January 20, 2021
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GWAR: The Complete History From to Jerry Springer to "Scumdogs XXX"

The history of GWAR is actually far more normal than you could imagine In this oral “hysterie,” America’s finest scumdogs reveal a truth that goes far beyond the blood, guts and latex that has been their rock in trade. For over three decades, the members of GWAR have been pushing risque humor, audience endurance and decibel meters. Their schtick of being “Antarctica’s No. 1 band” never gets old. That’s because they never focused solely on just one element. Between tasteless jokes and tasty riffs, the Richmond, Virginia, performance art collective-cum-metal force mean a lot of things to a lot of different fans. Which is precisely what this APTV oral history video is about. It hasn’t always been a smooth ride for GWAR. The band were delivered some serious blows from the death of band founder Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) in 2014 and Cory Smoot (Flattus Maximus) in 2011. But with the return of former member Michael Bishop (as singer Blothar, formerly bassist Beefcake The Mighty), GWAR continue to rock among us. Bishop, Mike Derks (Balsac The Jaws Of Death), Brad Roberts (Jizmak Da Gusha) and Bob Gorman (Bonesnapper) got on a Zoom call with APTV director Bobby Makar to discuss everything from concerned parents (theirs, not their fans’) to how they want to be remembered.

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