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Dark Age
I know that a lot of the regulars here love him just as much as me, so it seems only right that we have a thread for the coolest, most inspiring, positive guy on the planet, who also happens to be the most underrated (and interesting) musician around today! He apparently has as many as three new albums out this year, though they were all meant to be out in 06/07 originally.
mfn
I don't know much about him besides the fact that he's one cool dude. I do enjoy his music, especially when I'm around a bunch of rowdy friends gettin my booze on.
Youth N Asia
I had his first album and loved it, just dumb fun. Saw him live in 2003 and had a great time. Haven't really paid much attention to him since then
BUTT
I love all his albums, although Close Calls is a lot more hit & miss than his first two. I saw him in '03 and it was awesome. He was in the midst of opening for Hoobastank playing the mid-level venues of the northeast and he still came down to Allentown to play a 40-minute set in a shitty club opening for "Ill Nino", of whom I know nothing except that they have a song on the Freddy vs Jason soundtrack. Also, I e-mailed him once and he replied. What a good dude.
HollywoodSpikeJenkins
My college brought him in to do a show about 2 years ago. I wasn't really a fan, but I went anyway to score with this chick and he was a lot of fun. Moshing and two-stepping (I am from Long Island) were banned, but he kept telling everyone to do it. Before his last song, he said "Fuck it, everyone go crazy." A riot nearly broke out and then he invited everyone at the show out to pizza afterwards. Good times and I'm now a fan of his for life.
luke-o
I've only heard I Get Wet and The Wolf, can anyone recommened me the other good WK albums?
BUTT
There's only one other full-length, it's called Close Calls with Brick Walls. You can listen to his entire recorded catalog at andrewwk.com.
Epic Narcissism
Another phenomenon I missed the boat on. I'm going to listen to some Stereolab and pity myself for not being cool.
PLAGIARISM!
Still love him, though initially my support for him was in defiant opposition to the nu-metal lot who shat on him for being repetitive and seemed proud of themselves for spotting a 'fake', whilst creaming over Lost Prophets, Incubus et al. He's great. And a gosh-damn handsome man.
Dark Age
He is indeed a very handsome man, though I do prefer his IGW years look. He's still great now though.

Czech (I think; it's been a long time since I've been here!) you might like The Moving Room, but I'm not sure what else.

Sensei (?) what don't you like about CCWBW? Have you heard the title track to Young Lord which he released earlier this year?
BUTT
Maybe "hit and miss" wasn't the right description. I like most of the songs on it, I just don't like them as much as my favorite songs on the first two albums. I like "I Came For You," "The Moving Room," "You Will Remember Tonight," "Into the Clear", "One Brother" and "Pushing Drugs" a lot. "Mark My Grace" and "Don't Call Me Andy" are OK. But there's nothing on it that's as good as "Ready to Die" or "Got To Do It" or "I Get Wet" or "Totally Stupid" or "The End of Our Lives," in my opinion.
PLAGIARISM!
QUOTE (Separate Ways @ Jun 15 2008, 09:39 PM) *
Maybe "hit and miss" wasn't the right description. I like most of the songs on it, I just don't like them as much as my favorite songs on the first two albums. I like "I Came For You," "The Moving Room," "You Will Remember Tonight," "Into the Clear", "One Brother" and "Pushing Drugs" a lot. "Mark My Grace" and "Don't Call Me Andy" are OK. But there's nothing on it that's as good as "Ready to Die" or "Got To Do It" or "I Get Wet" or "Totally Stupid" or "The End of Our Lives," in my opinion.


That's pretty much true. In an ideal world, he'll get more experimental for a while then be ready for another 'classic sound' AWK album down the line.
Dark Age
That's fair enough. I take CCWBW to be a concept album of sorts about Andrew's own "transformation" from the IGW/Wolf era guy to how he is now (or was in 2006 at least). It's still awesome, but I prefer the other two, yeah. "The Moving Room" is right up there with "Totally Stupid", "I Love Music" and the likes though. I'd love a 'classic sound' AWK album but I think we might be waiting a while for it, with the rate he's going at releasing the current stuff. There's still Young Lord, The Carrier and Eberwhite, which were all meant to be released by the end of last year. Plus a solo piano album.
PILLS! PILLS! PILLS!
QUOTE (mellowblissful @ Jun 16 2008, 12:08 PM) *
Another phenomenon I missed the boat on. I'm going to listen to some Joan of Arc and pity myself for not being cool.

PUT THAT DICK IN MY MOUTH!
QUOTE (Epic Narcissism @ Jun 14 2008, 05:30 PM) *
Another phenomenon I missed the boat on. I'm going to listen to some Stereolab and pity myself for not being cool.


I don't think I "get" the Stereolab reference here. Are you saying that they're not cool? That they're another "phenomenon" you missed the boat on? Was it just a random namedrop??? Help me out here.
BUTT
He's making fun of us for listening to dumb hair metal.
Dark Age
AWK's so much more than just hair metal!
Skywarp!
Still waiting for CCWBW to show up stateside in a format I can use.
Jesus Freaks on Coke
QUOTE (P.G.O.A.T. @ Jun 16 2008, 06:48 PM) *
QUOTE (Epic Narcissism @ Jun 14 2008, 05:30 PM) *
Another phenomenon I missed the boat on. I'm going to listen to some Stereolab and pity myself for not being cool.


I don't think I "get" the Stereolab reference here. Are you saying that they're not cool? That they're another "phenomenon" you missed the boat on? Was it just a random namedrop??? Help me out here.

Mostly random. I was listening to Transient. . . at the time and it struck me as not being particularly fun music like Andrew WK is. I wasn't making fun of you, Kreeser, just myself. Maybe citing Mike Oldfield instead would've better conveyed my tendency to enjoy dismal and ponderous music.
Edwin MacPhisto
My love for him has been stated many times. And it burns so strong! I need another tour.
Steviekick
Same here. I saw him three times while he was on support of I Get Wet. I need some more live AWK.
King Kamala
Czech may hate me for this but for years I confused Stereolab with Audiovent (little remembered Incubus vanity project).
Skywarp!
Czech's head will probably explode when he hears about Vampire Weekend and Andrew W.K. covering Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su9dscd6lqs...feature=related





Jesus Freaks on Coke
Everyone always thinks my head is going to explode. "If Czech sees your grammatical error, his head is gonna explode." "Don't let Czech watch that youtube video or his head might explode."
QUOTE (Bruiser Chong @ Jun 13 2008, 11:55 AM) *
QUOTE (BruiserBrody @ Jun 13 2008, 11:17 AM) *
Made getting drunk much funner


Czech's going to have a stroke.

QUOTE (NYU @ Apr 25 2008, 02:07 PM) *
When we do Gang Warz 3, Czech needs to be a captain. Just to see his head explode from trying to actually make it work.

QUOTE (alkeiper @ Mar 19 2008, 08:19 PM) *
Merging threads since I think Czech will explode before long.

QUOTE (ATHIEST DAD @ Feb 5 2008, 03:22 PM) *
If Czech watches this video his head'll probably explode

QUOTE (Spaceman Spiff @ Sep 20 2006, 02:49 PM) *
Oh, man, Czech's head is going to explode after reading that.

Cranial combustion is such a concern for me, I guess. I'm a Spinal Tap drummer. Or the guy from Scanners.
Copper Feel
Czech's head is really going to explode after I click the "add reply" button and the point is driven home one more time.

Andrew WK is perfectly acceptable, but I shall probably never truly be a fan for similar reasons to Czech.
PUT THAT DICK IN MY MOUTH!
QUOTE (Skywarp! @ Jun 17 2008, 01:45 PM) *
Czech's head will probably explode when he hears about Vampire Weekend and Andrew W.K. covering Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su9dscd6lqs...feature=related


goddamn Vampire Weekend is so gay
Obi Chris Kenobi
haha I think he's funny as fuck, especially if it is all a front a 'gimmick'. There's a part in Aqua Teen Hunger Force that cracks me up every time....

The Niggardly King


can someone explain what the fuck is going on here? it's like one bad skit that won't end. A drunk Andrew WK trying to play at the gathering of the juggalos?
Dark Age
He wasn't drunk, he was pretty much taking the piss out of them, in his own positive kinda way. They were absolutely brutal with him, though. It's funny, but the bit where he gets dragged off stage is so harsh. Still, a victory for Andrew, I think!
Dark Age
So Andrew released a new album last week! Japan only again, it's him covering a bunch of J-Pop songs. And it is awesome. Just ridiculously epic stuff, kinda similar to The Wolf in a lot of ways. I wasn't sure we would ever hear the dude like this again.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/yk3i2mdgnjw/01 - Kiseki
http://www.mediafire.com/file/gwg2zj4v0br/02 - Giroppon
http://www.mediafire.com/file/lhntrwqectx/03 - Sense Of Shame
http://www.mediafire.com/file/mtzuimwllww/04 - Linda Linda
http://www.mediafire.com/file/nzwzetz2z2z/05 - Little Love Song
http://www.mediafire.com/file/hzzqygtzzjy/06 - Gakuen Heaven
http://www.mediafire.com/file/ydgnmiz2ygu/07 - Runner
http://www.mediafire.com/file/qevwjhzyll2/08 - Monica
http://www.mediafire.com/file/ljmmymgymdm/09 - Bohemian
http://www.mediafire.com/file/m3gddcyklwk/10 - Love Is Ova
http://www.mediafire.com/file/o2ojznmw3rd/11 - My First Kiss
http://www.mediafire.com/file/zgdjh5d0m52/12 - Warrior
http://www.mediafire.com/file/e22mngljjlm/13 - Island Song
http://www.mediafire.com/file/emq24zmy4dv/14 - Thrill
http://www.mediafire.com/file/g4d42nhr3fz/19 - Party (You Shout!)

The last one is an original AWK song, a bonus on the greatest hits he's just released. It's okay I guess. Everyone who declared themselves an AWK fan needs to listen to this album! Do it!

Dark Age
Come on guys, full album here!! That no one even seems to be aware exists! Or everybody just doesn't care about, in which case ignore me. But Plagiarism, Edwin, Sensei John Kreese and the rest! I know you guys love this stuff, and this album rules! It's not quite The Wolf but it's still great. Czech I know you love him too.
The Niggardly King
Linda Linda, Warrior, Thrill, and Kiseki = ylsuper.gif
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