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I Was A Murder Junkie: The Last Days of GG Allin Paperback – July 15, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Recess Records; 1 edition (July 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967017009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967017006
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,570,291 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Customer Reviews

He is crazy...This man is a punk god.
Sean Newsom
Evan, through his self-deprication, and, well, just being Evan, makes this one of my favorite books, ever.
George Tabb
It has been a few years since I read it but I do remember it being interesting at the time.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 14, 1999
Format: Paperback
The book is great. Too bad it's so short. I've never read a book this fast. Extremely interesting, if you are a fan. Extremily disgusting, if you are not
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mr. James Fiorenzo on March 10, 2000
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Evan Cohen is the Bruce Chatwin of the hardcore punk underground. This book is a must-have for GG fans or those interested in the, uh, extremities of the human condition. The pics are great too -- my fave is GG in a stormtrooper helmet shaking the hand of Johnny Cash (GG loved Cash and Hank Williams the First). Cohen has a great eye for the critical detail, and I gotta salute anyone who would have gone through his experiences on this trip. I would have bailed after ten minutes. Evan, maybe I'll run into you in NYC one of these days. If so, the first Snapple's on me.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By jrstott on September 1, 1999
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I'm glad to see a book (finally) on G.G. Allin. But I was expecting a whole lot more from this 30 minute read. I've got all the videotape and then some. Where is Liz? - besides a thank-you on the very back page - she's not even acknowledged! She went on to live with Merle Allin for the next several months following the death of G.G. If you're going to put out a book on G.G., Please! Do it right! You would think with the infamous following he managed to create, someone such as Bob Woodward would be lining up to write THE STORY! But it is not going to happen. The BOOK is still out there! This book is still highly reccomended though if you want to get a look into the last days of GOOD OLE' G.G. ALLIN! 5 Stars! Thanks for your time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Wittstein on October 8, 2003
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Although it's riddled with typos and is written in a plain, captain's-log style, this book is certainly what it describes: an account of GG's last days on the road. If you ever wondered what life was really like behind the scenes of a GG Allin tour, this book will enlighten you: it was every bit as depraved and violent as the concerts themselves. Keep in mind that this book is not for the faint-hearted--do a little research on GG before you decide to buy this.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Lux on May 15, 2006
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Cohen's book is an account of GG Allin's last tour, a four-week van trip of music, destruction, blood, sexual perversity, violence, and, of course, defecation. Author Cohen is a nice Jewish kid who got his roadie job with GG Allin precisely because he wasn't a rabid, insane Allin fan. He stood quietly on the sideline's to videotape the band's one-of-a-kind shows. However, GG did rub his bloody head on Cohen's jacket each night after the show, Cohen crammed into tiny hotel rooms with four unwashed, unclean, bruised Murder Junkie band members on a regular basis.

Cohen's trip diary is a shock-fest, pure and simple, but an objective one. Chapters about the tour alternate with brief passages telling about Allin's childhood and rise in the music business. Dozens of photos appear throughout the book, and it includes a CD of tour recordings and interviews. All in all, vicariously living the GG Allin tour experience in text, visuals, music, and spoken word is well worth the price of this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 21, 1999
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GG Allin makes M Manson look like a school girl. The book is short to short. For all gg allin did with his life, And all the pics that should have been in there. There is a lot missing.... It will take people who never heard of GG ALLIN on a shocking ride, That seems unreal untill they see a video.. Its worth the read.
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "estark573" on February 10, 2002
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Not even a subject as interesting and controversial as GG Allin could make the effort of reading this worthwhile. The writing is limp, scattered and self-serving. The author spends more time describing the symptoms of the cold he caught while on tour with the Murder Junkies than he does describing their adventures or giving us insight into the personalities of the relevant characters. Reading this is a...waste of time. Buy the book, but just look at the pictures. They'll tell you as much as the author did, and you'll save yourself two hours.
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This was a gift. The person I bought this for loves all types of music and is interested in learning about artists that are "out there." He loved this gift and found it very interesting. I flipped through it and found it a little disturbing.
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