GG Allin - You Hate Me & I Hate You 45 (1982)

GG Allin
You Hate Me & I Hate You // Automatic / Assface

Label: Orange Records (ORA-70 • 206029)
Recorded: Fall 1981, Dark Star Studio - New Boston, NH
Released: Summer 1982 (matrix indicates June 1982 pressing)

Lineup: GG Allin (drums, vocals), Alan Chapple (bass), Rob Basso (lead guitar), Chris Lamy (guitar)

GG Allin You Hate Me & I Hate YouStandard cover
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GG Allin You Hate Me & I Hate YouJabbers modified cover
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GG Allin You Hate Me & I Hate YouTest pressing labels
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GG Allin You Hate Me & I Hate YouVarious inserts
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The Jabbers finally got around to recording their standard live opener “You Hate Me & I Hate You” in mid-1982, packaged with two of the best songs from “Always Was.” But why waste valuable real estate with duplicate tracks? My only guess is that funding was low, so the studio time went towards the GG anthem, and he lifted “Automatic” and “Assface” to round out the ideal Public Animal No. 1 experience. As with most of the singles, GG also played drums on the title cut. Growing aggravated by the near-irrelevant status the band was becoming relegated to behind GG, Alan had some “and the Jabbers” stickers made up & stood by while GG stuck them below his name on the covers of roughly 200 copies. Most copies of this EP came with the "Live at The Channel" insert, and a couple of "Public Animal No. 1" inserts also exist. The UK label Catch-22 released the three-songer on cassette with slightly modified artwork.

Updated info from Blood Orange Records: Rob Basso was still with the band when this track was recorded but Fortin had already left. GG asked Kedz guitarist Chris Lamy (the Kedz had played a few shows with the Jabbers so Allin was already familiar with Lamy) to play rhythm guitar and Lamy accepted. Shortly thereafter Lamy became the Jabbers' only guitarist when Basso also quit. Like we have seen before, Rob’s name was dropped from the release because he had already left so GG thought he didn’t deserve being credited.

Reviews


GG Allin You Hate Me & I Hate You
You Hate Me & I Hate You (It doesn’t have to be that way GG)

In the pictures that come with this single GG Allin looks like he’s trying to be Iggy Pop. He’s crawling around on the floor with no shirt on and sometimes has real aggressive expressions on his face. So naturally one would expect music at least as powerful as the Stooges right?

Well GG fails miserably at even being a 2nd rate Stooges. Why? Because the music sounds like radio pop. This stuff is so full of hooky little choruses it’s enough to make you vom. All GG Allin has to do is tone down the guitar (just a little bit more than it already is), cut out all the four letter words and he could take his demo tape to Warner Bros. and they’d start feeding him all the cocaine he could handle.

At least on record, GG Allin isn’t half as aggressive as he thinks he is. If you want it anyway, write to: GG Allin, 542 Beech St., Manchester, NH 03104.
— Attack #7 (Seattle, WA)
Scan courtesy of Chris Minicucci



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If I didn't know any better I'd think this guy was raw, rude and mad — America's Public Animal No. 1.
— Boston Rock #32 (Boston, MA) Sept. 22, 1982



GG Allin You Hate Me & I Hate You
You Hate Me is neither socially relevant nor of any great shock value. Twangy guitars and wimpy vocals, along with the fact that the two songs on the flip "Assface" and "Automatic" have been previously released on GG's album, make this a very unnecessary single. Write to GG Allin, 542 Beech St., Manchester, NH 03104
— First Offense #4 (Boston)
Scan courtesy of Chris Minicucci



GG Allin You Hate Me & I Hate You
Thee “Public Animal #1” or so he wishes with “You Hate Me & I Hate You” EP in which GG seems to have gone a little bit pop, but actually the truth is this sounds a lot like, gasp, the Angry Samoans!! A nice fun hateful EP.
— Flipside #34 (Whittier, CA)



GG Allin You Hate Me & I Hate You
The undisputed king of New Hampshire raunch rock returns with yet another trashy garage offering. GG may be predictable in his excesses, but when the results are this loud and absurd, it's OK with me. This type of bone-crunching guitar-heavy stuff is as American as moldy apple pie, but don't expect the Reaganoids to invite GG to perform at the White House.
— Maximum Rock N Roll #2 (Berkeley, CA) September/October 1982
Scan courtesy of Chris Minicucci



GG Allin You Hate Me & I Hate You
GG Allin (Public Animal No. 1) is at it again with a new single called “You Hate Me And I Hate You.” Still as raw as ever — even more so. The two songs on the flip side “Automatic” and “Assface” show the transition from punk to the pure hardcore of the new song “You Hate Me And I Hate You” — a hardcore must. GG Allin, keep going.
— New Age (New Haven, CT) August 14, 1982



GG Allin You Hate Me & I Hate You
Now here’s a guy who thrives on abuse (both verbal and physical). And, as you might imagine, it’s tough to get an appreciable level of satisfaction out of mauling a character who’s cheering you on.

GG Allin apparently prefers to get bad (even vulgar and openly contemptuous) reviews. So, naturally enough, he tries to make each new record worse than its immediate predecessor. But he even fails at that (the jerk).

This disc is more of the same. What do we call it this year … punk? Hardcore? Rubbish? Dung?

A-side shows how much he likes us all. B-side offers two tunes, “Automatic” and “Assface” — an autobiographical essay in sound, no doubt.

The band on this petrol biscuit is called the Jabbers and if we don’t mention that, they’re gonna quit or something. A nasty record. But then the sleeve’s even worse.

Allin is slated to appear on an A&M anthology LP to be entitled The World’s Most Hated Bands with the Sic F*cks early next year. Wow! I know I’m really impressed.

Rock ’N Roll News is going to investigate this guy. And find out what the story is. Watch for details. Sheeesh!

As the (ahem) promo packet says, “Buy it now. No radio station will play it.”
— The Newpaper (Providence, RI) Oct. 20-27, 1982



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"Hate" is a big "Fuck You" aimed at Allin's detractors (whom he seems to thrive on) in the garage punk style. The others are almost pop as punk goes. "Assface" (not by Allin) is about a girl who's not especially liked, though no reasons are given, and "Automatic" aside from lines like "Don't go playing with me emotionally or I'll make you bleed internally" seem almost tender. GG only wants to be loved!
— OP (Olympia, WA) The "N" Issue, Nov/Dec 1982



GG Allin You Hate Me & I Hate You
“You Hate Me…” sounds like the Boys (from England 1977). A bit too upbeat to be convincing as a hate song. Especially when you could be listening to the Fuck-Ups “I Hate You (and you hate me)” now there’s the real thing. The flipside of this EP has two songs from their album which are better, especially “Assface” with its twisted vocals and funny lyrics.
— Ripper #8 (San Jose, CA) January 1983
Scan courtesy of Chris Minicucci



GG Allin You Hate Me & I Hate You
Does persistence pay off...this guy probably fucked his older sister and ate dog dew or something and he wants whatever image in decadence you want to foist on him...good thing there's no lame Wayne Kramer riffing because I think he's a lot closer to stardom here...a singalong tune for when the oven cleaner has your head spinning...but GG that sleeve isn't gonna cut any mustard...how about a picture of your massive leather bag?
— Touch & Go #20 (Lansing, MI)



GG Allin You Hate Me & I Hate You
This is what I get for encouraging irresponsible types. Allin's last single, "Gimme Some Head," was a crude but enjoyable '77-vintage raveup. But my gong has come out of storage for the new single from New Hampshire's "Public Animal #1." GG's discovered hardcore, and he uses his newfound speed to deliver a general-purpose "fuck you" that's as tired as it is immature (as if he'll ever be guilty of highbrow entertainment).
— Trouser Press (New York, NY) November 1982



GG Allin You Hate Me & I Hate You
The public animal does it again! GG never ceases to amaze me. I really can't see how anyone as crazy as this guy ever got on vinyl. Nevertheless, I am quite happy he did. It seems that he keeps getting better every time he releases a new record which is more than I can say for most bands today (and this time he has come up with a good one). This three song EP is the best thing to ever come out of Boston (at least that I've heard) and I really mean it.

The title song is fast but enjoyable and the rest of it pretty well follows the same rule. The record should be distributed down here; if not, Ol' Dan's should have it. Pick it up, it's well worth it. It's worth about seven skulls to be exact.
— Unknown zine - anybody know ???

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