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GG Allin & The Jabbers


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(1977 – 1983)

GG Allin’s first years as a frontman were with New Hampshire band The Jabbers from 1977 – April 1983. The Jabbers recorded a number of tracks for which Allin sometimes played drums and performed vocals, heavily influenced by The Stooges, The Dictators, The Dead Boys, first-album NY Dolls, the Heartbreakers, UK power pop, and ’70s glam. They were fueled by a love of liquor, drugs, fast women, rock n roll, and a vicious “fuck you” attitude that got him and his band of merry Jabbers banned everywhere.

The Jabbers (featuring GG’s older brother Merle, ex of early Boston punk band
The Thrills) signed with Orange Records in ‘80 and released a slew of singles and one classic album, ‘80’s ten-song “Always Is, Was, and Always Shall Be” LP, co-produced by Wayne Kramer of the MC5. They were even managed at one point by industry veteran/1st album Dead Boys producer Genya Ravan. They gigged with the great early version of The Queers, as well as with labelmates David Peel & The Death-O-Lettes.

Tensions within The Jabbers began to mount as Allin became increasingly uncontrollable, vicious, and uncompromising. The Jabbers split up in ‘83, and GG recruited new members for his next vehicle, the raw, rockin’ Scumfucs, who released several singles and an album, “Eat My Fuc,” on their own label imprint, Black & Blue Records. The Scumfucs were responsible for such classics as “Drink Fight & Fuck,” “Convulsions,” and “Loudenbomber.” Eventually, the same problems befell GG’s band, and by ‘85 the Scumfucs called it quits.

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