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Georg "Pat Smear" Albert Ruthenberg (born August 5, 1959), is a guitarist who was a touring member of Nirvana and a part of the original Foo Fighters line up. He left Foo Fighters after the touring in support of The Colour and The Shape. He rejoined the band years later as a touring musician and eventually Foo Fighters asked him back and they became a 5 piece for the first time.

Discography[edit | edit source]

With The Germs[edit | edit source]

  • Forming/Sexboy (1977)
  • Lexicon Devil (1978)
  • (GI) (1979)
  • The Decline of Western Civilization Soundtrack (1980)
  • What We Do Is Secret (1981)
  • Live at the Whisky, First Show Ever (1981)
  • Germicide (1985)
  • Germs (MIA) - The Complete Anthology (1993)

With 45 Grave[edit | edit source]

  • Black Cross/Wax (1981)
  • With Twisted Roots Pretentiawhat (1981)
  • Solo Ruthensmear (1987)
  • So You Fell in Love with a Musician... (1992)

With Deathfolk[edit | edit source]

  • Deathfolk (1989)
  • Deathfolk II (1992)

With Nirvana[edit | edit source]

With Mike Watt[edit | edit source]

  • Ball-Hog or Tugboat? (1995)

With Foo Fighters[edit | edit source]

  • The Colour and the Shape (1997)
  • Skin and Bones (2006)
  • Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007)
  • Wasting Light (2011)
  • Sonic Highways (2014)
  • Saint Cecilia (2015)
  • Concrete and Gold (2017)

With theHell[edit | edit source]

  • Southern Medicine (2013)

With Paul McCartney[edit | edit source]

  • Cut Me Some Slack (2012)
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