Q&A: We Shake Hands With Oderus Urungus Of Gwar
Handshake: We noticed that you have been making appearances on Fox News’ show Red Eye as Oderus Urungus. How did that come about?
Brockie: They just called us up and said that the next time we were in New York I should come on the show. They dubbed me their interplanetary correspondent.
Handshake: What is Greg Gutfield like?
Brockie: He’s a really great guy. I don’t think that he’s really as right wing as he acts.
Handshake: When did the fake blood become part of the act?
Brockie: From the very beginning. We started off just throwing it on the crowd. Now we have giant steel tanks that are pressurized for hours before the show.
Handshake: Do you think the fans enjoy being doused in fake blood?
Brockie: I know they do. I see it every night. They love it.
Handshake: So Gwar has a narrative tied into a lot of the lyrics. Is that true for all of your music or do you have songs that don’t tell Gwar’s history?
Brockie: All the albums have different elements of Gwar’s history but some songs have a narrative and some are just random. Our new album, Bloody Pit of Horror, is more random. It should be out by fall. Like November.
Handshake: You guys have fed a long list of celebrities to the world maggot, your giant, Tremors, a worm-like creature throughout the years. Who are some celebrities on the short list to be the world maggot’s next victims?
Brockie: We pretty much fed everybody we wanted to so far. Who’s that guy who killed those chicks? Joran van der Sloot. Yeah. We’d love to feed that guy to the worm. I think we’d get a big cheer if we killed him. We also would probably kill Tiger Woods. And a lot of fans have suggested that we kill Sarah Palin.
For photos of the event check out Gwar’d For Life: Album 1.