Hater Hater on LP
UMe To Reissue 1993 Debut by Supergroup featuring Soundgarden's Ben Shepherd & Matt Cameron, John McBain of Monster Magnet and Brian Wood of Devilhead
Ben Shepherd returned to his garage rock roots and assembled a group of musicians that became Hater, in Seattle, WA, playing guitar alongside Soundgarden band mate, drummer Matt Cameron, as well as ex-Monster Magnet guitarist John McBain, Devilhead vocalist Brian Wood, brother of the late pre-grunge outfit Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood, and fellow Devilhead bassist John Waterman.
Hater's self-titled debut album was recorded in between Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger, 1991, and, their Grammy Award winning album Superunknown, 1994. Hater was released on A&M Records in September 1993, and is now being reissued for the first time ever on vinyl in July 2016.
Two singles, "Who Do I Kill?" and "Circles," were released from the album, which also included a cover of Cat Stevens' "Mona Bona Jakon." Shepherd, McBain and Wood wrote the majority of the songs, with Cameron co-writing "Sad McBain" with Waterman. The album also features country songwriter Billy "Edd" Wheeler's 1963 single, "Blistered."