Pick of the Day: GWAR

You can learn more about this veteran Richmond, Virginia thrash metal outfit which storms Riddell Centre tonight for an all-ages gig by reading Chris Morin's interview with "front monster" Oderous Urungus in our Dec. 3 print issue. I myself first heard of Gwar in the mid '90s when a video clip of theirs screened on an episode of Beavis & Butt-Head. Those two reprobates were big fans, if I recall.

I know dick about on-line video games, but if I had to describe Gwar, I'd say they resemble a motley group of X-rated World of Warcraft characters. They're not to everyone's taste, obviously. But for those who don't mind a little blood, saliva and other bodily fluids with their hardcore rock, they probably qualify as a must-see. To get your own juices flowing for the gig, which features support acts Job for a Cowboy and the Red Chord, here's the video for "Meat Sandwich" off Gwar's 1995 album Ragnarok (YouTube)

And if you like your rock 'n' roll a little less messy, Shadow in the Mirror and Lungbutter (yes, they're back together for this gig anyway) are at the Exchange, while Royal Red Brigade play O'Hanlon's Pub.

1 comment:

Paul Dechene said...

Gwar's appearance on the Joan Rivers show is also worth watching...