The mighty scumdogs of GWAR have terrified A.V. Undercover with their presence twice before—first in the tiny round room with the definitive version of Kansas’ “Carry On Wayward Son,” then in our newer space with a sideways glance at Billy Ocean’s “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car.” As everyone who follows evil rock from space knows, there was a great disturbance in the GWAR universe earlier this year: Either longtime leader Oderus Urungus disappeared into space, or his earthly analog, Dave Brockie, died. (Or some combination of the two.) Whatever the case, GWAR has decided to soldier on without him, adding two players to fill the void: New singer Blóthar is a Berserker who has appeared from the distant past (he may also have been a GWAR bassist in the early years), and Vulvatron is a “cybernetic female assassin” from the future. The band—which is in the midst of its GWAR Eternal Tour (dates below)—decided to tackle Pet Shop Boys’ 1984 hit “West End Girls” here, but they didn’t just leave it at that. Stick around as the song transitions into a version of Jim Carroll’s classic “People Who Died,” with the lyrics changed to salute friends of the GWAR family who’ve passed—including Dimebag Darrell of Pantera and, of course, Brockie/Urungus.
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