Various ‎– The Decline Of Western Civilization

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A1 Black Flag White Minority
Bass – Gary McDanielDrums – Robo (3)Guitar, Written-By – Greg GinnVocals – Ron Reyes
1:29
A2 Black Flag Depression
Bass – Gary McDanielDrums – Robo (3)Guitar, Written-By – Greg GinnVocals – Ron Reyes
2:05
A3 Black Flag Revenge
Bass – Gary McDanielDrums – Robo (3)Guitar, Written-By – Greg GinnVocals – Ron Reyes
1:49
A4 Germs Manimal
Bass – Lorna*Drums – Don*Guitar – Pat*Vocals, Written-By – Darby Crash
2:25
A5 Catholic Discipline Undergound Babylon
Bass – Rick JaffeDrums – Craig LeeGuitar – PhrancKeyboards – Robert Lopez*Vocals, Lyrics By – Claude BessyWritten-By – Bessy*, Meade*
3:01
A6 X (5) Beyond And Back
Bass, Vocals – John Doe (2)Drums – D.J. BonebrakeGuitar – Billy ZoomVocals, Lyrics By – Exene CervenkaWritten-By – Exene Cervenka, John Doe (2)
2:35
A7 X (5) Johnny Hit And Run Paulene
Bass, Vocals, Lyrics By – John Doe (2)Drums – D.J. BonebrakeGuitar – Billy ZoomVocals, Lyrics By – Exene CervenkaWritten-By – Exene Cervenka, John Doe (2)
2:43
B1 X (5) We're Desperate
Bass, Vocals, Lyrics By – John Doe (2)Drums – D.J. BonebrakeGuitar – Billy ZoomVocals – Exene CervenkaWritten-By – Exene Cervenka, John Doe (2)
1:56
B2 Circle Jerks Red Tape
Bass – Roger DowdingDrums – Lucky LehrerGuitar – Greg HetsonVocals, Lyrics By – Keith MorrisWritten-By – Greg Hetson, Keith Morris
0:58
B3 Circle Jerks Back Against The Wall
Bass – Roger DowdingDrums – Lucky LehrerGuitar – Greg HetsonVocals, Written-By – Keith Morris
1:25
B4 Circle Jerks I Just Want Some Skank
Bass – Roger DowdingDrums, Lyrics By – Lucky LehrerGuitar – Greg HetsonVocals – Keith MorrisWritten-By – Circle Jerks
0:56
B5 Circle Jerks Beverly Hills
Bass – Roger DowdingDrums – Lucky LehrerGuitar – Greg HetsonVocals, Lyrics By – Keith MorrisWritten-By – Circle Jerks
1:12
B6 Alice Bag Band Gluttony
Bass – Rob RitterDrums – Terry GrahamGuitar, Written-By – Craig LeeVocals – Alice Bag
2:19
B7 Fear (3) I Don't Care About You
Bass – Derf ScratchDrums – Spit Stix*Guitar – Philo CramerVocals, Written-By – Lee Ving
1:42
B8 Fear (3) I Love Livin' In The City
Bass – Derf ScratchDrums – Spit Stix*Guitar – Philo CramerVocals, Written-By – Lee Ving
2:01
B9 Fear (3) Fear Anthem
Bass – Derf ScratchDrums – Spit Stix*Guitar – Philo CramerVocals, Lyrics By – Lee Ving
0:32

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Recorded December 1979 to May 1980 Los Angeles, CA.

Package J. Ruby Prods, Inc., 1980 Slash Records
All photos courtesy of Spheeris Films, Inc.

Comes with lyric inner sleeve.

Songs are interspersed with excerpts from the movie picture "The Decline Of Western Civilization" by Penelope Spheeris.

Processed (Plating/Metalwork) at Greg Lee Processing based on the 'L3796' & '' type etchings (entered under 'Mastered At' temporarily for now).
Mastering engineer uncredited, identified by the etched matrix.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): SR-105-A P.B. L3796
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): SR-105-B RE-1 L3796X

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SR-105 Various The Decline Of Western Civilization(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label SR-105 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
SLA 9 23934-4, 4-23934 Various The Decline... Of Western Civilization(Cass, Album, AR,) Slash, Slash SLA 9 23934-4, 4-23934 US Unknown Sell This Version
EX 21 Various The Decline Of Western Civilization(LP, Album, RE) Expanded Music EX 21 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
23934-1 Various The Decline Of Western Civilization(LP, Album, RE) Slash 23934-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
SR-105 Various The Decline Of Western Civilization(LP, Album) Slash SR-105 US 1980 Sell This Version

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dsyn2spin

dsyn2spin

January 10, 2018
It seems that punk rock has died a thousand deaths, yet refuses to ever let itself be
laid to rest. If today's punk-a-holics have anything important to add to the whole
big business of anarchic idealism that the punk movement has always adhered
to as the primary foundation of it's anti-establishment driven pseudo politico manifesto.
But anyway f*~k all that noise, the point being that there are more posers out there
than ever before. and only those that have done their homework, and thus have
gained some understanding about what the most important benchmarks are in
the whole punk timeline are going to have any clue about the
way the punk scene really developed into it's present form..
And "The Decline Of Western Civilization" certainly
ranks as one of the most essential and accurate pieces of documentation
ever undertaken of the early punk rock scene in Los Angeles, a city whose
punk influence is only seconded by London itself, the city that initially
gave birth to the earliest wave of punk rock phenomena. The Decline
perfectly captures the mood, and the intensity of the punk movement
in LA in 1980-'81 on celluloid film without adding any post production
agenda, so commonly seen in Hollywood. It simply is what it is, and
exactly as it transpired. This I know for a fact as I was there at the
Starwood the night the Germs played their last ever show, and
the night that much of the principal shooting of the movie took place.
That night certainly was an important benchmark for me being 14
years old and trying my best to not get punched or kicked in the head
as was probably the case for many who were in attendance that night.
it was a very aggressive and violent event, and being half as tall as
everyone else made it extremely difficult for me to actually enjoy
the show in any meaningful way. All my attention had to be focused
on not getting smashed to the ground. It was not fun at all. But
even then I could sense the overall significance that that night
would later come to represent. And that moment came when
the soundtrack to the "Decline" first came out and became
one of the very first records that I ever went and bought
myself. Still own the same copy even. End of story.