RIP GG Allin: 29 August 1956 – 28 June 1993
On this day 19 years ago, GG Allin died of a heroin overdose. Probably my favourite performer of all time, GG was a complete maniac, out of control both on and off the stage. No one could be as hardcore, so why even try?
If I could have seen any band in their prime – causing havoc – he would definitely have been top of my list (along with The Doors, The Misfits, Ricky Martin, and possibly Elton John).
I remember when I was about 20, I went on a pilgrimmage to see Jim Morrison’s grave in Pere Le Chase, Paris, and one one day I intend to do the same with GG Allin. Although I did try to do a home made stick-and-poke GG tattoo some time back – it fell out pretty quickly. Which just just goes to prove my earlier statement: no one could be as hardcore, so why even try?
There are tons of stories about GG online, plus a plethora of vintage clips of his onstage carnage on YouTube. You can even find clips of his funeral, which rapidly descends into mayhem. I strongly urge you to seek them out.
RIP GG Allin.
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