Darby Crash, The Germs, LA Punk, Los Angeles, Punk, Adam Parfrey; Paperback Book – Ex Used condition
Lexicon Devil provides a powerful, unflinching look at the life and times of Darby Crash of The Germs, using first person accounts to tell the story. And a tragic, but exciting story it is. The reader gets a first-hand look at Punk’s west coast birth, its ascendancy, and decline. All this is embodied in the story of Darby Crash, a man (or kid, really, dying young at 22, not even close to the 27 Club) of great vision, recklessness, and inner torment. Darby Crash is neither sainted nor vilified, a tough balance to strike. At the end, one is struck with a sense of the lost potentials, the regrets of friends and acquaintances that wish they had done more to save him.
“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