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Classic DVD Review: GG Allin | Live & Pissed 1988

More squirm-inducing footage of the late sleaze-punk icon's unforgettable existence.

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):


Plenty of rockers think they’re dangerous. Punk-rock sleaze-king GG Allin really was — he performed in the nude, relieved himself onstage and spent as much time attacking fans as singing.

Not surprisingly, his shows could usually be timed with a stopwatch. If you’ve already seen the stunning documentary Hated, try Live & Pissed, a collection of interviews, backstage footage, soundchecks (often the only times GG managed to complete songs) — and a couple of those jaw-dropping, squirm-inducing live gigs. Thanks to a drug overdose, GG is dead and gone — but thanks to videos like this, he’s still unforgettable.