Cover-Version des Jahres: GWAR spielen „West End Girls“ (und enden mit Jim Carrolls „People Who Died“)

Man könnte es nicht erfinden: die Shock-Rock-Band GWAR steht in voller Montur, also wie karikaturhafte Überzeichnungen von Orks aus Herr der Ringe aussehend, auf der Bühne und holzt den Pet Shop Boys – Klassiker „West End Girls“ in einrt Art und Weise herunter, dass (bis auf das eine oder andere Gitarrensolo) ein astreiner Früh-80er-Punk-Kracher entsteht. Wenn man eh schon mit offenem Mund vor Begeisterung über diese so unerwartete wie kongeniale Interpretation von „West End Girls“ vor dem PC sitzt, gehen GWAR dazu über, ihr „West End Girls“ mit einem herzzerreissenden Tribute an ihren verstorbenen Sänger Oderus Urungus zu beenden – und zwar indem sie „People Who Died“, Jim Carrolls ewigen Klassiker des New York Punks, in ein fäustereckendes „Auf Wiedersehen!“ an alle Freunde und Kollegen, die Gevatter Tod zu sich gerufen hat, umdichten.

Ich bin begeistert, verblüfft und gerührt!


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Danke AV Club!


“People Who Died” (GWAR version)


Robin slashed his wrist and then he hung from a rope.
Peter’s heart gave out after he’d kicked dope.
Jeff, bit by a spider, died of toxic shock.
Ryan drove his car right into a rock.
Cancer brought down Castleman.
Damn it, David. I miss you, man!

CHORUS :
Those are people who died, died. (X4)
They were all my friend and they died.

Sean was beat to death by the Boston PD.
Drunk in his cell, no more Death Piggy.
Dimebag was shot by a lunatic fan.
Mike Scaccia died with a guitar in his hand.
Those were three more friends of mine.
Three more friends that died.

Crazy White Sean, how crazy could it get,
That he choked in a chat on the internet.
Cory died in his bunk at a border crossing,
The gap in his teeth still in need of a flossing.
Cory, I miss you my brother.
You left little Cory without a father.

Dave died alone in his chair in his room.
He had just turned 50, it was way too soon.
Oderus’ boat went up in flames,
Now all of Vallhalla chants his name!
Oderus, I miss you more than all the others.
I salute you my brother!

Oderus died, died. (X4)
He was all of our friend and he died.

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