This article is about the GG Allin and ANTiSEEN album. For the punk rock band formerly fronted by GG Allin, see The Murder Junkies.
Murder Junkies is an album by GG Allin and Antiseen, released in France by New Rose Records. The lyrics and music were written by Allin, while Antiseen serves as Allin's backup band. The album consists of spoken word by Allin, interspersed with musical tracks featuring Allin on vocals backed by Antiseen.
The title of the album was appropriated from the name of an obscure Texas band (formed entirely independently of Allin) - which performed as his backing band for several live dates in the late 1980s, a name in turn appropriated by Allin for the name of the studio band (including Allin's friend Mark Sheehan on guitar) which recorded the GG Allin and the Murder Junkies Watch Me Kill 6-track EP, released on Fuckin' A/Stomach Ache Records in 1991. The third GG Allin-related band calling itself The Murder Junkies was formed in the same year, around the time that the Allin and ANTiSEEN Murder Junkies album was recorded. This final outfit calling itself The Murder Junkies became what would prove to be Allin's last backing band.
Jeff Clayton, lead singer of ANTiSEEN, has described this album as a mixed blessing. Although he is very happy with the way it turned out, he thinks that a lot of people got the impression that they are nothing more than a backing band for Allin. Clayton has stated that Allin was very professional during the recording of the album, and he wonders how much of Allin's stage act was real and how much of it was "for the marks." In professional wrestling, a mark is someone who believes that everything in the ring is real.
In 2003, a second CD version of the album was released by TKO Records. This version omitted Allin's spoken word material in favor of bonus material: the GG Allin and ANTiSEEN "Violence Now" 7", and the GG Allin and the Carolina Shitkickers "Layin' Up With Linda" 7" EP. The Carolina Shitkickers, contrary to popular hearsay, were not simply ANTiSEEN under another name. The band was composed of Jeff Clayton (ANTiSEEN), Jeff Young (aka BBQ Young and Brother of Joe Young, guitarist for ANTiSEEN), Greg Clayton (ANTiSEEN) and Robert Everett (a.k.a. Suave Robbe - pronounced Swa-vey Ra-bey). The Carolina Shitkickers e.p. is composed of acoustic country music - as opposed to the punk rock that that ANTiSEEN played on the "Murder Junkies" album and "Violence Now" 7" - and was recorded in Charlotte, NC, very shortly before Allin's passing.
A version of the album (entitled Murder Junkies/Live) was also released during the 1990s by the label Baloney Shrapnel, minus the spoken word pieces and with added live tracks.
Original New Rose Records Release:
Savage Blood Bath,
Murder For The Mission - Terrorist Anarchy,
I Love Nothing,
99 Stab Wounds - Decapitation Ritual,
No Limits No Laws,
War In My Head - I'm Your Enemy,
A Dead Fuck,
Sister Sodomy - Death and Defecation,
Kill, Kill, Kill,
Violence Now - Assassinate The President,
Drink From The Pissing Snakes Mouth,
Rape, Torture, Terminate And Fuck,
Guns And Revolution,
Kill The Police - Destroy The System,
Immortal Pieces Of Me,
My Prison Walls - 206045,
Death Before Life - Bloody Cunt Slider,
I Hate People,
TKO Records Release:
Murder For The Mission,
I Love Nothing,
99 Stab Wounds,
War In My Head,
Rape, Torture, Terminate & Fuck,
Kill The Police,
I Hate People,
My Prison Walls,
Layin' Up With Linda,
I Wanna Fuck The Shit Out Of You,
The Murder Junkies,
Always Was, Is and Always Shall Be,
Eat My Fuc,
Hated in the Nation,
You Give Love a Bad Name,
Banned in Boston,
Freaks, Faggots, Drunks and Junkies,
Anti-Social Personality Disorder - Live,
Brutality and Bloodshed for All,
Carnival of Excess: Limited Edition,
Dirty Love Songs,
The Troubled Troubador,