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Carnival of Excess
Gg Allin
Carnival of Excess
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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There isn't much more to be said about GG Allin that has not already been said and most of what you have heard is all true. We always felt that some of GG's strongest material was his acoustic songs, so we approached him a...  more »

      
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All Artists: Gg Allin
Title: Carnival of Excess
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: PONK MEDIA
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 10/9/2007
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 642640304829

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There isn't much more to be said about GG Allin that has not already been said and most of what you have heard is all true. We always felt that some of GG's strongest material was his acoustic songs, so we approached him about doing a full-length acoustic record back in 1991. Working through the ideas, a country style album seemed fitting. The result is what became Carnival Of Excess.
Recorded in Tampa Fla. during the sweaty summer of 1991 while under the influence of extreme alcohol and more... these recordings were made to please no one. These country recordings are unlike anything he has done before and feature GG's rendition of the classic Warren Zevon song Carmelita. GG also does an acoustic version of Pick Me Up (On Your Way Down) made famous by Patsy Cline. These are some of the final recordings GG made before he died. GG was extremely pleased with all of the work that we did with him and singled out Carnival Of Excess as his favorite recording: His words...not ours.
 

CD Reviews

GG's joint best album & the blueprint for Outlaw Country!!
lotuseater | 08/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Into Hank Williams III and the Outlaw Country movement? This album is where it all began - the first ever amalgamation of genuine punk rock attitude with genuine country music - and one that remains unsurpassed to this day. After years of DIY recordings in someone's garage with a beat-up old tape player & a few bottles of Beam, GG actually went into the studio for this one - and it shows! And he is actually SINGING again (arguably the first time since his other best album - "Always Is Was & Always Shall Be" - recorded with the Jabbers). GG's lyrics (composed in prison) also show him at the top of his game, with the trademark obscenities at a minimum, but without losing any of his trademark directness & rage. Originally released in '92 by Vinyl Retentive, this re-release is from the guys who put out the original, on their NEW label: [...] - One of Hank III's all-time faves, this is highly recommended to all punk, country & GG Allin fans. You won't be disappointed. Five stars!!"
The Best Of GG ALLIN!
Ashley Disco | Vermont | 03/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD has been long awaited and it definetly lives up to the hipe! It has about 12 tracks and each one is well written and thought out. It has some great back up vocals and great guitar. It has about 2-3 tracks on it that GG wrote with the Murder Junkies, but they are much better quality on this CD. It is for sure one of the best GG albums and I am very pleased with it.
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Gg's country album
Robert AErUmNA | vidor, TX USA | 02/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"the scumpunk master doing raw, old-school style country( and a warren zevon cover) plus bonus tracks. this one might even surprise gg allin's usual fans."