Monday, March 2, 2009

GG Allin – Dirty Love Songs

GG Allin
Dirty Love Songs
New Rose

Listening to GG Allin elicits an emotional response. That response is dictated by the individual. When I listen to Dirty Love Songs, I hear desperation and resignation. The album, a collection of GG’s “love” songs, is filled with Stooges-inspired songs that hadn’t quite descended into the drunk-punk nightmare of the Murder Junkies. It’s old punk, like Keith Morris-era Black Flag or the Sex Pistols. Quite enjoyable musically.

Lyrically, it’s more of GG and his interesting take on modern life. He’s far more lucid here than with the Murder Junkies but that’s not saying much. This is not for the squeamish. Dirty Love Songs captures that period of GG’s life after he started doing his own tattoos but before he started shitting on the stage. It’s a pleasant surprise for the open-minded but this is NOT for PC fucks.

GG Allin – Dirty Love Songs


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