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Musician, producer, actor, Village Voice columnist, lecturer with the ear of politicians, My Little Pony fanatics and all-in wrestlers – it’s hard to know where to begin with Mr. Andrew Fetterley Wilkes-Krier, born in California but raised in the heavy metal hinterland of Ann Arbor, Michigan – think Iggy and the Stooges, think The MC5.

Motivational sums him up in a way. He’s a light bulb of intelligence in a world of darkness. Some think Dave Grohl created him but while he opened for Foo Fighters and enjoyed Dave’s influence for a while, W.K. is no puppet. His main albums, mostly released in the Noughties, include the hit disc I Get Wet, a fiendish blast of fun, satire and killer rock that fuses Wagnerian metal to punk rock and glam. The synth attack of his successful tracks “Party  ‘Til You Puke” and “Girls Own Love” are evidently AOR in the best possible sense and there’s satire and pain in the grooves.

Described as one of rock’s great philosophers (he’s up with Sandy Pearlman and Adny Shernoff) his mid-period discs, The Wolf and Close Calls with Brick Walls are far too good to remain best-kept secrets and if you like your rock stars with iconoclastic edges then discover these for sure. Andrew has also built a fan-base in the Far East and released several albums and EPs for the Japanese and South Korean markets and they’re also worth hunting down. You want fun? You want to party hard? But you also like a good book? Here’s your fella…

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I Get Wet
Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet
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The Wolf
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Close Calls With Brick Walls
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55 Cadillac
Andrew W.K. - 55 Cadillac
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