ANDREW W.K.

I GET WET (REISSUE) (ENJOY THE RIDE)

ANDREW W.K. - I GET WET (REISSUE) 135549
Format:
1 LP
Release:
16.08.2019
Label:
ENJOY THE RIDE
Kat.-Nr.:
135549
Barcode:
0602577153396
The fan favorite semininal debut by Andrew W.K on vinyl for the first time in close to a decade. I Get Wet includes the anthems "Party Hard", "She Is beautiful", "Ready To Die" & "I Love NYC".

The album comes housed in a completely upgraded gatefold jacket printed by Stoughton which includes spot gloss over the iconic bloody nose cover image to really make the cover art POP! Andrew W.K.

has a mission-to dirty up rock & roll, literally and figuratively. And while that may seem a sizeable task for one man to shoulder, consider that the Michigan-reared screamer has devoted the whole of his debut album I Get Wet to ecstatic celebration of the id.

It's a heck of an idea, and it's brought W.K. the fawning adoration of the British press who, after enduring years of ambient art-rock inspired by paranoia about technology (you know who we mean), are rushing to embrace W.K.'s credo that everyone should party till they puke.

W.K. stays on theme throughout I Get Wet's 12 frenetic tracks-song titles like the aforementioned "Puke," "It's Time to Party," "Party Hard," and "Fun Night" pretty much make the point.

But W.K.'s more-is-more approach holds true of the music too-it's cheesy new wave meets spiky metal but delivered with such self-conscious force that it's almost bubblegum.

Think of the gargantuan riffs of "Detroit Rock City" smeared with Flock of Seagulls-style synth while some manic propagandist hollers himself hoarse over top.

I Get Wet has one setting-loud-but not since the Stooges has unmitigated hedonism, and just plain headbanging, seemed like a plan.

Mighty members of the three-finger devil salute fraternity, your soundtrack has arrived.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. IT'S TIME TO PARTY
  • 1.2. PARTY HARD
  • 1.3. GIRLS OWN LOVE
  • 1.4. READY TO DIE
  • 1.5. TAKE IT OFF
  • 1.6. I LOVE NYC
  • 1.7. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL
  • 1.8. PARTY TIL YOU PUKE
  • 1.9. GOT TO DO IT
  • 1.10. FUN NIGHT
  • 1.11. I GET WET
  • 1.12. DON'T STOP LIVING IN THE RED