Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Fabian Road Warrior
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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Use evil profanity on me, ward my rock music off...
G. Rao | san francisco | 12/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I had the opportunity to see Wesley play live in 1999, I stood by the edge of the stage and yelled, "Play 'Shoot My Jam Session' down!", repeatedly. After ignoring me for the better part of 45 minutes, Willis had all he could stand. "H*ll no! I ain't gonna play no motherf*cking 'Shoot My Jam Session Down'! That's hellride music!", came his reply. Well, what could I do? You don't argue with a 350 lb schizophrenic who's obviously being tormented by his "demons". Not if you aren't prepared to endure a good headbutt. Still, that song was and continues to be one of my favorites. In general, I find that there are two basic types of Willis song. There's songs about things that happen to him (ie. "shoot my jam session", "i wupped Batman...", "they threw me out of church", etc) and songs about famous people and places. I tend to prefer the former, and regard "Shoot My Jam Session Down" as a classic in that regard. It is a window into the tortured soul of an artist on the brink of emotional and creative collapse. Will the demons in Wesley's head win the battle for his soul? Will they finally succeed in transforming his harmony joy ride into terrifying hellbus ride? Will they shoot his jam session down, as it were? The 800 or so songs he managed to record after this album came out, and before his tragic demise, would suggest that the answer was no. Though life may have dealt Wesley an absurdly compromised hand, it could never manage to ward his rock music off.RIP"Taco Bell...make a run for the border!""
This CD whips a werewolf's ass!
Masterchief | Vermont | 01/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"All I can say is, "Shoot My Jam Session Down" has worked its way into my everyday vocabulary. The album is great. Besides "Shoot My Jam Session Down," Willis offers several other cutting-edge tracks. One of my personal favorites "Ward My Rock Music Off." Willis also was down on Saddaam before it was made popular again by George W. Bush on "Rock Saddaam Hussein's Ass." Wesley, consider Saddaam Hussein's ass rocked! This album also features the song "Alanis Morrisette" which was made into a music video. I only saw it once, but it was hillarious. He parodies all her videos with him acting as her.
WE LOVE YOU WESLEY!"
Make me bust my portable CD player to bits
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 10/08/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was Wesley Willis's first major label album, after he released dozens of independent label and self-released CDs. But Wesley didn't "sell out" and make a more "commercial" album. Nope, this album sounds exactly like all his other albums. Whether that is a good thing or not depends on how much tolerance you have for Wesley's music. The album was produced by Dale Meiners, who was a member of Wesley's hard rock band, The Wesley Willis Fiasco. But this album doesn't have a hard rock sound. All the tracks have a simple pre-programmed keyboard sound, consisting of fake guitars, bass and drums. Some of the songs have sound effects (helicopters, gunshots, car crashes, etc.) dubbed in to make them sound a bit different from each other. The subject matter is typical for Wesley: songs about the power of rock and roll, reviews of concerts, songs about his personal demons and songs about friends of his. If this sounds repetetive, well, it is. But Wesley's fans can't get enough of this stuff. If you aren't one of Wesley's fans, you probably won't enjoy this. If you are one of Wesley's fans, you probably already own this."