GWAR Play Hilarious Cover of Kansas’ ‘Carry on My Wayward Son’
GWAR recently took part in A.V. Club's 25-song experiment where they invite established acts to cover a track chosen by readers. As a part of the 'Undercover' music series, GWAR were given the choice as to what song they'd like to cover for a one-time-only performance, and of course, the outer space shredders chose to jam on the Kansas classic 'Carry on My Wayward Son.'
Yes, we're serious. GWAR played 'Carry on My Wayward Son' for the A.V. Club session, complete with brand new member Pustulus Maximus. Before tackling the '70s rock classic, GWAR front-thing Oderus Urungus had a few words to say about 'Carry on My Wayward Son.'
"I hadn't even heard it until they [the rest of GWAR] played it for me the other day. I was convinced that they had written it, and I was like, "What are you guys doing writing that derivative crappy '70s crap crap crap rock. We're not playing that song ever again!"
Urungus continues, "Kansas; there was that guy in the band who had hair like a giant pyramid, remember him? He would have gone up like Chernobyl if you'd hold a lighter up to his head, I'll tell you that. Kansas was a big part of a big part of music where bands were often named after geographical locations, and lets hope that that never happens again, because quite frankly, those bands suck!"
GWAR launch into a pretty awesome rendition of the track, inserting their own punk-infused metal phallus into the song, which ended up sounding sort of like Bad Relgiion. Oderus Urungus even threw new lyrics into 'Carry on My Wayward Son,' including, "Get the hell off the couch and get a g-ddamn job!"
Check out GWAR's "interesting" interpretation of Kansas' 'Carry on My Wayward Son' below: