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[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
 

    [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