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Andrew W.K. I Get Wet — Phillip Crandall Book Interview

Posted by on May.28, 2014, under Current Shows No Comments

 

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Andrew W.K.’s album I Get Wet gets the 33 1/3 series treatment thanks to Phillip Crandall. I Get Wet was originally dismissed by the influential music blog Pitchfork with a 0.6 rating but later was named to Pitchfork’s Top 200 Albums of the 2000’s with an 8.6 rating. As many have discovered, the genius of Andrew W.K sometimes takes a minute to capture you, but it will get you sooner or later.

Crandall lays the groundwork of the Andrew W.K. story with great insight into his early years. This part of the W.K. journey illuminates the development of his stage persona and how he went on to create this album. Then Crandall unfolds the story of the album in a way that allows the reader to absorb the details and analyze them on their own.  He’s just a guide who gets out of the way and it’s much appreciated.   

In this interview, we talk about Andrew vs. Andy Kaufman vs. Andy Warhol, the endlessly fascinating mystery of Steev Mike, why that guy from the Rembrandts got an album credit and Bronies. 

Buy the book. Follow Phillip on Twitter. Follow Andrew W.K. on twitter


Andrew W.K. Announces New Book: The Party Bible Book!

Posted by on Sep.26, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

 

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Andrew W.K.’s new book The Party Bible Book has just been announced and here’s the details from the press release:

“Andrew W.K. announced today that his first book about partying, The Party Bible, will be published by Simon & Schuster. The announcement, first broken on The A.V. Club, is accompanied by a video of the “Party Hard” rock icon’s physical and mental preparation for this literary task.

“The Party Bible will take readers on an unforgettable voyage in search of truth, wisdom and party bliss,” said Michael Szczerban, the editor who acquired the book. “In it, every feeling will be permitted, every thought will become prophecy and humanity’s surging life force will be harnessed and ridden into the abyss.”

Picking up where the Book of Revelation ends, The Party Bible will provide insight into mankind’s purpose on earth and the inspiration to celebrate all of existence. Readers will come to fathom the complete spectrum of feeling in every moment, embrace the taboo and the transcendent, and experience ecstatic pleasure in an explosion of nonstop party power. The Party Bible will be the partying manifesto for generations to come.

“This book is the culmination of my entire career as a professional partier. In fact, this book is the culmination of my entire life,“ W.K. said. “Everything that has ever and never happened has led to me being in the perfect position to receive the contents of The Party Bible and write it down, once and for all. This is a powerful and dangerous feeling, but it is definitely meant to happen. I’m grateful to all my party friends for requesting this book. This is our book.”

This is indeed an open collaboration between W.K. and the worldwide partying public. To join in, send a message about the life questions you want answered to @AndrewWK on Twitter, using the hashtag #ThePartyBible.”

 


Interview: Judy McGuire and Cliff Mott “The Official Book Of Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll Lists”

Posted by on Jul.02, 2012, under Current Shows No Comments

Judy McGuire (aka “Date Girl” for Seattle Weekly) has put together The Official Book Of Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘N” Roll Lists.  McGuire is joined by a raucous cast of fellow list contributors including Andrew W.K., Michael Musto,  Handsome Dick Manitoba, and a host of other musicians, scenesters, and interesting characters.

Some of the lists in the book include:

-The 10 Most Iconic Crotches in Rock History

-14 Lovemaking Tips From Motley Crue

-The 10 Worst Parents In Rock

-5 Pot-Smoking Tips from Willie Nelson

-The 10 Worst Things About Being The Only Girl On The Tour Bus (By Bad Religion’s Tour Manager)

And you know you’re in for a treat when a book’s forward is written by Oderus Urungus of Gwar and the text is spectacularly accompanied by illustrations from Cliff Mott (Cracked, Playboy, Penthouse, Hustler)!

Given the subject matter for this book and interview, how could we not talk about fisting, drugs and what lists McGuire and Mott would find themselves on?

Buy The Official Book of Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Lists. Follow Judy on Twitter. Check out Cliffs’ website.  Read Judys’ “Date Girl” column.  Come and hear Judy read from her book at the book launch party July 12th at Powerhouse Arena.