Friday, June 29, 2012

Yep, another GG Allin post....



Well, thanks to fellow GG fan of mine (and believe me, they're few and far between), I was lucky enough to get hooked up with a great CD of interviews, radio clips, and spoken word poetry (?) from the ol' scumfuc. Starting off the journey is a postmortem interview with Merle (maybe around '95?) talking about the then-current state of the Murder Junkies as well as some timeworn reminiscing about playing music with his brother. Merle is a surprisingly nice, chatty, no-nonsense guy who tells it like it is and his candid commentary about GG is really something to hear. Following that we have a radio interview with the Geeg on the day before his infamous spoken word performance at the Primal Plunge in Boston in May '89. As opposed to the angry, rambling, self-destructive drunk he is later in the night, GG comes across pretty coherently - even intelligently. Next is some random poetry, nothing most fans haven't heard before (maybe from the Occult Records 10" release in the mid 90's?) tailed by an interview with BBQ Joe Young from ANTiSEEN talking about GGs experience with the Morton Downey Jr. Show (as well as the show which would evetually become the Carolina In My Ass record). A radio show from Chicago detailing the Odd Rock Cafe clusterfuck is next. At times it becomes annoying simply because you're just listening to generic morning show guys banter (and when GG actually calls in he can't stop swearing so they cut him off the air) but it's interesting as a piece of nostalgia. They actually get GG in the studio later but once again the guy can't keep from dropping f-bombs so he's kept behind the window and interviewed remotely. Wrapping up the CD is a great phone conversation with (and taped by) Merle while GG sits in a hospital after getting blood poisoning from the Live And Pissed San Francisco gig. Really cool stuff to hear, all his posturing and public image goes out the window - it's just two brothers shooting the shit. Easily the highlight. Wrapping it all up is another radio interview, this time with a Staten Island station. Most of the conversation focuses on GG's contract with Homestead Records (it seems to have been recorded right around when Freaks, Faggots, Drunks & Junkies came out) and it rambles a bit but is still very listenable. All in all, a great snapshot into the life of the struggling scumfuc during the late 80's. Thanks LJ. Enjoy.

12/24/14 update: My fileserver has lowered its maximum file size so I had to split the original .zip into two archives.

Part I                                                               Part II


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10 comments:

Daniel said...

Ha Ha I had a girlfriend that was pen pals with GG while he was in the Michigan? State Prison. I was 17 she was 16,this was about 21 years ago...anyways she used to get collect calls from him and record them as well. I still talk to said chick told her to unearth that shit. The good 'ol Geeg.

The L-RV said...

Thanks for another great GG gem!

I am looking for an audio rip of THE $20 POEM - can you help?

Fucking classic prose...

winston95 said...

That's awesome - I'd love to hear that shit. I had a bit of correspondence with the guy myself but only through snail mail. Gotta give GG credit though, he had the quickest turnaround time returning letters. Guess he didn't have much else to do...

winston95 said...

Hey L-RV - I'll get to it man, i think I can rip it from a VHS I got. It will be more than likely pretty crappy quality but I'll see what I can do. Check back in a few days....

The L-RV said...

Thanks Winston!

I used to have a VHS copy of "The Poem", but alas, my VHS collection "got liberated" from me in the year 2000.
Don't live w/ tweakers, man!

I did have the "privilege" of seeing GG around Ann Arbor, MI when he got out of prison there, he used to live at the YMCA there & come in to the Kinko's I worked at...

I prefer the angry, young, drunk, wired on coke GG that was more of a spazz as opposed to the junked-out, bald and naked bloated growling shit-flinger GG...

winston95 said...

Oh man, you ain't lying. Pre-prison GG was with out a doubt my favorite "version". I tend toward his more self-destructive dirge alcoholic years to be honest.

Just updated the blog with a "Poem" rip. Enjoy it man and thanks for commenting - it really keeps me going!

The L-RV said...

Thanks so much for ripping this, it's a fucking classic, for sure.
As always, keep up the good work - I stop by every few days as always!

Anonymous said...

Can you please re-up this? The links have expired.

winston95 said...

You got it... Merry Xmas...

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Thanks for the re-up. Made some requests for re-ups on your other old GG posts. Would be great if you have the time. I wish I would have found your blog sooner!