90s GG Allin You Give Love a Bad Name Punk t-shirt Large
Chest 21 in.
Length 26.5 in.
Content: 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Tennessee River
This amazing tee is for famous shock rock musician, GG Allin, who was best known for his controversial and transgressive live performances that featured grotesque acts that ranged from self-mutilation to assaulting audience members. Allin recorded prolifically throughout his career, although his work was often poorly produced, given limited distribution, and reviewed negatively by critics. Still he maintained a strong cult following that even persevered after his death.
This shirt features the album cover for his 1987 release You Give Love a Bad Name. During the late 80s, the musician's on stage performances and lyrical content became increasingly more shocking. Defecating on stage became a regular part of his act, and he also began making continual threats of suicide. Allin claimed that he was going to commit suicide during a show on Halloween 1989, but he was in jail when the day finally came. This tradition continued, and he threatened suicide each Halloween only to be imprisoned each year.
This shirt was made in the 90s, which was the same decade that the singer finally did meet his end. After years of struggling with drugs and alcohol, Allin died of a heroin overdose in 1993. During his funeral, his corpse was dressed in a leather jacket and jockstrap, and the event became a low-level party in his honor.
Fits like a modern unisex adult large