GWAR Cover ’80s Songs, Pay Tribute To Oderus + More Fallen Metal Heroes
Two-time defending A.V. Undercover Series winners GWAR have returned to try to defend their title. The series features bands doing cover songs. GWAR's first victory came with their version of Kansas' 'Carry on Wayward Son,' and they took the crown last year with a cover of Billy Ocean's 'Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car.'
With new Scumdogs Blothar and Vulvatron, GWAR crush the Pet Shop Boys track 'West End Girls,' then follow it up with their own version of Jim Carroll's 'People Who Died' (watch above). They changed the lyrics to pay homage to fallen musicians such as Jeff Hanneman, Mike Scaccia, Dimebag Darrell and GWAR's Cory Smoot.
There's also a verse in tribute to the late Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, with lyrics that say, "Dave died alone in his chair in his room. He had just turned 50, it was way too soon. Oderus’ boat went up in flames, Now all of Vallhalla chants his name! Oderus, I miss you more than all the others. I salute you my brother!"
The band is in the midst of their first tour without Brockie. The 'GWAR Eternal Tour' makes a stop tonight (Oct. 28) in Oklahoma City, Okla. It continues for another several weeks before wrapping up Dec. 13 in Baltimore, Md.
GWAR’s Oderus Urungus Reads ‘Goodnight Moon’