Rock and Roll Terrorist: The Graphic Life of Shock Rocker GG Allin
by Reid Chancellor Author
A glimpse of the man behind the spectacle
Born as Jesus Christ Allin and raised in rural isolation by a violently abusive religious fanatic, GG Allin grew up to be one of punk's most controversial figures. His music was overshadowed by his on-stage antics, including throwing blood and feces at the audience and hurting himself and audience members. In this first substantial biography of the man who wanted to make rock "dangerous" again, Hardcore Anxiety author and illustrator Reid Chancellor portrays Allin's life and early death with sensitivity, asking us to look beyond the shocking spectacle to understand the troubled human behind the scenes, and the societal forces that pushed him to the edge of creative expression.
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Comments & Reviews
Primitive, visceral, and fascinating, Reid Chancellor wonderfully documents the insane life, and inevitable demise, of GG Allin. You can literally feel the body fluids flying off the pages!
Reid Chancellor brings a Real America story to your eyeballs, one you can’t put down. The key
is the affection and respect he gives his subject.
"Chancellor delivers an in-depth, deep dive on rock's most infamous performance artist."