Birth, school, coprophagia, death: the life and times of the self-proclaimed "True King of Rock'n'Roll"
GG Allin was born this day in 1956. Were he alive today,
real name was Jesus Christ Allin. His brother started calling him 'Je
Je', because he couldn't pronounce 'Jesus'. This then became GG.
controversial stage act included such low key practises as
coprophagia (the consumption of fecal matter) and self-mutilation.
first band were called Little Sister's Date, and covered songs by
Kiss and Aerosmith.
lyrics were renowned for being anything but politically correct. For
proof, just read the words to Ass Fuckin', Butt Suckin', Cunt Lickin'
Masturbation or Die When You Die. Not really for the easily offended.
But good to play if you wanna annoy your neighbours.
introduced his famed 'poop punk stage movement' in 1985 at a show in
Peoria, Illinois. When he literally — and deliberately — shat himself
onstage, there was a near riot, as people tried to get away from the
always claimed he was the last true true rock and roller, out to
reclaim rock music as the real art form of rebelliousness.
idolised country star Hank Williams, and covered Family Tradition by
Hank Williams Jr., although he retitled it Scumfuc Tradition.
1989, Allin said he would commit suicide onstage on Halloween that
year. But he was in jail, so unable to carry out his threat. Despite
repeating the claims of his impending suicide in front of an
audience, Allin never even tried to follow this through, once telling
an interviewer that he would only do it when his powers were at their
of the most hysterical rumours about GG Allin was that he guested
on the debut solo album from Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw, titled Girls
With Guns. When asked about the validity of the story, Shaw laughed
and said: “I wish it were true, but it isn't”.
had a daughter, Nico, born in 1986. This was from a relationship with
his last interview, given just a few days before his death, Allin admitted to being arrested 52 times, and claimed he had raped both women
and men onstage.
died from a heroin overdose on June 28, 1993. After all his suicide
threats, it was accidental.
was buried with a bottle of Jim Beam, as he had requested.
song When I Die was an eerie acoustic blueprint for the way Allin
wanted to be remembered after his death.
cut southern rockers Drive-By Truckers wrote a song called The Night
GG Allin Came To Town. This was based on what happened when Allin
and his band The Murder Junkies played at the Antenna Club in Memphis
on November 16, 1991 Among other things, he shoved a microphone up
you are so inclined, a GG Allin Bobblehead toy is available to purchase online. Produced as a hand-numbered, limited edition of 2000, the doll sold out a long time ago, although originals and replicas regularly show up on eBay.