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 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, 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 sooner than a booming bass drum joins in to supply a quarter-note countdown. A faint, swirling influence intensifies with every one bass kick and, by way of the 8th one, the ears have prepped themselves for the steel mayhem they're approximately to obtain. while 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 safeguard, simply because it's that moment intensified drop a number of seconds later — the single the place but extra guitars show up and Andrew W.K. slam-plants his vocal flag through 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 catch the zeitgeist of rock on the flip of the century; it captured the timelessness of stripling, as energized, impressive, and unapologetically silly as ever. With insights from pals and exceptional support from the mythological maniac himself — whose sermon and pa sensibilities proceed to polarize — this booklet 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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Kuvo saw Andrew filling the “cute, kind of pop boy-band” slot alongside her puppeteer friend, her band, and a cast of others. ” Casey Spooner, Kuvo’s bandmate and the eventual co-founder of performance-art duo Fischerspooner, also performed at that February 12, 1999 show, billed as Saskwatch, with black greasepaint and a long black wig. He stripped down to microscopic red undies to win over the 50-person crowd that night, but, according to Kuvo, Andrew was transfixed by the full get-up Spooner stripped out of.
Neuman mugs representing the styles and events that defined the 1900s. K. for the back cover of his first EP, Girls Own Juice—provides, if nothing else, a loose marker for where the story of Andrew’s two releases (and third near-release) on Bulb Records might begin. The cover for Girls Own Juice (aka AWKGOJ) features a picture of a long-haired skull bleeding from every orifice and wearing a Detroit Tigers cap. O. ). The first track, “Girls Own Juice,” shares some skeletal similarities to I Get Wet’s “Girls Own Love,” but offers slightly different lyrics, a brighter keyboard radiance, and less gruff in the vocals.
That’s just what I did,” Sweeney says of his letterwriting ways. “I remember describing Andrew as ‘jackpot rock,’ where it’s like hitting the jackpot and everything you like about rock music, you’re being showered with it. ‘Maximalism’ is a word that I used. ” Dave Grohl, an old friend of Sweeney’s who received one of the first care packages, got right back to him. “He’s like, ‘Dude, this is fucking awesome,’” Sweeney remembers. ’” Andrew would tell Interview magazine: “the first time Dave called me, I didn’t know who he was.