Andrew WK: C/D?

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How can anyone argue with the sentiment "We Want Fun (And We Want to Get Wasted)"? The man is Gary Glitter v. 2.0 (without the pedophilia!)

Shaky Mo Collier, Thursday, 6 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Dud dud dud dud dud dud dud dud dud.

He is what is wrong with the world.

His 'music' is a fucking pile of tripe, no matter what rehashed sentiment he bolsters.

Andrew, Thursday, 6 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Everything old is new again -- even threads! So retro, Mo. ;-) (The archives are your friend...)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

dude the song "i get wet" rocks hard, with the harmonized "i really don't care"s

brains, Thursday, 6 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm gonna see the man and his Obituary backing band live this coming Tuesday in Seattle. I love the album, but will the show party hard or hardly par? I'll let y'all know.

Brian MacDonald, Thursday, 6 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'd rather hear Andrew WK when I listen to the radio than Linkin Park or something. He's hardly "everything that's wrong with the world". The production on I get wet is certainly miles away from that of most commercial rock these days. Anyone who rags on him too much is simply being reactionary.

Clay, Thursday, 6 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Reactionary?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

His schtick is nowhere near funny enough to make listening to his music a less than painful experience. And likewise his music is just too fucking atrocious for me to get any sort of laughs out of it. 3 words: fucking awful mess

justin, Thursday, 6 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the archives are your friends - Ned Raggett, June 06, 2002

Ron, Thursday, 6 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

hahahahaha "all wk haterz are hype reactionaries" - i tried that one on a white stripes thread (didn't work) ;-)

Ron, Thursday, 6 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'll admit, I am a reactionary. I'm reacting to the fact that Andrew WK produces some of the least enjoyable music I've ever heard.

Andrew, Thursday, 6 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Though Andrew's music leaves me cold, you can't fault his ability to wring the "fratboy" niche dry.

Take the cash and run, yo.

Nichole Graham, Friday, 7 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

domino, since you are such an andrew wk fan why don't you cop some of his moves when you're on stage? i'm certain that i'm not the only one who would love to see you smash a brick into your own face.

jarv, Friday, 7 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I like him!

Sean, Friday, 7 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i would rather eat the contents of an ashtray then listen to even a second of andrew wk (song or speaking). his very existance is offensive. and he probably is a pedophile too. every single one of his songs sounds like kim mitchel's "i am a wild party" done by a crappy metal band. listening to him will turn you stupid(er).

dyson, Friday, 7 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

listening to him will turn you stupid
Which is reason enough to listen. Musical alcohol! I got tired of him pretty quickly, but it was fun while it lasted. And after several weeks away, "I Get Wet" still sounds pretty great.

Miranda, Friday, 7 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"He's probably a pedophile" = funniest arguing tactic EVER.

Dan Perry, Friday, 7 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

but Dan it's okay, he has sex with LOTS of people

Tracer Hand, Friday, 7 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Have I mentioned lately that I love these forums? Because I do.

Dan Perry, Friday, 7 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I decided not to go. It dawned on me how impossible it would be for the man to do the live thing, and have it come close to the record. I might regret this decision later...

Brian MacDonald, Tuesday, 11 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Shit shit. Fuck it. I'm gonna go. Insert Butthole Surfers Sweatloaf quote here.

Brian MacDonald, Tuesday, 11 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

bwa ha ha ha haaaaaaa! how was the show???

dyson, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I saw the show here in SF and it was pretty amazing/really fun - I should make that F-U-N for emphasis. The sound of the record was remarkably well-duplicated (there was a DAT/click-track in there somewhere, cuz no one was playing those synth parts on-stage) but the best part about it was just the overwhelming energetic positivity of the whole thing. These guys are grinning ear to ear, doing ridiculous David Lee Roth-style acrobatics, pounding guitar lines, leading sing-alongs - I tell ya, as far as live shows go it bore a startling resemblance to a Van Halen show circa 1982. The crowd was very diverse (lots of girls, indie kids, metal heads, punks, a few gay couples, even some little kids) and really into it - it was what a rock and roll party show should be.

And Andrew WK totally did this Jerry Lee Lewis piano-playing bit in the middle of a new song - it was rather odd to see him turn away from his fist-pumping cheerleading and lay into these fucking super- speed piano riffs. great great GREAT!

Shaky Mo Collier, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

was his nose bleeding at any point?

dyson, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

no - but he did get wet.

Shaky Mo Collier, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Shaky that sounds awesome. I wish I was there!

Sean, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
i love andrew wk

gygax! (gygax!), Sunday, 16 May 2004 02:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

GYGAX! LISTEN TO THIS!!!

Be sure to Loop! Loop, Loop, Loop. (ex machina), Thursday, 20 May 2004 18:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...
i love andrew wk, too!!

Eisbär (llamasfur), Thursday, 17 February 2005 07:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Me too. Pretty deeply.

A Viking of Some Note (Andrew Thames), Thursday, 17 February 2005 16:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I don't like Andrew W.K. But Children of Bodom just covered his song "She Is Beautiful," and it's pretty good.

pdf (Phil Freeman), Thursday, 17 February 2005 16:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Is Matos a big fan or did he just think "Matos W.K." was a cool name?

cool!

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 17 February 2005 16:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

He's Sparks with fewer chords and bigger sweaty heterosexual balls. What's not to love?

iang, Thursday, 17 February 2005 17:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i listened to the wolf with my roommate yesterday and i realized exactly what it is that makes that one so inferior to i get wet, which is clearly one of my top 10 albums of all time.

awk's voice is so enervated and propped up (background vox, more production), he sounds sort of fatigued, where on IGW, he sounded like he was actually going to kill you. maybe its just a production change, in which case he should change back. maybe he wrecked his voice touring nonstop between the records. in either case, i hope he gets everything back where it belongs on the power never stops forming. or else does something different but awesome. whatever.

peter smith (plsmith), Thursday, 17 February 2005 17:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i have never heard "the wolf" but reading that i'm not sure i ever have to.

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 17 February 2005 17:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdPB-hi26Yk

ksh, Tuesday, 2 February 2010 04:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

"Close Calls With Brick Walls" is such an amazing record. Much more diverse than what he's known for but just as much fun.

frogbs, Thursday, 16 December 2010 16:52 (six years ago) Permalink

AWK is seriously underrated, imo

Lazarus Niles-Burnham (res), Thursday, 16 December 2010 17:01 (six years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Still going w Steev Mike controversy:

http://awilkeskrier.homestead.com/

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 18 July 2013 14:48 (four years ago) Permalink

that page been around a loooong time

IIIrd Datekeeper (contenderizer), Thursday, 18 July 2013 14:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Hahaha. Homestead.

MarkoP, Thursday, 18 July 2013 15:05 (four years ago) Permalink

i have him on FB and he just linked it even though i don't think it's been updated in years. he's definitely enjoys bringing it up

frogbs, Thursday, 18 July 2013 15:06 (four years ago) Permalink

hell my AWK review page mentioned the Steev Mike thing and his twitter linked to it right away. I wondered how it got 1000 hits right off the bat.

frogbs, Thursday, 18 July 2013 15:07 (four years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

"Close Calls" has a real Roxy Music vibe.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 11 January 2014 19:56 (three years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

I'm trying to reconcile everything I've read about him with his kids show with Jack Black and Stampy that my 7-year-old likes. Maybe it's better if I just don't bother finding out about Andrew WK. Good show.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IhSjrfSt7k

dlp9001, Monday, 6 October 2014 00:29 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q-tS27EqFc

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 21:24 (two months ago) Permalink

just found out he's coming to Milwaukee with a full band in October, I'm beyond pumped

frogbs, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 21:25 (two months ago) Permalink

"Close Calls" has a real Roxy Music vibe.

― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, January 11, 2014 2:56 PM (three years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ive been listening to the Close Calls/Mother of Mankind set again. still feel the Roxy vibe only to be more precise it is a Bryan Ferry goofy crooner vibe ("Can You Dance With Me?" like some weird metal version of "Do The Strand").

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 21:26 (two months ago) Permalink

some of those tracks feel like 70's Sparks to me, particularly "I Want Your Face" and "This is My World"

feel like you could combine the best stuff from those two discs to make an incredible hour-long album that would be (imo) one of the greatest albums of the decade

frogbs, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 21:46 (two months ago) Permalink

Apparently I haven't yet mentioned on this thread that I'm in this video - in the cd library at the very beginning and then jumping up and down on the couch holding a paper mache parrot. This was quite the day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnzGF0wkeTc

everything, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Sorry, wrong link. This is the one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXnmNFHNOuQ

everything, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:33 (two months ago) Permalink

the conspiracy rabbithole with this guy is intense

best to stay away from imo

Unchanging Window (Ross), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 01:51 (two months ago) Permalink


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