He was named after the renowned religious messiah Jesus Christ, however, he lived his life directly opposite to his namesake. GG Allin has bad records of being anti-authoritarian, he was known for his bad acts on stage where he demeaned a lot of his audiences. His behavior was linked to his psychopathic nature, however, he was good at his job until he died from a heroin overdose when he was just 36. Let’s look into the life of the man who the world dreaded his band yet gathered a crowd at his show.
GG Allin’s Bio
GG Allin was named Jesus Christ Allin after he was born on the 29th of August 1956, in New Hampshire in Lancaster to Merle Colby Allin and Arleta Gunther. He, however, began answering the name Kevin Micheal Allin from 1962 after his mom changed his birth name. He had an older brother named Merle Jnr who is popularly known as Pinky. Their dad was said to have had a mental disorder which resulted to his wife divorcing him. After the divorce, Arleta relocated to St Johnsbury, Vermont where she raised her boys.
GG Allin didn’t do well with his studies at school, he had to extra lessons and with the facts that he had a train line records of bullying other children at school, his woes were further complicated. He later attended Concord High School in Concord, Vermont. No one knows why he never furthered to college. We could say maybe he didn’t because he was ill-mannered or probably he never gave it a thought.
GG Allin was known as an American singer, record producer, and a songwriter. The rock star started his music career alongside his brother Pinky during their days at school. He joined different bands and produced a lot of songs that had their lyrical contents based on life facts. GG was a member of the band Little Sister’s Date in high school and as well joined The Malpractice, The Stripsearch, and The Jabbers which played drums in as well as sang.
Allin in 1980 released his debut album titled Always Was Is And Always Shall Be. Following the success of his first album, others that followed included Eat My Fuc (1984), Hated in Nation (1987), and You Give Love a Bad Name (1987); which had one of the weirdest lyrical contents. He further released Freaks, Faggots, Drunks and Junkies, War in My Head – I’m Your Enemy and lastly Brutality and Bloodshed for All which was his last recorded album before his unfortunate demise. Going by the titles of these albums, you can easily tell what the lyrical contents of the songs would be.
His Daughter (Nico Ann Deneault)
GG Allin found love but not forever with Sandra Farrow who he married on October 6, 1980, they had known since high school and during the time of this marriage, he became a different person, wearing buttoned down shirts and taking out the garbage as his brother Merle revealed after his death. Nevertheless, Allin and Sandra got divorced in 1986.
While married to Farrow, Allin still kept with him, his penchant for teenage girls. He had an affair with Tracy Deneault who soon conceived and gave birth to their daughter Nico Ann Denault on March 13, 1986. The duo never got married though and their daughter Nico never had ties with her family. She is an adult now and has been living a life outside of the limelight. Nico was also reported to have taken a different name now which has further sent her original identity into oblivion.
Life and Death of The Singer
Would you totally blame the rock star for his illicit acts? Would you push the blames on his psychopathic father? Or would you rather judge him from your perspective? Well, his life didn’t have a good tale in the end, his weakness was from the fact that he was feeling inferior. He wanted to be heard and known and the only way he could attain those heights was being a weirdo.
GG Allin had several records of theft, drug abuse, rape and assault yet he still had fans around him. The rock star had series of arrest for misdemeanors with court cases that followed such.
His addiction to intoxicants couldn’t be a hidden fact because it led to his doom. He made a mess of himself everywhere he went due to his inability to control his bowel movement. As disgusting as it sounds, GG Allin has records of defecating on stages of musical concerts he performs on.
He didn’t know that his last show would be on June 27, 1993, after he performed at The Gas Station club. He strolled to his friend’s apartment; Johnny Puke where they partied and consumed drugs. Allin accidentally consumed a large proportion of heroin and became unconscious, he was pronounced dead in the early hours of the morning precisely on June 28, 1993.
His funeral held on June 3, 1993, at St. Rose Cemetery, Littleton in New Hampshire. Allin’s corpse lay in an open casket and was unpreserved nor had any chemicals applied to it in adherence to his brother’s request. They as well dressed the late pop star in a black leather jacket and his trademark jock strap, he had for himself a bottle of Jim Beam as he had earlier requested in his song “When I Die.