"This album is truly horrible, makes the Meatmen look like Mother Theresa. Awful production (I worked with the guy who recorded this album and he said thats the way GG wanted it), awful lyrics, awful singing, and awful music. There is nothing redeeming about this record, nothing to recommend it from a normal standard of bad or good. It is what it is: the rawest, rudest gutter minded, violent filth ever waxed. GG Allin was perhaps the most extreme performance artist I've ever encountered, a man who turned to music rather than murder to express himself. He celebrated everything Dionysian, from excrement to sex to sweat, piss and mucus and of course blood. He lived as he sang, the man was a one of a kind single minded loser bent on creating the most dangerous rock and roll he could using his mind and especially his body. And I think he succeeded with his live shows where he would play naked, cut himself with bottles so that blood ran down his face, fling his feces at the audience and punch out anybody who got in his way. His shows, when he actually got to play his whole set, were scary and freaking intense but emotionally cathartic. I remember leaving the one and only show I saw shaking and drained, yet excited from the experience. What a freak. The CDs however pale in comparison to GG in the stinking flesh but are worth having if only to horrify your friends and for a little release when things get too uptight. There will never be another like him, thank god."
Yes, it's sick. But that's what makes it good!
Brian Looney | BLAHsville | 08/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The music is disgusting and raw. The vocals are savage and one can tell GG ripped his throat up singing these songs. Everyone knows GG Allin was an ignorant nutcase who gleefully mutilated his body through drugs and violence. That's no reason to boycott the music. If anything, GG was real. The music, likewise, is real. No other artist can capture the brutal desperation which pervades this CD. It is the ultimate look into the mind of the criminally insane: From the grasping song, 'Dope Money' to the grotesque 'Young Little Meat.' By listening, you LIVE the seedy, crass filth of GG Allin. You watch bloody horror movies don't you? Well, I listen to bloody horror music. Get over it."
Mondo Vendo | Detroit, Michigan USA | 11/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know how many people are in my situation but I got into G.G. through his stage show not his music. I had several bootleg VHS most on stage and some off. Even one where a girl defecated into his mouth. To me, G.G. was performance art and I loved it!
I only got to see G.G. once and luckily he did all his exploits. He told the audience to put the mike stand into his anus and when the fan just poked him on his cheeks, he started trying to punch him in the face. He urinated. He defecated. He flung his feces. He got in fights. He beat his head with the microphone until he bled. A fan sprayed him with a fire extinguisher. And it ended with the club owner removing him from the stage under threat of baseball bat.
Now that's a show. However, I never really knew much about the music. It really didn't seem to be much but screaming noise from the VHS and the concert but I was focused on other aspects of the entertainment.
I love music such as the Meatmen, Fear and the Dayglo Abortions as far as punk goes. I just didn't see G.G. as really making music like this.
Well, lately with watching the G.G. documentary Hated several times, I began to notice "Die When You Die" and "Bite It You Scum" were actually great songs. I also started noticing other songs such as "Expose Yourself to Kids" were really good as well.
So I decided to check out which G.G. cds I should get.
Beware. G.G. has put out a lot of s**t and not just from his *ss onstage. He has albums which are total pop punk with pop punk vocals. He has country sounding albums. He has folk sounding albums. He has some that are just plain crappy.
This is the best one I've found and it is great. There are even some exceptional songs I hadn't seen him do in the many videos I've watched of his concerts. The best is "Dope Money". Another exceptional one is "Sleeping In My P*ss".
This also has the essential "Die When You Die" and "C*nt Sucking Cannibal".
The only other essential songs I know of (but I may be ignorant of other essential G.G. songs) are "Expose Yourself to Kids" which you can get on "Anti-Social Personality Disorder Live" and "Bite It You Scum" which you can get on the Hated Soundtrack.
Anti-Personality Disorder Live is great overall. The Hatred soundtrack really isn't all that special except for the necessary "Bite It You Scum".
I'm sure you can get the G.G. essentials other ways, this is the way I did it.
Again, I don't know if anyone else primarly knows G.G. from his incredible performance art and wants to also get his music. This is the first one to get in my opinion.
Not for the impressionable or idiotic
crown of indica | saint paul,mn,usa | 05/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this stuff is pretty effed up indeed,but from a historical point of view you can't deny that allin did something nobody else dared to do with music:make it his kind of sickness.he proved that to be the "most punk", talent and lyrical content were secondary to persona.from what i have always understood punk was always about doing something different and new,as well as something most people wouldn't understand.gg injected punk rock with a renewed brashness and perversity that had steeped from that scene when he came on board.with that said,i only have this album and hated in the nation,have only listened to each 5 times or less,but can still see a significance to his art.some art may not be ethically sound and morally decent,but blind ignorance ALWAYS clouds the possibility to understand art and it's infinate potential."
M. Gilstrap | Macon, GA USA | 07/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The legend that is GG is clearly defined here. Sleeping in my piss is the ultimate anthem to alcoholism. Caroline and Sue is a great ode to having a threeway with a transvestite. Outlaw Scumfuc is probably GG's best song. I love that he tips his hat to David Allan Coe on that track. Oh yeah, GG's a sicko and should not be listened to by anyone who isnt."