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GG Allin & The Jabbers – Cheri Love Affair / 1980s Rock N Roll (7-inch)
Label: Destiny 911077
Year: 1980

Destiny was a recording studio in Massachusetts which offered package deals: record your tunes and have them handily pressed on the Destiny label all for one low price. As a result, the Destiny discography is quite, um, eclectic, with only one true punk record — and it’s not even GG’s! (Alas, that honor goes to Genral Foodz.) The existance of “1980s Rock And Roll” can only be justified as a bizarre attempt for commercial airplay. I mean, how can you keep a straight face when there’s lines like “Come on along it’s a rock and roll party / Bring all your friends and don’t be tardy”? I’ve a hunch this tune never made it to the clubs. On the other hand, “Cheri Love Affair,” which, judging from tape archives and set lists, never made it to the live circuit either, swaggers and struts with a cool Dolls/glam vibe. I prefer this 45’s version to the album mix, stripped of the overbearing female background vocals and humorous “Pussy Summit Meeting” introduction. At the very least, this record is essential for the sleeve alone… with GG looking uncharacteristically cleancut and suave in his button-down shirt and sportscoat on the back cover! Again, the educated guess is a 500 press, and judging by the scarcity of the disc, I wouldn’t be surprised if an embarrassed GG didn’t toss a chunk of them himself a few years later.


Cheri Love Affair, front

"...At the very least, this record is essential for the sleeve alone..."

Cheri Love Affair, rear

"...with GG looking uncharacteristically cleancut and suave in his button-down shirt and sportscoat on the back cover..."



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