And YOU thought the Sex Pistols invented punk rock … Pshaw! Here’s living proof that Archie Andrews … along with Reggie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica were sticking it to the British royals long before Johnny Rotten hocked his first loogie. However, I am puzzled why Archie and gang would hate dear old Brenda so much.
From one of the Germs’ first live performances (if not, their first live performance ever) at LA’s Whiskey-a-Go-Go in 1977, comes a cover of the Archies’ “Sugar Sugar” that needs to be heard to be believed. It’s the aural equivalent of a slow-motion car accident. Please know that they did get a LOT better as a band, but this is still worth hearing. This may be the worst thing you’ll ever hear, but I guarantee you won’t forget it. Lead singer Darby Crash inserts lots of bad language into this one, so not safe for work.
Trivia note: Belinda Carlisle was briefly a member of the Germs before they made their live debut.