GG Allin

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GG Allin
Jesus Christ Allin

(1956-08-29)August 29, 1956
DiedJune 28, 1993(1993-06-28) (aged 36)
Cause of deathRespiratory failure cause by accidental heroin intoxication
Other namesGG
OccupationMusician, singer-songwriter
Musical career
GenresPunk rock, hardcore punk, country, spoken word, outsider music, shock rock
InstrumentsVocals, drums, guitar
Years active1974–1993
LabelsMountain, Ax/tion, Blood, Orange, ROIR, Black and Blue, Homestead, Awareness, Alive/BOMP!

Kevin Michael "GG" Allin (born Jesus Christ Allin; August 29, 1956 – June 28, 1993) was an American punk rock singer. He made music with many bands. He was known for his stage antics that often featured transgressive acts. This included coprophagia, self-mutilation, and attacking audience members.[1] He was called "the most spectacular degenerate in rock & roll history" by G4TV's That's Tough.[2]

Early life[change | change source]

Allin was born at Weeks Memorial Hospital.[2] On March 2, 1962 Allin's name was changed to Kevin Michael Allin by his mother.

Career[change | change source]

Allin's first solo album Always Was, Is and Always Shall Be was released in 1980.

Behavior[change | change source]

Allin had convictions, including assault. He was diagnosed with a mixed personality disorder with borderline, narcissistic and masochistic features.

Death[change | change source]

Allin died on June 28, 1993 from a heroin overdose. He was 36 years old.[3]

Discography[change | change source]

  • Always Was, Is and Always Shall Be (1980)
  • Eat My Fuc (1984)
  • You'll Never Tame Me (1985)
  • You Give Love a Bad Name (1987)
  • Freaks, Faggots, Drunks and Junkies (1988)
  • The Suicide Sessions (1989)
  • Murder Junkies (1991)
  • Brutality and Bloodshed for All (1993)
  • Live at The Rat EP (2018)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Pop/rock". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "G.G. Allin biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  3. "GG Allin didn't just eat his own shit, he also sang". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2014-10-31.

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