Soundtrack – “What We Do Is Secret”

Album Reviews | Mar 5th, 2009

Record Label: Lakeshore Records
Genre: Soundtrack
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What We Do Is Secret is a punk rock biopic film about Darby Crash of the Germs. The film follows Crash as he maps out his plan to become a legend, which ends in his tragic yet planned suicide. Darby Crash never got the recognition that he wanted at the time because it was overshadowed with John Lennon’s assassination instead. Damn that Lennon! Shane West plays the infamous singer, and actually sings with the band for some reunion shows as well.

The soundtrack features the music from the movie, which includes Shane West singing with The Germs; plus songs from David Bowie, Alice Cooper, The Screamers, The Bags, The Weirdos, and X. It’s a great soundtrack for people that dig old LA punk rock. I’ve heard some Germs’ songs, but I haven’t really listened to the band all that much or don’t know much about them. I guess I should Netflix this movie huh? Shane West sounds GREAT in a punk band; who would have that the guy from ER would sound good in the Germs? Just from listening to the soundtrack, I could tell Shane West was a perfect choice to portray Darby Crash. It doesn’t hurt he sounds good in a punk band too!

Bottom Line: Great punk rock soundtrack featuring Shane West with the Germs!
Notable Tracks: Lexicon Devil, Forming
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