Oct 202014
 

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All of these tracks range somewhere between the production of the 1999 recording sessions and the final release of I Get Wet (November, 2001 – UK). It’s amazing that 14 years later we’re able to gain further insights and context into the recording process of Andrew W.K.’s hit album. Listening to how these songs progressed over time is truly fascinating.

Before we get started it might be beneficial if you head over to the Media Archive and see how the following four CDs fall into place with the rest of Andrew W.K. history. Been there, done that? Then read on…

Track Analysis (my commentary)

2000-12-00-Andrew W.K [Demo]01 CD

The only tracks I’ll be paying attention to from this CD is the first four. The last seven tracks are nothing new and are simply taken from the S/T Full Length Album Promo. So for the sake of redundancy I’ll pretend those don’t exist for this analysis. Based on the sound-progression of these tracks when compared to the “Chop Shop” CD, I placed it first chronologically (there’s no date labeled on the CD). To me, reason suggests that the more bare-bones tracks would come first and then it was taken to “The Chop Shop”. Upon careful listening of this CD and then to the Chop Shop CD you will hear the Chop Shop has added layers of effects, guitars, vocals or drums to each song. For example, compare the :39 to :45 second mark of She Is Beautiful from the two CDs. While this first CD has fast guitar strumming, on the Chop Shop you can hear added effects over it.

It’s really cool to hear and have so many iterations of She Is Beautiful. If you listen to the Steev Mike Radio Commercial there’s a very unique mix of “She Is Beautiful”. Normally we hear on the album; “I Ain’t Got Nothing To Loose, Going To Throw It Away And Talk To You” & “I Ain’t Got Nothing To Loose, And I’ll Never Forget When I Saw You”. But instead we hear “I Ain’t Got Nothing To Loose, So I Do What I Want And I Want You” x2. Well we finally get to hear the full mix from which these lyrics were pulled from if you listen at the 2:52-3:10 mark. If these lyrics sound familiar it’s also because they were later used on The Wolf’s “Really In Love”.

The version of Free Jumps on here sounds very heavy compared to other versions of it, the Chop Shop version lightened it up a lot. The intro to Party Hard’s vocoder effect reminds me of the much lower and a little more human-like version of CCWBW’s vinyl song “We Will Boogie”. This version of Fun Night is my favorite, even more than the “enhanced” Chop Shop or album versions. You can hear very clearly the “Four on the floor” dance beat (see here for more explanation). And the very distinct synthesizer (I think that’s what you’d call it?) sound in the left-ish channel. All in all it just sounds more clean to me.

  1. She Is Beautiful
  2. Free Jumps
  3. Party Hard
  4. Fun Night
  5. We’re Not Gunna Get Old – (1999 Recording Session Version)
  6. Kicks and Bricks – (1999 Recording Session Version)
  7. It’s Time To Party – (1999 Recording Session Version)
  8. Girls Own Juice – (1999 Recording Session Version)
  9. Your Rules – (1999 Recording Session Version)
  10. Don’t Stop Living In The Red – (1999 Recording Session Version)
  11. Tear It Up – (1999 Recording Session Version)

2000-12-07-The Chop Shop [Demo]
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The Chop Shop is a recording studio inside of Scott Humphrey’s house in Los Angeles, CA. He is well known in the industry and is one of the music producers on I Get Wet. All of these songs are enhanced from the prior CD and sound more finalized. It’s dated December 7, 2000. I’m not going to go into detail with these because if a picture is worth a thousand words than so is listening to a song. Just check these out and contrast them with the previous CD. There’s plenty of room to talk about them in the forums.

  1. She Is Beautiful
  2. Free Jumps
  3. Party Hard
  4. Fun Night

2001-01-20 #1 Andrew WK [Demo]
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This next CD is dated January 20, 2001. Which happens to be the month and year the We Want Fun album on Bulb Records was supposed to be released. By this point in time though it had obviously been canceled. Just like some of the tracks from The Wolf demos we leaked, these two tracks sound to me like they were created for a specific purpose in mind. For example, perhaps a member of the band needed to hear a part of the song in order to learn it. That wouldn’t be the first time we had evidence of that. Any other ideas on why these appear this way?

  1. Girls Own Love
  2. Ready To Die

2001-01-20-#2 8 Tracks In Work [Demo]

These nearly completed tracks are sure to make a big splash. Fellow friend, partier and author of Andrew W.K.’s I Get Wet (33 1/3), Phillip Crandall  gives details on the first track “Get Black On”:

Technically, this is just an earlier demo version of “Take It Off,” which is track 5 on I Get Wet. But with “Get Black On,” you get those three titular words deeply growled at the beginning (rather than the group-sing-along shouts of the eventual title). Even crazier is what precedes the build-up to that growled line: a horn intro that sounds right out of James Brown’s “Get Up Offa That Thing.”* Mark Morgan, a friend and former roommate of Andrew’s, says of the early version, “It’s basically the same fucking thing, but I really like it a lot more when he sang ‘Get Black On.’ I was like, ‘fuck yeah, this is amazing,’ then he changed it to ‘Take It Off,’ and…I don’t know. I like it the other way.” (Andrew now says that “Get Black On” is a better title, and he wished he had called it that.)

01 CDHas anyone else noticed that the intro to this song is used at the beginning of the Party Hard music video? Next up is “I Love NYC”. This tracks is very similar to one I already had released on the site previously. However, you can easily hear that the drums kick in a lot sooner on this version (@ the :10 second mark). This version of I Get Wet is relentless. The horns in Got To Do It are turned up and really blow you away. I LOVE this version of Ready To Die. I think I even like it better than the album version. It just seems to cut a little harder. Girls Own Love is missing verses of lyrics and only contains the chorus. Maybe they were still finalizing last minute changes to wording. Your Rules is cool because… wait what?! “Your Rules”  was going to appear on I Get Wet?! I have had a “finalized” version of Freejumps since around 2006. It’s sourced from a 4 Track promo. And I even asked Andrew about it when I interviewed him. But not until now did I ever know that Your Rules was seriously considered for the album. It is really cool to hear it in this form. And lastly, I’m glad It’s Time To Party was further fleshed out into a song for the final version. But this version is cool too because it just get to the point ya know?

  1. Take It Off
  2. I Love NYC
  3. I Get Wet
  4. Got To Do It
  5. Ready To Die
  6. Girls Own Love
  7. Your Rules
  8. It’s Time To Party

So there you have it, the bomb has been dropped. And 4 CDs, 18 tracks & 57 minutes later you’ve gone through an amazing musical journey with me. Thanks for partying and tell everyone else what you think in the forum!

 Posted by on October 20, 2014
Oct 172014
 

It took an enormous amount of work to transcribe and compile all of these. Thanks Dot! Click here to read the following:

  1. 10 Questions With Andrew W.K. – 92.3 Xtreme Radio
  2. Ann Arbor’s Andrew W.K. takes feel-good role at Ozzfest
  3. Playlouder.com – The Grand Old Puke of (New) York
  4. Playlouder.com – 24 Hour Party Person
  5. GSU Signal – Andrew W.K. proves himself as the rock star for the 21st Century
  6. Jessica (TinyDJ) with Andrew W K at the 9:30 Club in DC – WNRN 91.9FM
  7. The Road Ragers
  8. The Underground Newspaper – Double Issue 3/4
  9. Pheedback Music
  10. The Chunklet Celebrity Advice Column: Ask Andrew WK!
  11. NCCU Campus Echo
  12. While You Were Sleeping: Issue 17
  13. Flaunt – April/May 2002
  14. The Daily Cardinal
  15. Selector Magazine
  16. Offbeat Magazine
  17. Blender Magazine – April 2002
  18. Rockfiend.net
 Posted by on October 17, 2014
Sep 232014
 

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I told you the goods will keep coming in the following weeks! So today I’ve got an encore to last week’s CD that was leaked (full of The Wolf demos). I kind of cringe at the label “demos” because that’s not necessarily what these are. Really they are unfinished tracks from the recording process. But that’s kind of a convoluted headline. Anyway, here is my analysis of these tracks just as I did last week.

The first track is another unused track that we’ve never heard before!!! It’s actually pretty cool. Maybe we’ll hear it fleshed out on some official release in the future? #2 Tear It Up – another version, are you kidding me?! #3 Violent Life – this track is exciting because to me it sounds like this was an attempt to turn this b-side from I Get Wet (officially released on the Party Hard single, but probably taken from the 1999 recording sessions) into a full fledged track intended to appear on The Wolf. During this era of AWK this is the track they would play at the beginning of every live concert. So now we have a very cool Wolf-sounding version of it. #4 Again, another version of Your Rules. However in this track it almost sounds like something was being isolated on purpose in order to add to it later.

OK lastly this fifth track and version of The End of Our Lives was not included on the CD above. It’s rather unique. What’s cool about this version is it contains a metronome which kind of acts like a quasi percussion for the song. Also this version contains an unused verse that never made it into the final version or even into last week’s version. But I really, really like it. So there you have it. Did you ever think we’d get this Wolf demos? Crazy.

It’s going to get even crazier. I’ve got tons of demos from I Get Wet. They will blow your mind. Some might be disappointed that most of these Wolf demos don’t contain lyrics (I find it kinda cool to have a bunch of instrumental tracks though). But I promise these I Get Wet demos will not disappoint. In fact the next leak I think will go down in AWK history.

Remember, you need to join the free fan club to download 18 more minutes of the party!…

Download Here:

2003-03-16-Working Ruffs #2 [Demo].rar

And Here:

2003-04-22-Piano [Demo].rar

 Posted by on September 23, 2014
Sep 182014
 

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Happy late 11th birthday to The Wolf! Released 9/9/03.

This leak contains over an hour of AWK demos!  It’s an 11 year-old recording session from Andrew W.K.’s second LP, The Wolf. The “Ruffs” are dated April 23rd, 2003. That’s almost 5 months before The Wolf was released. I can’t believe we are lucky enough for stuff like this to still exist. Not only that but by a series of fortunate events I’ve recently obtained it and am now leaking it to you for your party pleasure.

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Artistic rendition – not actual artwork

There’s a couple interesting things to point out in the track listing. First of all, apparently the working title for “Victory Strikes Again” AND the album was originally “Blow Your Bone”. Based on an early ad for the album I’ve mocked up what the potential artwork would have looked like for that album. I’ve read different stories and Andrew even gave me another rendition of why the album title was changed to “The Wolf”. Whatever the actual reason is, sometime between April and September it was in fact changed.

Next is track #2 “Never Ending Party”, simply put the track’s name changed to “Long Live The Party”. The musical arrangement of “We’re Not Gunna Get Old” was going to be featured on The Wolf but was retitled to “Addicted To Life”. Obviously since there are no lyrics inserted at this point in the recording process it’s hard to know how different the song was going to be. A lot of the tracks from The Wolf are actually carried over tracks from the 1999 recording sessions and even songs considered and re-recorded for I Get Wet. However that’s not the case for “The End of Our Lives” it was written explicitly for this album, which makes sense why it’s temporarily titled “New Piano Song”. –This kind of made me chuckle, because aren’t all his songs “new piano songs”? Perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of the leak is track #9, an entirely new song we’ve never heard before! 11 years later and we’re finally hearing it from the cutting room floor. This version of “Really In Love” is 7 minutes and 30 seconds long. Holy cow! I’m not the sharpest knife in the box so it wasn’t until I read the name for #12 did I ever realize the acronym for the “Mother of Mankind” album is MOM. It would have been really interesting to listen to a different version of “Don’t Ever Stop The Noise” & “The Song” reworked as  “The Mom”. One has to wonder what in the world that would have sounded like?!

You’ll notice quickly while listening that most of the tracks don’t have lyrics. So it almost plays as the long rumored all-instrumental album Andrew was planning to release. So until that pans out enjoy these tracks leaked to you from yours truly.

This is only the tip of the iceberg, I plan on leaking even more stuff next week so please spread the word and check back soon.

Was there anything I missed? Let me know what cool things you noticed in the forum. And remember you need to join the club to download anything on the site. Enjoy!

Download Here:

2003-04-23-AWK Ruffs [Demo].rar

 Posted by on September 18, 2014
Jun 192014
 

01 CoverThe Unreleased Album

Although not technically true, to me this is the genesis of Andrew W.K.. I don’t know how many times I’ve written about this album but based on past experience it probably won’t be the last. I suppose it’s because I’m obsessed with these tracks. I’ve put more legwork and spent more time scrapping for details about these tracks than perhaps any other piece of AWK material out there. Because of that, what once was a relatively vague piece of audio is now much more clear.

But first, I’m happy to announce that I have another update to our music archive. I finally have the album properly archived and up to par with the rest of the archived material on this site. Though this is probably the 3rd iteration of this release be sure to re-download it. It features full album art and HQ audio (320 KBPS, MP3s). -Much thanks to P.C..

If you’re wondering what in the world this mysterious album is,  read on…

The Genesis of Andrew W.K.

There are three different contexts to view this unreleased album. The “1999 Recording Sessions” – a library of 40 or more songs were recorded in ’99 and used on EPs, a promo/demo/press kit, and though it never materialized an LP on Bulb Records. Some songs have still never been released or heard. The “S/T Full Length Album Promo” – a promo handed out which subsequently landed Andrew W.K. a record deal and enlisted his backing band. The “We Want Fun” LP – a canceled Bulb Records LP that was slated to be released January, 2001.

1999 Recording Sessions

Throughout 1999 and perhaps into early 2000 Andrew W.K. recorded an unknown number tracks. However, to date I’ve accounted for 40+ known tracks which are listed below. These particular recording sessions all used the same setup to create a distinct sound and catalog of material. The easiest way to distinguish these particular recording sessions from another is by listening to the EP “Girls Own Juice”. The songs as they appear on that EP are unaltered tracks from these recording sessions. For simplicity, just imagine that EP having 40+ tracks rather than just the six.

Eventually this material was used as a groundwork for later releases. The first instance of the tracks being modified in some form is the follow up EP to Girls Own Juice; the Party Til You Puke EP. Though Girls Own Juice and Party Til You Puke sound very different, you can still hear the same sounding vocals used on both EPs. Once Andrew was signed to Island/Def Jam Records he did not start recording his debut album from scratch either. Rather, he used this already existing library of material as a basis for “I Get Wet” and even its follow up, “The Wolf”. However, the tracks that appear on those releases have many additional layers that have been stacked on top of the original recordings. Or they have been either completely re-recorded or altered in various ways. Here is a running list of the 40+ known tracks (a “(?)” indicates an unconfirmed 1999 recording session track).

Known 1999 Recording Session Tracks
Track Source/Release
She Is Beautiful (early version) 1999 Recording Session
Girls Own Juice (early version) 1999 Recording Session
Really In Love 1999 Recording Session
Were Not Going To Get Old (early version) 1999 Recording Session
Kicks and Bricks 1999 Recording Session
I Love NYC 1999 Recording Session
It’s Time To Party S/T Full Length Album Promo
Free Jumps S/T Full Length Album Promo
Girls Own Juice S/T Full Length Album Promo / Girls Own Juice EP
Your Rules S/T Full Length Album Promo
She Is Beautiful S/T Full Length Album Promo
Tear It Up All Night S/T Full Length Album Promo
I Love Music S/T Full Length Album Promo
Kill Yourself S/T Full Length Album Promo / Mother of Mankind
Don’t Stop Living In the Red S/T Full Length Album Promo
Party Music S/T Full Length Album Promo / I Get Wet 10th Anniversary (Bonus Disc)
I’m Totally Stupid S/T Full Length Album Promo
Party Hard S/T Full Length Album Promo
Girls Own Juice Girls Own Juice EP / S/T Full Length Album Promo
Don’t Ever Stop The Noise Girls Own Juice EP
We Want Fun Girls Own Juice EP
Music or Die Girls Own Juice EP
Make Sex Girls Own Juice EP
AWK Girls Own Juice EP
Violent Life Party Hard Single
We’re Not Gunna Get Old Mother of Mankind
Kicks and Bricks Mother of Mankind
I’ve Got Know Fear Mother of Mankind
Coming Bad (?) Mother of Mankind
They Ruined Our Lives Interview
Learning to Live (?) U.S. Copyright Office
Rule It (?) U.S. Copyright Office
You Don’t Understand (?) U.S. Copyright Office
Can’t Break Life (?) U.S. Copyright Office
It’s Going To Be Hard (?) U.S. Copyright Office
There’s Only One Women (?) U.S. Copyright Office
I’m Going To Take The World Out (?) U.S. Copyright Office
Just Build It Up (?) U.S. Copyright Office
Don’t Ever Stop The Love (?) BMI
Get Ready To Dance (?) BMI
Standing In The Background (?) BMI

S/T Full Length Album Promo

Perspective 2 caseThe Girls Own Juice EP pulled six tracks from the 1999 Recording Session and was manufactured in 1999, even though its copyright is printed (C)2000. Around the same time 12 other tracks were pulled to manufacture a limited amount of semi-professional promo CDs. This promo CD donned the title “S/T Full Length Album Promo” on the actual CD in sharpie, printed on the back cover and at least one copy even had it written over some masking tape on the case.

This promo was also included in a press kit that was sent out. Press kits are common in the music industry to promote an upcoming album release. In this case the tentative release on Bulb Records (see below). They can be defined by the entire packaged material sent out (photos, business cards, recordings, etc.). For example this is what the press kit looked like for The Wolf:

the wolf press

AWKGOJ-WWF-PaintingIf a recording is included in the press kit it is sometimes referred to as the musician’s “demo”. In this case, the manufactured promo as described above. Not much else is known about the other contents of this particular press kit (if any). Fun fact, the cover art is taken from a giant painting Andrew made that hangs on the wall on the back cover of the Girls Own Juice EP.

This Press Kit and Promo CD became the catalyst for Andrew W.K.’s career. Prior to being signed to Island/Def Jam records Andrew W.K. and temporary manager Matt Sweeney passed out the Press Kit (and perhaps Girls Own Juice too) to friends and peers within the music industry. Andrew states;

I [Andrew W.K.] was fortunate enough to meet several people in New York who were willing to help pass my music out and one of these guys was a man named Spencer Sweeney. He helped me get my first few shows in New York and was extremely friendly and outgoing and through him I met his cousin Matt Sweeney who became my first manager that had real connections, vision and experience. It was exciting because just starting out there was nowhere to go but up. Matt got the music to Gary Hellsinger at Universal Publishing, who I am still working with, and Gary signed me. Matt also passed the music to Lewis Largent A&R who had just left MTV for Island / Def Jam and Lewis signed me there. Through Matt Sweeney, and in the course of about two months it all got going”.

The Press Kit was also used to recruit drummer Donald Tardy from Obituary. The promo was copied by Donald Tardy and then given to members of the backing band, thus assembling the original lineup.

To complicate things, apparently there were different versions of the promo passed out. They contained alternate track listings and artwork. For example, Andrew W.K. mentioned in an interview a track called “The Ruined Our Lives” and a “whole bunch of other songs” while discussing this promo. The most widely known version of the “S/T Full Length Album Promo” contains the following track listing.

Tracks

  1. “It’s Time To Party”
  2. “Free Jumps”
  3. “Girls Own Juice”
  4. “Your Rules”
  5. “She Is Beautiful”
  6. “Tear It Up All Night”
  7. “I Love Music”
  8. “Kill Yourself”
  9. “Don’t Stop Living In The Red”
  10. “Party Music”
  11. “I’m Totally Stupid”
  12. “Party Hard”

We Want Fun (Unreleased Bulb Records LP)

After Andrew W.K. released two EPs on Bulb Records, Bulb officially announced the release of a full length LP. In this announcement the album was given a name; “We Want Fun”. And it was scheduled to be released January, 2001. Because the album never materialized, this is perhaps the most ambiguous context to view these recordings in. The album should be considered in terms of a concept rather than an actual physical good. For example, there was never any set track listing or album artwork. This conceptual album is often confused with the promo CD (described above) promoting the upcoming album on Bulb. That said, the promo CD and the album probably would have been very similar in their contents. For example, some of the artwork from the promo CDs was intended to be used for the album cover. The track listing on the promo CD and the We Want Fun LP could have also been fairly similar. However, an example of how they could have been different is the fact that the promo CD did not have the track “We Want Fun” on it. One could make a strong argument that the album “We Want Fun” would have contained the song “We Want Fun” (probably as it appears on the Girls Own Juice EP).

Andrew Wilkes-Krier released Girls Own Juice and Party Til You Puke under his alias “Andrew W.K.”. Even after releasing those EPs and having gained traction under that stage name, Andrew Wilkes-Krier considered releasing the Bulb album under a new alias by which he called himself “Steev Mike”. In fact, officially it was never going to be released under the “Andrew W.K.” title. So its proper title should be “Steev Mike, We Want Fun”.

Sometime between the end of 2000 and the beginning of 2001, Island/Def Jam Records bought out Andrew W.K.’s contract with Bulb Records. And subsequently Andrew W.K. signed onto Island/Def Jam. Island/Def Jam canceled the release of Bulb Record’s LP and instead fleshed out the existing material; further worked on by Andrew W.K., studio musicians, and sound engineers. Island/Def Jam Records released “I Get Wet” on November 13, 2001 in the UK and March 23, 2002 in the US.

Misconceptions

The “We Want Fun Demo”

The “We Want Fun Demo” is a term referred to by fans as a specific set of audio tracks (above) that are widely circulated on the internet. These audio tracks are often mistaken for the actual We Want Fun LP. It is impossible for the source of these tracks to be the We Want Fun LP because that album only ever existed as a concept. Nothing was ever finalized or released.

It is assumed that the actual source of the audio came from the “S/T Full Length Album Promo”. How the promo was originally obtained and who initially leaked the audio tracks is unknown to me. It’s rumored to either be from an eBay listing, Aaron Dilloway, or from Andrew W.K. and/or a band member(s) handing it out to a hard-core fan(s) after a show. These audio tracks were circulated by an exclusive fan base for a number of years. In 2006 a member of the official Andrew W.K. Message Board leaked the tracks and they became much more widely available. When the audio was leaked fans had very limited information to go off of. Most didn’t even know it existed prior to hearing it for the first time. So it was given the inaccurate title of the “We Want Fun Demo” based on the fact that it was probably the audio for the canceled We Want Fun LP for Bulb Records.

The quality of that leaked audio left much to be desired. A new source of better quality audio presented itself in 2010 and was released via AndrewWKMusic.com. Additionally, an even better source of audio and full album art scans came from an ebay listing posted in late 2013. The seller obtained the copy in 1999 while attending an Andrew W.K. performance at a Starbucks in New York (13-25 Astor Pl, New York, NY 10003). The buyer graciously provided the audio and scans to AndrewWKMusic.com.

Similar Titles

The unreleased album entitled “We Want Fun” for Bulb Records should not be confused with the song “We Want Fun”. The song appears on various Andrew W.K. releases such as “AWKGOJ” EP, Jackass: The Movie: The Official Soundtrack, a “We Want Fun” promo sampler, and the “We Want Fun” music video.

Jun 042014
 

01 CoverI’ve been trying to track down the song Son Nano Kankei Neh Rock for over 5 years. I lost track of how many hours I’ve spent on Japanese websites. And trying to use Google Translate to make sense of it all. I’ve even solicited many AWK fans who live in Japan with no avail. The problem was that:

a) I didn’t live in Japan in 2008.
b) I didn’t have a Japanese cell phone or a phone carrier subscription in 2008.
c) I don’t speak or read a word of Japanese.

All of which should have been a requirement to get this 30-second song/ringtone. However, about six months ago I made a breakthrough and found some obscure Japanese website hosting it. So without further ado I bring you this rare track six years late. :)

Remember you need to join the fanclub/forum to download it. It’s free and easy to do. Join the fan club!

May 092014
 

gl575a5yde49pfawcwrfHello! My name is Rich. I have been closely following Andrew W.K. and his music career for 10+ years. If you have visited other Andrew W.K. online-outlets, I’ve previously gone by the alias “dickalan”. Make sure to say “hello” in the comments of this post if we have crossed paths before! Yep, that’s me right there —>

Anyway, if this is your first time visiting the website let me give you a quick introduction to what this is all about and why being “back” is a big deal. I initially launched the fanpage AndrewWKMusic around July, 2009. It was originally hosted with “Google Sites” until we outgrew it and moved to more legitimate hosting & an upgraded website. For nostalgia, you can still check out that original website as it exists in its backed-up form. Eventually I launched AndrewWKMusic.com in the Winter of 2009. And that’s when this fanpage really started making somewhat of an  impact. Over the next three years I gradually accomplished everything I hoped to achieve + more! This was of course only possible due to the incredible fan base Andrew W.K. has. Thank you guys! Unfortunately around November, 2012 I had to shut the website down. Luckily, you can still see a very limited backup of AndrewWKMusic.com. Which leads us up to today (5/9/14). I’m happy to announce today that I’m re-launching AndrewWKMusic.com. If you didn’t already know this, it also happens to be Andrew W.K.’s birthday today. Happy birthday Andrew! Also, if you start navigating through the site and you notice a lot of blank spaces it’s because I’m still working to rebuild the site. Please be patient as I get all the content back to 100% of where it use to be.

A Fan Club?

You may have already noticed a change in our slogan from “Archiving All Things AWK” to “The Unofficial Fan Club”. Although the core of this website still revolves around the media archive, you will now be prompted to join our “fan club” before you can begin downloading archived material. Meaning you need to join our Fan Club. Joining the fan club/forum and downloading archived material will always be FREE. However, there are costs associated with hosting this site plus the time I spend pouring all my love into it. So if you would like to make a donation feel free by clicking the button below.

The Music

In some weird and ironic way I’ve actually accumulated more rare stuff since I’ve been off the grid than when I was actively trying to reach out to people. Lastly, AWK fans are amazing and filled with passion.  And for that reason I can’t wait to collaborate and discuss and party with you!

LONG LIVE THE PARTY!
-Rich