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Dawn of the Day of the Night of the
Penguins is a GWAR video of a live performance (the final
performance in the Carnival of Chaos tour cycles -
November 11, 1997, at the 9:30 club in Washington, D.C.). The album
story-line is explained in the video, to a certain extent.
Destructo is behind all of the major assaults on GWAR since his
enslavement in 1991 - attracting the attention of the Morality
Squad, summoning Cardinal Syn, who in turn dispatched Skulhedface,
confusing the band into thinking the year was 1999 (rather than
1996), so that they would think the coming of Cardinal Syn was, in
fact, the comet RagNaRok, and the slave revolts. Though they all
ended in failure, he has yet another plan - genetically modify
abused (by GWAR) penguins into his army, hypnotize Slymenstra
Hymen with radioactive crack cocaine, and marry her (to spite
Urungus). Techno builds a robot clone of Sleazy P.
Martini, and uses him to distribute the crack, while the band
beats up penguins (in their time-honored sport of
With the band incapacitated, he proposes to Slymenstra (the
stone on the engagement ring is a piece of radioactive crack, as
well), and sends the first wave of mutant penguins after GWAR. They
are promptly defeated. The wedding, officiated by the Pope, turns
into disaster, when the crack wears off, and Slymenstra uses her
nether region to punish Techno. In the backdrop of "Hate Love
Songs," he jousts Oderus. After he is defeated again, he
commandeers the microphone, regains his robotic arm (having been
disarmed upon enslavement) with the slaves' help, and attacks GWAR.
Though he initially defeats the band, Oderus and Slymenstra
ultimately win out long enough for a newly-revived Gor-Gor (revived
with the radioactive crack residue) to start eating him.
The concert ends with the subdued "Don't Need A Man" video,
featuring Balsac the Jaws of Death on
piano, Beefcake the Mighty on upright
bass, Jizmak Da
Gusha on a minimal (for him, at least) drum kit, and
Slymenstra's lounge singing.
- Je M'appelle J. Cousteau
- Back To Iraq
- Crack In The Egg
- If I Could Be That
- Penguin Attack
- Horror Of Yig
- Hate Love Songs
- The Private Pain Of Techno Destructo
- Don't Need A Man (video)
- Billy Bad Ass (Credits)
- The concert in the video was Peter Lee's final performance as
Maximus, as he became physically unable to continue with the
band. Lee had been shot in the stomach four years prior to the
concert, and was not improving much - he ultimately needed surgery,
which prompted his actual leaving the band a few weeks later.
- The "Don't Need A Man" video was co-directed by Danielle
Stampe, and features every member of Slave Pit, Inc. at that time
in one scene (with the exceptions of Stampe and Matt Maguire, who
were behind the door the other members crowd around).
- For most of her time in GWAR, Stampe would perform the
fire-dance routine during the 1990 song "The Horror Of Yig." During
this video, and many concerts on the tour, this song was part of
the wedding scene, and thus she performed it to "Sammy."
- During the wedding scene, the song the band is playing is
"Don's Bong Is Gone," a Slave Pit Single.