JUNKIES - ROAD KILLER
prospect of GG Allin’s band without GG Allin fronting them
might not immediately sound like the most attractive of propositions.
But Road Killer is better than you might expect.
Without GG’s commitment to pure punk aesthetics that caused
him to eschew such nonsense as recording studios and any level
of production, the band prove themselves capable of knocking out
a decent racket. Let’s not pretend that this is anything
other than grubby, filthy punk – but I’m assuming
that if you’re reading this review, that’s pretty
much what you want, and the band deliver the goods.
There’s a solid rock ‘n’ roll groove here, with
metal touches, but at the heart of things, Merle Allin is staying
true to his late brother’s vision – musically, at
least. I’m assuming new frontman PP Duvee does less blood-letting,
shit-hurling and audience assaulting than GG.
The songs are pretty much what you’d expect – Once
a Whore, Two Dicks in Your Mouth, Stab
You 50 Times, My Little Fuck Doll and
I Hate You are little stabs of hatred and anger with
aggressive lyrics spat out by gravel-voiced Duvee. More sensitive
listeners might be taken aback by songs like Piss Drinkin’
Jew – but what exactly did you expect from the
band? Good taste? Political correctness? Hardly.
Crude, rude and nasty, this is nevertheless tuneful enough to
have fans punching the air with gleeful abandon, and while Duvee
is no GG (for all his lunacy, Allin was actually capable of holding
a tune), this is a solid slice of squalid punk rock...
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