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GG Allin & The Jabbers – Bored To Death / Beat Beat Beat // One Man Army (7-inch)
Label: Blood 59
Year: 1979

Twenty-three year-old Kevin Allin (drums, vocals), his brother Merle (bass), and a local guitarist assault the reel-to-reel with some Iggy-cum-Ramones inspired basement punk rock. Resurrecting his childhood nickname and shedding the backseat skins role for frontman duties, GG initiated with this debut a barrage of tasteless tunage and self-promotion that would fester and multiply for the next 14 years. Self-released on his own Blood Records in a likely edition of 500 copies, this remains one of the two most elusive GG singles. To add insult to injury, two sleeve variations exist. The first sleeve contains two crossed knives (i.e., “jabbers,” get it?) on the upper right corner, and no graphics on the back, just typed credits. The second version replaces the knives with a small photo-booth shot of a young GG sporting a Ramones t-shirt, and the back is graced with a picture of GG giving the finger (from the same fruitful photo-booth session). The paper stock on this version matches the sleeve on the next single, “Cheri Love Affair,” leading me to believe that he probably made up a new batch of sleeves (adding his photos) around the time “Cheri” came out. Seeing as the covers were all cut, folded and glued by hand, I’m guessing he didn’t re-press the single; rather, he most likely didn’t create enough for the entire pressing first time around and needed to whip up some more.


Original sleeve...

"...The first sleeve contains two crossed knives (i.e., “jabbers,” get it?) on the upper right corner..."

Original sleeve, rear...

"...and no graphics on the back, just typed credits..."

Alternate sleeve...

"...The second version replaces the knives with a small photo-booth shot of a young GG sporting a Ramones t-shirt..."

Alternate sleeve, rear...

"...and the back is graced with a picture of GG giving the finger..."



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