Sunday, June 17, 2012

G.G. Allin & The Murder Junkies - "Blood, Shit, And Fears" DVD

The legend of rock renegade Allin hasn't waned since his passing in 1993, and this collection of brief early-90s live bootlegs furthers the man's legacy as the most vile man making music in his era. Armed with drugs, alcohol, and a serious case of audience-baiting misanthropy, Allin stalked the stage, more often than not, completely naked, and unafraid to start fights, defecate, and self-multilate.

Compiling live audience-shot gigs from 1991 and 1993, this collection of VHS transfers is of decent quality, and the camera-operators' mobility is helpful, if for no other reason for his or her own personal safety (as Allin was known to assault concert-goers or toss his excrement at them). There are a total of 5 live shows included here, with some obviously a wee bit more subdued than others, but all of which featuring the rough and jagged proto-punk mess that was G.G. and his band. Don't expect top-tier songwriting or poeticisms, to be certain, but "Blood, Shit, And Fears" is as raw, uncompromising, and unforgettable as the man was. (MVD Visual)

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