer for Scream, works on new solo album."
    i think it's debateable that pat smear is most well-known for his work with nirvana. i mean, if you ask most people who pat smear is, they either have no idea who he is or they say "he's the guitarist from the germs".and if you mention nirvana, people do not think of pat smear at all, unless you bring up the fact that he played with them from time to time. also, by calling him "nirvana guitarist" you are giving nirvana fans who might not give a **** about the germs that this is a nirvana-related story, when really it isn't at all. it's a disappointment to people who open the article because they are interested in the nirvana aspect, but not the germs one. in short, it's very, very disputable that nirvana is the band pat smear is most well-known for. "germs guitarist works on germs film" would be a better title, or maybe just "pat smear works on germs film", which is less redundant. i think "nirvana guitarist works on germs film" is actually much more similar to "drave grohl, drummer for scream, works on new solo album", as they both bring up a band that has nothing to do with the actual story.
    Cobalt Blue
    i heard pats a jerk to work with sometimes. but he kicked ass on the foo acoustic tour.. I might see the movie, ive only heard of the germs
    misirlou
    is it just me, or has this movie been in the development stages for, like, five years now? i like how the example ug comes up with for a band influenced by the germs is green day.
    StratusX
    I love both the Germs and Black Flag. I wonder what era of Black Flag will be in the movie. Probably the Black Flag with Dez Cadena singing considering Darby Crash (Germs singer) killed himself in 1980 and Henry Rollins didn't replace Dez till 1981. Atleast i hope they get that bit of history right. But anyways for those of you unfamiliar with the Germs or the Dez days of black Flag, I recommend seeing DECLINE OF Western Civilization, a punk film shot in 1979 that's got tons interviews and live performances of punk nad hardcore bands, the first being Black Flag with Dez, then the Germs. Also included in the film is the band X. The movie poster even has Darby passed out on stage bleeding. Oh and also I hope they portray the characters right. Like Darby didn't seem very educated or briught or anything, so they better not make him out to be some wise-crackin *****, or some ****in world scholar. And that's my two cents
    JLM
    yatahaze wrote: Nirvana guitarist? he was in the band for like 10 minutes...
    Pat Smear actually joined the "In Utero Tour" with Nirvana because Kurt was so bad that he was making a lot of mistakes when he was playing.
    CobainFan25_89
    recliner33 wrote: when I heard the headline for this article I knew exactly who they were talking about and I knew he was still alive. True Nirvana fans will know that, lol jk, I don't wanna start a whole debate on this. I haven't heard much of the Germ's stuff, but from what I heard so far it's not bad, just some old school in your face punk.
    I am stealing your words. ^ Not to be mean, but I also knew exactly who it was. He was the main rhythm guitar on In Utero, and was a very well-known member at the time. Btw, I haven't watched ER for a few weeks, which character is West?
    recliner33
    when I heard the headline for this article I knew exactly who they were talking about and I knew he was still alive. True Nirvana fans will know that, lol jk, I don't wanna start a whole debate on this. I haven't heard much of the Germ's stuff, but from what I heard so far it's not bad, just some old school in your face punk.
    stone_gossard
    I can't really tell how nice The Germs are, 'cause I never paid them too much attention. But as long as the news concern Nirvana (even a slight bit), then hail, hail!
    HandOfDoom13
    He was never even a offical member of Nirvana. The headline should have said "Germs Guitarist or Foo Fighters Ex Guitarist" thats what he really is.
    mario128
    Raizer Sabre wrote: when it said 'nirvana guitarist', i thought kurt cobain had risen from the grave o.0
    haha same here, i tottally forgot about Smears.
    Galvatron wrote: I thought Pat Smear was dead
    how could he have been dead? UG gave us news that he would tour with Foo Fighters on their acoustic tour.
    sadistic_monkey
    I've never really liked Smear that much. That way he used to sort of... jump around while he played annoys me.
    mousepad
    cool nirvana and the germs are great herpes on a condom dressed penis!
    frankv
    stone_gossard wrote: I can't really tell how nice The Germs are, 'cause I never paid them too much attention. But as long as the news concern Nirvana (even a slight bit), then hail, hail!
    if you're the real stone gossard i won't believe you. damn you people who take cool people's name!
    yeahyeah
    The Germs are great, shane west not so much... This movie's been at a standstill for so long, I guess it might finally be coming out.
    brian_s
    Kartman wrote: I thought this article would be about Jason Everman...
    I think he a US soldier in Afganistan.
    civildp1
    this is really old news. He's been involved with the film since 2005.
    $H!T
    i think they put "Nirvana guitarist" just to get get everyones attention so they would read the article ...
    yatahaze
    Nirvana guitarist? he was in the band for like 10 minutes... is anyone even gonna see this movie?