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GG Allin, Dead 20 Years Today

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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:

GG Allin “Bite It You Scum”

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:

GG Allin 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.

GG Allin on Jane Whitney

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

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3 thoughts on “GG Allin, Dead 20 Years Today

  1. WOW- never heard of him nor did I ever hear about the funeral.

  2. he had a million followers? He has more control over my kids than I do??? HA HA I LMA O when i heard this. There is no wayyyyyyyy my kids would want anything to do with that – after seeing him smear feces all over his face? NO fricken way . Funny I never heard of him.

    • The feces thing freaked me out more than anything (I can’t even imagine being in the audience during that performance!!!) … all the other stuff could be just talk because I know people who knew him and everyone said he was so nice (and they were shocked after all the hoopla). A prime example how drugs can ruin an otherwise decent person.

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