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Jesus Christ Allin: Messiah of Rock N Roll and Outlaw Scumfuck

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Title: Jesus Christ Allin: Messiah of Rock N Roll and Outlaw Scumfuck
Author: Meyer, Sydni
Advisor: Koltun-Fromm, Naomi
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Religion
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: GG Allin referred to himself both as the “sickest, most decadent rocker of all time," and as evidenced by the above quotation, the synthesis of Jesus Christ, God, and the Devil into the “underground messiah” of Rock N’ Roll. As the messiah of the underground of Rock N’ Roll, he on a mission to save Rock N Roll from the commodifying powers of the government, standardized education system, and all other systems that inhibit the individual from living as autonomous. In short, GG Allin opposed dogmatic conformity, and sought to break the yoke by shocking people into understanding their potential as an individual. Despite his categorical opposition to organized religion, GG Allin utilized a vocabulary appropriated largely from a Christian theological canon, to explain the elements of his most vulgar and profane stage performance and general lifestyle and ideology and create a religiously-based worldview from disorder and destruction. In many ways, GG’s appropriation of Christian language and narrative themes serves not only the literary function of providing a framework for discussing esoteric concepts, but creates a number of parallels between the function of GG Allin’s music within the musical and political community and that of organized religion. I am attempting to reconstruct the ideological vision of the GG Allin Mission to determine if it can function as a religion for the community of the underground of Rock N Roll.
Subject: Allin, G. G.
Subject: Rock musicians -- Biography
Subject: Rock music -- Religious aspects
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/3787

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Meyer, Sydni. "Jesus Christ Allin: Messiah of Rock N Roll and Outlaw Scumfuck". 2009. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/3787.

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