It was also the debut output of Slash Records  and of Geza X both as a producer and as a recording engineer. In the Germs, a man whose birth name was Paul Beahm served as singer and one of the principal songwriters.
During the time of the Germs, Paul actually went by other names he made up for himself. At the time Check The Track - Farm Fresh - Played Out (1994-1996) the band's debut singlehe called himself Regicide - Lexicon Devils - Lexicon Devils Pyn.
Bobby Pyn's persona on the single was the rather innocent "Sex Boy". The EP's title track is an apocalyptic manifesto full of fractured images,  whose lyrics were written by Crash in the first person in the name of Adolf Hitlerwho proclaims himself a " lexicon devil" in the song, [nb 1] [nb 2]  which is featured here in its slower and tamer first version. They were great! You couldn't always make them out when he sang them Darby was one of the only performers I know of who literally used the English language as a weapon.
The record closes with "No God", a Nietzschean rant     which borrows the intro from " Roundabout Whatcha Gonna Do - Red-Wilder-Blue - Red-Wilder-Blue by Yes. The Germs were gaining notoriety since the release of their first single"Forming", and their early live performances. The band's increasing success also presented some roadblocks. They did not have a permanent drummer at the time.
After Donna Rhia left, the band had a succession of aspiring drummers and part-timers taken on loan from other bands,  including X 's Don Bonebrakewho filled in at a few gigsand the Weirdos ' Nicky Beat who took the seat in the sessions for the Lexicon Devil EP.
The band's second record came about when the publishers of the punk zine Slash agreed with the Germs to release an EP on their newly formed record labelSlash Records. Regicide - Lexicon Devils - Lexicon Devils Devil was recorded in Los AngelesCalifornia at an unidentified studiounderneath a bank building, on Hollywood Boulevard. Smear's non-ownership of an amplifier at the time actually led to the unique guitar sound on the record.
A few days before recording commenced, aspiring drummer Don Bolles came down to Los Angeles from PhoenixArizona to audition for the group. He got the job,   but it was too late for him to learn the songs in time to go into the studio. Instead, Nicky Beat kept the drum seat warm for the session  while Bolles still participated, helping chant "Non deus, non deus, non deus" and clapping his hands, along with the Deadbeats' saxophonist Pat Delaney  and the rest of the band, during the bridge in "No God".
Lexicon Devil was released as a 7-inch vinyl record in May[nb 9] with about 1, copies pressed. At the time of its release, the band proposed an advertisement to promote the EP which displayed Nazi iconography accompanied with the darkly humorous Regicide - Lexicon Devils - Lexicon Devils "Six million Jews can't be wrong", [nb 10] but Slash deemed it potentially controversial and refused to print it.
Conceptually linked to the lyrical content of the record, which is a reflection of the messianic and apocalyptic obsessions of Crash,     the cover art for Lexicon Devil is notorious for its contentious imagery. The front cover features a Nazi propaganda painting by Hubert Lanzinger from ca.
In OctoberDays Gone By - Poco - Days Gone By / Days Gone By faster second version of "Lexicon Devil", this time with Bolles on drums, who gave the song a harder and more manic drive, was recorded for the Germs' first and only studio albumGIreleased in Southern California punk band D.
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I'm Darby Crash A social blast Chaotic master. The Lexicon Devil part doesn't make sense unless you know about Hitler and his speeches What he could do with words In the beginning we Regicide - Lexicon Devils - Lexicon Devils playing so slow because that's all we were capable of. We speeded up when we could. It was funner to play fast. That's what he'd go through in his writing — the lexicon thing. We couldn't help it. We started out with nothing so we had no choice but to change That opening riff of "Roundabout" was the first thing I learned to play I happen to know lots of them.
I say them because they're funny. I guess it's funny because they bother people. We Untitled - Of - Rocks Will Open / Morphological Echo Records] were kind of feuding with him [Geza X] about some of his production techniques, which at the time was squirrelly because he's such a creative guy and he'd try anything.
So we had taken the tapes of the Germs that Slash magazine owned and remixed them the way we would do it — sort of the Geza way. It was interesting to compare Punk Scene".
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