Born Jesus Christ Allin (you couldn't make it up) GG Allin was a notoriously outrageous punk rock singer/songwriter and artist. His live shows were infamous for Allin's stage performances with his band the Murder Junkies that often involved self-mutilation, pissing and shitting on stage, smearing it on himself and throwing it into the audience. Audiences at GG Allin gigs knew what they were letting themselves in for, and would actively encourage increasing transgressive acts, some audience members getting into full blown fights with Allin.
GG Allin has been described as "the most spectacular degenerate in rock & roll history" and "toughest rock star in the world", but Allin simply referred to himself as "The Rock 'n' Roll Terrorist!" Allin was a true outsider artist, self producing music in a number of genres.
Also by this time Allin was a heavy drinker, addicted to heroin and would consume pretty much any drug he could lay his hands on. He was constantly being arrested for his violence and regular on-stage nudity, as well as for the outrageous and often illegal stage antics. In 1989 Allin landed in prison for assault on a woman, that Allin claimed was a willing participant along with himself in a series of depraved sexual acts. He was jailed until 1991, during which time he wrote a manifesto and got ready to explode back onto the scene. Allin skipped parole after getting out, so that he could go on tour.to go on another tour. Footage of that tour was filmed for the 1994 documentary about Allin, Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies. The movie showed Allin in full performance mode, naked, shitting on-stage, assaulting the audience. At one point he throws a beer bottle into the crowd, hitting a woman in the face and breaking her nose.
His last performance was on Friday June 27th, 1993 at a small club in Manhattan. The gig was only two songs in when there was a power-cut, which enraged Allin. He went mad, smashing up the club and causing near riotous chaos. He left the club naked and walked down the street followed by a gang of fans from the gig. After a while he headed for an apartment of a friend, to keep partying. During the party Allin took a large quantity of heroin and accidentally overdosed. Sometime in the early hours of the Saturday died, aged 36 years old.
Allin's funeral was a very unusual affair, but suitably mirrored his crazy life. He had an open casket, dressed in leather jacket and trademark jockstrap. His body hadn't been washed since his death and no attempt was made to clean him up of make him look "better", as that would have gone against Allin's ethos. His wishes had been out-lined in a song he'd written called When I Die. Friends posed with the body, gave him booze and drugs. And as he was about to be put in the ground, his brother put headphones on his corpse attached to a cassette player containing a copy of The Suicide Sessions recorded by Allin in 1988.