March 24th, 2014 by Tim

I’m sure most of you have heard of the passing of Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) leader and front man for GWAR. We became great friends early in GWAR’S career. I met him when I was at the 9:30 Club with The Meatmen and his band “Death Piggy” performed – a few years before GWAR was born. Dave told me numerous times if it wasn’t for my constant booking of GWAR into Trenton that the band would have broken up a long long time ago. I just knew that they “Had Something”. The skins didn’t like them in the beginning, but I’ll bet today that everyone of them would proudly say that they saw the first GWAR show outside of their native Richmond – DC area when they opened for the very first Danzig show ever at City Gardens. Here’s a full GWAR concert from City Gardens – this is one of the earlier shows, and I believe the first time Danielle “Slymenstrya Hyman” performed with them. It’s a funny ass show, 53 minutes long. After this show, all 12-13 of them stayed over at the farmhouse I was living in at the time in Newtown PA. We bonded instantly, and later I would tour manage the band across the USA and Canada. I was with them when they were busted in the Carolina’s for “pornography” and helped get him bailed out of jail overnight into the next morning. The tour continued the next day in Atlanta. Thanks, Dave Brockie – for all the fun we had together and for unleashing GWAR unto Trenton and to the World. – Randy Now


  1. Art Says:

    I was at that first Danzig show hoping to see the second coming of Samhain…WRONG…by a mile…but what my friends and I did witness was GWAR!!! Complete carnage and a revolution in a scene that was all but dead…Thank you Dave B. and GWAR for changing shit up and blowing peoples minds!!!!!!

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