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Orgy Getting Their Panties All In A Bunch

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Happy Halloween heathens

Remember Orgy? Best known for their cover of New Order’s “Blue Monday?” Guess what — they’re still a band. No shit. And I know people dig them, but I — for one — wouldn’t bat an eye if these dudes were pelted to death with eggs and rocks, and then toilet papered. In fact, I might join in because now, when people hear the original version, sometimes they ask me, “Who is doing this awesome Orgy cover?” Fuck that horseshit. This band is fucking awful and their fans are fucking fannygrabbers. Fuck them.

If I hate Orgy, why rip on them? Because they’re presently embroiled in a legal mess that’s somewhat hilarious. Plus, I needed to get a Halloween post up, and since I think Orgy are terd-smugglers and ugly beyond reproach, I figured I’d get a nice picture up of some sexy Halloweenie sluts…for your viewing pleasure. So, on with the news.

Frontman Jay Gordon — a disgrace to all guys named Jay — denies claims from his former bandmates that they’ve been shit-canned from Orgy. “This has NOT been about breaking up the original band Orgy,” he says. I owned the name Orgy and licensed it to the band at the beginning.”

OK. That’s cool. Whatever. But according to Gordon, the band hasn’t been too active, and that’s not his fault. The band was talking about touring this past summer, and the rest of the guys were bust with side projects and whatnot.

“Now that everyone is working on different projects (some have SEVERAL), I needed to be able to move forward to revive the Orgy brand. In order to make that happen, for legal reasons, I had to send them a letter to inform them that, as of October 26, 2010, the partnership would be terminated. In the letter, I stated that if we were to tour, that everyone would still be paid equally, with no changes. So honestly, I can’t see how they would arrive at what they wrote.

“Everyone has been so busy with their different projects I figured this was the only way for me to continue on with the name,” Jay says in his statement. “I started this band, and I don’t want to let it fall to the wayside completely. They mentioned being my brothers, so I am a little confused on why they did not call me about the situation before putting out a press release, implying things based on speculation that simply aren’t true.”

In responses, the other dudes in the band claim they weren’t down with Gordon’s idea of revamping their “Blue Monday” cover, which — I agree — is a fucking lame idea. Several of the band’s members claim they were cut out of the fold months ago, as Gordon was already working on new music with new musicians. This is going to end up in court, I bet. Not like our justice system’s not glutted as it is.