I Get Wet

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
It's not really all that difficult to elevate the potential of rock 'n' roll -- add a few spiritual proclamations here, a tastefully borrowed bit of pan-ethnic mufti there, and presto, you've reached enlightenment. Andrew W.K., on the other hand, has taken it upon himself to lower the lowest common denominator to levels not seen since the halcyon days of '70s party rock -- "party" and "rock" being two of the dozen or so words the shadowy midwesterner grunts out over the course of this hazmat-hauling boogie fest. There's not much for the power-ballad aficionado here, with thudding drums nicked from the back-corners of Slade and guitars set to "ooze" on lover-boy paeans ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
It's not really all that difficult to elevate the potential of rock 'n' roll -- add a few spiritual proclamations here, a tastefully borrowed bit of pan-ethnic mufti there, and presto, you've reached enlightenment. Andrew W.K., on the other hand, has taken it upon himself to lower the lowest common denominator to levels not seen since the halcyon days of '70s party rock -- "party" and "rock" being two of the dozen or so words the shadowy midwesterner grunts out over the course of this hazmat-hauling boogie fest. There's not much for the power-ballad aficionado here, with thudding drums nicked from the back-corners of Slade and guitars set to "ooze" on lover-boy paeans such as "She Is Beautiful" and "Girl's Own Love" a subtle rewrite of his earlier manifesto "Girl's Own Juice". Still, the joyful single-mindedness with which W.K. he insists it stands for "Who Knows?" and his cohorts approach the next party "It's Time to Party," the glam-slam "Party Hard" and the nonchalance displayed towards the consequences "Party 'Til You Puke" mark I Get Wet as 2002's pass-out album of the year.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Obliterating the concept of guilty musical pleasures, I Get Wet turns hair metal hedonism, punk energy, and pop melodies into an instant, insistent blast of fun with all the power of a beer commercial. From the opening anthem, "It's Time to Party," to the excellently named finale, "Don't Stop Living in the Red," the album is all climax -- the blasting guitars, blaring keyboards, and Andrew W.K. himself are all turned up to 11 throughout. W.K. is a one-man manifesto, dedicated to spreading the way of the party with songs like "Party Hard" "We do what we like and we like what we do!" could be "Dirty deeds done dirt cheap" several generations down the road, "Party Til You Puke," and "I Get Wet," and the fact that he looks like the stoner bully from high school only adds to his cred. Guessing whether or not Andrew W.K. is a big joke or not is almost beside the point; he comes on so strong that he either really means it, maaan, or he's got his tongue stuck firmly in his bloodied cheek. Either way, there's not much fence-sitting with his music -- you'll think the big, dumb, cartoonish "Girls Own Love" and "Ready to Die" are the stupidest songs you've ever heard, or you'll love them because they're the stupidest songs you've ever heard. Even I Get Wet's sensitive "She Is Beautiful," which is about being too shy to talk to a pretty girl, is about as subtle as a high schooler's after-shave -- and just as awkwardly charming. While the album has a certain sameness due to the frenetic beat that drives nearly every track, it's the perfect complement to W.K.'s party-centric vision. Refreshingly simple and cleverly stupid, I Get Wet is a great big bear hug of an album, and resistance to its hard-partying charms is futile.
Rolling Stone - Rob Sheffield
"All thirty-six testosterone-soaked minutes of I Get Wet live up to the gory bravado of his already infamous cover photo: He's got blood on his face, big disgrace, screaming "party hard" all over the place."

"All thirty-six testosterone-soaked minutes of I Get Wet live up to the gory bravado of his already infamous cover photo: He's got blood on his face, big disgrace, screaming "party hard" all over the place."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2002
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 731458658825
  • Catalog Number: 586588
  • Sales rank: 67,907

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It's Time to Party (1:30)
  2. 2 Party Hard (3:04)
  3. 3 Girls Own Love (3:13)
  4. 4 Ready to Die (2:54)
  5. 5 Take It Off (3:10)
  6. 6 I Love NYC (3:11)
  7. 7 She Is Beautiful (3:33)
  8. 8 Party Til You Puke (2:34)
  9. 9 Fun Night (3:23)
  10. 10 Got to Do It (3:55)
  11. 11 I Get Wet (3:23)
  12. 12 Don't Stop Living in the Red (1:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Andrew W.K. Primary Artist, Vocals
Gary Novak Drums
Phil X. Guitar
Mike David Bass
Chris Chaney Bass
Frank Vierti Piano, Keyboards
Tony Allen Guitar
F.T. Thomas Guitar
Jimmy Coup Guitar
Technical Credits
John Fields Producer
Tom Gordon Sound Effects
Scott Humphrey Producer
Bobby Warner Engineer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Lloyd "Gitsy" Willis Sound Effects
Frank Gryner Engineer
Jeff Burns Engineer
Roger Lian Programming, Digital Editing
K. Williams Art Direction
Tony Miller Programming
Cory Churko Programming, Digital Editing
TSD Producer
Robert C. Thompson Engineer
Andrew W.K. Producer
Frank Vierti Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A.W.K. : The Genius of Loving Life & Rock

    'I Get Wet' is a musical revelation to me. Before discovering Andrew WK, I thought that legendary bands like AC/DC, Motörhead and KISS were the ultimate in unadulterated, full throttle, visceral, bottom line ROCK 'N' ROLL. But, in the space of 12 sky shattering tracks, Andrew WK has just raised the bar, completely trashing the contemporary rock scene (now overrun with retro grunge plagiarists like Staind, Creed and Nickelback), and even surpassing the bands who have spent decades doing what they do better than anyone else. Andrew WK is more exciting than AC/DC. More in-your-face than Motörhead. More anthemic than KISS. He has taken rock, at its most fundamental level, into a new and higher place of ecstatic, take-on-the-world celebration. What makes 'I Get Wet' a masterpiece? Three things. ONE. The riffs. Damn right, too...every true rock fan (and every true rock band) knows that great riffs are at the heart of all great rock 'n' roll music. AC/DC built their entire, three decade career almost entirely on great riffs, and great riffs alone. When the 90's came along, and Nirvana killed Mötley Crüe, the simple joy of a great riff became unfashionable. Rock stopped going up, into ecstasy, and started back down, into melancholy...and great riffs are much happier being happy than they are being sad. So it has been ever since...there was no happy riffing during the grunge movement, or during the rap-metal movement that followed (which is not to say that those musical trends didn't have important sounds to be heard). In the present, where grunge is now shamelessly repeating itself, fantastic riffs STILL haven't gone back into fashion. So Andrew WK isn't fashionable. But so what? If you care whether the artists you listen to are fashionable or not, then you're a SELL-OUT. What REALLY matters is the music, and, through his riffs, A.W.K. HAS the music. You know the kind of riffs I'm talking about: the kind that insist you play air guitar. The kind that are just complex enough to be fresh and inventive, yet simple enough to jump into your head and stay there, permanently. The kind that you recognise instantly. The kind that make your life worth living. 'Party Hard', 'I Get Wet', 'Ready To Die', 'Got To Do It'...EVERY SINGLE SONG on this album has a great riff. One or two don't stand as strongly as the others ('She Is Beautiful' and 'I Love NYC' bring the simplicity a little too close to formula)...but overrall the quality is so high, and so constant, that the riffage just can't be denied. None of these songs hang around, either...most of them clock in around the three minute mark. These songs love you and leave you, and leave you hungry for more. This only makes you appreciate the guitar work even more. Also, crucially, every riff sounds new. Yes, Andrew WK is about rock 'n' roll on it's simplest level, but he is no plagiarist. While The Strokes or The Hives play riffs that sound like a hundred other riffs you've heard, 'I Get Wet' is stuffed with new meat...and it's delicious. TWO. The production. Garage rock may be fashionable again, but Andrew WK has not used this as an excuse to make an album that...well, sounds like it was made in a garage. The sound of 'I Get Wet' is crisp, crystal clear, and absolutely ENORMOUS. Without a doubt, this is the BIGGEST rock album I have ever heard. Your bedroom is a stadium. The pavement outside the newsagents is a stadium. Never has an album insisted so strongly that I turn my walkman up to maximum volume. It just BEGS to be played really, really loudly, because it sounds loud even if you play it quietly. The guitars layer on top of one another, seemingly in their hundreds, to create a gigantic wall of sound. Between these layers, piano and synthesisers are added, like the creamy coating between blocks of sponge in a gorgeous cake. These gentler sounds have the beautiful effect of adding even more depth to the guitars...the result is so epic, it really has to be

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of my favorite cds of all time cant resist listening to it

    i love all the songs on andrews first cd they are all awesome and they are also a pretty fun listen it reminds me why i got into metallica soad disturbed and also megadeth and slipknot gwar and another one of my favorite bands mushroomhead and kiss and ray charles and black sabbath andrew is one very positive artist i highly recommand you buy this cd or the wolf by andrew w k they are both fun listens and also the music makes you want to headbang your head acouple times while listening to the music

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Party on

    I'll be frank-for a long stretch of time, music sucked. The release of I Get Wet signals a revolution-I hope. If every artist were like Andrew W.K., we'd get bored pretty damn fast (all the songs sound the same), but we'd still have a lot of fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What it's all about

    Hearing this album makes me feel pretentious for owning Radiohead. It's fast...fun...simple...can't resist banging your head at least once while listening...reminds me why i started buying music in the first place.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loudermilk Rules!

    Loudermilk, album "the red record" is one of the best albums out there today, and hardly anyone knows about it! Most of their songs should be in movies...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One heck of a loud FUN record...

    Just got the CD in the mail the other day, and started playing it. All I can say is that Mr. W.K. indeed knows how to have fun, and more importantly, enjoy life! Let's face it, his passion and exuberance is ALL over this record; it'll be hard for you not to miss it! It's as if he's saying: ''Live life and live it to the fullest!'' Even though the material isn't all that original (80's British, glam metal to be honest), it's still enough for this listener to listen to it again and again! So, the next time you feel down, put this CD into your CD player, turn up the volume, and PARTY HARD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Get Wet

    I just had to give a good review again. I saw them play again the other night, and I'm still reeling from happiness. Everyone who didn't want to see him left saying it was the best show ever...because it is. Everyone should listen to this music. It is so much fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ANDREW W.K. RULES!

    Andrew W.K.'s new album I Get Wet is the best rock album out right now period. His infectious lyrics and music is only the beginning. If you thought ''Party Hard'' was good wait till you hear the rest of the album. The whole album is incredible. This is the best rock album I have listened to in years!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Andrew W.K. Top rock

    Andrew W.k. is a refreshing scene from we normally see on Mtv,these days,the album I Get Wet is a testament of this guys spirit,noting Party Hard and She is Beautiful.Which is getting alot of airplay. Definately pick this album up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Andrew W.K. is a maniac!

    I Get Wet is amazing. From being to end, this album is nonstop energy pumping through your paper speakers screaming to rip them. Andrew W.K. sucessfully revives 80's style pop-metal with a new edge. The guitars are heavier. The tempo is faster. The tempo is much faster. As soon as you listen to this album you will know that it is meant to be played loud. Andrew W.K. is a maniac. I love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWK BUY IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this cd is awsum its meant to play loud so dont be afraid to adjust your volume and its slammed pack full of energy if you are tiered of hearing the same stuff over and over again this just might be what you are looking for

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    aNdReW iS a RoCk GoD!!!

    Damn I just got done listening to this CD for my 167th time! This CD rocks! There are none that can do waht ANdrew does, he just does it too good. I love you Andrew, keep doing what you do! You do waht you want, and I like waht you do!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Andrew W.K. RA.W.K.s!!!

    I hadn't heard of A.W.K. until I saw them perform on the Carson Daly Show(I can't stand Carson, but I like the bands). They were singing a song about New York City, and I thought it was awsome. So I decided to buy the CD based on that song alone. I was blown away when I heard the record. It's been so long that I've heard a new band that can rock like these guys do and also do it without rapping. It rocks from front to back, but it's not just metal. Although every song has a driving guitar in it, it also has piano, synthes, and so much more. It's not often that you get to hear a band that can combine all those elements and make it sound great. But they manage to do it. It's great party music but it often has positive lyrics too. It's very refreshing to hear a band that doesn't sing about how tortured they are and try to make everyone feel sorry for them. I mean, it's not that i don't feel for them but that's all some band sing about over and over again. You can tell that Andrew workded hard to get his music out there. The music really makes you wanna move. So if you like drivin' rock music that makes you feel good, then this is the album for you. I garuntee you will love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's About Time...

    How can I explain what this record's done to me? This record takes me back to a place where music was everything, and the cool thing is, it does it without making me feel the least bit nostalgic. It's heavy and melodic, aggressive and beautiful. There is more to every song than meets the eye, and once you listen, you may not be able to stop. An album like this one is a very rare thing. Just put it on, and enjoy yourself, already.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An honest review of the best cd ever

    Honestly, the first time I heard ''Party Hard'' I thought it was kind of cheesey and dumb, at leat for the first 20 seconds or so. But by the end of it my friend and I were jumping around his room. This album is by far the best music to come out in a long time. Every single song has more energy then any song I've ever heard before. And if any of you have only heard ''Party Hard'' tehn please get this album and listen to the whole thing. Listening to it all together just makes it a hundred times better. I urge everyone to go out right now and get this cd and then go look to find out when Andrew WK is playing near youi because you have to go see him in concert. I can't even describe how amazing it is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Finally

    Finally, theres a rock band out there thats NOT depressing misery rock. This cd redefines the meaning of the word party. They combine heavy metal, 80's pop, punk, and they even have a piano. This is definitly one of my favorite cd's, if not my favorite. Its kinda like a faster Bon Jovi's ''Slippery When Wet''. Its hard fun. Its about being violently happy, and having as much fun as you possibly can, in the process.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    5 stars all around

    the best album of the year. Nay of the decade! Nah thats goin a little too far but you get my drift. What can I say about I get wet that someone else hasn't already? Oh wait thats right NOTHING! These people know what they're talking about. This album is simply life. Its loud, its happy,mad,sad,in love, out of love and all the rest all balled into one and like life its WAY too short! ;-) It's all out rock that makes you need to change your pants!(??) Unno. . .It sounded good (i think). Anyway BUY THIS CD!!! If you never ever buy another album as long as you life BUY THIS ONE! Don't be afraid of the pic on the front. It adds character. PARTY ON!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Man Who Will Save Rock

    Rock is supposed to be synonymous with rebellion, excessiveness, and making the next door neighbor nervous. A lot of talk has come lately about rock being ''saved'', especially with the successes of the Strokes and the White Stripes. Andrew WK, however, is here to proclaim that rock hasn't gone anywhere. ''I Get Wet'' is non-stop rock at its most arena-worthy, headbanging, testosterone-fueling best, with 'Party Hard' and 'Got To Do It' as stand-out tracks. Listeners expecting the same old racket of loud guitars, pounding drums, and raspy vocals will be satisfied, but the melodies and energy catapult the album to a higher level of enjoyment. This isn't a slickly-produced glam act with synths and big-budget cameos. This is REAL rock, straight from your friend's garage, making the album as a whole a natural anthem for the fiesta that will never end. We who are about to be rocked, salute you, AWK!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Andrew WK Rocks

    I AM almost exclusively a punk-rock fan, so I was reluctant to give Andrew WK a listen...but I am SO GLAD I did.Some of my favorite tracks on '' I Get Wet'' are ''I Love NYC'' and ''She is Beautiful''.Do yourself a favor and check out Andrew WK!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely Awesome

    This is the perfect music set to fit your CD collection. Its one of those ''have to have'' CDs. IT brings out the good fun side of yourself, especially when you listen to his single ''Party Hard'' all the way up in volume. This CD is one of the best CDs i have ever gotten!

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