Berkeley: Gingko Press, Inc, 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Foreword by Kurt Loder. Exhaustively illustrated, largely in color. Berkeley: Gingko Press, Inc., 2015. First edition, one of the first 150 copies signed by eight current and former members of the band. Accompanied by a Gwar zine and a Bloody Pit of Horror (2010) print signed by the band. When the late Dave Brockie's avant-punk band Death Piggy collided with Hunter Jackson's outlandish Mad Max from outer space costumes in 1984, Gwar was formed, or spawned rather. The Richmond, Virginia outfit took "shock rock" to another galaxy with their over the top satire and their elaborate stage shows, which showcased enactments of graphic violence that resulted in the audience being sprayed with copious amounts of fake blood. Filled with firsthand accounts and never before seen images, this comprehensive record and testament to all things Gwar covers the band's history from The Dairy building in Richmond, where the band first met, to their spread across the land like a disease through the 1990s and 2000s, and provides an in-depth examination of the makings of a Gwar show, from production to performance to life backstage. Quarto. Original pictorial boards, with a hologram cover on the front. Issued without a dust jacket. A few scratches to the hologram; else near fine. (Inventory #: 64312)
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