GG Allin, Dead 20 Years Today
Twenty years ago today the music world lost a very disturbed individual, GG Allin. He died of an accidental heroin overdose at the age of 36.
GG’s musical career was off to a promising start, temporarily managed by Dead Boys producer Genya Raven and later went off the deep end with his hard core punk shock rock act defecating on stage (he’d take laxatives before his performances).
Here’s an example of his onstage antics:
I actually like the high energy music, but not the hatred behind it. It’s probably best that GG rest in peace as he could now be out of his misery.
Here’s a interview:
I don’t know much about him because I wasn’t a fan or a follower. But I do remember seeing the following Jane Whitney video when it aired in 1993, filmed shortly before his death. He always reminded me of a punk rock Charlie Manson.
According to Wikipedia: At his funeral, Allin’s bloated, discolored corpse was dressed in his black leather jacket and trademark jock strap. He had a bottle of Jim Beam beside him in his casket, per his wishes (openly stated in his self-penned acoustic country ballad, “When I Die”). As part of his brother’s request, the mortician was instructed not to wash the corpse (which smelled strongly of feces), or apply any makeup. Allin’s funeral became a low level party. Friends posed with his corpse, placing drugs and whiskey into his mouth. As the funeral ended, his brother put a pair of headphones on Allin. The headphones were plugged into a portable cassette player, in which was loaded a copy of The Suicide Sessions. Allin was buried in his mother Arleta’s plot beside his grandparents.
And: GG Allin’s grave is frequently vandalized with urine, cigarette butts, feces and alcohol by fans, an act that is greatly discouraged by GG’s mother Arleta.His tombstone has since been removed because of this.
Here’s some video footage of his funeral (note the man with the brown hat and bizarre mustache is GG’s brother): GG Allin funeral