GWAR returns to the A.V. Club “Undercover” series for the fourth time!

GWAR returns to the A.V. Club “Undercover” series for the fourth time!

For the fourth year in a row (the most by any artist human, Scumdog or otherwise), your masters GWAR 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 the Kansas 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‘s Greatest 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:

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 28th in 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




Christian Hamilton

Christian Hamilton

Christian is the founder and Editor of Rock Paper Rock as well as a freelance concert and event photographer serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. He is a certified member of the PPA and Gold Level member of the CPS. He has recently began working with Mental Itch Records and has launched his own Photography website.

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