Tuesday, November 2, 2010

GG Allin + The Aids Brigade - "Live in Boston 1989" DVD

Whether GG Allin was one of rock's greatest or worst frontmen is up for debate. But 20+ years later, one thing is certain -- nobody has taken punk rock to such depraved, confrontational, and vile depths since.

Here, GG and the boys (including brother Merle, who Goatsden did a tape-trade with many years back) play dress-up, New York Dolls-style -- to gain entrance to a club that GG was banned in a few months prior. This drag-queen plan worked, as GG and crew were able to battle through 9 tracks, including such tasteful "classics" as "Cunt On The Loose", "I Wanna Rape You", and "Bite It You Scum".

The show was relatively tame, for GG Allin standards. Musically, the group's basic 3-chord punk wasn't too interesting nor unique, but the antics of their untamed frontman (and the extensive make-up, wigs, and dresses) made this one a definite curiosity.

The added bonus material, equating to 2 additional shows from 1993, stands as prime GG, with all the expected mayhem and feces. It's all spectacle, rather than music here, as Allin baits the (dwindling) audience with threats of violence and sexual assault. It's not pretty or easy to watch. As it stands, "Live in Boston 1989" is good value for Allin fans, as it runs well over a couple of hours altogether, but casual fans will need to see the "Hated" documentary first. (MVD Visual)

GG Allin official site

Also worthy of mention while on the subject of GG Allin...a new throbblehead figure, commemorating the 1991 GG...

Aggronautix, home to the GG Allin throbblehead and tons more...

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