Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Antiseen frontman is statuesque

In 2009 when bobblehead creators Aggronautix unveiled its G.G. Allin figure I forwarded the announcement to Antiseen guitarist Joe Young (the Charlotte band was friends with and recorded with Allin). My email read: "Now we need Antiseen figures!"

Three years later at least one member of the band is being immortalized in polyresin. Antiseen frontman Jeff Clayton joins fellow punk rock legends Allin, the Descendents' Milo Aukerman, the Circle Jerks' Keith Morris, Jello Biafra and Wendy O. Williams (among others) as a "Throbblehead." The difference is it's not Clayton's blood covered head (a reference to cutting his forehead open on stage with broken beer bottles) that moves, it's his barb wire bat wielding arm that does the throbbling. 

The 7-inch figure, which retails for $19.95, is limited to 500 and pre-orders are being taken now here. Shipping is scheduled for September (although as a toy collector myself, I know figure production can get pushed back so take that into consideration if it's September and you're waiting for your's to arrive). Versions of Allin, Auckerman, and Mojo Nixon have already sold out. Other "Throbbleheads" include Andrew W.K., Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis (complete with flowing white hair), Dwarves, and Roky Erickson. 

You can read all about Clayton's pint size version here

Antiseen recently released "New Blood," a collection of singles from 2008-2011. The cd release is limited to 1000. It's also available on orange vinyl. The vinyl version is limited to 500 and each is hand numbered. The group celebrates its 30th anniversary next year. I anticipate another blowout bill filled with plenty of friends (both fans and other bands) flying in to share in the festivities and the prop-filled, pro-wrestling style antics that Antiseen's stage shows are known for. Keep a look out for info on that in 2013.