Nick Name: The Madman of Manchester
Birthday: August 29, 1956
Lyricists & Songwriters
Died At Age: 36
Sun Sign: Virgo
Also Known As: Kevin Michael
Born in: Lancaster
Famous as: Musician, Singer-Songwriter
Spouse/Ex-: Sandra Farrow
father: Merle Allin Sr.
mother: Arleta Gunther
siblings: Merle Colby Allin Jr.
children: Nicoann Deneault
Died on: June 28, 1993
place of death: New York City
U.S. State: New Hampshire
Cause of Death: Drug Overdose
education: Concord High School
Perhaps one of the most controversial names in the world of rock music, GG Allin was the symbol of rebellion and danger. He is till date remembered for his unconventional, notorious behaviour on stage that included indecent exposure, self-mutilation and harming audiences. A total anti-authoritarian, Allin’s music had many elements of lawlessness, substance abuse and violence. This infamous punk icon was arrested over 52 times on accounts of assault and indecent expose. He became a victim of substance abuse and depended heavily on alcohol. While many believe that his erratic behaviour was due to his troubled childhood and mentally unstable father, others speculate that he suffered from personality disorders that aggravated due to substance abuse. Nevertheless, Allin attracted large number of audiences for his musical performances. He released several albums in the spoken word style and traditional style rock, the lyrics of which were often known to be politically incorrect. He is referred to as ‘the most spectacular degenerate in rock & roll history'. Unfortunately, he lost his life at a young age of 36 to heroin overdose.
Childhood & Early Life
He was born as Jesus Christ Allin in Lancaster, New Hampshire, U.S to Merle Colby Allin, Sr. and Arleta Gunther. His family had no access to water or electricity in the log cabin they lived in.
His father did not prefer to socialise much and at times was rather unstable in his behaviour. The family was forbidden to have conversations after dark. Though these childhood experiences are perceived to have had an effect on his later personal issues, he denied the same.
Due to his father’s unstable mental condition, his mother filed for a divorce. During this period, he and his brother were raised in East St. Johnsbury, Vermont, by their mother and stepfather.
In school, he did not excel academically and had to attend special education classes. It is also believed that he had difficulty fitting in and was bullied by other students.
During the mid-teenage years of his life he collaborated with his brother, Pinky and formed the band named, ‘Little Sister's Date'. The band played popular hard rock songs of that time but broke-up in about a year.
In 1975, he graduated from Concord High School in Concord, Vermont. Soon after, he became a part of the band named, ‘Malpractice’, for which he played the drums.
After 'Malpractice' separated in 1977, he became the drummer for the band 'Stripsearch'. He later played the drums and performed vocals for the punk rock band, ‘The Jabbers'.
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In 1980, he released his debut studio album titled, ‘Always Was, Is And Always Shall Be'. The album featured the songs, 'Cheri Love Affair' and '1980's Rock 'N Roll'.
In the mid-1980s, he worked on albums such as 'The Scumfucs' and 'The Texas Nazis'. He had, by this time established a position in the underground hardcore scene.
In 1984, he released his second studio album titled, ‘Eat My Fuc', which was recorded and released under the ‘Blood Labels’ record. The album included extreme sociopathic themes.
In 1987, he came out with the compilation album titled, ‘Hated in the Nation'. The album, released under the New York City-based record label, 'ROIR', earned him his first share of international acclaim.
In 1987, he came out with his third studio album titled, ‘You Give Love a Bad Name'. With this album there was a dramatic and distinct change in his vocal tone and the album had shocking lyrical content.
In 1988, he released his fourth studio album titled, ‘Freaks, Faggots, Drunks and Junkies' under the Homestead Records label. He gave the vocals and played instruments for the album.
In 1989, he came out with the compilation album, ‘Banned In Boston', which was his first ever album to be released on CD. That year, he also released the extended play, ‘The Troubled Troubador'.
In 1991, his album, ‘Murder Junkies' was released in France. In the album he used the spoken word technique which was interspersed with musical tracks. During this time he also recorded his next album ‘War In My Head – I'm Your Enemy’.
In 1993, he released his live album titled, ‘Anti-Social Personality Disorder – Live!' under the Enigma Records label. The same year, he came out with his final studio album, ‘Brutality and Bloodshed for All'.
Personal Life & Legacy
In 1980, he married Sandra Farrow. They divorced in 1986.
During the mid-1980s he was romantically involved with a girl named Tracy Deneault. She was a teenager from Garland, Texas. Tracy became pregnant with his daughter, Nico Ann Deneault, who was born in 1986.
There is not much information about his daughter, Nico Ann Deneault as she distanced herself from the family for reasons unknown.
In 1989, he was arrested on grounds of 'assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder' towards a woman in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A psychological evaluation done as a part of this trial found that he was dependant on alcohol and had a mixed personality disorder. He was imprisoned for a year.
In 1991, he was released from prison.During his time spent in the prison, he wrote ‘The GG Allin Manifesto'.
He died at the age of 36 due to accidental heroin overdose. His funeral was held at the St. Rose Cemetery, Littleton, in his native New Hampshire.
In 1994, Todd Phillips made a documentary, 'Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies', which was based on his life and death.
This punk rock musician from America often announced to his audiences on stage that he would one day commit suicide on stage. He was arrested more than 52 times on account of indecent exposure and assault.