13 Halloween Bands: Insane Clown Posse, Kiss, Devo, Village People - Rolling Stone
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13 Bands That Think It’s Always Halloween

Devo, Insane Clown Posse, the Village People and more

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For many, face paint, costumes and outrageous personas only surface on All Hallows’ Eve. These bands, however, keep up the gambit year-round for their fans – no matter the effort. Rolling Stone selects of some of the most haunting and unforgettable.

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George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic

When the anything-goes bandleader George Clinton implored his musicians to "come as you are," they took him at his word: longtime bassist Bootsy Collins is famous for his outlandish outfits, and the late Gary Shider earned his nickname as "The Diaperman." 

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The Village People

The good-time disco group took its stage appearance from the gay community's love of men in uniform – construction worker, cop, Native American, leather fetishist.


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The guitar virtuoso is known for his unique look, wearing a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket on his head and a facemask inspired, he has said, by Michael Myers in Halloween 4.

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Genesis with Peter Gabriel

Amazingly, members of Genesis have said they were not under the influence of any particular narcotic during their early years as a wildly theatrical stage act.  


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The hardcore metal band took to wearing anonymous serial-killer-style masks so they could "crawl inside" their music.


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These conceptual punks arrived in matching HazMat suits and reached the height of their fame in the early MTV era wearing flowerpots on their heads.


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In addition to their grotesque comic book costumes, Gwar spice up their shows with parodies of celebrities and politicians. 

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