HMT – 11/03/15
March 15th, 2011

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HMT stands for Heavy Metal Tuesday so get excited! I was not heavy metal in the slightest this weekend, instead I celebrated my 30th birthday (not metal) by going to Monterey (not metal) because I wanted to check out the aquarium (awesome but not metal) and spent my actual birthday eating vegetarian Chinese food w. some good friends and drinking fancy drinks (not metal, not metal, not metal).

So instead, here is something METAL – the almighty GWAR perform most of their songs from their debut album Hell-O in less then 9 minutes. I saw them perform this live a few years ago and it was hands down the highlight of the evening.

GWAR is one of my favoritest bands of all time. I’ve been listening to them since I was 12 or 13 in high school, and they were the first show I ever got to see on a school night (GWAR and the Misfits – 1998). I came back the next day covered in fake blood and have been hooked ever since. One of my favorite high school memories is looking up on stage and seeing a Tyrannosaurus Rex battle a 12-foot tall robot, while a guy with condom on his head tried to mediate, the whole time a woman in metal lingerie whipped a mace around as naked guys in jock straps (slaves) hooked up tubes to the monsters to facilitate the inevitable fake blood. Oh, and the band was on stage in crazy costumes, singing about being from outer space and wanting drugs. It’s as juvenile and as brilliant as it sounds.

Hell-O! is far from their best album, but it did set the stage for many obscenities to come, and that is priceless in my book.


1 Comment(s)

  1. Comment by Lyn C on March 19, 2011 1:50 pm

    Happy birthday! You continue to rock.

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