A Small Circle of Friends: A Germs Tribute

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A Small Circle of Friends: A Germs Tribute
A Small Circle of Friends: A Germs Tribute cover
Studio album by Various artists
Released 1996
Recorded various
Genre benefit
Label Grass Records
Producer(s) various
Professional reviews

A Small Circle of Friends: A Germs Tribute is a 1996 compilation album.


A Small Circle Of Friends, as the title suggests, pays tribute to The Germs, a seminal, yet short-lived punk band from Los Angeles in the late 70s. Led by the mercurial Darby Crash (aka Bobby Pyn, the subject of the 2007 film What We Do Is Secret), and featuring future Nirvana/Foo Fighters member Pat Smear, the band managed to leave a mark on music history despite recording only one full album. Many relevant (or at least popular) acts of the mid-90s show their appreciation with covers of songs from The Germs' limited catalog, including That Dog, The Holez (Hole featuring Pat Smear), Flea (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Matthew Sweet.

Track listing

  1. "Forming" :54 - NOFX
  2. "Sex Boy" 2:27 - Free Kitten
  3. "Lexicon Devil" 1:39 - Melvins
  4. "Circle One" 2:55 - Holez
  5. "No God" 2:03 - D Generation
  6. "What We Do Is Secret :43 - Mike Watt & J. Mascis
  7. "Land of Treason" 3:09 - Ruined Eye
  8. "Richie Dagger's Crime" - Posies
  9. "Strange Notes" 1:57 - O-Matic
  10. "Manimal" 2:07 - White Flag
  11. "We Must Bleed" 1:39 - That Dog
  12. "Media Blitz" 1:57 - Flea
  13. "The Other Newest One" - Sator
  14. "Let's Pretend" 2:44 - Wrens
  15. "Dragon Lady" 3:02 - Matthew Sweet 3:02
  16. "Caught in My Eye" 3:11 - Gumball
  17. "Not All Right" 4:01 - Meat Puppets
  18. "Now I Hear the Laughter" 3:18 - Puzzled Panthers
  19. "Lion's Share" 2:43 - L7
  20. "Shutdown" 22:47 - Monkey Wrench (exclusive to CD)

See also