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Classic DVD Review: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies | Hated

This iconic punk doc is as twisted, gruesome and mesmerizing as a multi-car pileup. 

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Never mind The Sex Pistols. If it’s punk filth and fury you’re after, subject yourself to Hated, a disturbing documentary about shock-rock scuzzball GG Allin.

Easily rock’s most disgusting and dangerous offender, the drug-gobbling singer typically: a) performed naked; b) relived himself onstage and flung it at the crowd; and c) attacked his audience with frenzied rage. No wonder his shows generally lasted as long as it took the cops to arrive. And no wonder he died of an OD in ’93. This incredible 50-minute film by Todd Phillips, which has interviews, live clips and even footage of GG’s funeral, has been around for years. But the bonus on this version is footage from Allin’s final show, which ends with him running into the New York streets naked and then trying to elude fans who follow him like the Pied Piper through the neighbourhood, staging a mini-riot. It’s all as twisted, gruesome and mesmerizing as a multi-car pileup on the highway. With more feces.