GWAR returns to the AV Club

For the fourth year in a row (the most by any artist human, Scumdog or otherwise), your mastersGWAR returned to The A.V. Club to take part in the A.V. Undercover Series. The A.V. Undercover Series features artists covering other artists\’ music. GWAR\’s first offering tackled theKansas classic, \”Carry on Wayward Son\” – which was voted favorite performance of the year, to no surprise of GWAR. After a year of celebrating the victory, the group returned to defend the crown with its unique spin on Billy Ocean\’s \”Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car.\” For their third appearance, the band went New Wave with their version of Pet Shop Boys\’ \”West End Girls\”, which segued into a re-worked version of Jim Carol\’s \”People Who Died\”, paying tribute to fallen GWAR members and friends of the band. And of course they won performance of the year again. This time, the band dug deep into their cassette collection and pulled out Cyndi Lauper\’sGreatest Hits. Once they came across \”She-Bop\” and learned that it was a song about masturbation, which is a habit near and dear to their hearts, they decided this is the song they must play to defend their \”Undercover\” title for an unprecedented fourth time! So without any more fanfare here it is, the orgasm-inducing GWAR rendition of \”She-Bop\” with a little surprise at the end: Remember to vote early and often for GWAR because the Scumdogs command you to do so! After hearing that the A.V. Club was inviting GWAR back for a fourth time, Pustulus (guitars) admits, \”I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit.\” A.V. Club VP/Editor in Chief Josh Modell had the following to say about GWAR\’s fourth visit:\”Every year we hope GWAR will forget where our studio is so that they won\’t crush us and the competition. But every year they manage to find us and breathe horrible new life into an old classic. We submit, we submit.\” GWAR are currently in the midst of their 30th anniversary tour as they continue to wreak havoc across North America. The show stops tomorrow in Tempe, AZ and runs through November 28thin Orlando, FL. A complete list of dates can be found below. GWAR tour dates w/ Born of Osiris and Battlecross: Oct. 28 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Oct. 29 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater Oct. 30 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep Oct. 31 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall Nov. 2 – Urbana, IL – Canopy Club Nov. 3 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall Nov. 4 – Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room Nov. 5 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Nov. 6 – Detroit, MI – Harpo\’s Nov. 7 – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom Nov. 8 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater Nov. 9 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club Nov. 11 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva Nov. 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory Nov. 13 – New Haven, CT – Toad\’s Place Nov. 14 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium Nov. 15 – New York, NY – Webster Hall Nov. 17 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel Nov. 18 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In Nov. 19 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues Nov. 20 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live Nov. 21 – Houston, TX – Houston Whatever Fest Nov. 22 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn Nov. 24 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall Nov. 25 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade Nov. 27 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Nov. 28 – Orlando, FL – Venue 578