Survival Of The Illest: GWAR's Most Outrageous Moments

Survival Of The Illest: GWAR's Most Outrageous Moments


You know those really disgusting, perverted jokes that if you get, you know you're a bad person? Well that's what the legendarily offensive metal/punk/comedy group GWAR is like. And as much as we hate to admit it, we get the joke.

Now in their 25th year (with at least as many lineup changes), GWAR drops their 11th full-length studio album Lust In Space tomorrow, and while their shtick was old about 15 minutes after they came up with it, it's still kinda fascinating (even if it's just for 15 minutes): outlandish costumes, simulated sex, beheadings, and coprophilia, along with tons and tons of fake blood, semen, and feces onstage. To celebrate the release of Lust In Space (which, truth be told, we prolly ain't gonna listen to), we present the 5 Most Outrageous Moments in GWAR's History...

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1990: BANNED IN NORTH CAROLINA
Part of GWAR's famed live show includes lead singer Oderus Urungus's Cuddlefish of Cthulhu, a two-and-a-half-foot long rubber phallus that Oderus uses to mimic various sex acts. Alas, GWAR got banned from the Tar Heel State for a year when their September show in Charlotte was raided by police and Urungus was charged with disseminating obscenity by depicting "anal intercourse, masturbation, and excretory functions." The people of North Carolina filled the lewd sex act void in their state two months later when they elected Jesse Helms to a fourth term in the U.S. Senate; Helms would go on to buttfuck the state for another 12 years.

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1990: ONTHE JOAN RIVERS SHOW
In 1990, GWAR's Oderus Urungus and bassist Beefcake the Mighty took to the talk radio circuit to promote their second album Scumdogs of the Universe, and were actually out-grossed by Joan Rivers, who offered to get her Ilse Koch on with their gift of a human body part.

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1991: " WOMANLY PROBLEMS" QUASH A RECORD DEAL
Legend has it that GWAR was on the verge of signing to Relativity Records, only to have the offer pulled back when backup singer/muse Slymenstra Hymen (seen on stage in the clip above) faked her period on one of the label's office chairs. Wow.

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1999: "FUCKIN' AN ANIMAL"
The final cut from We Kill Everything (the album considered by most band members to be the group's artistic nadir), "Fuckin' an Animal" is actually not one of the tracks off that disc that's still played live. "Baby Raper," on the other hand, is.

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2006: "SCHOOL'S OUT"
Somebody let their underage daughter participate in this video. Also to blame for the spate of teenage ass-hair burnings in '06 when kiddies attempted to mimic the Bunsen burner fart-lighting scene.

Tags: coprophilia, fake-blood, gwar, music, rock-music
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