Merle Allin

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Merle Colby Allin, Jr.
Origin Concord, Vermont
Genres Punk rock
Shock rock
Years active 1974–present
Labels Homestead Records
Alive/BOMP! Records
Associated acts Thrills, Malpractice, The AIDS Brigade, The Murder Junkies

Merle Colby Allin, Jr. (born 1 September 1953) is an American electric bass guitar player. He is the older brother of the late punk rock singer/songwriter/performance artist GG Allin.[1]

Allin 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.[2]

Allin was also bass player in late 70's Boston punk group Thrills (a.k.a. City Thrills),[3] who released several singles, and opened for acts such as David Johansen, the Cars, and the Ramones. He subsequently joined the band Cheater Slicks, and played bass guitar on their debut album, "On Your Knees." Allin's trademark is his overgrown toothbrush moustache.


  1. ^ Steve Huey. "G.G. Allin". allmusic. 
  2. ^ Greg Prato. "The Murder Junkies". allmusic. 
  3. ^ "Merle Allin". allmusic.