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I Get Wet
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
2001 album for US rocker currently wowing them in the UK. Described as sounding like, 'Van Halen brawling with the Beastie Boys circa 'Licensed to Ill', with Elton John hammering away at the piano & Motley Crue spiking ... more »
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2001 album for US rocker currently wowing them in the UK. Described as sounding like, 'Van Halen brawling with the Beastie Boys circa 'Licensed to Ill', with Elton John hammering away at the piano & Motley Crue spiking the drinks'. 12 tracks, including 'Party Hard', 'Party Til You Puke' & 'Don't Stop Living In The Red'.
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Yvette W. (richsnob) from CHICAGO, IL
Reviewed on 3/20/2008...
The cover used to scare me a lot.
1 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Michael Vanier | Pasadena, CA | 04/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard Andrew WK when I saw him/them on Saturday Night Live. They were so loud, so obnoxious, so in-your-face, so juvenile, and so absolutely, unapologetically over the top that I was blown away. The CD is a winner; every song is great, which is not surprising given that it's basically the same song repeated over and over. The style is fascinating; it's basically a combination of punk rock, Phil-Spectorish walls of sound, and 80s arena rock played at ear-splitting volumes. It sounds like there's about twenty guitars pounding out the same three chords at the same time, and as if that's not enough, there's heavy keyboards layered over every track, also pounding out the same three chords. Lyrically, it's pretty simplistic; I don't think any band since AC/DC has so unabashedly celebrated the delights of procreation, pugilism, and partying like this band. The music is simplistic too; in fact, it's so simplistic it makes Motorhead sound like chamber music. But none of that matters, because if this album doesn't make you bang your head within a maximum of three seconds, you either hate rock and roll or you're clinically dead. Five stars? Heck, I'd give this ten stars. Go out and buy the CD right now, and while you're at it, pick up a case of beer. You'll need it."
The Party Starts Now.
M. Nichols | West Chester, OH United States | 04/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Seems like some critics are overthinking this recording, unable to decide if I GET WET is a sincere insincere statement or a simple, bombastic joke. With inane "lyrics" (if you can call them that) and simple, yet incredibly addictive, melodies, Andrew W.K. preaches the gospel of R-O-C-K in a furious thirty-minute sermon. With the command to "Party" explicitly delivered in three song titles (on one occasion "'til you puke") and implicit in nearly every other, the listener may suspect that Andrew W.K.'s approach owes a little more to Spinal Tap than the Sex Pistols - but all in all it's a damn close call.
For once you begin to listen, adjusting the volume to its maximum, it takes one hell of a musical elitist to deny the power of I GET WET. By the time I had reached "Girls Own Love," I had set the CD player to "Repeat" and headed to the fridge for some beer.
A direct, dirty descendant of Manitoba's Wild Kingdom's 1990 release, And You?, which began with "The Party Starts Now" and tore through 27 minutes of primal fury, I GET WET is neither tongue in cheek nor is it a sly cultural statement. It is, instead, a glorious return to the pulsing id of rock and roll, stripped of pretensions and distilled to its purest elements: blood, sweat, and of course, puke."