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Will Gwar be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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One of the greatest live acts you will ever see. There are few experiences in this world that are anything as unique as a GWAR show.

Completely irreverent, campy, hysterical, and utterly brilliant.

If Alice Cooper, Frank Zappa, and The Misfits met up on the set of a Troma film, the result might somehow approximate GWAR.

Posted by Dean on Thursday, 04.23.09 @ 11:30am


LMAO...this group was a hoot...!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 04.23.09 @ 13:31pm

GWAR is the best live act in the world that counts for something

Posted by Chris on Monday, 02.1.10 @ 19:06pm

GWAR! Masters Of Shock Rock not well know for their music but their new album lust in space is The $#!T. our first Gwar concert were were cover in blood piss and more blood

And i had my mouth open... Totally worth it

Posted by Flesh Of God on Thursday, 02.11.10 @ 19:39pm

"Masters of Shock Rock??"

Uh, no, sorry. Try Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Arthur Brown or Alice Cooper

Posted by Keebord on Thursday, 02.11.10 @ 20:27pm

They are funny though, with the crazy costumes & everything. It borders between shock rock & Weird Al style fun, which is why it is no doubt judged to be nauseating by the uber-serious crowd.

Gotta love 'em!

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 02.11.10 @ 20:34pm

oh yeah, for sure Cheesers. But not "Masters of Shock Rock" by any means

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 02.12.10 @ 12:47pm

"Try Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Arthur Brown or Alice Cooper"

No. Just because they came first doesn't mean they did it better. Those may be the pioneers, but GWAR are the masters.

It doesn't make 'em hall-worthy, but it damn sure makes them great fun.

Posted by Ralph on Friday, 05.7.10 @ 10:40am

Ralph you're not saying GWAR is better than Screamin' Jay Hawkins? I'll admit they're fun but I still think "I Put a Spell on You" is funner to listen to than GWAR

I would however, take GWAR over Alice Cooper, but that's if I want something fun, not something good

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 05.7.10 @ 11:10am

It's comparing apples to oranges.

I'm a fan of both, but sonically they're almost nothing alike. The only common thread really is the camp-shock element that both bring to their music.

GWAR certainly owes Hawkins a debt for paving the way, but for pure over-the-top shock-value, yes, GWAR is unsurpassed.

As for Alice, I'm a fan of his, too, but some of those song really seem lightweight and thin. They haven't aged well at all. The best way to enjoy Cooper is to have a good rock band cover his work and add a bit of punch to it.

Posted by Ralph on Friday, 05.7.10 @ 11:16am

No argument there Ralph

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 05.7.10 @ 11:27am

Saw them in Lexington on Sat. nite. Crazy stage show, they must be well booked in October of every year. Amazing how they can play with all the costumes (the 3 guys that play instruments, one just sings/snarls).

My ears didn't quit ringing for about 10 hours after concert. Fans loved them.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 03.26.12 @ 08:07am

I'm a devout fan of shock rock and theatrics in rock shows, and have utmost respect for the pioneers and those who even had a vision of bringing theater to the rock scene before anyone ever did. And so, I must also admit that GWAR is a key element of shock rock history because they have endured the test of time, just as Alice Cooper, and even Arthur Brown (HoF please!!!). They have a cult following and are not very well acknowledged in many cases, but they do deserve a spot in the hall of fame for their commitment to bringing the world of rock with music and entertainment through sense and emotion!

Posted by Anton Kozel on Monday, 07.23.12 @ 13:04pm



Posted by Steve Johnson on Monday, 07.23.12 @ 15:21pm

RIEP - David Brockie. Saw them at Buster's in Lexington about 2 or 3 years ago. Very entertaining show. He was 50 years old.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 03.24.14 @ 14:26pm

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