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GWAR: Live From Mount Fuji

The return to Earth by GWAR is never an event that bodes much good for the Human Race. Their needs are generally base when it comes to us for they either need new Slaves or fodder to dismember during their live performances. Sadly, their return with this CD proves something more insidious, they are giving us a live album. No one is safe now. I know that I am risking my own doom for speaking out of turn on this heralded and awed Intergalactic presence, but I fear I must speak my mind. I was disappointed to find only a live CD and not a visual representation of this show released. GWAR is one of those groups that truly must be seen in person to appreciate in any sense. Otherwise you fail to get the point of what they do and also it makes just listening to them a little difficult to appreciate. There is a lot of jokes going on back and forth between the band members and audience and literally the evening is generally pure chaos when they perform.

I will admit that there are a handful of tracks from the groups catalog that I like anyway, and enjoyed hearing them presented live. These tracks offhand for reference are "Have You Seen Me", "Sick Of You" and "Salaminizer". A lot of GWAR stuff can sound the same to those unschooled in their music which was why I leaned on the need for video of the same piece. So many bands are releasing the dualdisc to almost guarantee sales and I think GWAR should have looked into this as an option. It would definatley lure those who were at least curious about GWAR to the release more readily than the casual listener would normally be prone to.

This release is more for the diehards in truth. While enjoyable at points I cannot say more than "It's OK". I do recommend that you check them out in concert, as its not an experience you will soon forget.

Track Listing
Bring Back The Bomb
Ham On The Bone
Immortal Corruptor
Womb With A View
Have You Seen Me?
Horror Of Yig
Crush, Kill, Destroy
Crack In The Egg
Sick Of You

Added: June 20th 2005
Reviewer: Ken Pierce
Related Link: GWAR Website
Hits: 2594
Language: english

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