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By  |  April 24, 2006

GG’s grossest hits: Joe Coughlin recommends

While not a fan per se (“I appreciate it more as pure story”), Coughlin suggests the following as some of the more definitive material by and about Allin. Please note that GG recorded with a number of bands, and much of the stuff has been bootlegged into multiple versions of varying consistency. Buyer beware . . .

GG Allin | Freaks, Faggots, Drunks & Junkies [Awareness, 1988] | “The sound of a soul swirling down the toilet, and apparently having a hell of a time in the process. Extremely depressing, and hard to forget.”

GG Allin & Antiseen | Murder Junkies [ TK O reissue, 2004] | “A confirmation that things would not end pretty. Mostly guns, knives, and prison, with appropriately harsh, militaristic music.”

Hated — GG Allin and the Murder Junkies [Music Video Distributors, 1993] | “A chilling documentary by Todd Phillips (yep, the Starsky & Hutch guy), who plays it straight down the middle.”

GG Allin & the Southern Baptists | “Look into My Eyes And Hate Me”/“Hotel Clermont” [Railroad, 1993] | “The A-side of this late-period single is a masterpiece of upchuck rage and contempt — that rare sonic elevation of absolute gutter scum into a being of true worth and power.”

GG Allin & the Murder Junkies | Brutality and Bloodshed for All  [Alive, 1993] | “His strongest, angriest, and (surprise!) most accessible post-1983 record. Not helped by unfortunate graphics, retarded liner notes by Kim Fowley, or GG’s death just prior to its release.”
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