GG Allin: A Rock and Roll Suicide

Notice: This post ain’t for everyone, women and kids in particular.

I thought that I had seen, heard, and experienced a lot of shit until I read about the life of GG Allin. Suffice it to say, there a lot of weird muthafuckas walkin’ this planet – GG Allin was definitely one of them. This man made Iggy Pop, Sid Vicious, and Marilyn Manson look like neutered angelic Vienna Choir Boys on a pastoral Sunday picnic in comparison.

I have excerpted some of the most salacious details of this individual’s life, career, and death. I harbor only feelings of pity for this poor soul who was destined for self-annihilation from the word go. Nevertheless, his life broadcasted a meaningful life lesson – Do not try this shit at home!

From GG Allin’s Wikipedia entry:

Allin is best remembered for his notorious live performances that typically featured wildly transgressive acts such as Allin defecating and urinating on stage, rolling in feces and often consuming excrement (coprophagia), committing self-injury, performing naked, taunting people to perform fellatio on him, and committing violent actions toward the audience—often doing many of these things more or less simultaneously.

Allin was a heroin user, alcoholic, and general abuser of any intoxicants provided to him. He was poorly groomed and rarely cleaned himself. Allin ate laxatives before performances – as defecation, including drinking and eating it, was becoming a regular stage act for him. Allin described himself as “the last true rock and roller.”

Another attraction to Allin performances was his continual threats of suicide. In 1998, Allin wrote to Maximum Rock n Roll stating that he would commit suicide on stage on Halloween 1998. However, he was in jail when that day came. He continued his threat each following year but ended up imprisoned each following Halloween. When asked why he doesn’t follow through with his threats, or sometimes his on-stage defecations, Allin stated, “With GG, you don’t get what you expect—you get what you deserve.”

Despite threats of an on stage suicide, Allin died of a heroin overdose in NYC on June 28, 1993. He was 36 years old. His last show was at a small club called The Gas Station in New York City. In his last show the power went out during the second song, after which he trashed the venue and walked the streets of New York naked and covered in blood and feces, surrounded by fans whom he openly embraced.

At his funeral, Allin’s bloated, discolored corpse was dressed in his black leather jacket and trademark jock strap. He had a bottle of Jim Beam beside him in his casket, as per his wishes. As part of his brother’s request, the mortician was instructed not to wash the corpse (which smelled strongly of feces), or apply any makeup. The funeral became a wild party.

Below is a video clip of a bloody GG Allin performance. Although I couldn’t find a clip of GG defecating on stage, this one is a good introduction for the newbies. He manages to rupture his dome with some apparatus (possibly a camera) and cold cocks an audience member. You are probably better off not watching it though.

Death is a very important part of life ~ GG Allin

See also: GG ALLIN 1991 Extra Filthy Bloody Edition “Throbblehead” Doll

31 Responses to “GG Allin: A Rock and Roll Suicide”

  1. 1 Manco
    May 20, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Fucking idiot. ‘Nuff said.

    Johnnypeeper’s response:

    One man’s idiot is another man’s messiah. That is why I sleep with a gun.

  2. 2 Annette
    May 21, 2008 at 1:35 am

    holy crap- no pun intended. Where did you find this one? I think this might be the first time ever I don’t have a pavlov reaction to the YouTube logo….

    Johnnypeeper’s response:

    You probably won’t believe this, but… I got the clip from Youtube.
    What type of Pavlovian response would the Youtube generate? I’m confused.

  3. May 21, 2008 at 6:39 am

    You are indeed a strange man, JP but have I told you lately just how much I like and respect your writing?

    Tis true…I’m afeared. I know I’m nothing but an iconoclastic smart ass and a uterus bearing humanoid no less, but through some errant way; a slip of Divine Engineering, the Great Jinn Manipulator of the Cosmos endowed me with cognizance and enough of it to recognize literary forbearance.

    You have it.



    Johnnypeeper’s response:

    Much obliged LK. Your “slip of Divine Engineering”, and my Chernobyl-scale bastard geneticism malfunction only go to show that Allah has a sense of humor. May the jinns vindicate Rushdie by acknowledging the truth of the hidden verses.

    Molotov (cocktail)


  4. 4 Antenna Wilde
    May 21, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    The Drive by Truckers composed a nice little ditty about GG. I doubt HE would have liked it, but it’s pretty funny and a good song if you like southern rock.

  5. 5 Anonymous
    July 20, 2008 at 12:27 am

    yeah seriously…GG can fucking eat shit…oh wait, he does. stupid fuck.

  6. 6 Degenerate
    July 28, 2008 at 3:29 am

    yeah, GG was a disturbed character, but he shure makes for an interesting read.
    i was listening to him earlier today in the car before i stubled across this article, but i found myself having to switch artists just because i couldnt handle anymore.
    but one thing gg did hold true too, was his whole live fast die young ideology, his whole motto on life was to live it untill it reach its peak, to the point where it could only get worse, and then kill himself because the rest of his life would only be a comdown to the ultimate high.

  7. 7 Manco
    July 28, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Rolling around in your own feces and self-mutilation is reaching the peak of life? Hrm. I guess I won’t be climbing that mountain.

    Give it a rest, man, The guy was a fucking imbecile whose idiocy was mistaken for art and/or a life philosophy. There’s nothing inspiring to take away from this cat’s existence. If you’re going to pick a hero, do some research.

    No offense meant, but I grow tired of the elevation of banality in the name of being hip. Draw a line in the sand.

  8. 8 Timotheus
    July 28, 2008 at 4:59 pm


    Why would you have a problem with this guy? He didn’t tie himself down with the responsibilities of modern society…you should be a big fan.


  9. 9 Manco
    July 28, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Timmy Tot,

    I gave my reasons above why I disagree with the antics of GG Allin. Read it again, fuckface.
    It’s not a question of responsibility here, dickweed, it’s the continued subversion of true art by mediocre hacks who substitute shock tactics for talent and then are worshiped by a bunch of clueless sycophants who don’t know their ass from a hole in the ground. Do you fall into that category, Timmy?

  10. 10 Timotheus
    July 29, 2008 at 9:29 am


    Your own words condemn you over and over. You are all over the place with your arbitrary ethics and morals. Your “moral compass” faces north no matter which way you face. How do sleep at night….I mean during the day?


  11. 11 Manco
    July 29, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Timerroneous: I sleep very well. I usually get a good 8-10 hours of sleep. A person needs their rest after all. I dream of big-titted women feeding me grapes, playing point guard for the Lakers and discovering the lost city of Atlantis. Then I wake up and do whatever I feel like that day. I have no worries. It’s a very taxing existence but somebody’s gotta live it. Thanks for making it happen, you ol’ taxpayer you.

    And my moral compass is just fine, thank ya very much. There’s a control to my life that someone like you will never be able to understand because you’re petty, insignificant and stupid. People like you will forever be at a loss.

  12. 12 Timotheus
    July 29, 2008 at 5:03 pm


    Keep dreaming…it’s all you got now. I don’t mind footing the bill because I am a generous man, but remember I also pay for the cops that pull you over. See you in the joint, bro bro!


  13. 13 Manco
    July 29, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    And what would you be doing in the joint, Tim-o? Were you caught banging the neighbor’s dog again? Or perhaps you fit the description of some scurvy little brute asking to give young boys a ride home? You know they don’t care much for your kind in the joint, Timmy. If I were you, I’d get your shit together before you find yourself in quite the predicament.

  14. 14 Timotheus
    July 30, 2008 at 12:23 pm


    Listen, gutter-mouth, if your mother heard you talk like that….you would probably get her all excited.


  15. 15 Timotheus
    August 7, 2008 at 1:44 pm


    Game over, bro bro. I guess your meth lab got shut down. Good riddance, right Johnny?


  16. 16 Chris
    December 22, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    i think you all take GG Allin a bit too seriously. The man was great and entertaining as hell. I love what he did- wouldn’t want to be anywhere near him, though. And it’s a pity he didn’t take any fans with him when he went- it would’ve been a service.

  17. 17 Manco
    December 23, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Entertaining? You call some dipshit rolling in his own feces entertaining? Oh, how shocking. You’re a fucking moron. Exit stage left, douchebag.

  18. 18 Harvey Danger
    December 30, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Remember, anything Manco says sucks most definitely sucks. He is god, and anything he deems “true art” is art and anything else isn’t. There are no such things as opinions, only right answers and wrong answers. If you don’t appreciate the art he says is true, or if you enjoy anything he says sucks, you are a moron. If you don’t agree, you deserve whatever insults stemming from his deep-seated psychological complexes that you get. He doesn’t need reasons, just accept that his swearing is evidence of the veracity of his claims and how intelligent/funny/bad-ass, etc. he is.

  19. 19 Manco
    December 31, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Harvey Fuckface: I’m glad you see the truth where it concerns my knowledge of all things. Stay smart, little fella, and you’ll do just fine.

    Listen, asshole. If you can rationally point out how the antics of GG Allin should be considered “art”, I will consider them. If all you’re going to do is give me shit for drawing a line in the sand, then pardon me if I don’t retract my comments about a cat who is considered an artist by some for little more than disgusting stage antics, not for his music.

  20. 20 Harvey Danger
    January 1, 2009 at 3:36 am

    Takes one to know one, right?

    First, we’d have to lay down a definition of art. I would consider art a creative work or action that conveys a specific emotion or group of emotions, and attempts to evoke that emotion in those that see it.

    As much as I dislike it, I would consider, then, interpretive dance to be art. I would consider GG Allin’s ridiculous and disgusting acts on stage to be art, too. It’s pretty clear from his lyrics that he considers himself to be worthless, so I’d consider what he does to be a conveyance of that worthlessness (and I’d be inclined to agree). I don’t think it’s doing much to advance any kind of technique, but it’s not meant to. It’s meant for shock value and to make people think of why a person would possibly do this to himself.

  21. March 24, 2009 at 4:08 am

    Wow, easy on GG. By all accounts, he was a hopeless romantic who loved himself very deeply. Eating your own shit is the ultimate expression of self-love. Why? Because love IS shit. When in love, we eat a lot of shit. And isn’t it the ones we love the most that usually shit on us, and vice-versa? Also, when you were a child and you shat yourself, didn’t mommy, in all her care and love for you, wipe the shit off your ass??

    My point? Love=shit, shit=love. “Love to eat shit.” “Love is the shit.” “Shit, I’m in love.” “I love you. Let me take shit on your chest.”

    Besides, if you don’t eat your own shit, who will? Bon apettit and long live love!

  22. 22 Manco is a faggot
    March 31, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Manco is a fuckin homo that gets an erection from running his mouth in message boards because he knows no one can beat the living shit out of him there.

  23. 23 Manco
    March 31, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Actually, I get an erection from putting my cock in your lady’s mouth. That bitch sucks better than a Singapore hooker.

    You couldn’t beat the shit out of anyone, tough guy. Go listen to GG Allin and jerk off somewhere else, asshole. You don’t have enough time on your side for useless meandering.

  24. 24 eat shit and die manco
    March 31, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    [you suck brew!]

  25. 25 dummidumbwit
    April 5, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Adolf Hitler was a scat fetish freak, vomit and feces seem a bit too far gone but a healthy shit is actually a therapeutic experience I think, it’s just personal and private?? Peepers and the Paln post along with the redneck HRC post seem to indicate strong dominance/submissive (what the hell, I say, I kinda like it too as long as it’s heterosexual and fantasy) as well as the possibility of perhaps liking Female wrestling/Boxing or oil fetish (the WWF and all has strong female fighting wings, so there is the hillbilly link)Golden showers seem possibly erotic other than the mess and anything past that seems unappealing amd Tobias is a riot as usual?? That will be $250.00 an hour and Toby are you skipping the anger management classes again!!! But like my politics, even my perversions may be to mainstream here, but I like em?

  26. 26 James
    April 22, 2010 at 5:25 am

    He was an artist in the sense that he created something new. He was a leader, an organizer. How is that, idealistically, different than people like Timothy Leary, etc. Yes, his message was odd and he more than likely had something very wrong with him (perhaps from repeated self-beatings) but you can’t tell me he ever admitted defeat, or that he wasn’t happy.

  27. 27 MCNY74
    May 14, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    I agree with Manco, GG’s antics were a disgusting display that somehow got itself confused with art. Anyone who holds him in high rankings should visit a loony institution where there are more than enough ‘idols’ to feed their tiny brains. If this man had a pint of genius in him he would of climbed higher and made his music succeed to feed the masses and take an army with him before lazily dying a stupid common death. One can only imagine how this man suffered without the medication that would of destroyed this ‘art’ by providing him with sanity-therefor killing this so called art. Fuck you-you stupid fucking idiots who know nothing about art or rebellion. He did nothing to contribute to music making him another fuck who without his shit throwing and bazaar behavior would of been lost with all the other bullshit out there. Had he taken it to another level, maybe. But his cowardice kept him in his own shit, literally. Theres alot of people who lived and still live like GG, they’re called Bums. Sincerely, Fuck You

  28. May 15, 2010 at 1:23 am


    Your opinion is very important to me. Thank you for sharing. Mainstream corporate artists that are engineered to construct our hive-mind culture reality should be our only gods. GG Allin was, and will always be, scum. As a consequence he will burn in hell for his sins.

  29. 29 Someone
    May 4, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Check this video

    This is a video of GG Allin doing doo doo on the stage… 🙂


  30. 30 Anonymous
    December 16, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Yea ok this was awkward

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