Felt an incredible bit of sadness this morning when I read that Dave Brockie - AKA Oder Urungus, lead singer of GWAR was found dead this morning at age 50.
I had the privilege of seeing GWAR perform at a Hell-o-Wicked performance in Detroit on Devils night at Harpos. They opened up for ICP and quite possibly scarred the living shit out of everyone in attendance. I recall going to the show and trying to explain to Tony Weakland that ICP were going to be blown off the stage by GWAR.
See there's throwing Faygo (Detroit soda) on people and then there's having gallons of fake blood and seamen douse every single person in attendance. GWAR did things on stage that I can't even begin to describe on this blog... they were simply one of the most creative and entertaining bands to catch live in the 90's.
I feel so incredibly fortunate to say that I saw them and their insane rubber monster show.
My favorite GWAR song:
You gotta also see this Billy Ocean cover that they did for AV Club. It pays off at the 4 minute 30 second mark