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Formed: 1990 (25 years ago)


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World Entertainment War Fights the Genocide of the Imagination

When you're too well-entertained to move, screaming is good exercise, so please scream along with us!

We will succeed where the paranoids have failed!

We will take back the airwaves from the entertainment criminals!

Long live the primordial music of our televisionary revolution!

World Entertainment War is a BENEVOLENT MEDIA VIRUS programmed to PREVENT the ENTERTAINMENT CRIMINALS from STEALING YOUR IMAGINATION

Visualize a pagan revival meeting mixed with a dance therapy session and a cynics' pep rally and a tribal hoedown and ... Read more

World Entertainment War Fights the Genocide of the Imagination

When you're too well-entertained to move, screaming is good exercise, so please scream along with us!

We will succeed where the paranoids have failed!

We will take back the airwaves from the entertainment criminals!

Long live the primordial music of our televisionary revolution!

World Entertainment War is a BENEVOLENT MEDIA VIRUS programmed to PREVENT the ENTERTAINMENT CRIMINALS from STEALING YOUR IMAGINATION

Visualize a pagan revival meeting mixed with a dance therapy session and a cynics' pep rally and a tribal hoedown and a lecture at the "Anarchists Just Wanna Have Fun" Think Tank.

WORLD ENTERTAINMENT WAR IS:
Safe Sex God (lead vocals): Rob Brezsny
Safe Sex Goddess (lead vocals): Darby Gould
Neuromancer Riffs (guitar): George Earth
Subversive Rhythms (drums): Anthony Guess
Thunder in the Earth (bass): Daniel Lewis
Macho Feminist Love Games (keyboards): Amy Excolere

Deep emotion guaranteed! Global warming in your pants! Learn to use your nightmares to become rich and famous! Wear your funniest face! Eat money! Get rid of your guilt -- maybe forever!

Learn the art of underpants hats! Legal highs not legal lows! Maximum security clearances! Fabulous horoscopes for everybody! Pretend to be crazy so you can get away with doing what's right! Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be jerks! Kick your own ass!

*

"They pack their songs full of enough heady words and phrases to fill a Greil Marcus-style rock critique. But WEW reminds us that smart music need not be the prisoner of rock academia. It's a stirring, entertaining band with a smooth, funky sound and a loose, punky attitude...They succeed at wresting 'smart' rock out of the critics' hands."
--Gus Stadler, SF Weekly

"Calling this music 'smart rock,' as some critics have, does a disservice to the emotional sweep of the music and the ready accessibility of Rob Brezsny's lyrics."
--Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle

"This is one one of the boldest and most literate albums released in years. The group blends the harmonies, intensity and political conviction of the Jefferson Airplane and Midnight Oil with the revelry and dance grooves of the B-52's."
--Scott Benarde, Y-NOT

"WEW has all the ingredients to bring the band into MTV rotation. Co-lead singer Rob Brezsny has a brash, huckstering stage presence and writes socially conscious lyrics that challenge people to think and care. The other vocalist, Darby Gould, has a soaring voice with a dynamic range. The instrumentalists wrap a wealth of intriguing, often unexpected hooks around the inspired harmonies of Brezsny and Gould. Stir together some industrial angst and anger with uptempo r&b/funk, a touch of metal, and straight-ahead rock and roll, add a pinch of ballad and rap, and you've got WEW."
--John Hogle, BAM

World Entertainment War is cheerfully anarchist, socially conscious, warmly humanist, charmingly goofy, and sternly pop."
--Deb Finley, Detroit Metro Times

"This is the greatest album of all time. I am not kidding.The lyrics and music are amazing, and everything fits together perfectly, with themes (both words and music) running through the entire album. Even though I have heard it 100 times, my favorite way to listen is to sit quietly and pay attention. It never disappoints and I keep inding new things to amaze me. I am also amazed that this album is not a best seller. At least a half-dozen songs on it seem perfect for MTV, and everything on it is perfect for college radio. The music is melodic and intricate and soothing and in-your-face, all at the same time. I know that you can download samples for free, but you really miss something if you don't listen to the whole album in the original order."
--Reviewer on www.amazon.com.

"All the mystic power of the Zep, but with good will and good vibes. Very powerful singers and thoughtful lyrics. Soul-feeding music. Occult wisdom. Now anthemic fire, now intricate rhythms. Secret Orders take note."
--Reviewer on www.amazon.com.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

World Entertainment War Fights the Genocide of the Imagination

When you're too well-entertained to move, screaming is good exercise, so please scream along with us!

We will succeed where the paranoids have failed!

We will take back the airwaves from the entertainment criminals!

Long live the primordial music of our televisionary revolution!

World Entertainment War is a BENEVOLENT MEDIA VIRUS programmed to PREVENT the ENTERTAINMENT CRIMINALS from STEALING YOUR IMAGINATION

Visualize a pagan revival meeting mixed with a dance therapy session and a cynics' pep rally and a tribal hoedown and a lecture at the "Anarchists Just Wanna Have Fun" Think Tank.

WORLD ENTERTAINMENT WAR IS:
Safe Sex God (lead vocals): Rob Brezsny
Safe Sex Goddess (lead vocals): Darby Gould
Neuromancer Riffs (guitar): George Earth
Subversive Rhythms (drums): Anthony Guess
Thunder in the Earth (bass): Daniel Lewis
Macho Feminist Love Games (keyboards): Amy Excolere

Deep emotion guaranteed! Global warming in your pants! Learn to use your nightmares to become rich and famous! Wear your funniest face! Eat money! Get rid of your guilt -- maybe forever!

Learn the art of underpants hats! Legal highs not legal lows! Maximum security clearances! Fabulous horoscopes for everybody! Pretend to be crazy so you can get away with doing what's right! Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be jerks! Kick your own ass!

*

"They pack their songs full of enough heady words and phrases to fill a Greil Marcus-style rock critique. But WEW reminds us that smart music need not be the prisoner of rock academia. It's a stirring, entertaining band with a smooth, funky sound and a loose, punky attitude...They succeed at wresting 'smart' rock out of the critics' hands."
--Gus Stadler, SF Weekly

"Calling this music 'smart rock,' as some critics have, does a disservice to the emotional sweep of the music and the ready accessibility of Rob Brezsny's lyrics."
--Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle

"This is one one of the boldest and most literate albums released in years. The group blends the harmonies, intensity and political conviction of the Jefferson Airplane and Midnight Oil with the revelry and dance grooves of the B-52's."
--Scott Benarde, Y-NOT

"WEW has all the ingredients to bring the band into MTV rotation. Co-lead singer Rob Brezsny has a brash, huckstering stage presence and writes socially conscious lyrics that challenge people to think and care. The other vocalist, Darby Gould, has a soaring voice with a dynamic range. The instrumentalists wrap a wealth of intriguing, often unexpected hooks around the inspired harmonies of Brezsny and Gould. Stir together some industrial angst and anger with uptempo r&b/funk, a touch of metal, and straight-ahead rock and roll, add a pinch of ballad and rap, and you've got WEW."
--John Hogle, BAM

World Entertainment War is cheerfully anarchist, socially conscious, warmly humanist, charmingly goofy, and sternly pop."
--Deb Finley, Detroit Metro Times

"This is the greatest album of all time. I am not kidding.The lyrics and music are amazing, and everything fits together perfectly, with themes (both words and music) running through the entire album. Even though I have heard it 100 times, my favorite way to listen is to sit quietly and pay attention. It never disappoints and I keep inding new things to amaze me. I am also amazed that this album is not a best seller. At least a half-dozen songs on it seem perfect for MTV, and everything on it is perfect for college radio. The music is melodic and intricate and soothing and in-your-face, all at the same time. I know that you can download samples for free, but you really miss something if you don't listen to the whole album in the original order."
--Reviewer on www.amazon.com.

"All the mystic power of the Zep, but with good will and good vibes. Very powerful singers and thoughtful lyrics. Soul-feeding music. Occult wisdom. Now anthemic fire, now intricate rhythms. Secret Orders take note."
--Reviewer on www.amazon.com.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

World Entertainment War Fights the Genocide of the Imagination

When you're too well-entertained to move, screaming is good exercise, so please scream along with us!

We will succeed where the paranoids have failed!

We will take back the airwaves from the entertainment criminals!

Long live the primordial music of our televisionary revolution!

World Entertainment War is a BENEVOLENT MEDIA VIRUS programmed to PREVENT the ENTERTAINMENT CRIMINALS from STEALING YOUR IMAGINATION

Visualize a pagan revival meeting mixed with a dance therapy session and a cynics' pep rally and a tribal hoedown and a lecture at the "Anarchists Just Wanna Have Fun" Think Tank.

WORLD ENTERTAINMENT WAR IS:
Safe Sex God (lead vocals): Rob Brezsny
Safe Sex Goddess (lead vocals): Darby Gould
Neuromancer Riffs (guitar): George Earth
Subversive Rhythms (drums): Anthony Guess
Thunder in the Earth (bass): Daniel Lewis
Macho Feminist Love Games (keyboards): Amy Excolere

Deep emotion guaranteed! Global warming in your pants! Learn to use your nightmares to become rich and famous! Wear your funniest face! Eat money! Get rid of your guilt -- maybe forever!

Learn the art of underpants hats! Legal highs not legal lows! Maximum security clearances! Fabulous horoscopes for everybody! Pretend to be crazy so you can get away with doing what's right! Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be jerks! Kick your own ass!

*

"They pack their songs full of enough heady words and phrases to fill a Greil Marcus-style rock critique. But WEW reminds us that smart music need not be the prisoner of rock academia. It's a stirring, entertaining band with a smooth, funky sound and a loose, punky attitude...They succeed at wresting 'smart' rock out of the critics' hands."
--Gus Stadler, SF Weekly

"Calling this music 'smart rock,' as some critics have, does a disservice to the emotional sweep of the music and the ready accessibility of Rob Brezsny's lyrics."
--Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle

"This is one one of the boldest and most literate albums released in years. The group blends the harmonies, intensity and political conviction of the Jefferson Airplane and Midnight Oil with the revelry and dance grooves of the B-52's."
--Scott Benarde, Y-NOT

"WEW has all the ingredients to bring the band into MTV rotation. Co-lead singer Rob Brezsny has a brash, huckstering stage presence and writes socially conscious lyrics that challenge people to think and care. The other vocalist, Darby Gould, has a soaring voice with a dynamic range. The instrumentalists wrap a wealth of intriguing, often unexpected hooks around the inspired harmonies of Brezsny and Gould. Stir together some industrial angst and anger with uptempo r&b/funk, a touch of metal, and straight-ahead rock and roll, add a pinch of ballad and rap, and you've got WEW."
--John Hogle, BAM

World Entertainment War is cheerfully anarchist, socially conscious, warmly humanist, charmingly goofy, and sternly pop."
--Deb Finley, Detroit Metro Times

"This is the greatest album of all time. I am not kidding.The lyrics and music are amazing, and everything fits together perfectly, with themes (both words and music) running through the entire album. Even though I have heard it 100 times, my favorite way to listen is to sit quietly and pay attention. It never disappoints and I keep inding new things to amaze me. I am also amazed that this album is not a best seller. At least a half-dozen songs on it seem perfect for MTV, and everything on it is perfect for college radio. The music is melodic and intricate and soothing and in-your-face, all at the same time. I know that you can download samples for free, but you really miss something if you don't listen to the whole album in the original order."
--Reviewer on www.amazon.com.

"All the mystic power of the Zep, but with good will and good vibes. Very powerful singers and thoughtful lyrics. Soul-feeding music. Occult wisdom. Now anthemic fire, now intricate rhythms. Secret Orders take note."
--Reviewer on www.amazon.com.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

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