Top 10 Wally George Band Interviews From The Hot Seat
Come Sunday, it'll be nine years sinceWally George,
the ultimate crotchety conservative, left this world for the big public access talk show in the sky. The self-proclaimed father of "Combat TV" died of pneumonia in 2003 at age 71 insideFountain Valley Hospital
left behind countless hours of wig-wearing,Bible-thumping, blood-boiling on-air rants against every lefty nutjob professor, pro wrestler, guitar-playing freako and pot-smokingJeff Spicole
look-a-like he could find to come on his legendary KDOC talk show, theHot Seat.
For fans of OC punk circa 1985, the Hags will always be remembered as one of our county's most outrageous bands--violent, oversexed believers in the occult. They were also one of the few to bare the distinguished title of "Scum of the Earth" by Wally during a couple choice interviews on the Hot Seat. Frontman Mark Dead, self-proclaimed leader of the BONES Society (Better Organization of Negative Energy), hits all the right notes during his interview: his tolerance of satanism, his philosophies on the need for mass murder, his admiration for Charles Manson and his desire to look like a gothic, Egyptian pharaoh. Like any good interview, it ends with him getting booted off of the show for taking the Lord's name in vain, which never failed to make Wally turn red with rage (not exactly a hard thing to do).
We know it's going to come as a shock to you all, but Wally was not crazy about hip-hop. During one episode of the Hot Seat, he did his damnedest to reinforce the fears of every suburban soccer mom in America by doing a segment on the "Rap Rage." It was here where the host showed some real genius by digging up with the most inept, sweaty buffoon he could find to represent the genre. Not only did so-called MC Larry Rice lack the ability to spit a quality verse, his flaccid defense of rappers as the voice of the streets was about as lame as Wally holding up a ludicrous article from NewsWeek Magazine about rap music as if it were some kind of authority on the culture. The best is when he pretends to read notes from the article when really, we all know he was just quoting himself.