Just read the news that Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) of GWAR was found dead yesterday, Sunday.
I was introduced to GWAR in the 90’s with Scumdogs of the Universe. They were funny, they were heavy and they kept playing and producing music year after year. GWAR crossed genres- sometimes Thrash, sometimes Punk, sometimes Surf Rock. I am really having a hard time imagining a world without GWAR.
A couple of years ago their long time guitarist died, and they replaced him and kept on rocking in his memory. I don’t see how it would be possible to replace Oderus.
I feel like I should write more, because of the influence Oderus had on me, but I am truly in shock and speechless.