Thursday, July 19, 2012

What We Do Is Secret

The brief career of the pioneering L.A. punk group The Germs is explored in this well-done bio-pic. I found the 'actors pretending to be non-actors being awkwardly interviewed' thing distracting, though. Oh well. Anyway, there's a kid reading Nietzsche, riots, spitting, bottle throwing, and flaming Fritos. Learning to play was last on the Germs' list of things to do in their five-year plan. Spoiler alert: They don't make it to five years. You probably knew that already, though. The soundtrack also features music by David Bowie, The Damned, and Joy Division. I watched What We Do Is Secret on Netflix. Here's a trailer:


  1. The Germs were damn incredible. Insanely ahead of their time. I have this in my queue, waiting to watch it. Good casting all around. Curious to see what other bands are mentioned...

    "We don't sell millions God knows we should."

  2. There's some humorous moments with other music legends, but I won't spoil it for you.