Aug 142012
 

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If you didn’t know already, Andrew W.K. is releasing a bonus disc along with his 10th Anniversary – I Get Wet reissue. The tracklisting was released on the official website two weeks ago.

DISC 1 (“I Get Wet” – The Original Album):

1. It’s Time To Party
2. Party Hard
3. Girls Own Love
4. Ready To Die
5. Take It Off
6. I Love NYC
7. She Is Beautiful
8. Party Til You Puke
9. Fun Night
10. Got To Do It
11. I Get Wet
12. Don’t Stop Living In The Red

DISC 2 (The Bonus Tracks):

1. It’s Time To Party (Live)
2. It’s Time To Party (1999 Version)
3. Party Hard (Live)
4. Party Hard (1999 Version)
5. Girls Own Love (Live)
6. Girls Own Love (1999 Version)
7. Ready To Die (Live)
8. Take It Off (Live)
9. I Love NYC (Live)
10. She Is Beautiful (Live)
11. She Is Beautiful (1999 Version)
12. Party Til You Puke (Live)
13. It Just Got Hotter (Sundogs Version)
14. Got To Do It (Keyboards Version)
15. I Get Wet (Live)
16. Don’t Stop Living In The Red (1999 Version)

Until I actually hear the “1999 Versions” on the bonus CD it’s hard to know if they are alternative versions to the We Want Fun LP, or if they’re the same. Either way I have a little present for anyone wanting to wet their appetite for this 10 year release on the 28th. So in the spirit of rarities and demos here are six more “demos” from 1999. They are additional tracks or alternative versions to anything you would hear on the We Want Fun album. So don’t bypass them up assuming you have them. They haven’t been heard or appeared anywhere else except here.

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1. She Is Beautiful
2. Girls Own Juice
3. Really In Love
4. We’re Not Going To Get Old
5. Kicks and Bricks
6. I Love NYC

You’ll notice that the first two tracks are in a slightly different style. That’s because they’re most likely some of the earliest “Andrew W.K.” tracks to-date. The last four are a little more polished and more similar to what you’d hear on the We Want Fun album. As more info becomes available and as more tracks are compiled, I reserve the right to add songs to these 1999 Recording Sessions. But for now you can download what I have so far, here:

1999-00-00-1999 Recording Sessions.rar

Recently, a lot more light has been shed on early “Andrew W.K.” and Andrew Wilkes-Krier music. Potentially, there is a lot more music out there than I had previously estimated. Very exciting times to be a hardcore AWK fan to say the least.  More info on that will eventually come forward, but only when it’s ready.

Do you want more rare AWK stuff like this? Than please donate to help us reach our goal:

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Jun 292012
 

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1995-No Wave High School [Cass]

Galen/Lab Lobotomy [Split]

This cassette is incredibly rare. It is estimated that only four copies were ever made. About 1 1/2 years ago this cassette went up on ebay for over $100 and now you have it for free! Please enable this site to keep partying and donate:

Nobody can introduce this to you better than the man himself. In the second interview I did with Andrew W.K. he tells how he was involved with this release/band.

The first band in high school I was in was called “Lab Lobotomy”, or at least it was the first band that played shows and tried to do whatever we could do. But originally it was supposed to be called “Lobotomy”, but I spelled it wrong with an “a”, “La-botomy” instead of “Lo-botomy”. Of course I probably made t-shirts and a whole bunch of stuff before I noticed it was misspelled, which is just amazing. So I think the way we as a band kind of covered that, was deciding to embrace it and call it “Lab” and then spell it correctly after that. That’s how that band got named that ridiculous name. Lab Labotomy had Jaime Morales in it playing guitar and a man named Alex Goldman played trumpet, guitar, and sang as well. Also, a man named Allan Hazlett who is a philosophy professor now at NYU I think, was in the band. I got in touch with him not so long ago through email but I haven’t seen him… [looks him up online]. OK, this is saying he’s in the UK now, it’s gotta be the same guy. So now it’s saying [the internet] that he lives in England, I wonder if he’s teaching… he’s really fascinating. After High school I really lost touch with all of those friends to a small degree and then I was blown away when I heard that he decided to go and become a philosopher. He’s at the university of Edinburgh. That’s pretty amazing. So anyway that was Lab Lobotomy.

Jun 172012
 

Wow! It’s finally here. This reaches deep into the Hanson Records discography. Ever since they were released in 1995 “HN004″ & “HN00006″ has been struggling to see the light of day. It wasn’t easy considering only 30 copies (roughly) of each were ever made. But once again AndrewWKMusic has pulled through for you!  Just click on the link to start your download (no more 4shared.com yea!).

Enjoy this music err noise!

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Help www.AndrewWKMusic.com out  in order to continually bring you items like the ones above. We only need $60 more dollars to cover our hosting costs through the end of the year. Thank YOU!
-dickalan

Jun 142012
 

I scour the internet for AWK stuff, so you don’t have too! And by scour, I don’t mean I simply input a search query into youtube. In my hunting I found a few cool AWK commercials. My coolest finds were definately the Your Friend Andrew W.K. commercial and also the Don’t Stop Living in the Red – Target at the Beach commercial. It seems to have a different version of the song that I’ve never heard before. There’s a little break-down part. I can’t tell if that’s an effect put in there by Andrew or by Target? All four Kit-Kat commercials haven’t been widely available for about 4 years now. I hadn’t seen them all until now. Anyway, check them out and subscribe to AWKMusic’s YouTube channel.

BIG stuff coming soon… you’ll hear more tomorrow.
-Your Friend,
Dick AL. AN.

Your Friend Andrew W K Commercial

Living In The Red – Target – Beach

Living In The Red – Target

Long Live The Party Bush’s Baked Beans

She Is Beautiful Nintendo Gamecube Commercial

Give Me A Break Kit Kat Commercial Assembly Line

Give Me A Break Kit Kat Commercial Headset 15sec

Give Me A Break Kit Kat Commercial Headset 30sec

Give Me A Break Kit Kat Commercial TV News

Jun 062012
 

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I do not archive Andrew W.K. LPs on this fanpage. It’s my way of demonstrating, encouraging and advocating the financial support of this artist. However, we do archive EPs. So here you go! Archived here. There’s nothing like the real thing, so buy it at the official AndrewWK.com/shop.

Apr 242012
 

Don’t you hate those blogs where every time they update they apologize for not updating in awhile? Well me too! So I’m not going to do it. And besides I shouldn’t have to. Though it may not look like much is going on around these parts I have been busy working on other areas of the website. Have you explored it lately? Here are some major and minor changes I’ve worked on recently.

The Media Archives: Music 

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This is what you came for in the first place isn’t it!? I don’t think people realize just how much content is actually available on this website. That was my fault and an issue of poor design, so I got rid of the drop down> drop down> drop down menus. Now you can literally see everything in our archives by visiting  just five pages; Music, More Music!, VideoText, and Websites.

AndrewWKMusic Forums

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If you consider yourself a hardcore Andrew W.K. fan, this is where you’ll find the craziest dudes of all! It’s up and running and is kind of our answer to the official forums fizzling out. But be patient, we’re just starting it up so our community isn’t super huge… yet.  But we do already have some pretty good discussions going. So come visit or join our forum! (Hint: to join, Andrew W.K.’s favorite number is 55)

Group Purchases

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This is an entirely new idea around here and I think it’s a good one. Your dollar goes much further when you combine it with others wanting the same thing. Here you’ll find special offers and really rare Andrew W.K. merchandise we have yet to archive. So opt-in and pay only a fraction of the cost of an item, once the goal is met the item will be purchased and distributed to you!

Mar 272012
 

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Here you can see Andrew W.K. holding up a flier that I had printed out and passed around to people at the venue. He was kind enough to pick one up off the stage and speak about AndrewWKMusic for a moment. There’s still 27 different concerts to take place on the world tour. Would you be so kind to print and pass out the same flier at your concert? Throw a couple on stage, there’s a chance Andrew will take notice and look at it. Get the word out.  :)

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I printed 20 pages (4 x 20 = 80) and that seemed to be plenty to go around. Or save ink:

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Thank you!

My special show review is coming soon….

Mar 232012
 

CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS Reissues ANDREW W.K’s ‘I Get Wet’ Album to Celebrate the 10-Year Anniversary of Its Release.

A decade ago, pop-metal party icon, ANDREW W.K., released his renowned debut album, I Get Wet. In honor of the album’s 10-year anniversary, ANDREW W.K. has joined forces with CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS for a special re-issue edition to be released on July 17, 2012.

With Andrew being a huge metal fan himself and a huge fan of Century Media in particular, both parties were more than ecstatic when the opportunity arose to pair up for this special release. Andrew explains, “Even after all these years, I clearly remember the first day I heard the band Mayhem’s album, “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas”. Its dark psychedelic sensations made me realize I had found a new destiny – and had found the greatest music ever made. When I turned that seminal Mayhem album over and looked at the fine-print on the back cover, I saw a bold and clear stamp bearing the name CENTURY MEDIA. Another wave of destiny washed over me and a new dream was born: that I, Andrew W.K., would somehow be part of this great label’s story of musical power and glory. This fantastic company was not only willing to be an active player in the most crucial and illuminating of the arts (aka music), but also was willing to submit themselves to the same higher calling which motivated their most dedicated and influential artists. It gives me great pride and pleasure to confirm that CENTURY MEDIA is the destined home for our special edition of ‘I GET WET’. It also gives me proof that dreams not only come true, but that they make dreams into real power. Never in a million zillion years would I have imagined that the black wizards would use their cosmic keys to create a time for my humble musical dreams. The moon may be frozen, but its cold light is brighter than ever. Let my album’s release and all our collective efforts help shine an even brighter light on all of humanity, and to further prove that the manifestation is not just underway; it is complete.”

Century Media Records Director of Marketing, Matt Polen, adds, “When we heard Andrew W.K. was looking for a partner for this release, we jumped at the chance team up. I think I speak for the whole company when I say it’s a dream for us to work with him.”

 

I Get Wet features hit songs that helped make ANDREW W.K. the household name that he is today. The album includes party anthems, “Party Hard”, “Party Til You Puke” and “She Is Beautiful”. This special reissue will include not only the full-length original album, but also a second disc featuring a generous helping of neverbefore- heard live recordings, early demo versions, alternate mixes and other previously unreleased material. There will also be a limited number of autographed deluxe editions each containing a very special “SOMETHING” directly from Andrew’s private collection – including everything from a lock of his hair to a world tour airplane ticket stub. In addition to the special CD release, I Get Wet will also be reissued as a special double gate-fold vinyl LP.

ANDREW W.K. is currently headlining his highly successful 2012 world tour. And in honor of the 10-year anniversary of the I Get Wet album, his full band is performing the entire track-listing live, from front to back, at every show.

In between dates of the “I Get Wet” tour, Andrew also found time to make a lasting impression at the 2012 South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. On top of hosting and leading a number of panels, his band played a several official SXSW showcases and day parties, including a headlining slot at the extravagant Century Media Records / CVLT Nation / Stumptown Coffee Rosters day party. Sufficed to say, everyone partied very hard and definitely all got wet.

**Article originally found @ AndrewWK.com/News**

A bonus disc?! I cannot wait! I know a lot of people were frustrated by how many different versions of Close Calls With Brick Walls there were. However, I felt that the last release (the US version) that came with a “bonus disc” was easily well worth the price point it was placed at. Basically I was buying “Mother of Mankind” and this time around I’ll be buying the bonus disc for 14.99 -or whatever the amount is. Having a re-release is just the cherry on top. 

-dickalan