MUSIC MONDAY 3/25/14: A tribute to Oderus Urungus

There have been an outpour of posts devoted to the memory of Dave Brockie, whose imagination inspired many through music, art and a unique stage show. For those of you who weren’t fortunate enough to get peed on at a GWAR show, see what your fellow Tumblrers have to say.

RIP Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, frontman of GWAR.

(original art by codyschibi, jeremysaffer, daddyhole, porkmagazine and brianbuster)


The Gwar-B-Q 2014 was this past weekend, and a ton of fans and friends descended upon the diphtheria strewn waters of Hadad’s to say their final goodbyes to one Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus of Gwar.

Craig Zirpolo, Charlie Couch and Mackenzie Werner have quickly and masterfully produced this piece behind the event.  If you get a little misty, it just means that you still feel things. 

External image

photo by Sounds of RVA from Gwar BQ 2012

[Dave] Brockie’s music with GWAR didn’t so much touch on taboo subjects as wallow in them like pigs in filth. Bringing a refreshing sense of levity to heavy metal at a time when the genre was awash in negativity and self-importance, GWAR may have seemed like a joke, but the group’s trajectory over the last quarter-century has been extraordinary.

– Adrien Begrand on the mastermind behind GWAR’s Oderus Urungus, who died Sunday

Photo: Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage