Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Logo #218: GG Allin
Created by GG Allin (on a theme by Stanislas de Guaita) in 1993 for the "I'm Your Enemy / War in My Head" CD. You couldn't make alternative music in the '90s without running into some entertaining story about GG Allin (born Kevin Michael Allen; August 29, 1956 – June 28, 1993). On GG's FindAGrave page: "The Virtual Flowers feature has been turned off for this memorial because it was being continually misused." Just like life! As the guy said at the end of the SPIN Magazine article, "With GG Allin you don't get what you expect, you get what you deserve." Just like reality TV! Speaking of which, here's an impossibly young Jerry Springer mining talk-show gold with GG Allin, who was often called the "last rock'n'roller," mostly because he tried to reclaim rock music from the Corporate System. GG's coprophilia did share one insight with that System, though: you don't have to eat shit to know that it tastes bad.