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Encyclopedia > America Must Be Destroyed
America Must Be Destroyed
America Must Be Destroyed cover
Studio album by GWAR
Released 1992
Recorded 1992
Genre Thrash metal
Sludge metal
Hardcore punk
Length 45:43
Label Metal Blade Records
Producer(s) Glen Robinson
Professional reviews
GWAR chronology
Scumdogs of the Universe
(1990)
America Must Be Destroyed
(1992)
The Road Behind
(1992)

America Must Be Destroyed is GWAR's third album, released in 1992 as their second album on Metal Blade Records. The album's lyrical content was inspired by controversy over obscenity charges against the band and an incident in Charlotte, North Carolina in which frontman Dave Brockie's prosthetic penile attachment "The Cuttlefish of Cthulhu" was confiscated by police officers. Image File history File links AmericaMustBeDestroyed. ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... It has been suggested that Bay Area thrash metal be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Doom metal. ... Hardcore punk (aka Hardcore) is a subgenre of punk rock, the sound is thicker, heavier, and faster than punk rock and implimented 1970s heavy metal influences in its music. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Metal Blade Records is an independent record label which was founded in 1981 by Brian Slagel. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Scumdogs of the Universe is the second album released by rock/heavy metal/punk band Gwar. ... The Road Behind is an EP by the thrash metal band GWAR. It contains a single for the song of the same name found in the album America Must Be Destroyed, aswell as a live tracks (including a live version of Have You Seen Me?), a demo version of Krak... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Metal Blade Records is an independent record label which was founded in 1981 by Brian Slagel. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Flag Nickname: Formal: The Queen City, Hornets Nest - Informal: The City of Churches, Tree City USA Location Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Government Country State Counties United States North Carolina Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Geographical characteristics Area 280. ... Oderus Urungus is a character, played by Dave Brockie, in the rock band GWAR. He appears as an intergalactic humanoid barbarian with devil horns and a meaty looking face, and always carries around a long sword named Unt Lick. According to GWAR mythos, Oderus Urungus is 28 million years old...

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Overview

The lyrical content in America Must Be Destroyed was greatly inspired by Dave Brockie's fight with police officers while touring in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1992. The controversy revolved around Brockie's rubbery penis adornment. Brockie was revolted by this attack on his rights and so he created a concept album revolving around an elite "Morality Squad" that attacked the members of GWAR and stole Oderus's penile attachment (aka Cuttlefish of Cthulu, a phallic hell beast that normally dangles from his crotch). The opening song, "Ham on the Bone" (which has a nod to grindcore) explains this robbery. The story then shifts to GWAR headquarters in Antarctica, where Oderus's slaves are ordered to shoot up a dinosaur egg with crack. The result is the mighty Gor Gor, a Tyrannosaurus Rex that wreaks havoc on America. Meanwhile, the Morality Squad has enlisted the help of Father Bohab (a Catholic priest) to crucify GWAR in the media. GWAR marches out to battle, and you can take the story from there. Other songs of interest include "Have You Seen Me?", "Poor Ole Tom", and "The Road Behind". Musically, it is a mix of rock and roll and blistering sludge metal, and it is even harsher-sounding than the previous album. A video, Phallus in Wonderland, was released as a supplement to the album's storyline. This album was followed by The Road Behind, an EP that contained that single and a riveting live version of "Have You Seen Me?" (which contained a notorious Ween sample at the end). The single "S.F.W." (a staple of their live shows) was supposedly released on this album as a bonus track, but this has been discounted by the band. Flag Nickname: Formal: The Queen City, Hornets Nest - Informal: The City of Churches, Tree City USA Location Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Government Country State Counties United States North Carolina Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Geographical characteristics Area 280. ... The penis (plural penises, penes) is an external male sexual organ. ... For the direction right, see left and right or starboard. ... The Beach Boys Little Deuce Coupe album, one of the first concept albums In popular music, a concept album is an album which is unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical (Shuker 2002, p. ... Grindcore, also known as grind, is an extreme metal and hardcore punk hybrid, most commonly associated with death metal and crust punk. ... Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Doom metal. ... An extended play (or EP), is typically the name given to vinyl records or CDs which are too long to be called singles but too short to qualify as albums. ... Ween is a rock group formed in 1984 in New Hope, Pennsylvania when Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo met in a junior high school typing class. ...

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Miscellaneous

GWAR fans are referred to as "bohabs," named for Father Bohab.


"Pussy Planet," the album's closer, was co-written by Slymenstra Hymen, and was slated to be a duet with Beefcake the Mighty. Though not quite a duet, Slymenstra's voice can still be heard in the song. Slymenstra Slymie Hymen of GWAR, taken from the Crack in the Egg video from Phallus in Wonderland Slymenstra Hymen (real name: Danielle Stampe) is GWARs female vocalist & dancer. ... A cartoon drawing of Beefcake the Mighty Beefcake the Mighty is a character in the rock band GWAR. He appears a stout (hence his name) humanoid girded in Roman-style armor. ...


The Canadian release of this album does not feature "Crack in the Egg," "Have You Seen Me?" and "Rock N' Roll Never Felt So Good," and instead has earlier versions of "Krak Down" and "Bad Bad Men" (both from This Toilet Earth) and "O Canada" (according to GWAR, this was included as a way to ridicule Canada for not having the "guts" to include the omitted songs). This Toilet Earth is the fourth album released by novelty rock/heavy metal/punk band Gwar. ...


Flattus Maximus is not on this album. Dewey Rowell left the band before recording began, and all of the lead guitars (save for two songs - "Crack in the Egg" and the title track, respectively) were recorded by Balsac the Jaws of Death. To this day, Balsac, not Flattus, will usually play lead when performing songs from this album live. Tim Harriss (of Kepone, the band Michael Bishop left GWAR to) played lead on the album's title track; Lee Harris (from Jizmak Da Gusha's old band Rosebud) played lead on "Crack in the Egg". Flattus Maximus is a guitarist in the heavy metal band GWAR. He is known by his red face, white dreadlocks, dinosaur-head shoulder pads and reptile feet. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Kepone is an American indie rock band from Richmond, Virginia. ... Michael Bishop (born November 12, 1945) is an American science-fiction and fantasy writer. ... A cartoon drawing of Jizmak Da Gusha Jizmak Da Gusha is a character in the rock band GWAR. According to GWAR mythos, Jizmak Da Gusha was a beast of tremendous power who was frozen in a block of ice, presumably near the GWAR headquarters in Antarctica, for millennia. ...

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Line-up

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Oderus Urungus is a character, played by Dave Brockie, in the rock band GWAR. He appears as an intergalactic humanoid barbarian with devil horns and a meaty looking face, and always carries around a long sword named Unt Lick. According to GWAR mythos, Oderus Urungus is 28 million years old... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a popular music band, especially a rock band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... Rhythm guitar is a kind of guitar playing that provides accompaniment for a singer or other instruments. ... Michael Bishop is an American musician. ... A cartoon drawing of Beefcake the Mighty Beefcake the Mighty is a character in the rock band GWAR. He appears a stout (hence his name) humanoid girded in Roman-style armor. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... A cartoon drawing of Jizmak Da Gusha Jizmak Da Gusha is a character in the rock band GWAR. According to GWAR mythos, Jizmak Da Gusha was a beast of tremendous power who was frozen in a block of ice, presumably near the GWAR headquarters in Antarctica, for millennia. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Slymenstra Slymie Hymen of GWAR, taken from the Crack in the Egg video from Phallus in Wonderland Slymenstra Hymen (real name: Danielle Stampe) is GWARs female vocalist & dancer. ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... For the manager of Gloucester City A.F.C., see Tim Harris (soccer) This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a popular music band, especially a rock band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... Lee Harris is an American author and essayist who writes for Policy Review and Tech Central Station. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a popular music band, especially a rock band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... Hunter Jackson along with Chuck Varga started The Slave Pit a movie production studio, made popoular by the thrash metal/scum punk band GWAR. Jackson and Varga would create costoms and props for the band Death Piggy which would eventually evolve into the GWAR we know today. ... Müsel (real name Dave Musel) was the keyboardist and a prop manufacturer for the Richmond, VA, metal band GWAR. Musel (whose name is pronounced muscle), joined in 1986 and left shortly after the recording of We Kill Everything. ...

Track listing

  1. "Ham on the Bone" – 2:04
  2. "Crack in the Egg" – 3:37
  3. "Gor-Gor" – 4:21
  4. "Have You Seen Me?" – 4:46
  5. "The Morality Squad" – 3:37
  6. "America Must Be Destroyed" – 4:45
  7. "Gilded Lily" – 3:36
  8. "Poor Ole Tom" – 5:07
  9. "Rock & Roll Never Felt So Good" – 4:17
  10. "Blimey" – 3:12
  11. "The Road Behind" – 5:30
  12. "Pussy Planet" – 2:51
GWAR
Members
Oderus Urungus | Flattus Maximus | Balsac the Jaws of Death | Beefcake the Mighty | Jizmak Da Gusha
Side members: Sexecutioner | Sleazy P. Martini
Former members: Slymenstra Hymen | Techno Destructo | Nippleus Erectus | Johnny Slutman | Joey Slutman | Amazina | GWAR Woman | The Temptress | Mr. Magico | Lee Beato | Stephen Sphincter | Cornealius Carnage | Hans Orifice | Hans Sphincter | Müsel
Discography
Albums and extended plays: Hell-O | Scumdogs of the Universe | America Must Be Destroyed | The Road Behind | This Toilet Earth | RagNaRok | Carnival of Chaos | We Kill Everything | Violence Has Arrived | War Party | Beyond Hell
Live albums: You're All Worthless and Weak | Live from Mt. Fuji
Compilation albums: Slaves Going Single | Let There Be GWAR
Singles: Hate Love Songs/Penguin Attack 7" | The Art of War | RAWGWAR | Köszönöm | Wolfgang A.M. - A New World of Sound | MC Rhythmless | GWAR Lite | A Soundtrack to Kill Yourself to
Videography
Videos and DVDs: RAWGWAR | The Next Mutation | Live from Antarctica | Return of Techno-Destructo | Phallus in Wonderland | Tour De Scum | Skulhedface | Rendezvous with RagNaRok | Surprising Burst of Chocolaty Fudge | Dawn of the Day of the Night of the Penguins | It's Sleazy | The Gwarnage Campaign | The Ultimate Video Gwarchive | GWAR War Party Tour 2004 | Blood Bath and Beyond
Related articles
Dave Brockie Experience | Death Piggy | X-Cops
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