GG Allin’s Grave

Kevin Michael “GG” Allin (born Jesus Christ Allin; August 29, 1956 – June 28, 1993) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer, who performed and recorded with many groups during his career. GG Allin was best known for his outlandish live performances, which often featured transgressive acts, attacking audience members, for which he was arrested and imprisoned on multiple occasions. Media have called him “the most spectacular degenerate in rock & roll history” and the “toughest rock star in the world.”

GG was involved in numerous bands and began a slow decline into ever more graphic and shocking stage performances. These included defecating on stage, mutilating himself and others, and assaulting his audience. Along with his numerous live performances, GG produced a large discography including many genres. These albums were virtually all panned by critics as universally atrocious and unlistenable.

Despite all this, GG still seems to have gained a large and growing cult following.
By the late 80’s GG was addicted to heroin and pretty much any other substance he could get his hands on. GG ended up doing a 15 month stint in prison in 1989 for assault. By 1994, GG’s fame arguably peaked with the release of the soundtrack and documentary film “Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies.”

Unfortunately for GG, by this time he had already died of a heroin overdose in a friend’s apartment in Manhattan. Thus ends the saga of GG Allin, or so it would seem. Apparently, a trip to his grave is seen as somewhat of a pilgrimage to fans of the genre. His grave is routinely fouled with cigarette butts, alcohol and human excrement. Having researched a little about GG, you can only say he would probably approve but those acts were greatly discouraged by GG’s mother Arleta. His tombstone has since been removed because of this.

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