Always Was, Is, And Always Shall Be review by GG Allin

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  • Released: Jan 1, 1980
  • Sound: 6
  • Lyrics: 4
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 6 Neat
  • Users' score: 7.9 (15 votes)
GG Allin: Always Was, Is, And Always Shall Be

Sound — 6
The music ranges from twisted power pop (Like "Automatic" and "Unpredictable") to straight punk ("Bored To Death," "Don't Talk To Me"). GG's snotty voice serves the tunes well. The sound quality is raw and scratchy, but not too bad.

Lyrics — 4
The lyrics are not the obscene anthems GG is best known for. But there are some dirty moments, like in "Cheri Love Affair" or the really nasty fourth track, "Assface." "Unpredictable" is like a mock bubblegum song, in which GG acts liek a young dude who doesn't get girls. "1980's Rock & Roll" is just your basic '80s rock anthem, except a bit sub-par. They ain't the best.

Overall Impression — 8
This is GG's first album. He stil has a voice and isn't yet the big pervert everyone thinks of. The band, The Jabbers play straight up punk rock, on Basso providing some fine solos. GG himself does most of the drums. His voice is all nasal and snotty. It hilarious. Even if it ain't the crappy doo doo of his 80s albums, it ain't Sgt. Pepper. But for a bit for a primitive hard rockin' good time, get this does of dirty caveman rock out and blow the speakers. Standouts: "I Need Advenure," "Don't Talk To Me," "Cheri Love Affair."

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