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Tales From The Pit: Gwar Defeats A Skinhead Wall of Death

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We've been talking to bands to hear their best pit stories and will be posting a new story every week in this new column dubbed "Tales From The Pit."

This week, we've got a tale from Oderus Urungus, lead singer of GWAR:

"The greatest pit war at any GWAR show was at one of our first gigs at the legendary "City (shitty) Gardens" venue in Trenton. N.J.. We were pretty unknown at the time, but the promoter loved us, so we would show up on any number of weird bills. One month we were opening for Danzig's first show without the Misfits, the next we were playing with Murphy's Law at a huge skinhead show. That's where it happened. Despite Jimmy Gestapo's love of GWAR, the local crew didn't quite know what to make of us, and decided to see what we were made of by forming 'the wall of death.' We looked up about halfway though the set and saw the mosh pit clear, to be replaced by a huge line of bellicose skinheads, linking arms, facing the stage, and preparing to charge. We only had seconds to act as the screaming mob rushed us. The assault wasn't too well-planned and slammed into the front on the five foot stage where it dissolved into a writhing mass of boots, fists, and bald heads. Before they could figure out what to do next (could have taken years), they were met by a barrage of GWAR spew, applied liberally by the Sexecutioner, which completely drenched and befuddled them, rendering their "Wall of Death" into an impotent blob."

Stay tuned for a new tale from the pit next week, when we hear from Jono Garret, drummer for The Destro.

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Cynic's avatar

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1. Cynic writes:

Haha, gotta love David Brockie, every interview I read with him is awesome.

# May 14, 2009 @ 3:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Pretty cool story, I love Murphy's Law.

# May 17, 2009 @ 5:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. bbristowe writes:

Hahahahaha hilarious.

# May 17, 2009 @ 6:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jenny writes:

I second post 3!

This whole "Tales From The Pit" thing sounds great.

# May 17, 2009 @ 7:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RTB writes:

Tales of the pit is a great idea....but this gwar story was idk...ohhh, dull?....idk...waiting for a slayer tale,...thats wear all the sh!t has and does happen

# May 17, 2009 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Moshstein writes:

holy sh**, I remember that show... City Gardens on Calhoune Street. I must have seen GWAR there 5 or 6 times. rock on!!!!!!

# May 18, 2009 @ 8:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. PANDA writes:

Omigosh, that's hilarious. I could just imagine all the skinheads failing at life that day, lol.

# May 21, 2009 @ 12:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. GORECUNT writes:

Someone really should interview me. I've seen dudes die, I got f***ed up by a straight-edger, I got f***ing laid.

# May 22, 2009 @ 12:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. XWigglesX writes:

Haha it was me!
Nah.
Once I saw a wall of death that turned into a hardcore mosh just as the two sides were about to crash, man it was so messy.

# May 22, 2009 @ 8:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. That_One_Guy writes:

Good story, Dave Brockie is one funny guy.

# May 22, 2009 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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