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Lexicon devil : the fast times and short life of Darby Crash and the Germs (edition 2002)

by Brendan Mullen, Adam Parfrey, Don Bolles

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Title:Lexicon devil : the fast times and short life of Darby Crash and the Germs
Authors:Brendan Mullen
Other authors:Adam Parfrey, Don Bolles
Info:Los Angeles, CA : Feral House, c2002.
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I keep picking up these punk themed books on whims and then they suck me in and I can't put them down. Mr. Crash had a genuinely unique and bizarre childhood. The picture of him painted via this oral history is of someone flawed, complex, and reaching. It's a fascinating read. I think the people in this book are just my people. ( )
  librarianbryan | Apr 20, 2012 |
Incredibly detialed and relevant beyond his life to rock and roll and punk in general. Priceless in your punk book collection. ( )
  ParryHotter | Aug 31, 2010 |
Biography of the late Darby Crash, lead singer of the Germs, an influential early L.A. punk band. Told via oral histories, much like Please Kill Me and We Got The Neutron Bomb. Darby's definitely an interesting figure -- a troubled, self-destructive, charismatic queer punk, allegedly able to talk anyone into doing anything for him. I admit I wasn't able to finish the book, though I can't quite remember why... possibly I got tired of the oral history format; also, Darby's cult-leader-like charisma seems to be a "you had to be there" kind of thing that doesn't quite translate on the page. Still, if you're interested in troubled punks and/or the early L.A. scene, it wouldn't hurt to check this out. If you're interested in the intersection of queerness and punk rock (which is why I picked up the thing), this doesn't really look at things from that angle, more's the pity. Then again, I didn't finish, so maybe you'll find something I didn't. Worth taking a look at. ( )
  thedefinitefraggle | Mar 29, 2009 |
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"Lexicon Devil is, pure and simple, the finest volume on punk to have seen the light of print. (Yes, folks: that includes Please Kill Me.) Great book!"—Richard Meltzer

Production has started on the documentary feature based on the book.

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