What Can I say that has not been said about “The King Of The Underground,” the man who helped create the music genre “Scumrock”?
A lot actually, but all I really want to point out is that the below releases are still available here on the Black & Blue web site and are all available for download at your favorite e-music source.
These are the early year recordings, long before GG was incarcerated, before the film “Hated.” Back when GG was trying to make his mark in music. His years with The Jabbers, The Scumfucs, variations of both, and his one infamous gig with Afterbirth minus Algae. They say Jail changes a man, all you need do is listen to his releases on other labels to experience the difference.
GG did not have the advantage most rock stars have of rich parents nor did he join a band that had help from other members’ families. He like many of us tried to beat the music system and unlike many of us GG did!
Sadly it eventually cost him his life.
How many rock stars have the shelf life GG has had?
GG is still quite relevant long after his death and will continue to be with new releases still popping up, multiple web sites from the official to numerous fan based ones.
Look at all the artists that write about him or claim him as an influence. He truly is bigger in death than he was in life, a true music legend!
So pick up one of the Black & Blue GG releases and experience the GG Allin I knew and loved (not sexually unless you count him pissing on my leg once) and see if you won’t agree with me that there is a lot more to GG than the sensational untamed and violent stage antics most of his critics dismiss him as simply being.
LONG LIVE THE KING!
Peter Yarmouth – 2009