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  • GWAR Returns to A.V. Club With Cover of Cyndi Lauper's "She-Bop"

    Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:36:21

    GWAR Returns to A.V. Club With Cover of Cyndi Lauper's "She-Bop" -

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    Shock rocking heavy metal group GWAR is many things: "greatest rock performers on this or any other planet in history;" a 30-year-strong ensemble of intergalactic, superior beings known to gush massive quantities of bodily fluids over their crowds; and, perhaps most remarkably, four-time champions of A.V. Club's Undercover series, a program that features known artists covering other known artists' songs.

    Adding to its own repertoire of self-penned hits like "Horror of Yig," "Saddam a Go-Go," and "Maggots," four years running GWAR has slayed covers of classics like Kansas' "Carry On Wayward Son;" a medley of Pet Shop Boys' "West End Girls" and Jim Carroll's "People Who Died;" and Billy Ocean's "Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car," returning this year with its own take on '80s classic "She-Bop," which by its end has morphed into the Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop."

    It's an aural assault for sure, carried out as only your Gwar masters can do. In a twist of irony, it's the first female-composed song the band covers, written by none other than Cyndi Lauper, yet GWAR recently let go of its sole female member, Vulvatron (played by Kim Dylla), who it claims didn't bring "what we needed in the character." The remaining members, aka Scumdogs, carry on to "totally destroy" the pop track, which was discovered by the band as "a song about masturbation, which is a habit near and dear to their hearts," and the "song they must play to defend their Undercover title for an unprecedented fourth time."

    Watch the video at AVClub.com, and should you find the stomach for it, check out a live Gwar date near you; the troupe is currently on their 30th anniversary tour, with Born of Osiris and Battlecross.

    GWAR Tour Dates:

    10/28: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
    10/29: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
    10/30: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
    10/31: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
    11/2: Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
    11/3: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
    11/4: Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
    11/5: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
    11/6: Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
    11/7: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
    11/8: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
    11/9: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    11/11: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
    11/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
    11/13: New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
    11/14: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
    11/15: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
    11/17: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
    11/18: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
    11/19: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
    11/20: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
    11/21: Houston, TX @ Houston Whatever Fest*
    11/22: Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
    11/24: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
    11/25: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
    11/27: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
    11/28: Orlando, FL @ Venue 578

    *-Festival date

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    10.27.15

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