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I Get Wet [10th Anniversary Special Deluxe Edition]
     

I Get Wet [10th Anniversary Special Deluxe Edition]

by Andrew W.K.
 

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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,

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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. [The tenth anniversary edition of I Get Wet -- which was fittingly released by metal powerhouse Century Media -- commemorates when the party got started and how it kept going with charged live performances of almost every song on the album, plus alternate versions of most tracks and "It Just Got Hotter," a version of "Fun Night" retooled to be the theme song for Arizona's hockey team, the Sundogs.]

Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2012
Label:
Century Media
UPC:
0727701890425
catalogNumber:
8904
Rank:
94359

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Performance Credits

Andrew W.K.   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Gary Novak   Drums
Donald Tardy   Drums
Mike David   Bass Guitar
Chris Chaney   Bass Guitar
Fred Thomas   Guitar
Frank Vierti   Piano,Keyboards
Dave Pino   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jimmy Coup   Vocals
Chuck Morgan   Guitar
Cherie Lily   Background Vocals
Frank Werner   Background Vocals
Gregg Roberts   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Mario Dane   Piano,Keyboards
Sgt. Frank   Vocals
Brett Lee   Drums
Tony Allen   Guitar
Sam Revelli   Piano,Keyboards
Richie Boy Russo   Drums
Justin Payne   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kendall A.   Vocals
Blakey Boy Canaris   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Dan Collins   Engineer
John Fields   Producer
Scott Humphrey   Producer
Bobby Warner   Engineer
Frank Gryner   Engineer
Jeff Burns   Engineer
Roger Lian   Programming
Cory Churko   Programming
Andrew W.K.   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Frank Vierti   Engineer,Additional Production
Brian Manning   Booking
Rob Kimura   Layout
Dave Nichols   Engineer
Anthony Miller   Programming
Nate Young   Programming
Gonzalo Garcia   Cover Painting
Rob Markus   Booking
Pete Galli   Management
Mario Dane   Producer,Engineer
Steev Mike   Programming,Producer
Chris Campton   Liner Notes
Steeve Mike   Executive Producer
Robert Thompson   Engineer
Bryan "Big Daddy" Geisler   Stage Manager
Sam Revelli   Engineer
Darron Alloway   Programming

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