Posted by: Necci – Aug 30, 2012
On Saturday, August 18th, Oderus Urungus of GWAR reserved a special VIP pavilion at the GWAR-B-Q at Hadad's lake. In the heat of the day, Oderus sweated, took pictures with, and greeted many VIPers and press. Covering his comically oversized phallus, Oderus sat on a picnic bench to help clarify several subjects, including GWAR's official stance on bath salts, Paul Ryan, and choking Dave Mustaine.
Oderus being interviewed by Vice Magazine
What have you been up to this summer?
Well it's been a very big summer for GWAR. Pretty much getting ready for this stupid GWAR-B-Q and transforming our new production palace in Richmond into a fully functional, organized kind of thing-a-ma-jig – [grunts]. Taking over the human race and destroying the planet. We're worried about China, actually. China, they're the ones we have to watch out for. They're on the other side of the world [and we] can't keep an eye on them very well. And they're more powerful all the time.
What do you think about Paul Ryan?
Who the hell is that? Oh, he sucks. You never thought that people would actually say, "Bring back Dan Quayle," but that is what they're saying. You weren't even alive when Dan Quayle was alive, or were you? [The interviewer was.] Then you remember him. Paul Ryan sucks just like the other guy he works for. It's just like, why do you do that? Make the maudlin even more maudlined? I don’t understand it. He sucks! But then again I hate all politicians, they're just opposite sides of the same filthy stupid coin. They're controlled by the multi-nationals, we don’t even have a government really!
If you had superpowers in addition to your superpowers of rock, what would they be?
I'd be able to fly, not first class either. I'd just [blows air into thumb] and float off!
Do you like cats or dogs more?
Oh I like dogs more. Their anuses are bigger.
Do you have any plans to commandeer the Mars rover Curiosity?
Oh that thing is curious. That's a very low tech piece of equipment. I understand this thing takes three years to drive a mile. I mean, what would we do with that thing? You can't use it to score drugs with, that's for sure. It's like, "Yo, my man, you're going one mile an hour, don't walk so fast!" That wouldn't work.
Does GWAR have an official stance on bath salts?
Yes, we like them. We promote them, we sell them at the show, and I'm on them right now.
What musicians would you share the stage with before you destroyed them?
Evereybody who is playing the GWAR-B-Q today, of course, um, Danzig because he's got big dimples. Dave Mustaine because then maybe I could get my hands around his throat, and Luciano Pavorotti because he's been dead for 5 years and that would stink to high heaven.
Do you have a favorite way to get weird?
I think you're looking at it right now. I like to dress up like a rubber monster and loll about in the hot sun, drink cheap beer you get from outer space. That's about as weird as it gets.
I heard part of your interview with Randy [Blythe, from Lamb of God] on WRIR. Are you guys buddies outside of rock?
Apparently he hangs out with my human slave Brockie, who's an ass kisser of immense proportions. He doesn't even know Randy; he just hangs out at the studio and waits for Randy to show. "Hey, what's up, I'm your new friend." Yes, now Randy's out of jail and back in America. I could not believe the producers of Locked Up: Abroad had not gotten in touch with him yet.
They're missing out.
Yeah they are missing out. It just shows you how little they really give a shit about American metal.
Why did you select Hadad's for the GWAR-B-Q?
I believe the ouija board was the preferred method in place this year. I'm starting to make all of my business decisions this year with the ouija board.
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By Sarah Moore Lindsey (soundsofrva.tumblr.com)