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Pat Smear

Georg Ruthenberg

Also known as P. Smear, Pat, Pat Ruthensmear, Rutensmear, Ruthensmear, Smear
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Discography of Pat Smear:

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# Cover Release title Total tracks Download release in mp3 Imprint date Label
1 So You Fell In Love With A Musician... 11 mp3 1992 SST Records
2 RuthenSmear 10 mp3 1987-11-04 SST Records

Born Georg Ruthenberg in Los Angeles, CA, on August 5, 1959, Smear ran away from home at the age of 13 to join a Jesus commune. Smear then attended an academic program for youths who were ostracized by public education. One of his classmates was vocalist Darby Crash, with whom he formed [a=Germs] in the late '70s. Also including Lorna Doom (bass) and Don Bolles (drums), the Germs became one of the most influential punk groups to emerge from L.A.'s underground scene. However, Crash died from a heroin overdose in 1980, abruptly ending the Germs' incendiary existence. Smear released his first solo album, Ruthensmear, on [l=SST Records] in 1987; he recorded the follow-up, So You Fell in Love With a Musician, in 1992. A year later, Smear was asked by the [a=Red Hot Chili Peppers] to replace guitarist [a=John Frusciante]; however, he turned them down. Instead, Smear toured as a member of [a=Nirvana], establishing a close friendship with frontman [a=Kurt Cobain] and his wife [a=Courtney Love]. Smear briefly joined former Nirvana drummer [a=Dave Grohl]'s band [a=Foo Fighters], playing on the group's 1997 album The Colour and the Shape. He quit in 1997 only to re-join in 2011 after years as a touring member. Smear may not be as familiar as his former bandmates, but he is a punk icon. [a=Sonic Youth] paid homage to him in the chorus of "Screaming Skull"; in addition, Grohl idolized him as a teen. Balancing his musical contributions with acting, Smear can be seen in the videos for [a=Prince]'s "Raspberry Beret" and [a=No Doubt]'s "Don't Speak." Moreover, he was often featured on MTV's House of Style.

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