It is really scary to think that there could actually be someone like this. Hated is part rock n roll documerntary, part social study. After you have seen this, it will make sense why 99% of people have never heard of him.
Allin was a vile human being. As well as throwing sh** at his audience and beating them up at his poorly attended live shows, he reguarly beat his wife, the fact that any woman would actually see anything in him is a mystery.
His live shows are truly the stuff of legend. Allin never played a full set and rarely performed fully clothed. His shows reguarly drew the attention of the Cops and shows were often stopped by Police crackdowns and Allin would usually end up in jail. Sometimes he would be too drunk or smacked up to perform at all and, as shown in this film, the audience would occasionally fight back. All of this makes Iggy Pop's antics in the late '60s and the Sex Pistols gigs in the late '70s pale into insignificance. And its all true, absolutely no hype. In fact Allin performed an infamous gig at New York's Cat Club that resulted in him being banned from playing in NY for years.
The film tries to make some sense of a truly bizarre situation. Music is secondary after the violence and the shock tactics and it contains footage from violent GG gigs, interview footage of people who know him and bits from the Geraldo chat show that GG appeared on, but strangely no footage from the Jerry Springer show episode that Allin appeared on.
The only way you will get any real idea of what this is like is to watch it yourself because its pretty much undescribable and unlike anything else Ive ever seen.