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|Merle Colby Allin, Jr.|
|Also known as||Merle, Pinky|
|Associated acts||Silver, Thrills, Malpractice, The AIDS Brigade, The Murder Junkies|
Merlin Colby Allin, Jr. (born 1 September 1953) is an American electric bass guitar player. Merle (as Allin is generally known) is the older brother of the late punk rock singer/songwriter/performance artist GG Allin.
Pinky (as Allin was first known in Boston underground music circles in the 1980s) played bass for three main groups that featured GG Allin: Malpractice, The AIDS Brigade and The Murder Junkies. He currently continues the Murder Junkies, his brother's last backing band, with original drummer Donald ('Dino Sex') Sachs, and a varying line-up of younger members.
Allin was bass player in late 70's Boston punk group Thrills. The band released one single, opened for acts such as David Johansen, the Cars, and the Ramones, and were the subject of a later CD discography. Allin subsequently joined the band Cheater Slicks, and played bass guitar on their debut album, 'On Your Knees'. Merle Allin's trademark is his overgrown toothbrush moustache.
- Steve Huey. "G.G. Allin". allmusic.
- Anon. "Hangin' Out With GG". 'Spoils of Bosstown' magazine, issue 3, 1988, p.6
- Greg Prato. "The Murder Junkies". allmusic.
- "Merle Allin". allmusic.
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