What can you say about GWAR? I guess, in a nutshell,
they are kinda like KISS on acid. First off it is not for the
squeamish or the easily offended. I kind of lost count but I think
the final body count was about 12, with various mutants, aliens, and
assorted other giant latex creatures being dismembered with various
implements to the beat of some surprisingly good heavy metal music.
All of the kills are accompanied by a spray of blood into the crowd,
and by the end of the night you could tell who had spent the most
time in the mosh pit - they were the ones whose clothes were covered
with the red blood making white shirts a nice pink color.
A Concert Review
A GWAR show revolves around a five bout wrestling match for the
"Frank Sinatra Belts of World Domination", which of
course, GWAR holds. Each of the five bouts features two members of
GWAR versus another two other creatures. The whole thing is emcee'd
by Sleazy P. Martini, a sleazy looking lounge singer who even does a
couple numbers during the show. GWAR's opponents included the likes
of Chernobyl Cockroaches, the Destroyers( two cyborgs) and a priest
who received a rectal exam from Oderous. At one point during the
show Sleazy has a close encounter with some little green men. It
ends with him cutting their heads off, and of course spraying the
eager crowd with alien blood. The show ends with the sacrifice of
women to a giant worm.
GWAR's "history" goes something like this. They are
aliens who were imprisoned on earth millions of years ago. They kill
off the dinosaurs and started the human race by having sex with
apes. They were entombed in Antarctica after destroying Atlantis,
until Sleazy P. Martini found them and turned them into rock stars.
Beefcake the Mighty
The members of GWAR are:
Beefcake the Mighty:- bass
Oderous Urungus: - singer
Flattus Maximus: - guitar
Jizmak da Gusha: - drums
Slymenstra Hymen: - runs around in bikini
Sexecutioner: - just kinda wanders around
|Beefcake the Mighty
All I have to say is these guys rocked. I came for the show and
I'll come back for the music. I even think I'll have to go pick up a
CD with "Crush, Kill, Destroy" on it. I was kind of
expecting bad, unintelligible metal, but it was really good metal.
The sound was also mixed well and not cranked up too loud; I even
took out my ear plugs after about two songs. To quote a couple of my
music reviewing idols, Beavis and Butthead "These guys kick
ass!". Needless to say, GWAR get TWO THUMBS UP from me. 'Till
next time, Hang Loose.
Oh yea, opening for GWAR was Babes in Toyland. I think everyone
enjoyed Babes in Toyland, even though the crowd was chanting "GWAR"
during a majority of their 45 minute set. These chicks really know
how to rock. They are a classic three piece band with a great
guitar/singer player, even though she has a habit of spitting while
she's playing. Oh well. See ya next time!