One Year Ago, Dave Brockie of GWAR Passed Away [Video]
I can't believe that it has been one entire year since the leader of the Scum Dogs of GWAR passed away.
Dave was one very unique soul who really didn't two craps of what people thought of him, and that's what I respected about him.
I freakin' love GWAR. If you have read some of my GWAR posts in the past, you'll already know what is to come of this blog.
The first time I had ever heard of GWAR was when I was playing Beavis & Butt-Head for Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo (everything goes back to gaming doesn't it?). The goal of the game was to get your GWAR tickets that escaped the Beavis & Butt-Head.
As a kid, all I cared about was beating the game and I didn't really care who GWAR was. It wasn't until I saw them on an episode of Beavis & Butt-Head that I finally figured out who these scum dogs were, and it was crazy.
Later in my life, I finally was old enough to see what this GWAR business was all about. They came to the Intersection downtown and it all made sense. The on-stage antics, blood, blood, and more blood just spoke to my metal brain. Then I saw that crazy ass man named Dave Brockie, also known as Oderus Urungus.
This dude was larger than life, obsessively swearing, and spewing out the most offensive stuff that anyone could come up with.
Most people would shrug, but I admired his 'I don't give a s***' attitude. When I was a wee lad in high school, I also had the mentality of 'I don't care about what people think about me,' and I was insanely happy for that reason. Things have changed obviously as you get older, but I always respected people that do what they want to and don't really care about how it's going to make them look.
Awesomely enough, I was able to interview this fine example of an alien over the phone. To this day, it's still the longest interview I have ever conducted.
Dave Brockie unfortunately passed away from a drug overdose which sucks because you'd think drug overdoses are something of the past, but they aren't. Goes to show you, DON'T DO DRUGS! It's ironic though, cause GWAR always yelled on stage about how they are going to do massive amounts of drugs after the show.