Gig Listings 1980-1984

Researched and compiled by Jason Litchfield and Sean Doyle. Special thanks to Rob Basso for use of his gig diary.


1980

Jan. 25-26, 1980 - Friday & Saturday
Cantone's (Boston)
w/ The Thrills
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Kevin Durand (drums)
Source: Club listings • Rob Basso gig diary
Note: First ever Jabbers show




Feb. 4, 1980 - Monday
The Rat (Boston)
w/ The Dawgs (audition)
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Kevin Durand (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




Feb. 8, 1980 - Friday
McVan's (Buffalo, NY)
w/ Stripsearch, Davy & The Crocketts
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Kevin Durand (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




Feb. 12, 1980 - Tuesday
Cantone's (Boston)
w/ Stripsearch, Count Viglione
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Kevin Durand (drums)
Source: Rob Basso gig diary


Feb. 24, 1980 - Sunday
Private Party (Goffs Falls, NH)
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Kevin Durand (drums)
Source: Rob Basso gig diary


March 2, 1980 - Sunday
Celebration (Boston, downstairs of Kenmore Club) 3:00-7:00 pm show
w/ The Thrills, Unnatural Axe
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Kevin Durand (drums)
Source: Club ad • poster/flyer • Rob Basso gig diary




March 6, 1980 - Thursday
The Underground (Allston, MA)
Source: Club listing
** not in Rob Basso's gig diary ** Did this show happen?




March 9, 1980 - Sunday
Cantone's (Boston)
w/ Scam, Violations
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Bob MacKenzie (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




March 12-13, 1980 - Wednesday & Thursday
The Club (Cambridge, MA)
w/ The Lyres
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Bob MacKenzie (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




March 14-15, 1980 - Friday & Saturday
Downtown Lounge (Portland, ME)
w/ The Lyres
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Bob MacKenzie (drums)
Source: Flyer • Club calendar • Rob Basso gig diary




March 18, 1980 - Tuesday
The Rat (Boston)
w/ France, The Teasers w/ Ava Electris
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Bob MacKenzie (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




April 1, 1980 - Tuesday
CBGB's (NYC)
Audition
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Bob MacKenzie (drums)
Source: Rob Basso gig diary


April 12, 1980 - Saturday
Party (Wilton, NH)
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Bob MacKenzie (drums)
Source: Rob Basso gig diary


May 6, 1980 - Tuesday
Cantone's (Boston)
w/ Wild Stares
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Bob MacKenzie (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




May 12, 1980 - Monday
Pegasus (Ipswich, MA)
w/ David Peel
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Bob MacKenzie (drums)
Source: Club listing




May 13, 1980 - Tuesday
Main Act (Lynn, MA)
w/ David Peel
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Bob MacKenzie (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




May 14, 1980 - Wednesday
The Rat (Boston)
w/ David Peel & The Lower East Side, Arthur Slick & The Nice Girls
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Bob MacKenzie (drums)
Source: Club listing • Flyer • Rob Basso gig diary


  • Recorded, missing first part of set
  • Set list (recorded songs): Don’t Talk To Me ~ Cheri Love Affair ~ Assface ~ Automatic ~ Busy Man (DMZ) ~ Nuke Attack ~ I Got A Right (Stooges)


May 15, 1980 - Thursday
The Place (Manchester, NH)
w/ David Peel
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Bob MacKenzie (drums)
Source: Rob Basso gig diary


May 21, 1980 - Wednesday
Underground (Allston, MA)
w/ Genral Foodz
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Bob MacKenzie (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




May 27-28, 1980 - Tuesday-Wednesday
The Club (Cambridge, MA)
w/ David Peel & The Lower East Side
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), John Fortin (guitar), Bob MacKenzie (drums)
Source: Club listing





Note: Long gap in live shows due to recording the LP, Rob Basso's hand injury, and both John Fortin and Bob MacKenzie leaving the band (on this point, read GG's explanation here).


Nov. 7-8, 1980 - Friday & Saturday
University Of New Hampshire (Durham, NH)
First Annual New Hampshire Battle Of The Bands
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer? (guitar), Roland Spencer? (drums)
Source: Newspaper write-up **Did this gig happen?




Dec. 13, 1980 - Saturday
Maximillian's (Manchester, NH)
w/ The Nubs
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Rob Basso gig diary


1981

Jan. 23, 1981 - Friday
Georgie's Pub (Manchester, NH)
w/ Gypsy Jokers, M-Fatics
BANNED
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Rob Basso gig diary


Feb. 10, 1981 - Tuesday
Club 777 (Manchester, NH)
w/ Upstarts
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Club listing/calendar • Rob Basso gig diary




Feb. 12, 1981 - Thursday
The Rat (Boston)
w/ Junk Mail, Cheetah Chrome
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




Feb. 13, 1981 - Friday
The Rat (Boston)
w/ Junk Mail, Cheetah Chrome
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




Feb. 14, 1981 - Saturday
The Living Room (Providence, RI)
w/ Cheetah Chrome, D.C. Tenz
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




Feb. 17, 1981 - Tuesday
Underground (Allston, MA)
w/ Native Tongue
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




Feb. 22, 1981 - Sunday
The Ladybug (Peabody, MA)
w/ Lou Miami & The Kozmetix
Source: Club listing
** not in Rob Basso's gig diary ** Did this show happen?




Feb. 25, 1981 - Wednesday
Cantone's (Boston)
w/ The Runes
Source: Club listing
** not in Rob Basso's gig diary ** Did this show happen?




March 27, 1981 - Friday
Take 5 Music Hall (Concord, NH) 8:00 pm set
w/ 44 Magnum
BANNED
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




March 27, 1981 - Friday
Club 28 (Hookset, NH) 9:30 pm set
w/ Creamers
BANNED
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




April 1, 1981 - Wednesday
Cantone's (Boston)
w/ Crystal
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




April 3, 1981 - Friday
Pump House (Portsmouth, NH naval shipyard)
w/ The Bugs
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Rob Basso gig diary


April 5, 1981 - Sunday
The Rat (Boston)
w/ Specimens, Squad 16
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




April 19, 1981 - Sunday
The Ladybug (Peabody, MA)
w/ The Dawgs
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




April 22, 1981 - Wednesday
Side Door (Manchester, NH)
w/ Contenders
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Rob Basso gig diary


April 30, 1981 - Thursday
The Living Room (Providence, RI)
w/ PeeWee Dicks, The Freeze, Mighty Ions
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




May 3, 1981 - Sunday
Club 777 (Manchester, NH)
w/ Nubs, M-Fatics, Bugs, Thrax, Aunt Helen, Jonee Earthquake
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Rob Basso gig diary


May 8, 1981 - Friday
Ron's Place (New Haven, CT)
w/ Division-C
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




May 9, 1981 - Saturday
Ron's Place (New Haven, CT)
w/ Survivors
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Club listing • Fanzine write-up • Rob Basso gig diary




May 10, 1981 - Sunday
Cantone's (Boston)
w/ Lowgistics & Tennie Komar birthday w/ Emily XYZ, Count Viglione
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Club listings • Rob Basso gig diary




May 13, 1981 - Wednesday
Jumbo's (Somerville, MA)
w/ David Peel & Lower East Side, Mighty Ions
Source: Club listings
** not in Rob Basso's gig diary ** Did this show happen?




May 14, 1981 - Thursday
Cantone's (Boston)
w/ Mighty Ions, David Peel & The Lower East Side
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Warren Spencer (guitar), Roland Spencer (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




May 17, 1981 - Sunday
The Rat (Boston)
w/ Mighty Ions, Stereotypes
BANNED
Lineup: Spencers ? or Steve L. & Zark ?
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary
Note: Show where PiL's Brian Brain's nose was broken




July 29, 1981 - Wednesday
The Paradise (Boston)
w/ The Machines, The Lowgistics, Love And Flame, Erik Lindgren
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Zark (guitar), Steve L. [Lenard “Lenny”] (drums)
Source: Club ad • Club listing • Flyer • Rob Basso gig diary




Aug. 20, 1981 - Thursday
Simon's (Pawtucket, RI)
w/ Klitz
BANNED - had to pay $75 for monitor
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Zark (guitar), Steve L. (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




Aug. 22, 1981 - Saturday
Blitz (Providence, RI)
w/ The Body Count
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Zark (guitar), Steve L. (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




Aug. 26, 1981 - Wednesday
Jumbo's (Somerville, MA)
w/ Kidz, By-Produx, The Body Count, Jim Jones & Guyanas
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Zark (guitar), Steve L. (drums)
Source: Club listing • Flyer • Rob Basso gig diary




Sept. 2, 1981 - Wednesday
The Great American Music Hall (New Haven, CT)
w/ Survivors, No Music Ltd, GG Allin
Source: Club listing
** not in Rob Basso's gig diary ** Did this show happen?




Sept. 4, 1981 - Friday
Ron's Place (New Haven, CT)
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Zark (guitar), Steve L. (drums)
Source: Club ad • Rob Basso gig diary




Sept. 9, 1981 - Wednesday
The Channel (Boston)
w/ Kidz, The Body Count
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Zark (guitar), Steve L. (drums)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary



  • Recorded/released, Live At The Channel
  • Set List: Gimme Some Head ~ Don't Talk To Me ~ Automatic ~ Pills (NY Dolls) ~ Nuke Attack ~ Bored To Death ~ I Wanna Be Your Dog (Stooges) ~ You Hate Me & I Hate You ~ Assface


Sept. 20, 1981 - Sunday
Cantone's (Boston)
w/ The Body Count
Source: Club listing
** not in Rob Basso's gig diary ** Did this show happen?




Oct. 11, 1981 - Sunday
Streets (Allston, MA)
Benefit for Take-It! magazine w/ Metropolis, Dangerous Birds, Scientific Americans, V;
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Steve L. (drums) & Kris (Lamy?)

BANNED “GG Allin, since Wm Loeb’s demise, the only madman left in Manchester, provided the evening’s comic relief by beaning a bystander with a flying beer bottle, bringing baneful Digney to ban the band, too bad. Hoop! Hoop!”

Source: Take It! magazine write-up • Rob Basso gig diary




Oct. 29, 1981 - Thursday
Canadian Club (Manchester, NH)
w/ Nubs, Kidz, By-Produx (3:00 - 8:30 pm, all ages)
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Steve L. (drums) & Kris (Lamy?)
Source: Club listing • Rob Basso gig diary




Oct. 30, 1981 - Friday
Ron's Place (New Haven, CT)
w/ Xavier Dobbs
Source: Club ad
** not in Rob Basso's gig diary ** Did this show happen?




Oct. 31, 1981 - Saturday
St. Stanislaus Hall (Nashua, NH) Halloween Holocaust Costume Ball
w/ Toute Suite, Nubs
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (guitar), Steve L. (drums) & Kris (Lamy?)
Source: Newspaper ad • Rob Basso gig diary
Note: Rob Basso's final gig




Dec. 23, 1981 - Wednesday
Mill Hill Club (West Yarmouth, MA)
w/ The Freeze, Wifebeaters
Source: Flyer




1982

Jan. 27, 1982 - Wednesday
Honey Lounge (Boston)
Source: Club listings • flyer




Jan. 28, 1982 - Thursday
The Club (Cambridge, MA)
w/ The Annoyed
Source: Club listing




Jan. 31, 1982 - Sunday
Club Meri-Mac (Manchester, NH)
Source: Flyer



  • Recorded, portions used on the Jabbers “Live” cassette.
  • Songs used: You Know I'm Right ~ You Hate Me & I Hate You ~ Bored To Death +++


Feb. 18, 1982 - Thursday
The Club (Cambridge, MA) 
w/ The Annoyed
Source: Flyers • club classified ad




Feb. 21, 1982 - Sunday
Media Workshop (Boston) 
w/ The Freeze, The Commandos
Source: Flyers




Feb. 24, 1982 - Wednesday
CBGB's (New York City, NY)
Source: Flyers




March 4, 1982 - Thursday
Club Meri-Mac (Manchester, NH) w/ Pig Pile
Source: Flyers
Note: Gig review in The Times zine, summer 1982




March ?, 1982 
Honey Lounge (Boston)
w/ The Freeze
Source: Flyers




March 20, 1982 - Saturday
XIT 13 (Worcester, MA)
w/ Wayne Kramer
Source: Flyers



  • Set List: You Hate Me & I Hate You ~ I Need Adventure ~ Automatic ~ Don't Talk To Me ~ Gimme Some Head ~ Bored To Death ~ Assface ~ Pills (NY Dolls) ~ No Love Songs ~ Hold Your Breath ~ Unpredictable ~ I Wanna Be Your Dog (Stooges)


May 8, 1982 - Saturday
Club Meri-Mac (Manchester, NH)
Source: Club classifieds in Union Leader 5/6/82




May 26, 1982 - Wednesday
Living Room (Providence, RI) 
w/ Proletariat, Wally & The Wingnuts
Source: Flyer • club listing



  • Recorded and released.
  • Set List: You Hate Me & I Hate You ~ You're Wrong, I’m Right ~ Gimme Some Head ~ Don't Talk To Me ~ Automatic ~ I'll Never Call ~ Bored To Death ~ Assface ~ Dead Or Alive


May 28, 1982 - Friday
Masonic Temple (Portsmouth, NH)
w/ The Queers, The Briefs, Violation
Source: Flyers




June 25, 1982 - Friday
The Main Event (Providence, RI)
w/ SS Decontrol, Gang Green, Proletariat
Source: Club listing




Aug. 5, 1982 - Thursday
Cell Block (Lowell, MA)
Source: Club listing




Aug. 11, 1982 - Wednesday
The Frolics (Salisbury Beach, MA)
Source: Flyer • Club listing




Aug. 20, 1982 - Friday - locale?

Aug. 21, 1982 - Saturday
Hampton Beach, NH
Source: Flyer
Inner Mystique #1 interview GG mentions two clubs in one weekend, getting shut down after 4 songs and 2 songs




Aug. 27, 1982 - Friday
The Channel (Boston)
w/ The Neighborhoods, Someone And The Somebodies
Source: Club ads, flyer, fanzine mentions

The Noise #10 (Autumn 1982): At the Channel we watched the audience cover GG ALLIN with their saliva. He deserved it for taking THE NOISE off his guest list. But GG's pop-hardcore sounded great. His live sound puts his records to shame, especially on "Automatic" and "Gimme Some Head."




Sept. 3, 1982 - Friday
Brothers (West Haven, CT) 
w/ Controlled Aggression
BANNED - gig shut down during second set
Source: Club listings

New Age (October 1982): You usually only read about shows like this, like now. GG headlined at the Brothers in September with the local hardcore band, Controlled Aggression, supporting. GG hit the stage twice that night. Everything you read about him being lewd and disgusting is true. He is non-stop motion and gestures. He rolls around on the stage and into the audience causing pile-ups on the dance floor. GG can now add the Brothers to his "banned from" list. After repeated warnings to tone his show down went ignored, the club stopped the show midway through the second set.



  • Recorded, known as the “West Haven Dump” show. Portions of dialogue used on the Jabbers “Live” cassette.
  • 1st Set: You Hate Me & I Hate You ~ I'm Right ~ Don't Talk To Me ~ Gimme Some Head ~ Assface ~ Automatic ~ I Wanna Be Your Dog (Stooges) 
  • 2nd Set: Bored To Death ~ You Hate Me & I Hate You ~ Don't Talk To Me ~ Automatic ~ Pills (NY Dolls) ~ Gimme Some Head [band shut down at beginning of song]


Oct. 16, 1982 - Saturday
University of Massachusetts Lowell (Lowell, MA)
Arrested for inciting a riot, disorderly conduct, and obscenity.
w/ Mighty Ions
Source: Flyer




Oct. 30, 1982 - Saturday
The Side Door (Manchester, NH)
Halloween Masquerade Party w/ Sirhan Sirhan
Source: Flyer





1983

Jan. 13, 1983 - Thursday
The Living Room (Providence, RI)
w/ Neutral Nation (Jack Tragic & The Unfortunates did not play)
Source: Club listings




March 4, 1983 - Friday
Mavericks (Boston)
w/ Smegma & The Nunz
Source: Club listings




April 15, 1983 - Friday
A7 Club (New York City, NY)
w/ Powertrip / Jeff Dahl, Cheetah Chrome
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Steve S. (guitar), Steve L. (drums)
Source: Flyers




April 16, 1983 - Saturday
A7 Club (New York City, NY)
w/ Powertrip / Jeff Dahl, Cheetah Chrome
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Steve S. (guitar), Steve L. (drums)
Source: Flyer


  • Recorded and released on cassette; portions used on the “Eat My Fuc” LP
  • Set List: You Hate Me & I Hate You ~ No Rules ~ Gimme Some Head ~ A Fuckup ~ Automatic


May 5, 1983 - Thursday
May Day Bash (Goffstown, NH) 
w/ David Peel
Source: Cassette recording


May 10, 1983 - Tuesday
The Main Event (Burlington, VT)
w/ Wards, Roman Shades, N.O.H.
Source: Flyers



1984

Feb. 4, 1984 - Saturday
The Metro (Manchester, NH) 
w/ Nervous Disorder, Vagrants, S.A.C. (2:00 - 5:00 pm all ages; 9:00 pm - 1:00 am BYOB)
Source: Flyer • Club listings




April 8, 1984 - Sunday
The Casbah (Manchester, NH) 
w/ GBH, Abortion Squad (2:00 - 6:00 pm)
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Steve S. (guitar), Chris Lamy (guitar), Mike O’Donnell (drums)
Source: Flyer • Club listing • Newspaper article
Note: Last Jabbers show


  • Recorded, opened with “High School” (MC5)


Dec. 19, 1984 - Wednesday
The Casbah (Manchester, NH) 
w/ ???
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Randy "Zark" Martin (guitar), Tony More (drums)
Source: Flyers
Note: "Live Fast Die Fast" record release party




Dec. 27, 1984 - Thursday
The Living Room (Providence, RI)
w/ Holy Cow
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Randy "Zark" Martin (guitar), Tony More (drums)
Source: Flyers, club listings
Note: "Live Fast Die Fast" record release party





1985

Jan. 10, 1985 - Thursday
The Channel (Boston, MA)
"The Channel Spotlight" w/ Thrust, Buco Dolores, Sin Fein
Lineup: Alan Chapple (bass), Randy "Zark" Martin (guitar), Tony More (drums)
Source: Flyers, club listing



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