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Gwar Frontman Berates Rob Zombie: “A Tired, G-Rated Mishmash Of Other People’s Styles”

Written by Mike Hohnen on October 19, 2012

Gwar frontman David Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) has once again lived up to his reputation of calling a spade a spade. Rarely one to beat around the bush, Urungus was not afraid to name and shame in a recent interview with Broward Palm Beach New Times (Via Blabbermouth).

The vocalist entered a bit of a rant when asked what he thinks about the fact that Gwar isn’t considered as ‘shocking’ as it once was. Brockie began by saying “A lot of bands have tried to do what Gwar does…But no band has ever taken it as far as Gwar has. No one has ever out-sicked us,” before unleashing somewhat of a tirade on his contempories:

“You think these Walmart behemoths of the music industry like Marilyn Manson or Rob Zombie are really scary people? That they have any kind of revolutionary agenda?” Continuing to add such an amazing zing “All they care about is making money, and hanging out with their director buddies as they throw gala award ceremonies to circle jerk each other into a frenzy. Gwar is where Gwar should be: In the drawer marked filth.”

Slipknot, who may appear to be a similar act, still copped a bit of a burn in his extended response, as Brockie adds, “There would not be Slipknot without Gwar. I have a direct quote from Rob Zombie about Gwar when he was figuring out what he wanted to do with his career. They asked him, ‘Hey what do you think of them?’ and he said, ‘The first time I saw Gwar, I thought ‘I want to be that, but I want to make money’. That, to me, says a lot about Rob Zombie as an artist. It says that he isn’t one.”

Manson, however, seems to be a bit of an exemption: He described him as “a little harder to peg…A little Alice Cooper, a little Bowie, a little Johnny Rotten.”, Brockie explains, “I give Manson a little more credit. He has a strand of pure obnoxiousness in him. I heard a story, some girl tried to get his signature and he hocked a huge bloody loogie. ‘There’s my signature…’

“GWAR has done similar things. We’ve borrowed liberally from other shit. But no one has gone further than GWAR has gone.” Brockie said to wrap things up.

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