By Phillip Crandall

"It's Time To Party," the 1st song off of i am getting rainy, opens with a rapid-fire guitar line — not anything fancy, only a couple crunchy energy chords to acclimate the ears — repeated two times earlier than a booming bass drum joins in to supply a quarter-note countdown. A faint, It's Time To Party," the 1st music off of i am getting rainy, opens with a rapid-fire guitar line — not anything fancy, only a couple crunchy strength chords to acclimate the ears — repeated two times sooner than a booming bass drum joins in to supply a quarter-note countdown. A faint, swirling influence intensifies with each one bass kick and, by way of the 8th one, the ears have prepped themselves for the steel mayhem they're approximately to obtain. whilst all of it drops, and the joyous onslaught of 100 guitars is ultimately discovered, you'll need to forgive your ears for being duped right into a fake feel of safety, simply because it's that moment intensified drop a number of seconds later — the single the place but extra guitars appear and Andrew W.K. slam-plants his vocal flag via screaming the song's titular line — that truly floods the mind with endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, and no matter what else formulates invincibility.

Polished to a vivid overdubbed-to-oblivion sheen, the party-preaching i am getting rainy didn't trap the zeitgeist of rock on the flip of the century; it captured the timelessness of youngster, as energized, extraordinary, and unapologetically silly as ever. With insights from buddies and exceptional aid from the mythological maniac himself — whose sermon and pa sensibilities proceed to polarize — this e-book chronicles the sound's evolution, uncovers the relevance of Steev Mike, and examines how Andrew W.K.'s inviting, inclusive lyrics create the last word shared adventure among artist and viewers.

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I’ve never seen anybody jack their body around like that,” Sweeney says. “It looked like he was going to hurt • 49 • I GET WET himself, yet the songs were so spectacular and catchy. I compare it to Ween. In their early shows, they were playing along to a tape and there was something inherently confrontational about that. ” The editor of Vice was with Matt Sweeney the night he offered his managerial services, and after the show, he promised Andrew the cover. ) In casual conversation, Sweeney calls that second show “karaoke,” a term Andrew hated.

I feel like Kelly really set me up because I stood there with my mouth hanging open,” Spooner says. On May 19, Andrew performed in a Fischerspooner show on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center. Photographer Roe Ethridge was documenting the night and says Andrew asked him if he could come over to Ethridge’s studio and have his photo taken. “I remember him saying he was going to bring an ax,” Ethridge says. • 47 • I GET WET Andrew arrived at Ethridge’s Williamsburg studio sans ax, but did bring some pig’s blood he had procured from a Greenpoint butcher.

It’s how many people described those shows where he sang over a CD of his own music, but in Andrew’s mind, the term made his efforts seem like a joke. ” *** Andrew had finally settled into an apartment in Greenpoint, a predominately Polish neighborhood next to Williamsburg, and been recording in a makeshift studio he built in the living room. He’d work on a song, then play it over the phone for friends back in Michigan. Fred Thomas thought the song title “Girl Is Beautiful” sounded “caveman, in a bad way,” and suggested a change (not, he insists, that he’s taking credit for that change).

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