ANNOUNCING GM055: “PRANKED: GG ALLIN AND THE MURDER JUNKIES” LIMITED EDITION C47 RIOT GRRRL PRANK CALL TAPE
SEMI-ESSENTIAL MID-90s MID-ATLANTIC RIOT GRRRL APOCRYPHA
from Henry Owings interview in 2003:
Pitchfork: I remember how shocked I was that we asked $65 for a full page in Thumb, the first zine I wrote for in 1995, and I told the guy running it, “That’s crazy! Nobody can afford that!” I guess I underestimated The Smoking Popes.
Henry: [Laughs] Man, before the early 90s, I was aware of probably a total of four zines:Conflict, Forced Exposure, early Your Flesh, Siltbreeze. And Might. Might was amazing. You can still get back issues at the McSweeney’s stores! If you look closely, you’ll find my name on a couple things.
Pitchfork: We ran an interview with Coral in Issue 2— the last five answers are “Yeah,” “Sure,” “Oh, yeah,” “Yup,” and “Sure.” And we printed them.
Henry: [Laughs] Worst interview I ever did was Crain; they just didn’t talk, so I made fun of them in the article. They were from Louisville— Jon Cook, the looney dude who was the original drummer in Rodan was in Crain.
Pitchfork: The issue with Coral also had the transcript of the Merle Allin prank calls.
Henry: Merle Allin calls?! Are you serious?
Pitchfork: This girl from Sarah Lawrence college got his number and staged these two amazing pranks; one was over the course of five calls, she pretended to be “from Riot Grrls” and said he was on a list for volunteers. She said she wanted him to help set up equipment for a Riot Grrrls show.
Henry: Oh my god, do you have them on tape? Was this after G.G. died?
Pitchfork: Yeah, I have them, I’ll send them to you if I can find them.
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