Wow, during a recent interview with the Broward Palm Beach New Times, GWAR's David Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus) was asked about the fact that GWAR isn't regarded as "shocking" as the band used to be. The journalist who conducted this interview probably didn't get the chance to GWAR's current stage show. Shocking is an understatement for the bands current live show. Make sure you catch them on tour with DEVILDRIVER, CANCER BATS and LEGACY OF DISORDER!
Here is what Oderus had to say about not being "shocking" enough:
"A lot of bands have tried to do what GWAR does," Brockie said "But no band has ever taken it as far as GWAR has. No one has ever out-sicked us.
"You think these Walmart behemoths of the music industry like Marilyn Manson or Rob Zombie are really scary people? That they have any kind of revolutionary agenda? All they care about is making money, and hanging out with their director buddies as they throw gala award ceremonies to circle jerk each other into a frenzy. GWAR is where GWAR should be: In the drawer marked filth."
He continued, "There would not be SLIPKNOT without GWAR. I have a direct quote from Rob Zombie about GWAR when he was figuring out what he wanted to do with his career. They asked him, 'Hey what do you think of them?' and he said, 'The first time I saw GWAR, I thought 'I want to be that, but I want to make money.'' That, to me, says a lot about Rob Zombie as an artist. It says that he isn't one.
"I give Manson a little more credit. He has a strand of pure obnoxiousness in him. I heard a story, some girl tried to get his signature and he hocked a huge bloody loogie. 'There's my signature.'
"Rob Zombie is a tired, G-Rated mishmash of other people's styles.
"When I see SLIPKNOT I see lots of pentagrams and cow skulls. Really familiar imagery. What I do like about SLIPKNOT is their music. Their drummer is fucking amazing. But when I get to Marilyn Manson, he's a little harder to peg. A little Alice Cooper, a little Bowie, a little Johnny Rotten.
"GWAR has done similar things. We've borrowed liberally from other shit. But no one has gone further than GWAR has gone."
In other GWAR news, he band has announced that the long-lost cousin of Flattus, Pustulus Maximus, has officially joined the band in the position of lead guitarist, and is currently on tour with GWAR as part of "Fate or Chaos" tour.
GWAR Live With DevilDriver, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder (remaining tour dates):
10/19: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor - Tickets
10/20: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution - Tickets
10/22: Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend - Tickets
10/24: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues - Tickets
10/25: Austin, TX @ Emo's - Tickets
10/26: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues - Tickets
10/27: Houston, TX @ House of Blues - Tickets
10/28: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room - Tickets
10/29: Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room - Tickets (NO DD or Cancer Bats)
10/30: Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Music Hall - Tickets (No DD or Cancer Bats)
10/31: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall - Tickets
11/1: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater - Tickets
11/2: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee - Tickets
11/3: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory - Tickets
11/4: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues - Tickets
11/5: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst - Tickets
11/6: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades - Tickets
11/8: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory - Tickets
11/9: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater - Tickets
11/10: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO - Tickets
11/11: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory - Tickets
11/12: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater - Tickets
11/14: Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre - Tickets
11/15: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom - Tickets
11/16: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre - Tickets
11/17: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Center - Tickets
11/18: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue - Tickets
11/19: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes - Tickets
11/20: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection - Tickets
11/21: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave - Tickets
11/23: Detroit, MI @ Harpo's - Tickets
11/24: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy - Tickets
11/26: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater - Tickets
With Kepone and Iron Reagan
12/20: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club - Tickets
12/21: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva - On Sale 9/15 - Tickets