Merle Allin

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Merle Allin
Murder Junkies in Germany, 2008.jpg
Merle Allin (second from left) with the Murder Junkies in Germany, 2008
Background information
Birth name Merle Colby Allin, Jr.
Born September 1, 1953 (1953-09) (age 64)
Origin Concord, Vermont
Genres Punk rock
Occupation(s) Bassist, musician
Instruments Bass, vocals, guitar
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 September 1, 1953) is an American electric bass guitar player. He is the elder brother of the late punk rock singer/songwriter 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 is featured extensively in the documentary film Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies, by future Road Trip and The Hangover director Todd Phillips.[3]

Allin was also bass player in late 70's Boston punk group Thrills (a.k.a. City Thrills),[4] who released several singles and were the subject of a later CD discography.[5] He subsequently joined the band Cheater Slicks, and played bass guitar on their debut album, "On Your Knees".

In 2016, director Sami Saif began working on a documentary film depicting the lives of Merle Allin and his mother Arleta – subsequent to the demise of their famous relative GG. The completed film has not yet appeared.[6]


  1. ^ Steve Huey. "G.G. Allin". allmusic. 
  2. ^ Greg Prato. "The Murder Junkies". allmusic. 
  3. ^ Phillips, Todd (2000-01-01), Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies, retrieved 2016-07-14 
  4. ^ "Merle Allin". allmusic. 
  5. ^ "Thrills (2) - N.A.F.I.T.C. Original Boston Punk, 1977-1981". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  6. ^ admin (2015-07-06), The Allins, retrieved 2016-07-14