Thursday, August 06, 2020

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I don't suppose ace "avant-garage spelunkers" Clinic have often found themselves rubbing shoulders with members of GWAR and Slipknot, but then these are abnormal times. What the three bands have in common is the fact that they're all experienced mask wearers, and so are ideally placed to dispense advice to those of us adjusting to the new reality. The Liverpudlians are particularly worth listening to, given that their customary stage attire consists of surgical masks and scrubs.

Needless to say, none of the musicians quoted in the Spin article have any time for anti-maskers' bullshit. Blothar the Berserker - who points out that masks also come in handy for armed robberies and concealing your ugliness - is aggrieved at the fact that ignorant behaviour is likely to delay GWAR's return to the stage, unless policy changes soon: "It's hard to convince the government you're an essential worker when what you do is stand onstage and play music and shoot a bunch of blood everywhere and strangle people to death." More's the pity.

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