G.G. Allin and Antiseen “Murder Junkies”

Album Reviews | Nov 30th, 2006

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Record Label: TKO Records
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So you think that your hardcore and that you live the punk lifestyle? I don’t think so. Take one look at G.G. Allin and you’ll whimper back to your mother’s basement and put on some nursery rhymes. Why’s that, you say? This motherfucker is crazy. It’s as simple as that. But, this is about the music right. Yeah, it’s just as crazy.

Let’s just take a look at some of the song titles shall we. Murder For The Mission, Sister Sodomy, Rape Torture Terminate & Fuck, I Hate People, I Wanna Fuck The Shit Out Of You. This isn’t your average radio friendly Warped Tour band. Even punks are offended by this album… which is why it’s so great! The music reminds me of the earliest Danzig-era Misfits stuff in both the punk rock sound and in the twisted and demented lyrical content. This is nothing new for G.G. Allin since he’s been doing this since before you were a stain on the bed sheets. There weren’t as many hardcore punk songs as you would expect, but that’s not to say a few don’t show up here and there. When they do show up, they sound like hardcore should sound…straight from the early 80’s. The production value is good enough to have that crisp, clear sound but it’s not terribly overproduced. Basically it sounds like it was recorded in a decent studio but one that’s not state of the art. Overproduction can be a major album killer. Just ask Aaron Barrett of Reel Big Fish who did the vocals for their last album in a garbage can twenty feet away from the microphone.

“Murder Junkies” doesn’t seem to focus on one particular thing. It’s not very political or socially conscious. Most of the songs have either a rebel outlaw attitude or are about some sick and perverted sexual act like having sex with a prostitute. I think the lack of focus and the alternating subject matter…one song would be about hating/killing something and the other would be about sex followed by another hating/killing. At times, the album just felt too repetitive and that was pretty much my only gripe with “Murder Junkies”. It almost felt like I was listening to two different albums at times. I did get a kick out of the sexually explicit songs probably because of my own sick sense of humor, which the songs also appear to have. I guess you could say I liked that side of the album.

If you’re looking for some old school punk rock ala Circle Jerks style with a perverted view of just about everything much like Gwar, then you should pick up every G.G. Allin album ever. This one isn’t the best, but it’s good for what it’s worth.

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Notable Tracks: Murder For The Mission, Sister Sodomy, My Prison Walls, Cock On The Loose
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