Follow Up #1 (1982-83)

Follow Up #1 - N.H. H.C. Mag
Published: Late 1982 / early 1983
New Hampshire

Zine scans courtesy of Chris Minicucci

When did the band originally form?

GG: 1979 in N.H.

What were your early influences? What do you listen to now?

GG: Early -- Stooges, MC5, Fugs, etc. Now -- Stooges, Dead Boys, Circle Jerks, Angry Samoans and anything that's fast, raw, noise and power.

What do you write most of your songs about?

GG: Whatever is on my mind at the time (sex, violence, hatred, revenge, whatever).

Do you classify yourselves as hardcore?

GG: We don't classify ourselves, you do.

What do you think about the "straight edge"?

GG: I say drink, fight, have sex and party hard. No straight edge here.

Tell me what you think of government (in 1 word or sentence).

GG: Sucks

How about violence?

GG: That depends on what kind you're talking about. Sometimes it seems necessary.

Do you think the media has helped or hurt you?

GG: Fuck the media. They don't help or hurt us cause we won't let 'em, and we don't.

What do you think of the Boston scene?

GG: Hypocritical and trendy, not all of it but a lot of it. Let's practice what we preach.

How come you're banned from so many clubs?

GG: Because we refuse to compromise to their rules. We do as we want and no less.

Do you really get treated like dirt when you play? Do you like?

GG: A lot of times, but we can handle that situation.

Tribal Noise described you as "An Asshole with a Capital A." What do you think of that statement?

GG: I never really thought about it, but I don't give a shit.

What are your goals for the band?

GG: No goals I can think of right now but to play more, record and add more scars to my body.

What do you forsee in the future?

GG: Death

Do you try to provoke controversy with the band?

GG: Sometimes you have to.

Does the band have any kind of a following?

GG: Yeah, the f-ups of the world.

Anything you'd like to say?

GG: F.O.

Tell me about your upcoming tour.

GG: NYC, Philly, Conn., R.I., and maybe Boston and N.H. if we can rent cause no one will book us. We'd travel more but we're always broke.

Band members: GG - vocals, Alan Chapple - bass, Stephen Spinard - guitar, Steve Lessard - drums

As you can see GG Allin is publically quite an idiot. I get the feeling though that personally he's not as bad as he sounds. I guess he's still stuck in the 70's. But, just the same he does play some real good music. All of his records get good reviews (wish I could say the same for him live). If you do see him live let me know how it was. OK? Nah mate.

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