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GG Allin 1989

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I have mixed feelings about

I have mixed feelings about GG. Some of his earlier stuff with the Jabbers is good, old fashioned fun punk rock. But later stuff is garbage. Some stuff he recorded was straight up uncredited ripoffs of other things (including an obscure Mad Magazine single!), too. His antics could be amusing and I can appreciate his authenticity. The dude really lived the way he presented himself, by all accounts. That said, I sincerely hope some of his songs do NOT reflect his true nature. He wrote about some pretty heinous things at times that I hope was done purely for shock value. Ultimately, I feel like he was little more than a spectacle, but one that was kind of entertaining at times, if you were smart enough not to take him seriously. Although I can see the appeal of being such a "free spirit", I worry about people who look at him like some kind of hero. The documentary "Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies" by Todd Phillips is pretty entertaining and illuminating, if you haven't seen it.

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Posted by NekroDave on 9 September, 2014 - 13:02
 
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