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(Onion AV Club)   Get out of my dreams, and into my GWAR   (avclub.com) divider line 76
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2013-10-01 01:28:26 PM
Sometimes, the obvious headline is the best headline.

/Kudos, subby
 
2013-10-01 01:33:49 PM
GWAR has consistently been one of the best things in the universe since the formation of the group.
 
2013-10-01 01:34:10 PM
I saw GWAR at Riot Fest last month. Idunno, it was kinda fun for about 2 songs, just to laugh at the absurdity, but it got old fast. I'll admit I'm not their target audience (I don't care for heavy metal in the slightest), but it just seemed an entire show of what teenagers think will "offend the masses".
 
2013-10-01 01:36:03 PM

Car_Ramrod: I saw GWAR at Riot Fest last month. Idunno, it was kinda fun for about 2 songs, just to laugh at the absurdity, but it got old fast. I'll admit I'm not their target audience (I don't care for heavy metal in the slightest), but it just seemed an entire show of what teenagers think will "offend the masses".


Their early albums have an awesome punk sound (I dont know if you like punk) and are great.
 
2013-10-01 01:43:32 PM
God what an awful racket.
 
2013-10-01 01:45:38 PM
Stoked to finally see them live later this month.
 
2013-10-01 02:02:24 PM
Their cover of Carry On My Wayward Son was good too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baExq6xNhQ8
 
2013-10-01 02:04:21 PM

AwfulJackass: Their cover of Carry On My Wayward Son was good too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baExq6xNhQ8


Gwar covers Ween. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mA4220YqaM

They also play "Dont Laugh, I Love You" after a live track on an EP.
 
2013-10-01 02:06:02 PM
Awesome headline Subby.  Also as a GWAR fan, great find!
 
2013-10-01 02:08:54 PM
What kind of hipster nonsense is this?
 
2013-10-01 02:09:58 PM
They are playing Irvng Plaza between Christmas and New Year. I might treat myself to a late Christmas Present.
 
2013-10-01 02:10:45 PM

lilplatinum: What kind of hipster nonsense is this?


What if I told you I had a free ticket to a cool new game show?  Would you be interested?
 
2013-10-01 02:16:12 PM
Not really a GWAR fan, but that was cool... I would have to say the BEST GWAR experience I ever had was back in the 90's, I went to a bar in Scottsdale that played nothing but heavy metal for music, but at the same time just played random GWAR videos on the TVs, it didn't really matter if the songs matched or not, it just worked out perfectly...
 
2013-10-01 02:40:03 PM

lilplatinum: What kind of hipster nonsense is this?


-Hipster
-GWAR

Pick one.
 
2013-10-01 02:49:36 PM
Meh. I haven't had a chance to listen to the cover yet since I'm at work but I've only ever liked one GWAR song I've heard over the years, and their schtick has gotten somewhat stale seeing as how they've been doing it at least since the 90s when I first heard of them, quite possibly longer. It can be cool in small doses but just not my thing.
 
2013-10-01 02:50:28 PM

Gunny Highway: Their early albums have an awesome punk sound (I dont know if you like punk) and are great.


i have been a GWAR fan, since, well, since GWAR became a thing.  I wouldn't call anything they ever did "punk".  Their early records were more a "we don't really know how to play our instruments" kind of sound that evolved into a sort of metal.

GOR GOR!
 
2013-10-01 02:51:02 PM
Stay until 4:30 for Babe O'Riley magic.

So magical.
 
2013-10-01 02:51:32 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: Meh. I haven't had a chance to listen to the cover yet since I'm at work but I've only ever liked one GWAR song I've heard over the years, and their schtick has gotten somewhat stale seeing as how they've been doing it at least since the 90s when I first heard of them, quite possibly longer. It can be cool in small doses but just not my thing.


yeah, it is more of a live thing.  the records are kinda an afterthought really, like KISS in the 70's.
 
2013-10-01 02:52:58 PM
Very awesome blend of the two songs and nice Pete Townshend by Beefcake!
 
2013-10-01 03:19:06 PM
GET IN THE FARKING CAR!
/LOL!
 
2013-10-01 03:27:01 PM
What is wrong with the A.V. Club's video player and why does it have no pause/play/advance functionality? Or any kind of control panel whatsoever?

Maybe I'm out of touch, but is it ridiculous to want control of my browser?
 
2013-10-01 03:31:21 PM

goatleggedfellow: What is wrong with the A.V. Club's video player and why does it have no pause/play/advance functionality? Or any kind of control panel whatsoever?

Maybe I'm out of touch, but is it ridiculous to want control of my browser?


I see. The buttons appear when I go to fullscreen. They don't exactly work all the time, but they appear.

Ironic that the AV Club can't make a functional AV interface.
 
2013-10-01 03:31:36 PM

Zombie Eater: lilplatinum: What kind of hipster nonsense is this?

-Hipster
-GWAR

Pick one.


GWAR please.
 
2013-10-01 03:36:35 PM

frepnog: Gunny Highway: Their early albums have an awesome punk sound (I dont know if you like punk) and are great.

i have been a GWAR fan, since, well, since GWAR became a thing.  I wouldn't call anything they ever did "punk".  Their early records were more a "we don't really know how to play our instruments" kind of sound that evolved into a sort of metal.

GOR GOR!


Fair enough.  The Death Piggy album I heard had a punk sound but maybe it is more of that "we dont really know" thing again.

/I really like that "dont know" sound.
 
2013-10-01 03:50:23 PM

Zombie Eater: lilplatinum: What kind of hipster nonsense is this?

-Hipster
-GWAR

Pick one.


This is Fark, anything you don't like is Hipster.

Plus, what kind of weirdo would walk around dressed up in stupid costumes unless they were trying to do it ironically.
 
2013-10-01 03:56:11 PM
I'm pretty impressed by the Alpine cover of Radiohead.
 
2013-10-01 03:58:57 PM
I saw one of their shows in December of 2008 and it was really weird.  The whole thing was a mockup of the 2008 election seasons, with the candidates wrestling each other instead of having a vote.  The final battle came down to Hillary Clinton vs. John McCain, and McCain won.  Note that I said December above.  You know, well after the election.  I guess they just didn't want to rewrite it because Obama's head was rigged to pop off like a rockem sockem robot, but McCain's wasn't?

/ Yes, I am the nerd who expects historical accuracy from a GWAR show.  What of it?
 
2013-10-01 04:02:11 PM

Zombie Eater: lilplatinum: What kind of hipster nonsense is this?

-Hipster
-GWAR

Pick one.


I think it's a legitimate claim.  They've had a resurgence in popularity in recent years as hipsters have taken note of how ironically funny they are.  They play Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin almost every year, for christ's sakes.  That festival is full of hipsters.

/ I was a GWAR fan before they were cool.
 
2013-10-01 04:03:17 PM

frepnog: Gunny Highway: Their early albums have an awesome punk sound (I dont know if you like punk) and are great.

i have been a GWAR fan, since, well, since GWAR became a thing.  I wouldn't call anything they ever did "punk".  Their early records were more a "we don't really know how to play our instruments" kind of sound that evolved into a sort of metal.

GOR GOR!


Once you get past the bullshiat posturing and angst, isn't "we don't really know how to play our instruments" kind of what punk really was?
 
2013-10-01 04:05:43 PM
They're not Dread Zeppelin, but they're not bad.
 
2013-10-01 04:12:04 PM

Gunny Highway: frepnog: Gunny Highway: Their early albums have an awesome punk sound (I dont know if you like punk) and are great.

i have been a GWAR fan, since, well, since GWAR became a thing.  I wouldn't call anything they ever did "punk".  Their early records were more a "we don't really know how to play our instruments" kind of sound that evolved into a sort of metal.

GOR GOR!

Fair enough.  The Death Piggy album I heard had a punk sound but maybe it is more of that "we dont really know" thing again.

/I really like that "dont know" sound.


GWAR, Richmond Virginia's greatest culteral export, and gift to the world in the past forty years.

Don't blame us for Dave Mathews, he's more of a Charlotsville thing.

In any case. GWAR's sound is best described as belonging to the DC Hardcore scene. After the initial push of the NY and london punk sound was done but people were still pissed, Punk got meaner and faster.

GWAR's contribution to all that was to theatricly skewer the effigies of a pop/political culture gone mad.

the shows are social commentary.

if you don't get that, then that is why you dont get GWAR.
and I'm not saying all that directly to you Gunny, I'm just using your comment as a spring board.
 
2013-10-01 04:14:50 PM
Reasons I hate Fark music threads:

1) GWAR is hipster music because young people listen to it
2) No punk rock musicians know how to play their instruments.

Come on, everyone. We are better than this.
 
2013-10-01 04:15:35 PM

Cerebral Knievel: GWAR, Richmond Virginia's greatest culteral export, and gift to the world in the past forty years.


Along with Alabama Thunder Pussy and Municipal Waste.

Finally seeing GWAR this Saturday.
 
2013-10-01 04:19:50 PM
Thanks for the post, CK. Hell-O, This Toilet Earth, and Scumdogs has that awesome punk/hardcore sound and it is why those are my favorites. I like everything but those albums stand out to me.  Cheers.
 
2013-10-01 04:20:06 PM
Damn, after watching this AND their performance of "Wayward son" awhile back, I am reminded WHY I've always liked them in the first place : )
 
2013-10-01 04:25:12 PM
saw them in the mid-90's. don't recall where (I was on tour myself). had never heard of them.

show was great. they had an o.j. Simpson mask that shot orange juice out of its eye sockets.

And all the liquids washed out of my clothes very easily.
 
2013-10-01 04:35:13 PM

Cerebral Knievel: Gunny Highway: frepnog: Gunny Highway: Their early albums have an awesome punk sound (I dont know if you like punk) and are great.

i have been a GWAR fan, since, well, since GWAR became a thing.  I wouldn't call anything they ever did "punk".  Their early records were more a "we don't really know how to play our instruments" kind of sound that evolved into a sort of metal.

GOR GOR!

Fair enough.  The Death Piggy album I heard had a punk sound but maybe it is more of that "we dont really know" thing again.

/I really like that "dont know" sound.

GWAR, Richmond Virginia's greatest culteral export, and gift to the world in the past forty years.

beerstreetjournal.com

 
2013-10-01 04:44:14 PM

Gunny Highway: Reasons I hate Fark music threads:

1) GWAR is hipster music because young people listen to it
2) No punk rock musicians know how to play their instruments.

Come on, everyone. We are better than this.


TO THE CUCUMBER PATCH WITH YOU
 
2013-10-01 04:57:11 PM

WhiskeySticks: Cerebral Knievel: GWAR, Richmond Virginia's greatest culteral export, and gift to the world in the past forty years.

Along with Alabama Thunder Pussy and Municipal Waste.

Finally seeing GWAR this Saturday.


Don't forget Cannabis Corpse!
 
2013-10-01 05:05:00 PM

WhiskeySticks: Cerebral Knievel: GWAR, Richmond Virginia's greatest culteral export, and gift to the world in the past forty years.

Along with Alabama Thunder Pussy and Municipal Waste.

Finally seeing GWAR this Saturday.


I'm sorry to be a Grammar Nazi here, but isn't Thunderpussy one word, not two?

/ I always assumed they were actually from Alabama...
 
2013-10-01 05:06:37 PM
The quality of these covers songs are all over the place.  Some are great, like the GWAR stuff, some are absolutely terrible.  farking hipsters.
 
2013-10-01 05:23:44 PM
Meh. GWAR is okay.

I'm a RAWG fan, myself.

Those X-COPS guys are pretty hip, too.
 
2013-10-01 05:27:55 PM

WhiskeySticks: Cerebral Knievel: GWAR, Richmond Virginia's greatest culteral export, and gift to the world in the past forty years.

Along with Alabama Thunder Pussy and Municipal Waste.

Finally seeing GWAR this Saturday.


Jealous......
 
2013-10-01 05:30:35 PM

serial_crusher: WhiskeySticks: Cerebral Knievel: GWAR, Richmond Virginia's greatest culteral export, and gift to the world in the past forty years.

Along with Alabama Thunder Pussy and Municipal Waste.

Finally seeing GWAR this Saturday.

I'm sorry to be a Grammar Nazi here, but isn't Thunderpussy one word, not two?

/ I always assumed they were actually from Alabama...


I've seen it spelled both ways, but you're right.  Early releases show it as two, more current and re-issues show it as one.

www.metal-archives.com

www.austinchronicle.com

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-01 06:15:25 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Stoked to finally see them live later this month.


Enjoy! Saw them last year, two days before Cory Smoot (aka Flattus Maximus) died. It was awesome.
 
2013-10-01 07:00:43 PM
Whoever keeps submitting these GWAR links...PLEASE keep them coming.

/ Saw GWAR in the 90s when I was kid twice
// A Farkin Tremors like worm came up of the drum riser on the last song..insane
 
2013-10-01 07:51:40 PM
October '93, GWAR @ Bogart's in Cincy.  Worst pit of my life!  Awesome show, but bad pit to be a fat guy.  All the little skater punks kept trying to use my fat ass as a launching pad for their crowd surfing.  It was full-on in terms of the stage elements.  Gor-Gor, Crapapult, etc.  I caught a bag of shiat (well, mud) and slung it immediately back onstage, hitting a guitar square in the pickups!

/Flipper opened, got there late, missed it :(
//Also, I interviewed Brockie a while back.  Nice guy!
 
2013-10-01 07:52:37 PM
CRACK IN THE EGG
 
2013-10-01 07:54:30 PM
Missing Flipper sucks!
 
2013-10-01 07:55:16 PM

MrJesus: Meh. GWAR is okay.

I'm a RAWG fan, myself.

Those X-COPS guys are pretty hip, too.



I saw the X-COPS open for GWAR once. I don't know how those two bands can stand each other.

I've seen Gwar many, many times,including the very last show at the original 9:30 Club in DC with the Meatmen. Too damn good. They used to just be fun, but at some point over the years they actually got good at playing music too.
 
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