Video: Metal band sacrifices “Sarah Palin” onstage

posted at 5:39 pm on November 30, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Gateway Pundit, the outrage du jour. I couldn’t name you a single Gwar tune but I’ve known of the band for years for precisely this reason — their costumes and stagecraft are so famously ridiculous that the whole act operates as a sort of satire of death metal. In fact, the lead singer’s been known to turn up on “Red Eye” in full regalia to banter with Gutfeld and crew. Dumping on politicians during their shows is another regular feature of their act: See Wikipedia for a long list of targets, along with this charming photo of “George W. Bush.” Which is to say, I’m not so sure this is evidence of specific anti-Palin animus as much as it is just … Gwar being Gwar.

Any Gwar fans want to correct me on that? Bear in mind, this would require you to admit to being a Gwar fan first. As for everyone else, please observe your official strong content warning, as there’s both profanity here and over-the-top gross-out material (of course). Exit question: When did David Frum and Joe Scarborough join Gwar?


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Gwar joins the Tea Party?

ramrants on November 30, 2010 at 5:41 PM

GWAR = Teenage mutant ninja turtles?

aquaviva on November 30, 2010 at 5:42 PM

LOL.. wow! I knew some guys that would go to their concerts, but when did they go underwater?

upinak on November 30, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Last time I saw Gwar was on Red Eye, and I thought they came off pretty conservative.

MikeInBA on November 30, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Gwar is also masters of marketing. Sacrifice Palin and watch the exposure roll in.

DFCtomm on November 30, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Never heard of them.
I am old, I guess…

OmahaConservative on November 30, 2010 at 5:44 PM

wow – how edgy. yawn. if these gutless coward turds had any nads, they’d sacrific a mohammed. fairies.

sbvft contributor on November 30, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Beavis and Butthead put Gwar on the map.

Chuck Schick on November 30, 2010 at 5:44 PM

wHO. f8CKING. CARES. Enough with the Palin link baits.

Apologetic California on November 30, 2010 at 5:46 PM

GWAR has always been a s**t band. They’re more of a stage show act with heavy political overtones. Their music is awful.

MadisonConservative on November 30, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Sometimes you’re pretty cool, Beavis.

bugsy on November 30, 2010 at 5:46 PM

You all know, Gutfeld will have them on Red Eye soon about this outrageous outrage

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 5:47 PM

MadisonConservative on November 30, 2010 at 5:46 PM

I agree!..:)

Dire Straits on November 30, 2010 at 5:47 PM

Stupid band needs trick to sell. Once the music runs out, what else can you do.

Never heard of these crap weasels, never will buy anything they have.

tarpon on November 30, 2010 at 5:47 PM

GQWWWWAAARRRRR

blatantblue on November 30, 2010 at 5:48 PM

I’m sure the left will denounce this rhetoric of hate and violence.

Just kidding.

Django on November 30, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Here’s Oderus Urungus doing an old Alice Cooper Schools out and Red Eye clip. OUTRAGEOUS!!!

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Put this one in the “You know you arrived when ______” column.

JohnGalt23 on November 30, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Dumping on politicians during their shows is another regular feature of their act: See Wikipedia for a long list of targets

SHOCKING NEWS: Barack Obama not on that list.

MadisonConservative on November 30, 2010 at 5:49 PM

GWAR has killed Obama in concert, don’t believe everything you read on Wikipedia.

Enrique on November 30, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Now THAT’S some goofy-assed shit right there.

Silly GWAR.

MT

Mistahtibbs on November 30, 2010 at 5:51 PM

I agree about replacing Palin with the prophet Muhammad.

When Gwar has the balls for that one then get back to me.

chief on November 30, 2010 at 5:52 PM

Hey, Allah, how did you get advance footage of the Democratic National Convention of 2012??

Dan Pet on November 30, 2010 at 5:52 PM

I recall being at a GWAR show in the late 90′s when they killed both Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky in hilarious fashion.

Also, anyone who accuses GWAR of being a sh*t band is a tosser. Lighten up, dudes. It’s always good for a laugh and an air guitar solo.

Enrique on November 30, 2010 at 5:52 PM

They are the house band for Scarborough’s new Centrist Civility Group

faraway on November 30, 2010 at 5:53 PM

They do this to everyone so this is much ado about nothing. Remember one show they killed Bin Laden, Bush, Hillary and Rosie O’Donnell. It’s just a way to spray the audience in their fake blood (hence why you wear crap clothes and a white tee to their shows)

Doctor Zhivago on November 30, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Any Gwar fans want to correct me on that? Bear in mind, this would require you to admit to being a Gwar fan first.

Don’t ask, don’t tell?

Rightwingguy on November 30, 2010 at 5:53 PM

SHOCKING NEWS: Barack Obama not on that list.

MadisonConservative on November 30, 2010 at 5:49 PM

But they did, they did

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 5:53 PM

I agree about replacing Palin with the prophet Muhammad.

When Gwar has the balls for that one then get back to me.

chief on November 30, 2010 at 5:52 PM

they’ve killed Mohammad a few times over the years

Doctor Zhivago on November 30, 2010 at 5:54 PM

lol they’re a riot. they’re too ridiculous to offend

tlynch001 on November 30, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Never heard of them.
I am old, I guess…

OmahaConservative on November 30, 2010 at 5:44 PM

And I must be a fossil. I still have Simon and Garfunkel albums that I spin on my turntable. (Youngsters may need to google definition of turntable.)

TxAnn56 on November 30, 2010 at 5:55 PM

As long as the do the same thing to Democrat politicians, I don’t care. Actually, I don’t think I care anyway.

Cindy Munford on November 30, 2010 at 5:55 PM

SHOCKING NEWS: Barack Obama not on that list.

MadisonConservative on November 30, 2010 at 5:49 PM

IIRC, they did Obama, too.

They do this disgusting thing with everyone, including Al Gore and John Kerry.

It’s disgusting but they’re pretty even-handed with it.

amerpundit on November 30, 2010 at 5:57 PM

But they did, they did

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Good for them. Their music still blows.

MadisonConservative on November 30, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Youngsters may need to google definition of turntable.

TxAnn56 on November 30, 2010 at 5:55 PM

You mean those tube things you have to crank that makes the pianna play

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Ah, okay, that was already answered.

amerpundit on November 30, 2010 at 5:57 PM

When these profiles in courage sacrifice Barack Obama or maybe a likeness of Mohamed wake me up. Until this they are just hacks looking for ink.

gary4205 on November 30, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Good for them. Their music still blows.

MadisonConservative on November 30, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Let me guess, you’re a Phil Collins or BeeGee’s fan, right?

What they lack in musical talent, they make up in theatrical show

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 6:00 PM

disgusting. Figures with all the good news out on Palin today we get this crap….

unseen on November 30, 2010 at 6:00 PM

TxAnn56 on November 30, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Hello Darkness my old friend…

OmahaConservative on November 30, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Gwar has done Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Michael Jackson, OBL, and others.

It’s not a case of hypocrisy. It’s just disgusting in general.

amerpundit on November 30, 2010 at 6:01 PM

It’s disgusting but they’re pretty even-handed with it.

amerpundit on November 30, 2010 at 5:57 PM

They’re not from here, you know.

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 6:01 PM

This is really a twisted compliment.

Like others have said, they kill famous people on stage every show, for years.

I saw them live about 18 years ago. I don’t even remember who they killed, but they did so much more outrageous stuff that it is kind of sensory overload.

These guys are actually kind of funny.

The last album they put out I remember seeing was called
“America Must Be Destroyed”.

Not a liberal point of view, but an invading alien conqueror point of view.

The lead guy is pretty funny on Red Eye also.

No big deal.

Brian1972 on November 30, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Watching… Watching… Snore.

Mr_Magoo on November 30, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Figures with all the good news out on Palin today we get this crap….

unseen on November 30, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Allah’s way of being Fair and Unbalanced

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 6:02 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xArqyVVOySM

Rebar on November 30, 2010 at 6:02 PM

gary4205 on November 30, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Wow!..You are taking it easier on GWAR than you have some of the conservatives on Hot Air!..:)

Dire Straits on November 30, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Thanks for the info Doctor Zhivago.

I will search for the footage and send it to Al Jezeera. ;)

If they are willing to take on the prophet Muhammad then I would say there is nothing to see here.

chief on November 30, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Shoot, I’ve seen GWAR on Redeye. Their music isn’t really up my alley, but the front-man plays his role to the hilt. It’s very entertaining.

I’m more of a Rammstein guys myself.

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 6:00 PM

MadCon listens to a light piano concerto as he enjoys his Chianti.

Rightwingguy on November 30, 2010 at 6:03 PM

It’s not a case of hypocrisy. It’s just disgusting in general.

amerpundit on November 30, 2010 at 6:01 PM

agreed. this crap is sick and I would say the same thing if it was a video of Obama on stage. there really is no place in society for this kind of crap.

unseen on November 30, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Gwar has done Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Michael Jackson, OBL, and others.

It’s not a case of hypocrisy. It’s just disgusting in general.

amerpundit on November 30, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Exactly, and that is the point. They intentionally gross everyone out, it is their thing.

Kind of like a galactic warrior invasion crossed with a Gallagher show, as in lots of splattering the crowd with various colored liquids that are supposed to be disgusting.

Don’t wear anything to their show you want to keep.

Brian1972 on November 30, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Allah’s way of being Fair and Unbalanced

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 6:02 PM

LOL……must be saving Joe jumping the shark this morning for QOTD

unseen on November 30, 2010 at 6:04 PM

So this is what passes for “talent” now-days?

GarandFan on November 30, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Bear in mind, this would require you to admit to being a Gwar fan first.

But you apparently are willing to admit that you thought this newsworthy.

katiejane on November 30, 2010 at 6:05 PM

As the titular ambassador of the heavy metal community to the conservative blogosphere, I unequivocally condemn GWAR. They suck.

IronDioPriest on November 30, 2010 at 6:06 PM

When these profiles in courage sacrifice Barack Obama or maybe a likeness of Mohamed wake me up. Until this they are just hacks looking for ink.

gary4205 on November 30, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Already been there, done that.

Sarah’s hot now, so she gets the sacrificial treatment.

It really is something of a compliment, coming from them.

Brian1972 on November 30, 2010 at 6:06 PM

I’m more of a Rammstein guys myself.

MadCon listens to a light piano concerto as he enjoys his Chianti.

Rightwingguy on November 30, 2010 at 6:03 PM

I like Rammstein with a Malt Scotch and Chianti with Chick Corea

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 6:07 PM

As the titular ambassador of the heavy metal community to the conservative blogosphere, I unequivocally condemn GWAR. They suck.

IronDioPriest on November 30, 2010 at 6:06 PM

yeah, musically they suck but their stage show is always fun

Doctor Zhivago on November 30, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Thankfully I’ve never heard of GWAR and with any luck, will never have to again.

jeanie on November 30, 2010 at 6:08 PM

This one is worth ignoring. These guys are silly, no-talent, losers.

Warner Todd Huston on November 30, 2010 at 6:08 PM

agreed. this crap is sick and I would say the same thing if it was a video of Obama on stage. there really is no place in society for this kind of crap.

unseen on November 30, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Actually there is, it is called a GWAR concert.

They have been doing this sort of act for around twenty years, and it is all a big joke. It’s obvious that it’s a joke if you have ever seen them before.

It’s like a twisted alien space opera comedy show, or something.

Brian1972 on November 30, 2010 at 6:09 PM

That sucked, frankly.

ladyingray on November 30, 2010 at 6:09 PM

As for everyone else, please observe your official strong content warning, as there’s both profanity here and over-the-top gross-out material (of course).

As someone who enjoys Neue Deutsche Harte, I’ve already seen/heard all the offensive stuff already.

Rightwingguy on November 30, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Good God, I thought these guys were too drunk or dead to still be performing.

jawkneemusic on November 30, 2010 at 6:10 PM

G od
W hat
A hole
R etards

faol on November 30, 2010 at 6:10 PM

I can pretty much guarantee no one in that audience has ever voted, or will vote, in any election.

People who have no stake in anything don’t care enough to do anything, like voting.

Instead they whine online and in video game chat about how awful everything is, how their “rights” are taken away and how they will rise up and… get another microwave burrito their mom bought them at WALMART.

Neo on November 30, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Well alrighty then…. too hip for me.

tru2tx on November 30, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Gwar is awesome. Dethkolock Rules though.

Mord on November 30, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Which is to say, I’m not so sure this is evidence of specific anti-Palin animus as much as it is just … Gwar being Gwar.

Any Gwar fans want to correct me on that?

When’s the last time they sacrificed a Democrat in effigy?

JohnJ on November 30, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Ironically GWAR is much like a politician pandering to their constituents, which is now the children of their original fans. Not very metal! \m/

Neo on November 30, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Exit question: When did David Frum and Joe Scarborough join Gwar?

Good question AP. At the same time as David Brooks and Kathleen Parker.

Basilsbest on November 30, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Let me guess, you’re a Phil Collins or BeeGee’s fan, right?

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 6:00 PM

More a Mayhem enthusiast, personally.

MadisonConservative on November 30, 2010 at 6:13 PM

It’s like a twisted alien space opera comedy show, or something.

Brian1972 on November 30, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Well that was my assessment from the beginning, In their “School’s Out” Cover, linked above GWAR front-man says alternatively, “I never went to school” and “If I did I would have majored in killing”.

It’s over the top and self-satirical, which is refreshing for hard rock bands.

Rightwingguy on November 30, 2010 at 6:14 PM

I can pretty much guarantee no one in that audience has ever voted, or will vote, in any election.

Neo on November 30, 2010 at 6:10 PM

But they’ll get Healthcare till 26.

It’s a Win Win for All!

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 6:14 PM

More a Mayhem enthusiast, personally.

MadisonConservative on November 30, 2010 at 6:13 PM

I have new found respect for you sir. Nice Form!

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 6:15 PM

She’d kick their pansy butts up one side and down the other.

Tommy_G on November 30, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Have they done Al Gore? I wanna see them fill Al Gore with CO2 until he bursts.

As to Palin, I wonder if she’s ever hunted any Gwar.

darwin on November 30, 2010 at 6:15 PM

MadCon listens to a light piano concerto as he enjoys his Chianti.

Rightwingguy on November 30, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Meh. Druther have some Disturbed or Slipknot with a good Moscato.

MadisonConservative on November 30, 2010 at 6:15 PM

When’s the last time they sacrificed a Democrat in effigy?

JohnJ on November 30, 2010 at 6:13 PM

When they did Barack Obama? Or Hillary Clinton? Or Al Gore? Or John Kerry?

amerpundit on November 30, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Huh…Gwar’s still around?

James on November 30, 2010 at 6:16 PM

MadisonConservative on November 30, 2010 at 6:13 PM

A Norwegian band, huh? Personally, if you’re going to be dark and loud, German is the way to go.

Rightwingguy on November 30, 2010 at 6:16 PM

I think this band was used in the movie, Empire Records. When one of the actors in the movie ate “special” brownies, he would see Gwar videos on TV or, something like that… They were horrible, which made it funny.

Fallon on November 30, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Here’s another outrageusly outrageos video for you lovers of metal…..Viking Metal.

Mord on November 30, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Huge GWAR fan here, and total Palinista. It’s all part of the act – and it’s a damn fun show. If you ever get the chance, see GWAR. Truth.

elcapt on November 30, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Talent on loan from goo.

rob verdi on November 30, 2010 at 6:17 PM

GWAR like KISS is a stage show NOT a band. It’s just a funny over the top show. They have no interest in even being considered as serious music artists, they are performance art with a wicked edge.

crashland on November 30, 2010 at 6:18 PM

I still have the white shirt i wore to their last concert. Of course, it’s completely stained red now.

They’re equal opportunity offenders, and GWAR has been around longer than most of the politicians they skewer (literally!) onstage. Anyway… it’s all so goofy that you can’t take it seriously.

Rude on November 30, 2010 at 6:19 PM

I really want to see them do Joy Behar. Well, not do her do her. Chop her head off or something.

darwin on November 30, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Nothing like Pantera

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 6:20 PM

I really want to see them do Joy Behar.

darwin on November 30, 2010 at 6:20 PM

I’m glad you qualified that

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Respectfully submitted:

Du Hast- Rammstein

Rightwingguy on November 30, 2010 at 6:21 PM

ITS GWAR… this is what they do, I don’t think even gwar takes gwar seriously.

ReformedAndDangerous on November 30, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Red Eye is THE only show in the world that could have on as guests, Oderus Urungus, John Bolton and a talking NY Times.

TugboatPhil on November 30, 2010 at 6:21 PM

GWAR, what is it good for?

Absolutely nothing!

halfastro on November 30, 2010 at 6:21 PM

But they’ll get Healthcare till 26.
Kini on November 30, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Touche! (I don’t know how to put the accent over the e)

TxAnn56 on November 30, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Huge GWAR fan here, and total Palinista. It’s all part of the act – and it’s a damn fun show. If you ever get the chance, see GWAR. Truth.

elcapt on November 30, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Yeah, I’m not a huge Bohab, but yeah, this is part of their show… :)

liquidflorian on November 30, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Vlad, Vlad, Vlad the impaler
Vlad, Vlad, He could have been a sailor but he’s
Vlad, Vlad, Vlad the impaler
Vlad, Vlad, He could have been a
Whaler could have been a Tailor,
He turned out to be Norman Mailer

Nontroversy. GWAR does this all the time.

RarestRX on November 30, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Playin at the White House on a Wed. A Hump day Party night in 4,3,2,1…..

dhunter on November 30, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Favorite quotes from Empire Records:

Damn the man. Save the Empire.

The fat man walks alone.

Shock me shock me shock me with that deviant behavior.

Rap… metal… rap… metal… And Whitney Houston.
It’s for my girlfriend, okay?

Fallon on November 30, 2010 at 6:23 PM

They’re all Beautiful People

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 6:24 PM

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