Part 2: Blood For You (1983-1986)

This article originally appeared on the Terminal Boredom website in 2007. It has been updated here with corrections and modifications. Written and compiled by Jason Litchfield.

“GG Allin, this New Hampshire loser, appeared at the Cat Club, wearing only a jockstrap and cowboy boots. He started shouting the moment he came out, after shitting in his hands and wiping it on his chest. Then he bashed the microphone into his mouth, nose and eye sockets, a shiny red mask spreading across his face. He stretched his jock aside and pulled hard on his little dick. He broke bottles on the ground and rolled in them. Back up on stage now, there was other stuff on the floor (vomit?), and his butt and legs, besides his face, were bleeding. On his back, sometimes doggy style, Allin would shove the microphone into his anus. Then he went into the second number.”
— RJ Smith, Village Voice, review of Cat Club show Oct. 6, 1986

“After the set I snaked backstage to say hello. The band was hurriedly packing up, eager to get the hell out, when GG stumbled in, covered in blood and shit, shards of glass still embedded in his back. ‘What’s the mattah?’ he asked earnestly, in a stately New England twang that would do the Kennedys proud. ‘You guys pissed at me?’ Somehow he managed to get a cab to the Port Authority, where he caught a bus to his home in New Hampshire, still naked but for the jockstrap, still covered in shit and blood, and not ashamed. The cops left him alone because they thought he was a victim.”
— Mike Edison, describing the infamous Cat Club show, Screw magazine, 1986

Now let’s face it: The real reason you sloths became intrigued with GG in the first place isn’t because you heard a catchy poppunk track off of the “Always Was” reissue. Alas, it was the tales of shit, blood and perversion. And that’s OK — hey, this is punk rock, after all. Though while GG is now an internet icon and marketable antihero, 20-plus years ago he was pretty much bandless, relegated to recording with local musicians, playing live shows to a backing tape, and releasing his spew on cheap homemade, home-dubbed cassettes. As these were sold basically through local stores and direct mailorder from fanzines, the cassette releases lived in relative obscurity until 1987. This year saw the release of the “Dirty Love Songs” double LP on the French New Rose label, as well as the ROIR cassette-only “Hated In The Nation” compilation masterminded by Mykel Board (Artless, Maximum Rock N Roll), both of which dipped quite heavily into these formerly tape-only tracks. Also at this time the Rhode Island-based Black And Blue label took to releasing for the most part the entire GG back catalog up to that point. These releases, coupled with buckets of fanzine ink spilled over his now-infamous October 1986 Cat Club gig in New York City — with such indie name-droppings as J. Mascis and Gerard Cosloy in the backing band — provided handy hype for his three-LP signing to Cosloy’s Homestead label. The story from here on in is quite documented, so this discography ends just shy of the reissue deluge. In this segment, the medium of GG’s releases mirrors the music therein: ugly, cheap and crappy.

GG Allin & The Scumfucs
Hard Candy Cock / Out For Blood / I Don’t Give A Shit // Drink, Fight And Fuck / Convulsions

Label: Blood Records (306015)
Recorded: Early 1983, Littleton, NH
Released: Summer 1983 (matrix indicates June 1983 pressing)

Lineup: GG Allin (drums, rhythm guitar, vocals), Dan Salomon (lead guitar, bass).
Killer Kelsie, Ripp Cord and B. Toff are fictional credits.

GG may have still technically been with the Jabbers — their official final gig was not until April 8, 1984 — but in his head he had already conjured up the next stage in his career. The debut Scumfucs EP appeared in summer 1983 pretty much unbeknownst to his bandmates. A studio project, GG wrote and recorded these five tunes while living 100 miles north of Manchester, in Littleton, N.H. (He and Sandy had moved in with his mom and stepdad in Fall 1982 and eventually separated; GG moved back down to Manchester in the fall of 1983). GG was working at Just Desserts bakery on Main St. in Littleton and he heard that the owner of the music store down the street had a recording studio in his basement, so he booked time to record these new songs. It was a two-man project with GG on drums, rhythm guitar and vocals, and studio owner Dan Salomon of Northern Lights Music handling bass and lead guitar. Dan recalls Kevin (who never mentioned the alias “GG” to him): “He was the most polite, mellow, quiet-spoken kid at the bakery.” When Kevin got behind the drum kit, “From the first hit I said, holy shit, this guy's good. He was a really great drummer.” He said they got along great and it was all business at the sessions, no alcohol or drugs. Dan's studio had a Fostex 8 track setup and he charged around $30 an hour. He remembers them doing four to five sessions to get everything done, and then Kevin left with the master tape before Dan could dub it for himself. For the next nearly 36 years until I contacted him in early 2019, he had no idea that these songs were ever released!

The insert states “Recorded in the dungeons of hell” — which in this case was a basement in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. (That's right folks, Jesus Christ Allin recorded in the little town of Bethlehem.) Dan elaborates: “Really it was just a rough pine paneled 12x2 room with a wall to wall carpet and a drop ceiling … pretty small but with a 7 piece drum set and all the rest of the instruments, recording and mixing gear too.” The powerful, well-recorded mix was arrived at via the following equipment (hey, how often do you get a Scumfucs gear list?):
  • Drums: a walnut Pearl 6 pc
  • Bass: 1974 Alembic series one
  • Guitar: BC Rich Seagull
  • Guitar amp: most likely a Yamaha G100-212
  • Fostex A8 8 track multi-track
  • Fostex A2 2 track for mixdown
  • Audio Technica mics

The recording marks the beginning of the lyrics and personality GG honed in his mid-80s period. A fitting cruddy packaging job adds to the delivery — a black-and-white foldover sleeve hand glued to a white innersleeve on the back flap, while on the front of the white innersleeve is glued an updated version of the Jabbers insert from the “You Hate Me & I Hate You” single. Live photos on the front cover were taken at the Jabbers’ A7 Club gig in April 1983. Limited versions exist with the band name traced in red marker, some affixed with a quote from reviewer and outspoken GG basher Bob Angell of the Providence Newpaper. Yet another, most likely later, variant has a much darker photocopy job and the "Thanxxx David Peel" and "The Blood & Guts" lines were cropped out of the insert. For what it’s worth, “Out For Blood” was performed by The Jabbers during their pre-A7 gig practice recording in April 1983.
“There was a hostility in the early days, but it was a shared hostility — the crowds cheered Allin on in his fights with club managers and the law… but his new songs are rantings set to indifferent music, and his style encouraged a contempt between performer and audience.”
— Review of last Jabbers gig, Manchester Journal, April 1984

“He’d gotten to believe his own publicity, that he was a public animal. We’d saturated the area. Everyone knew what was going to happen at a show and GG had to do more and more. At one club they threw a garbage can full of broken glass on the stage and GG was rolling around in it. He was picking glass out of himself for weeks.”
— Chris Lamy, Jabbers guitarist, review of last gig, Manchester Journal, April 1984

GG Allin / Artless – split EP
GG Tracks: Out For Blood / Drink, Fight And Fuck
Label: Schrott 009 MJ8205
Released: 1983

Two songs from the previous “Hard Candy Cock” EP were pulled for this split 45 on the German Schrott label. Artless was Mykel Board’s band and their alliance on his “You’ll Hate This Record” compilation from the same year no doubt facilitated this release. For completists only, although the insert in which GG fills out his personal info is mildly amusing.

GG Allin & The Scumfucs
Eat My Fuc LP

Label: Blood Records (402019)
Recorded: Circa late 1983 / early 1984
Released: Early 1984 (matrix indicates February 1984 pressing)
Tracks: Side 1: Hard Candy Cock / Out For Blood / I Don’t Give A Shit / Drink, Fight And Fuck / Convulsions // Side 2: Fuckin’ The Dog / Cock On The Loose / Clit Licker / God Of Fire In Hell / Blowjobs / Live At A7 Club NYC 4/83 (You Hate Me & I Hate You / No Rules)

Lineup Side 1: GG Allin (drums, rhythm guitar, vocals), Dan Salomon (lead guitar, bass)
Lineup Side 2: GG Allin - most likely drums, rhythm guitar, vocals. Lead guitar and bass unconfirmed; most likely Tommy Doyle from The Lower East Side.

Perhaps GG’s defining moment and point of no return, the “Eat My Fuc” LP establishes the baseline for gutter-quality recording techniques, album design, and lyrical content. Unfortunately following in the footsteps of the “Always Was” LP, this album also only offers up five new tracks, with side one being the debut Scumfucs EP in its entirety. But side two is really where the fun begins. Fueled by daily intoxication and paralleling GG’s dropoff in personal hygiene and high flying of his sexual freak flag, the recording boasts some of the trashiest, mind bogglingly fucked up sounds to ever grace wax. “Fuckin’ The Dog” opens the side with one of his darkest, and dare I say, introspective, moments to date, and the wall-of-fuzz guitar soloing is simply awesome. Throughout the next four tracks, instruments drop out, tracks abruptly end, guitars blast out of only one speaker, odd hissing noises permeate … and the cuts wouldn’t be as good any other way. A surprising discovery is that one of GG's five knuckle children on side two, "Blowjobs," is actually a cover off a sixties Mad Magazine album — "She Got A Nose Job" by the Dellwoods! This tune was also covered in 1971 by Mogan David & His Winos, led by Rhino Records founder Harold Bronson (not sure which version served as inspiration). The tour de force ends with two live cuts from the Jabbers’ April 1983 gig at the A7 Club in New York City, with typical crowd harassment and a quick, upbeat dressing room interview. And for the album's second Easter egg, it turns out that the girls' dialogue preceding the A7 tracks is lifted straight off of "The Groupies" LP from 1969! (Back when Kevin was still singing along dirty words to his Mad Magazine album.) Initial copies of “Eat My Fuc” feature a white cardstock sleeve completely hand-drawn by GG, often with the song titles handwritten on the back. Includes the insert “Metallic Garage Punk for Savage People.” This may only hold true for copies sold at one Rhode Island store, but some versions exist of a Jabbers-era GG poster folded around the LP cover, hiding the obscene artwork and title, and taped to the back of the jacket. The next, more frequently seen version consists of a plain white innersleeve replacing the hard cardstock sleeve. A live shot of GG lying on the stage, giving the finger to the camera is pasted on the back, and no insert is included. It’s a good bet that yet another variant resulted from dried up markers and/or sore hand (from drawing, or?): a photocopied version of GG’s hand-drawn artwork pasted on the front, with the same picture on the back of the sleeve.

GG Allin
Live Fast Die Fast EP

Label: Black And Blue Records (410017)
Recorded: Circa Fall 1984, Fitchburg, MA
Released: November/December 1984 (matrix indicates October 1984 pressing)
Tracks: Live Fast Die Fast / Livin’ Like An Animal // Loudenboomer / I Need Adventure
** Also released as handmade cassette

Lineup: GG Allin (drums, vocals), Alan Chapple (bass, lead guitar), Randy "Zark" Martin (guitar)

Rhode Island-based GG collaborator/producer/public relations man Peter Yarmouth started up his long-running Black And Blue label with this radio-friendly, curse-free EP. The record seems chronologically out of place, following up two crap-fi, profanity-laden efforts. But, seeing as 1984 was the the infancy of MTV and the signing of new “alternative” and heavy metal bands, it’s possible this EP was a last gasp for commercial viability. To wit: the inadvertently hilarious video of “Live Fast Die Fast.” GG hooked up with members of Manchester hair-metal band the Flyin’ 69, though in typical fashion he laid down the drum tracks himself in the studio, rounded out with Alan Chapple on bass and Randy “Zark” Martin on guitar. According to posters, the live unit was scheduled for some record release gigs in late 1984 / early 1985. Photos exist from a show at The Channel with this band, so at least one of those performances materialized. (Side note: The Flyin' 69 released a little-known 45 in 1986, which twenty years later served as the artwork for an EP by New York band LiveFastDie on Douchemaster Records.) “Fuckin’ The Dog” is cleaned up and reworked into “Livin’ Like An Animal,” while “I Need Adventure” borrows some of the lyrics from its original 1980 incarnation and grafts them onto a hard rawk tune with a totally different chorus. “Loudenboomer” may have taken its title from an instrumental Steppenwolf song (“Earschplitten Louden Boomer”), but the similarities end there. First pressing copies are on white paper, and subsequent pressings are on blue paper with insert featuring extensive GG press clips. The handmade cassette version sports exclusive mid-period GG photos. One of the hardest to find GG items is an extremely rare alternate sleeve, possibly whipped up prior to the proper sleeves being printed, for friends or local stores. This is pure speculation, as I have only ever seen two of these, both of which surfaced on eBay in the early 2000s. The cover artwork is from the inside of the next EP, with the song titles “Live Fast Die Fast” and “Livin’ Like An Animal” written in black marker on each side of the cover. Oddly, the vinyl enclosed in my personal copy is actually the subsequent Scumfucs EP instead of the “Live Fast” record.

GG Allin & The Scumfucs
I Wanna Fuck Your Brains Out / Teacher’s Pet // I’m Gonna Rape You / Devil’s Prayer
Label: Blood Records (503016)
Recorded: Circa early 1985 at Al Mead's apartment - Manchester, NH
Released: Spring 1985 (matrix indicates March 1985 pressing)
** Also released as handmade cassette

Lineup: GG Allin (vocals, guitar), Al Mead a.k.a. “Al Lee Slime” (guitar, bass), Tim Lacombe a.k.a. “Tim Toms” (drums)

GG closes out his vinyl run for a couple of years with a new low in recording and lyrical quality. Recorded and released in early 1985, three of the four tracks were live staples through the mid-80s. Surprisingly, two of the three original tunes weren't even penned by GG: Al Mead of local metal band Knightmare wrote “Teacher's Pet” and “I'm Gonna Rape You” (both music and lyrics!) for a prior band he was in, Meathook, which never got off the ground. “They fit perfect for GG when I met him a few years later,” Al said. GG contributed “I Wanna Fuck Your Brains Out” and a cover of David Peel's “Devil's Prayer,” which was the leadoff track to the David Peel & Death “King Of Punk” LP on Orange Records, 1978. Mucus McCain, listed as guitarist on the sleeve, was a fake member — a take-off on Lucas McCain, a character from Western television series The Rifleman from the early '60s. Two sleeve variations exist, though most likely there were not two separate pressings of the record; the artwork was probably altered for later sales of the single. The first version is slightly clearer photo quality, and a picture of GG shooting up is on the right-hand side of the foldover sleeve. The second version replaces this photo with a cartoon advertising GG’s undoubtedly popular phone number for phone sex. My copy also came with an insert rehashing some of the material from the “Live Fast” insert. A very rare cassette version of these four songs exists, with entirely different cover artwork.

GG Allin & The Texas Nazis – Boozing And Pranks (cassette)
First edition: No label
Second edition: Blood Records
Third edition: Distributed by Ax/ction Records
Recorded: Aug. 17, 1985 at the Twilite Room - Dallas, TX
Released: 1985
Tracks: Hard Candy Cock / I’m Gonna Rape You / Teacher’s Pet / Eat My Diarrhea / Cock On The Loose / I Wanna Fuck Myself / Abuse Myself, I Wanna Die / I Wanna Fuck Your Brains Out / Drink, Fight & Fuck / Scumfuc Tradition

Lineup: GG Allin (vocals), Gene Perfect (bass), Count Lyle (guitar), Johnny Random a.k.a. “Dill Do” (drums)

Despite all the self-hype of being a destructive madman and public animal throughout his career up to this point, GG never even left his hallmark, um, deposit, on a stage until July 31, 1985 in Peoria, Ill., at the kickoff of his Hated In The Nation tour with Peoria’s Bloody F. Mess. It was a planned event — he ate an entire bar of Ex-Lax a couple of hours before the show — while sharing the bill with Bloody's band Hate and high school straight-edge band Caustic Defiance. (Read a firsthand account of the gig here.) At this point, GG didn’t have a touring band; he’d simply take a bus to the next stop and hook up with people in that particular city. And when no band was available, he performed solo with a backing tape. The Texas Nazis was a one-off gig captured on tape at the Twilite Room in Dallas, Texas. Surprisingly, the band got through the entire set, diarrhea and all, without being shut down or thrown out (judging by the quietness of the crowd, it was a sparsely attended gig). The sound quality is excellent for a GG show, although you’re not really listening to this for the music: the between-song banter is the raison d’etre here. In fact, the ramblings are so perfect that Mykel Board liberally used portions to sprinkle between songs on ROIR’s “Hated In The Nation” compilation cassette. The first edition of the cassette has no mention of Blood Records, and the liner notes are hand-written by GG. The second edition sports the Blood Records label name and typed liner notes (which are different from the previous version). A third version most likely came a year or two later, distributed by Charlie Infection's Ax/ction Records, with a degraded xerox of the original artwork. None of the tapes I’ve owned were professionally manufactured; for as “popular” a release as this was, apparently Geege spent a lot of time dubbing tapes on his dual-cassette deck. Side two of the cassettes I own contain dubs of all of the Scumfucs vinyl releases.

GG Allin – Sing Along Love Songs (cassette)
Label: Bad Luck Tapes #4
Recorded: Circa one week before the Twilite Room gig (Aug. 17, 1985) in Johnny Random's bedroom, Dallas, TX
Released: Circa late 1985 or early 1986
Tracks: Hard Candy Cock / Eat My Diarrhea / I Wanna Die / Teacher’s Pet / Cock On The Loose / I’m Gonna Rape You / I Wanna Fuck Myself / I Wanna Fuck Your Brains Out / Needle Up My Cock / Drink, Fight & Fuck / God Of Fire In Hell

Lineup: GG Allin (vocals), Gene Perfect (bass), Count Lyle (guitar), Johnny Random a.k.a. “Dill Do” (drums)

While in Dallas, GG and the Texas Nazis recorded their rehearsal on a 4-track, with quite respectable sound quality. The band basically chugs through the whole Twilite Room set, all GG standards with the exception of “Eat My Diarrhea,” which Texas Nazis bassist Gene Perfect wrote. This rehearsal version appears on the “Dirty Love Songs” double LP (New Rose, 1987). Closing out the cassette is a version of “God Of Fire In Hell,” never released anywhere else, for good reason, as GG forgets the words. This rehearsal session was released as GG’s self-issued “Rapist” cassette, and also by Bad Luck Tapes of Hampton, N.H., under the “Sing Along Love Songs” moniker.

GG Allin & The Scumfucs – You’ll Never Tame Me (cassette)
Label: self-released
Recorded: Circa Spring / early Summer 1985, Roxbury, MA
Released: Circa Fall 1985
Tracks: Fuck Women I’ve Never Had / I Wanna Fuck Myself / Needle Up My Cock / Ass Fuckin, Butt Suckin, Cunt Lickin, Masturbation / You’ll Never Tame Me / Torture You / Bite It You Scum / Scumfuc Tradition / Abuse Myself, I Wanna Die / Kill The Children, Save The Food / I Wanna Piss On You / I Fuck The Dead

Lineup: GG Allin (vocals, guitar), Al Mead a.k.a. “Al Lee Slime” (guitar, bass), Tim Lacombe a.k.a. “Tim Toms” (drums)

The pinnacle of mid-period GG. The recording and performances elevate this cassette to the quintessential release for any newcomer wanting to discover GG in full trashy scumfuc regalia. GG, Al Mead and Tim Toms — same lineup as on the prior Scumfucs EP, with the fictional Mucus McCain again credited on guitar — rented a rehearsal studio in Roxbury, Mass., and banged out these 12 tunes in a marathon 12-hour session. Though recorded prior to the Hated In The Nation tour, the cassette album wasn't actually released until afterwards. The collection was a combination of songs that Al wrote, a few new GG tunes, and GG the country music fan even snuck in covers of Hank Williams Jr.’s “Family Tradition” and “Women I’ve Never Had,” most assuredly unbeknownst to the bulk of his fans. Also, “I Wanna Piss On You” is a reworking of the Jabbers then-unreleased “Nuke Attack,” written by Rob Basso.

Al Mead recalls: “Was a long fun day. We both had songs and parts pre-written and put it all together there. GG played rhythm guitar on his songs, me on mine. My songs were the more metal sounding ones like “Needle Up My Cock,” “Bite It You Scum,” “Abuse Myself,” “Kill The Children” and “I Fuck The Dead.” Some of the lyrics he wrote on the spot in one take, just bang of the top of his head. “Abuse Myself” he made up the words in one take on the fly. He added his own variations to the songs and made them his own. The horrible but awesome cringing leads were done the same, all in one take sometimes not even listening to the rhythm track.”

On the songs: “He inspired me before I knew him when I wrote those songs. He hadn't quite morphed fully into the alter ego yet. When I wrote some of the songs I thought of him as a character I was writing about, and GG became the character for real after that.”

“I wrote the words on Needle, Bite It, Fuck The Dead, and Kill The Children, which was right when “We Are The World” came out [March 1985], and was the Scumfuc answer to that. GG did make them his own though and changed things how he saw fit.”

On recording: “We had a 4 track cassette with a mixer, so the first layer was drums mixed through a 6 channel mixer to one record channel, and rhythm guitar. GG and Tim played his, me and Tim played mine, we recorded in the same order of the record. Switched off a few times. After that I dubbed in the bass on channel 3. Then we took a break and bounced the mix to channel 4. Then we added vocals, and leads, and the pissing sound at the very end of "I Wanna Piss On You." The vocals went through the guitar amp and then mic'd to the recorder. Most of the feedback throughout is GG moving it around making noise during vocals. Cool effect, and gave it that cheap 'n nasty sound.“

“When we recorded and wrote stuff there was no drugs or booze, it was 100% focused on the task at hand. The recordings were purposely made to sound cheap and nasty but still solid.”

Special thanks to Al Mead for the background info!

GG Allin & The Scumfucs / Artless – split LP
Label: Starving Missile / Holy War 010
Year: 1985
Tracks: I Wanna Fuck Myself / Ass Fuckin, Butt Suckin, Cunt Lickin, Masturbation / You’ll Never Tame Me / Bite It You Scum / Scumfuc Tradition / Abuse Myself, I Wanna Die / Needle Up My Cock

Lineup: GG Allin (vocals, guitar), Al Mead a.k.a. “Al Lee Slime” (guitar, bass), Tim Lacombe a.k.a. “Tim Toms” (drums)

West German release of seven songs from the ‘You’ll Never Tame Me” cassette, and another Artless pairing. 500 copies, 400 for Europe, 50 for GG and 50 for Artless, according to the insert. This LP is actually quite hard to find here in the States. A second pressing of unknown quantity came with a one-sided, blank-label 45 containing “Out For Blood” and “Drink, Fight & Fuck” from the Artless split EP (matrix numbers match up exactly to this release as well). This second pressing is distinguishable with the "Includes limited edition GG Allin single" added to the upper right corner of both sides of the LP jacket. Also, the sleeve opens up on the side as opposed to the top, and the labels are blue and white instead of the green and red sides on the first pressing. My copy of the second press also does not contain the insert.

GG Allin & The Cedar St. Sluts – The Sleaziest, Loosest Sluts (cassette)
Label: self-released
Recorded: Early 1986, Manchester, NH
Released: Early 1986
Tracks: Bad Habits / Sluts In The City / Blood For You / Tough Fuckin’ Shit / I Wanna Suck Your Cunt

Lineup: GG Allin (vocals), Connie Clit (guitar), Tammy Tits (bass, backup vox), Poline Pussy (guitar, backup vox) Sally Sleaze (drums).
All of the names are fictional credits. Most likely GG played all the instruments, and his girlfriends Felicia and Lisa did background vocals.

GG follows up his finest recording in years by rounding up some girls (I’m assuming they weren’t really prostitutes, but I guess you never know) and delivering five Dollsy shit-stompers. Catchy call-and-response choruses with the female backing vocals make this GG outing a unique and, uh, enjoyable listen. GG’s voice is worse for the wear, but still a bit more tuneful than his subsequent outings. Four of the five tracks here are covers in disguise: “I Wanna Suck Your Cunt” is actually DMZ’s “Ball Me Out” from the “Live At The Rat” LP; GG in one interview referred to them and Monoman/Lyres as his favorites in Boston. “Tough Fuckin’ Shit” is a tougher one to decipher — it’s actually a trashed-out version of Nancy Sinatra’s “Sorry 'Bout That,” substituting the bouncy horns with its defining guitar line. Never would have guessed this if GG hadn’t let the cat out of the bag in an interview. Another head-scratcher is the slutification of California glam-poppers Candy, whose 1985 “Kids In The City” gets thrust into ripped fishnets for the 'Sluts theme song. And lastly, “Bad Habits” is a sleazy honky-tonk kernel distilled from, most surprising of all, a 1983 Joan Armatrading track. (Someone must have spent a lot of time scouring Discogs, YouTube and Shazam to come up with that one!) Two different color xerox covers exist, one called “The Sleaziest, Loosest Sluts” and the other “The Misadventures Of A Total Slut.”
“I’d like Nancy Sinatra to come see me play. She’s great. I’m totally into Nancy Sinatra. I’d marry her in a second. She’s the queen of whores. You know that song on the Cedar St. Sluts EP, ‘Tough Fuckin’ Shit’? That’s a Nancy Sinatra song, really. I just changed the words around a little. I got the idea for the all-girl band from listening to Nancy Sinatra.”
Conflict #43, Jan/Feb 1987

GG Allin – Bored Again (cassette)
Label: self-released by Peter Yarmouth (Black And Blue)
Recorded: Feb. 15, 1987 @ The Rocket, Providence, RI
Released: 1987
Tracks: Blood For You / Teacher’s Pet / I Wanna Rape You / Sluts In The City / Drink, Fight & Fuck

I remember seeing this cassette in a couple of local record stores back in high school when it came out, but never ended up getting one until sometime in the 2000’s. And boy did I miss out — the hilarious stage chatter rivals that of “Boozing & Pranks.” The cassette captures GG’s last show in Providence, RI, on February 15, 1987, after a five-year hiatus from playing in the state. The 1982 Providence Living Room tape cover was resurrected for this release, adding in “87” or “1987” and blacking out the Dick Urine producer credit.

“The first five years of my life were infested with sickness and violence. It consisted of living in a log cabin in the northern woods of New Hampshire with father, mother and brother. It was an extremely real, primitive, anti-social existence with no running water, little heat, and unbearably claustrophobic…I was immensely sick with asthma, always fighting to breathe amidst emotionally uncomfortable conditions where the wall colors were that of the ever-peeling paint strips…We were more like prisoners than a family. We were prisoners to father, and father was a prisoner of himself. He always had planned to kill my brother and I, then commit suicide with mother. This was brought to our attention on many a blistering occasion. Father despised pleasures around the cabin and would consciously now allow any enjoyable items to enter into our home. If he found anything in our possessions that we enjoyed, he would take it out in the woods behind the cabin and bury it. We were allowed very little contact with others. We had no phone, and activities were limited… But it developed into our world. It’s all we knew at the time...Toward the end of a long, barbaric five years, mother was plotting to engage in our escape. She had previously tried but I was kidnapped in the failed attempt. But finally one day when father was at work in the paper mill, mother packed us up swiftly, leaving behind everything that could not be carried, and we then escaped, leaving behind the first five years of my life. A five years that would be scratched into my soul for eternity.”
— GG Allin, excerpted from childhood essay, “First 10 Years,” early 1990s

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