According to his jailhouse diary, GG Allin jerked off almost 100 times during his first 30 days in prison. It was 1989 and the outlaw scumfuck was accused of assault after he tortured a fan he met at one of his performances in Detroit. Over the course of several days, he had sex with the woman while she was handcuffed to a bed, burned her with cigarettes, and cut half-moon shapes with the jagged edge of a beer can on the bottom of her breasts. In his version of the events, it was a consensual act of outsider lovemaking. Big fucking deal. The good people of Michigan disagreed and sent the Murder Junkies frontman on an extended vacation to the Michigan Department of Corrections facility in Washtenaw County.
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And that’s where we find GG Allin in the hardcover, glossy, limited-edition smorgasbord of thoughts, drawings, missives, and ideas titled My Prison Walls, to be released in July by Aggronautix. Diving into the studied chaos of Allin’s thoughts while he was holed up in the clink might be the best way to commemorate the 20th anniversary of GG’s death. And it’s a blood-splattered ride. Here’s a few excerpts from his handwritten prison journal, “30 Days in the Hole,” and some drawings that he and a few of his favorite serial killers made.
I just spent 14 minutes watching another inspiring episode of The Art Of Punk, this one about the story behind the Dead Kennedy‘s logo & the art of Winston Smith. One of my best New Year’s Eves ever happened in 1984 – it was a Dead Kennedy’s gig and they opened with “Welcome to 1984,” and I will never forget that night! CVLT Nation salutes our homie Bryan Ray Turcotte of Fucked Up + Photocopied fame (one of the greatest books about punk flyers ever made!) and Bo Bushell on their killer series about Punk Art brought to the world by MocaTv…Now check out this on point documentary!
Altars of Madness is a 3-part exhibition that explores extreme metal, divided into sections focusing on grindcore, death metal and black metal. The exhibition, curated by Damien Deroubaix and Jérôme Lefèvre, opened on May 18th, 2013 in Luxembourg at Casino Luxembourg, and will run until Sept 15th, 2013 followed by an exhibition at Confort Moderne in Poitiers (FR) from Sept 28th to Dec 15th, 2013. Featuring noted artists like Matthew Barney, Nicholas Bullen, Larry Carroll, Grégory Cuquel, Damien Deroubaix, Seldon Hunt, Gregory Jacobsen,Theodor Kittelsen, Harmony Korine, Élodie Lesourd, Juan Pablo Macias, Maël Nozahic, Torbjorn Rodland, Steven Shearer, Mark Titchner, Gee Vaucher and Banks Violette, this exhibition is a skillful examination of the influence of metal on the art world. As a part of the exhibition, Napalm Death and Blockheads performed a show on July 3rd, tying in the visuals and the music in a tangible way, and to close the exhibition Final (Justin K Broadrick) and soleil[s]noir will perform at Espace Découverte. Below you can check out some of the haunting pieces that are a part of this exhibition – one that metal fans around Europe should definitely try to make their way out to!
All photos: WILI – Media Makers, Casino Luxembourg, 2013
One new album that is spun in the CVLT Nation HQ on the regular is Kylesa‘s Ultraviolet. It’s a piece on vinyl that we all enjoy so when we heard they had a new video for “Unspoken” we were stoked. You can check it out here right now. This moving, killer animated visual was directed by Brodie Rush so tune in and don’t fucking tune out…Peep the remaining Kylesa tour dates!
Being a Cali kid, I’m supposed to know how to drive, but I don’t. That might be weird in way, but I do have a love for cars. Maybe this is why I have always thought that Ed “Big Daddy” Roth was a cool dude. Before I had ever seen any of his cars, I knew his cartoons featuring Rat Fink – who to me is a total icon of counter culture – plus I know for a fact he had an influence on many of the artists from the early 80′s punk scene. Ed was a man of fucking passion and was so talented, from being an expert auto painter/customizer to a barber to a cartoonist. When I look at the stuff he created it really inspires me because I realize that as long as I follow my heart, everything else will follow. Today CVLT Nation salutes Ed “Big Daddy” Roth with a huge gallery of his cartoons and outergaltic rides!
I know who the real drug lords are: not the guys chopping off heads in Mexico or ambushing the US military in Afghanistan. The real drug lords are the pharmaceutical giants, whose sales extend into the hundreds of billions every year. This post was originally going to be just about the wacko meds that were sold to our ancestors over the past century or so, but in doing a little research I cam up with some astounding figures that illustrate just how far these companies have come when it comes to global drugs sales – the “legal” kind. The US market alone accounts for over 40% of drugs sales in the world – in 2011, US prescription sales were $319,900,000,000, excluding any “Over The Counter” medicines sold, aka Tylenol, NyQuil etc. (1). The global sales of prescription drugs (again, excluding OTCs) hit a high of 856,086,000,000 in 2012 (2). Compare this to an estimated $300 billion illegal sales of heroin, cocaine and marijuana in 2012, and the illegal drug market no longer looks so lucrative (3). The funny thing is, many illegal drugs today were invented by these pharmaceutical giants – take heroin, for example, invented by Bayer in 1898 and sold for use as a cough syrup. They now boast sales of €40,000,000,000 per year for Bayer Group, not to mention money they rake in from their side projects like CropScience, research and development for GMO crops (4). Companies like Bayer, or the current largest pharmaceutical company in the world, Novartis International AG, are directly linked to the destruction of human health through products they once manufactured, and probably still do. Novartis International AG was once CIBA-Geigy, who were one of the major manufacturers of DDT in the US. DDT has been linked to diabetes – Novartis now makes diabetes drugs as one of its major focuses; DDT has been linked to breast cancer – Novartis sold $937 million in breast cancer drugs in 2007, plus it manufactures other cancer-related drugs (5).
These companies have a long track record for not giving a shit about human health, despite their claim to improve lives. Not so long ago, babies were given morphine for teething until sudden death became a side effect and depressed, captive housewives were given meth until serious addiction became a side effect…then these drugs went underground. Below find a fascinating list of 10 drugs that were routinely sold to consumers in the 19th and 20th centuries by big pharma and its ancestors – and remember that the research and development required for drugs to make it on the market today, especially in the US, is more geared towards turning a profit rather than making you healthy. However, I do acknowledge that there are circumstances that do require prescription drugs, especially as someone who has experienced serious chronic illness and cancer in my family. But the vast majority of these drugs are overprescribed and do more harm than good to human health, or else their long term effects are completely unknown, and this list gives you an idea of the kind of slapdash medicine that’s often practiced in Western societies when it comes to pharmaceutical sales. In my opinion, good health is more about building your body’s strength from within than it is about medicating it within an inch of its life. Give me Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea Tree Oil, ginger, garlic and weed any day!
I can’t front, I’m a child of the 70′s and from birth I was injected with a love for cycodelic poster art! When I was young, color was all around me, from the clothes that the Black Nationalists wore to the feral gear that hippies wore. My mom always taught me never to judge someone by the clothes they had on. The same went for art – this is why I loved going to the Sunset Strip back in the day because counter culture rock art was everywhere. There was a whole generation of kids that were turned on to the drugged out artistic lines of the day. Many of them have become some of the most influential artists in the underground today. I’m talking about ink wizards such as Alan Forbes, Arik Roper, Glyn Smith, David V. D’ Andrea, Viral Graphics and many more. Today CVLT Nation wants to celebrate the kind of art that gets us high every time we see it!
I’m glad that I have always been a music nerd, because it means I have been able to watch scenes grow from afar. This is exactly how I got into New York Hardcore early on. I would go to my local book shop and gaze at the Village Voice every week and see what bands were performing at the CBGB’s matinees. Then I would go to my local record shop and pay them to record on to cassettes the latest Reagan Youth, KRAUT, Cause For Alarm, Murphy’s Law, The Mob and many more. I have said it before – the west coast & east coast scenes had their differences, although both groups shared their love of creating kick ass flyers for their shows! So today CVLT Nation going to celebrate NYxHC through art and a live footage essay!…If you have any cool NYxHC photos & flyers past or present, contact The New York Hardcore Chronicles 1979-2015…all flyers from this feature came from their page!
South of Hanneman is a project started by illustrator Justin Bartlett to honor the memory of Jeff Hanneman, someone who has had an untold influence on music. This is very much a community project, with some sick fucking artwork brought to the table by five artists – Justin Bartlett, French, Mark Riddick, Farron Loathing, Antichrist Kramer – to be printed on tees and sold by Holy Mountain (pre-order here!), with the first (maybe only?) run slated to ship after 6/6/13, so all orders have to be in by then! All of the proceeds will go to a charity which will be determined by a vote, and the SoH project is asking for your suggestions at #SouthOfHanneman. The tee designs are wicked and a just tribute that any Slayer fan would be proud to wear! Check out photos of the tees below plus the South of Hanneman promo video which gives you a good idea of what they’re all about.
Via Dangerous Minds
Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw called La Danza de la Realidad (“The Dance Of Reality”), Chilean cinematic trickster Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first film in 23 years, “a triumphant return, which mixes autobiography, politics, torture and fantasy to exuberant, moving effect.”
La Danza de la Realidad was shot in Jodorowsky’s hometown of Tocopilla, deep in the Chilean desert. The film, which premiered at Cannes tells the story, sort of, of the his Communist father, Jaime Jodorowsky, with whom the director obviously had a very complex relationship: