The birth of Rock is rooted in the idea of the Rebellion. It wasn’t the squeaky clean music of its contemporaries. Rock was about unspoken emotions, lashing out, being loud, and going against the grain.
Even way back during the days of Elvis and his inspirations, that was true.
Then that became the new normal, but rock continued to rebel, eventually leading to more complex, louder variants, had edgier lyrics, and always pushed the line. But it wasn’t enough. Nothing was enough for GG Allin.
GG Allin personified Punk. Firstly, he was one, and his “music” catered to the most extreme and hardcore audience there ever was. His antics, on and off stage, made him even more dark and gritty.
He rebelled as a lifestyle, not just in his lyrics. He was all about being offensive and pissing people off.
He was arguably one of the most important figures to Punk music because he was the first to find the line and sprinted across it to the furthest ends of what he wasn’t supposed to do.
10 /10 Auspicious At Birth
GG’s real birth name was Jesus Christ Allin. He adapted to the name GG because it was all his little brother could pronounce.
He was born and raised in Lancaster, New Hampshire, to a highly religious family.
They lived in a log cabin nearly off the grid. His father Merle was convinced that GG was to be the Messiah from a divine vision he had.
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The family life was too much for Arleta, GG’s mother, who tried to leave and divorce her husband.
In response, Merle kidnapped GG and threatened to kill him – all of them. He dug graves in the basement and demanded their cooperation.
His mother eventually managed to take her sons away and changed their names. GG became Kevin Michael to everyone but his brother. GG said this childhood braved him and made him hard against the world.