GWAR’s finest time as social critic came during the first Gulf War. The song ‘Saddam A Go-Go’, for instance, is a pounding barrage of noise, while lyrically evoking violent chaos with its pastiche of non-sequiturs. The song was a hit with American troops overseas and has continued to resonate, though not in the way its authors intended. “It’s disturbing when you get e-mails from soldiers in the Gulf who talk to you about how they play “Saddam A Go-Go” while they’re riddling bullets with 30-millimeter explosive rounds,” frontman David Brockie tells Jayson Whitehead of Las Vegas Weekly. “A lot of them are inspired by GWAR to go into battle which is kind of weird and not really the point.”
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