Dec 302009
 

This is kind of a different post, since its not really current news other than the following list has been updated. But I think its an interesting enough topic that not everyone might know about, so I figured it was worthy.

This thread was originally created by johnrapp and showed the songs that Andrew W.K. has registered at BMI. Since then the list has been updated, so I thought it would be interesting to review and organize these tracks. Years ago A LOT of these songs were still a mystery however, many have now been solved with new album releases and minor adjustments to track names. Andrew W.K. specifically referred to this in a chat he did with some fans. He said:

QUESTION #3

Indiana wrote:
Andrew, there was a thing that popped up about all of the songs you had registered in your name. The BMI number on each song corresponded with when you released them. There were songs like Cant Break Life, Dont Ever Stop The Love, Im Going To Take The World Out, Its Going To Be Hard, Just Build It Up, Learning To Live, Rule It, Theres Only One Woman, and You Dont Understand, all of which you have never released. In fact, I dont think weve ever heard anything about these songs. What ever happened to them? Do you plan on ever releasing them or are they designated to the scrap heap?

ANSWER #3

Thanks for asking about this, Indiana!

Of the songs you listed, some turned into other songs, but were already entered into BMI and Universal Music Publishing. For example, Dont Ever Stop The Love became, Dont Ever Stop The Song (which had been previously recorded and released as, Dont Ever Stop The Noise. Theres Only One Woman became, One Brother

Other songs are actually still in the works, and Im hoping were able to release them on the upcoming MOTHER OF MANKIND album.

Love, Andrew

So there are obviously some tracks still to be counted for, but here is the list:

# Original Title Title As It Appears On Album Album Track Appears On
1 5 55 Cadillac
2 A W K AWKGOJ
3 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD-BG CUES
4 BABY SUCKER Repentance
5 BEGIN THE ENGINER 55 Cadillac
6 BREAKING NEWS ON T J Damn! The Mix Tape
7 CADILLAC 55 Cadillac
8 CAN T BREAK LIFE
9 CAR NIGHTMARE 55 Cadillac
10 CENTRAL PARK CRUISER 55 Cadillac
11 CHOOGA CANE Repentance
12 CITY TIME 55 Cadillac
13 CLOSE CALLS WITH BAL HARBOUR Close Calls With Brick Walls
14 CRAZY PIMP Repentance
15 DANCE PARTY Party Til You Puke
16 DANCE WITH ME Close Calls With Brick Walls
17 DON T CALL ME ANDY Close Calls With Brick Walls
18 DON T EVER STOP THE LOVE The Song The Wolf
19 DON T EVER STOP THE NOISE AWKGOJ
20 DON T STOP LIVING IN THE RED I Get Wet
21 DOUBLE CENTERED SUBTLE CITY CH Damn! The Mix Tape
22 DR DUMONT Close Calls With Brick Walls
23 END OF OUR LIVES The Wolf
24 ENDING
25 FIRE Repentance
26 FREE JUMPS The Wolf
27 FUN NIGHT I Get Wet
28 GET READY TO DANCE
29 GIRLS OWN JUICE AWKGOJ
30 GIRLS OWN LOVE I Get Wet
31 GOD SAVE HIS KING Repentance
32 GOLDEN EYED DOG Close Calls With Brick Walls
33 GOT TO DO IT I Get Wet
34 HAND ON THE PLACE Close Calls With Brick Walls
35 HOBOKEN TOFFEE Played live on a Radio show
36 HUMPATAAN
37 I CAME FOR YOU Close Calls With Brick Walls
38 I GET WET I Get Wet
39 I LOVE MUSIC The Wolf
40 I LOVE NEW YORK CITY I Get Wet
41 I M GOING TO TAKE THE WORLD OU
42 I M TOTALLY STUPID The Wolf
43 I WANT TO KILL Party Til You Puke
44 WANT TO SEE YOU Close Calls With Brick Walls
45 I WANT YOUR FACE Close Calls With Brick Walls
46 IT S GOING TO BE HARD
47 IT S TIME TO PARTY I Get Wet
48 JACKASS THE MOVIE CUES
49 JUST BUILD IT UP
50 KICKS AND BRICKS Close Calls With Brick Walls
51 LAS VEGAS NEVADA Close Calls With Brick Walls
52 LEARNING TO LIVE
53 LET S GO ON A DATE Close Calls With Brick Walls
54 LONG LIVE THE PARTY The Wolf
55 MAKE SEX The Wolf
56 MUSIC OR DIE AWKGOJ
57 MY WORLD Close Calls With Brick Walls
58 NEVER LET DOWN The Wolf
59 NIGHT DRIVER 55 Cadillac
60 OLD MAN Party Til You Puke
61 ONE BROTHER Close Calls With Brick Walls
62 OPENING CREDITS ??Who Knows? DVD
63 PARTY HARD I Get Wet
64 PARTY TILL YOU PUKE I Get Wet
65 PARTY YOU SHOUT Japan Covers/Mother of Mankind
66 PUM PUM Repentance
67 PUM PUM EXTENDED REMIX ?? ??
68 PUSHING DRUGS Close Calls With Brick Walls
69 READY TO DIE I Get Wet
70 REALLY IN LOVE The Wolf
71 REGGAE MAN Repentance
72 RULE IT
73 SANTA CLAUS Repentance
74 SEEING THE CAR 55 Cadillac
75 SHE IS BEAUTIFUL I Get Wet
76 SHINE Repentance
77 SONG The Wolf
78 STANDING IN THE BACKGROUND Close Calls With Brick Walls
79 T J S ACCIDENT Damn! The Mix Tape
80 T J S FIRST SMOKE SKIT Damn! The Mix Tape
81 T J S WILD RIDE Damn! The Mix Tape
82 TAKE IT OFF I Get Wet
83 TALK TO KATHY Damn! The Mix Tape
84 TEAR IT UP ALL NIGHT The Wolf
85 THERE S ONLY ONE WOMEN One Brother Close Calls With Brick Walls
86 TOTALLY STUPID The Wolf
87 VAGABOND Mother of Mankind
88 VICTORY STRIKES AGAIN The Wolf
89 VIOLENT LIFE Party Hard Single
90 WE GOT A GROOVE Mother of Mankind
91 WE RE NOT GOING TO GET OLD Close Calls With Brick Walls
92 WE WANT FUN AWKGOJ
93 WFLA STAR WATCH-BG CUES
94 WHEN I M HIGH Close Calls With Brick Walls
95 YOU DON T UNDERSTAND
96 YOU WILL REMEMBER TONIGHT Close Calls With Brick Walls
97 YOUR RULES The Wolf
 Posted by on December 30, 2009
Dec 282009
 

Here is the video!!

Want more? Dont worry, cause this single will ALSO have an English version of the song + an instrumental called Battle Scars + a bonus DVD. The bonus DVD is optional if you order it. Again this is a collaboration with the artist Marty Friedman. You can pre-order it at CDJapan.

Download the FLV file Here or the mp3 Here

Source: Marty Friedman.com

 Posted by on December 28, 2009
Dec 182009
 

Welcome! to a new feature of this site found right here on this news blog. Hopefully on a regular basis we will consolidate ALOT of the news highlights of the past 1 or 2 weeks that you might have missed. Some of this might be old news but you probably havent seen ALL of it before. Because there is quite a lot that happens in a short amount of time around here. So take a tour with us Around The World With AWK.

MUSIC/RELEASES

Lets just crash into it! Blabbermouth.net interviewed Marty Friendman which shed some more light about an upcoming single that was originally announced at the blog Truth In Shredding. The actual site youll want to keep an eye out for pre-orders is CDJapan. The single is called Kiba and it will be released with the option to order it either with or without a bonus DVD. Here is a countdown till the release date; 1/27/2010.

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Its going to be a fun night for musicians out there!! Cause Andrew has released The Best So Far. This is a book that features guitar tab for all the tracks that appeared on the Japan release of The Very Best So Far

If you didnt already know Mother of Mankind was announced at Andrew W.K.s youtube channel. MAKE SURE TO READ the (more info) section for the goods.

MEDIA

Exclaim.ca features a really funny video of AWK at a sleepover party!

Cool Youtube video of AWK live at CEMF 2009. Performing I Love New York City.

Here are some pretty awesome videos of AWK performing on Liberaces Piano.

AWK sings The Quad Cities

NPR has an awesome show featuring AWK in this Tiny Desk Concert

Did you miss the release party footage from A Wild Pear 7 ??? Shame on you, well just to remind you.

INTERVIEWS

KUSF 90.3fm was supposed to have an interview posted with AWK but it never aired? Perhaps a blip in the system so just keep your ear to the ground

Maximum Fun posted an archived show/interview from The Sound of Young America.

Did you know Andrew W.K. modeled himself after Bob Barker? Well neither did I until I read this interview.

Another interview by Exclaim.ca thats super long here is a highlight reel of the video.

The guardian features an interview of Andrew in regards to his legal battles during The Wolf. This SHORT interview is VERY informative and fills in a lot of gaps about Andrews history. Andrew followed up on twitter stating that this interview went much longer than whats printed! What idiots!! Why didnt they print the whole thing? This information was golden and they just tossed it aside.

The QCTimes interviewed AWK where he gives some more interesting facts during the IGW and TW era. It eventually leads into his TV show Destroy Build Destroy. I enjoyed this interview, so if you have the time go for it! They then posted a follow up to this interview Here. It involves some excerpts that didnt make it into the main article.

This guy says he interview AWK but I couldnt find it on his site anywhere?

Review of RIBCO concert with an interview. This has some pretty cool information about more legal battles AWK has had.

Heres an interview through boostmobile, couldnt figure out the site though to access it.

FEATURED ARTICLES

Exclaim.ca does a lot of features on Andrew WK and how he can Party Hard. This particular one is in regards to Steev Mike allegations, and Andrews denial of being an actor via twitter.

Andrew explains Mother of Mankind CD release

PRESS

Andrew recently posted on his twitter a picture of a magazine featuring him on the cover! The article was done by laura leebove who also runs her own blog. I believe Andrew came to a panel in regards to the release of this magazine. If Im not mistaken Ready2Kill from the official forums went to this party. Youll have to ask him for more details.

Andrew was recently featured in the November issue of NME.

PROMOTING

This is a great video of AWK promoting his TV show Destroy Build Destroy on ABC NEWS!!

LXTV interviews Andrew W.K. while he promotes his club Sky Skraper Music Maker and also New York City.

PERFORMANCES

ANDREW W.K. IS CONFIRMED TO BE IN THIS YEARS LINE UP FOR VANS WARPED TOUR 2010!!!! I counted 43 shows across the US. This isnt confirmed or anything but my instincts tell me that hell have his full band backing him. Opposed to 2005-2009 shows of mixer playing on a stereo in the background. An Andrew W.K. show is the funnest concert I have ever been to in my entire life!! Tickets go on sale in March I believe.

Consequence of sound reports a confirmation of Andrew W.K. performing at Big Ears 2010. Tickets went on sale December 11th.

From what I heard the RIBCO show was a blast!! It had a backing band so AWK could perform closer to what fans were more familiar with in 2001-2004.

Andrew played at the Live Arts Benefit concert in LA 12/10/09

MISC

This is a very strange twitter post picture by AWK. He claimed it was taken this year but it wasnt, this is a 2001 photo. What gives?

 Posted by on December 18, 2009
Dec 172009
 

Alright so youve searched high and low; ebay, amazon, google, and to no avail the AWK shirt youve always wanted to sport for some time now has left you empty handed. Finally no more wrong sizes or wrong styles. Go here!

 Posted by on December 17, 2009
Dec 152009
 

Last night Andrew W.K. uploaded a promotional spot for his new upcoming release of Close Calls With Brick Walls. It will include a bonus disc called Mother of Mankind. The CD has 21 Rare and Unreleased tracks from 1999-2010. The albums will be in your records store February 23 2010. Still no word on what the actual extra tracks are. There is some speculation and some people are hoping for an official release of the We Want Fun unreleased album. Only time will tell

 Posted by on December 15, 2009
Dec 122009
 

Weve tried to get these as close to a physical copy as possible, but in a digital format. All are ripped from the ACTUAL CDs (no copying & pasting from other albums) in the highest bit rate possible (320). It includes high quality scans of each page of artwork AND includes the lyrics to each song. You wanted FUN and we provided it. Some interesting facts you might like to know about these releases include:

  • The She Is Beautiful UK Single includes the song We Want Fun AWKGOJ version. Since it was released in 2002 you might be mistaken that this is the newer version of we want fun released on the Japan import of I Get Wet or the We Want Fun Single released soon after, but its not. Its the AWKGOJ version.
  • The She Is Beautiful US Single has ANOTHER version (not here, yet) given out to US radio stations. Unlike the version here it was not for sale but a promo only. It has a black cover with just the lettering She Is Beautiful, Andrew W.K..
  • The Specialty Radio Sampler is just what it sounds like, its a promo given out to radio stations. This was released before the album The Wolf
  • The Tear It Up Single has a bonus DVD that came with it. Its on this site!! Get it here!! The version of Tear It Up on this single is exclusive to this CD! The intro is just cut off in the beginning. Also released before The Wolf

Enjoy!

 Posted by on December 12, 2009
Dec 082009
 

Released today, Andrew W.K. lent his voice on the single Do They Know Its Christmas? by the band F-d Up. The album is meant to raise awareness for 3 charities in Canada. This is actually a repeated album concept. The original album came out in 1984 by Band Aid. It also featured various artists and benefited a charity.

The 3 charities you can donate to are; Justice For The Missing & Murdered, D.T.E.S. Power of Women, and Sisters In Spirit.

The musical appearances include; Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend, Bob Mould, Tegan and Sara, Andrew W.K., Wu-Tangs GZA, TVOTRs Kyp Malone, Yo La Tengo, and Kevin Drew.

Right click and save as to get Do They Know Its Christmas?

 Posted by on December 8, 2009
Dec 072009
 

I want take a second to explain a few things about getting the most out of this blog and website. If youve already heard of RSS feeds then just disregard this and scroll down for the News, if you havent listen up cause it will make you puke!

You know how when you get online you always check certain websites for new stuff? It probably takes you 15-20 minutes to visit them all, and youre bummed when you find nothing new. RSS feeds will Never Let You Down! Whenever you see one of these feed icons click on it to get the url of the feed. Now you need a Reader. Readers let you see ANY new updates to the site and it shows ALL your feeds at once. Reducing your surf time to about 2 minutes. There are lots of Readers out there; Google Reader is my favorite but you can also use Yahoos, News Gator, Bloglines, etc. Once youve signed up plug the URL you got into the Reader and youre ready to Party Hard!

So click the feed icon in the upper left hand corner of this page to start following this blog. If this just doesnt appeal to you, you can always subscribe via Email. Click HERE to do so.

 Posted by on December 7, 2009
Dec 072009
 

Hang out with yourself and have a crazy party! The new year will bring 4 new reasons to be excited. At least for AWK fans around the world. Two interviews at Kiwibox and Detnews clarified some disputes between underground AWK fans. The interviews revealed that sometime in February 2010 Close Calls With Brick Walls (AWKs 3rd studio album) will be re-released world wide. Previously the album has only been available in Japan with a bonus DVD, Korea with 4 bonus songs, and the U.S. (vinyl only) with 4 bonus songs. The world wide release will include ALL bonus songs previously released on CD, plus a bonus disc entitled Mothers of Mankind. Full with rare and unreleased tracks. So here is an estimated countdown (until 2/1/10) for good fun:
[LCT-|-embed] Following this release Andrew has said hes working on Young Lord and The carrier ambiguity still surrounds these albums but Andrew has mentioned hes working on a psychedelic synthesizer and a new Rock n Roll album. Whether or not those genres fit those two releases is still up in the air.

And the 4th reason to celebrate is to be expecting a tour with a full backed band. Something that hasnt happened since 2004, with some exceptions in 2005.

If that sounds like he has a lot of work cut out for him lets recap what hes accomplished in just over a year: release of 3 full length albums, 2 splits, 2 singles, hes produced 2 albums, a number of appearances on tracks by other artists, 1 new TV show in its second season, and a TON of video/radio interviews.

 Posted by on December 7, 2009
Dec 042009
 

After months of searching Ive finally found the last track to my The Japan Originals bootleg. Which is all the original songs that AWK covered. Bohemian by Yuki Katsuragi was IMPOSSIBLE to find. But I got my grubby hands on it and now its up for your listening pleasure. For a direct download go Here. If you dont already have the rest of the album go to The Japan Originals Pagethere. Stay tuned for the release of a new bootleg Gundam Rock Originals

 Posted by on December 4, 2009
Sep 122009
 
-10-21-09 – ADDED MUSIC: Birth Canal Blues STUDIO/LIVE by Current 93. Nick Inchausti’s track “andrew w.k.”. CCWBW Demo tracks updated
-10/13/09 – Again a TON more videos added!!! + a .torrent file of ALL the videos in DVD format.
-10/12/09 – MAJOR overhaul in the Video section. tear it up DVD added and TONS of awkshare archived videos uploaded!!! – Here
-10/11/09 – CCWBW High Quality Rips of the Vinyl tracks have been uploaded 
-10/10/09 – “Tear It Up” single updated in discography
-10/8/09 – Enter the TIME MACHINE and view old AWK websitesHERE
-10/6/09 – News Thread created for THIS site @ official forums, follow HERE
-10/6/09 – just realized what a great source imdb is for awk so i’ve added it to the links section to your left… or Here
-9/27/09 – awkmedia.net is now up! another great source for awk content.
-9/24/09 – 1st part of Summer Sonic added & House of Blues concerts added Here
-9/20/09 – “Interview” & “Fan Remix” sections added under “discography”
-9/17/09 – Pic of AWK chatting with fans at forums login as “andrewwk” Here
-9/17/09 – RSS feeder added to news page.
-9/16/09 – Main page revamped, 55 Cadillac and Gundam Rock mp3’s removed.
– 7/28/09 – Andrew mentions us on Facebook and Twitter! Click Here for the pics
 Posted by on September 12, 2009