I know a guy named Marty; Marty likes to party.
April 17, 2007 1:25 PM   Subscribe

"Party party party, party makes me farty, I gotta take antacid so I can keep on party!" (Direct link to legal mp3) The sublime lyrical genius of Andrew WK, as heard in the Aqua Teen movie.
posted by jbickers (56 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love that man. I love that man so much, and I cannot ever, ever explain why.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 1:37 PM on April 17, 2007


Also, obligatory greatest webcomic ever.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 1:37 PM on April 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


I am an unrepentant worshiper of crude, stoopid rock and I find Andrew WK incredibly boring. He's crude rock for stiff, boring people IMO.
posted by jonmc at 1:44 PM on April 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thank you! I LOVE that song!
posted by ba at 1:44 PM on April 17, 2007


That's how I feel, on the face of it I should at most be slightly amused by him, but instead I find that he consistently makes me smile and be happy. Being earnest rocks.
posted by Divine_Wino at 1:46 PM on April 17, 2007


Boring boring boring, this song is really boring. Also, it sounds like happy hardcore with guitars.
posted by hellphish at 1:48 PM on April 17, 2007


Jonmc is all partied out.

You should hear him talk sometime jon, he seems like a very sincere and pleasant dude. Of course the music is silly.
posted by Divine_Wino at 1:49 PM on April 17, 2007


Beg to differ, my friend. He never struck me as particularly earnest, actually.
posted by jonmc at 1:49 PM on April 17, 2007


DW, I'm sure he's a swell guy and an excellent dancer, but I am repelled by his creations. Even silly, obnoxious music can be better than this (see: Surfin' Bird, Wooly Bully, Louie Louie, Alice Cooper, Kiss, etc)
posted by jonmc at 1:52 PM on April 17, 2007


You don't know the whole story until you hear his new album. It will blow your mind right off.

By the way, did you know there was an AWK ARG? The only problem was that no one really figured out that it was an ARG in time to play it.
posted by roll truck roll at 1:56 PM on April 17, 2007


Even silly, obnoxious music can be better than this (see: Surfin' Bird, Wooly Bully, Louie Louie, Alice Cooper, Kiss, etc)

Grandpa?!?!?
posted by pupdog at 1:58 PM on April 17, 2007 [7 favorites]


Sorry, if this song is any indication, I'll pass. That keyboard riff is giving me hives, and so is the twee vocal. I always figured he was some kind of sneering parody of my beloved big dumb rock.
posted by jonmc at 1:59 PM on April 17, 2007


HI I'M JUST POSTING HERE TO SAY THIS SUCKS KTHXBYE!!
posted by quarter waters and a bag of chips at 2:00 PM on April 17, 2007


jonmc: He's crude rock for stiff, boring people IMO.

hellphish: it sounds like happy hardcore with guitars.

Are these meant to be criticisms?
posted by cillit bang at 2:00 PM on April 17, 2007


pupdog: I'm36 years old, way too young to be your grandpa. Now get the hell off my lawn.
posted by jonmc at 2:03 PM on April 17, 2007


Was this song even in the movie?

That episode of ATHF with Andrew WK, where he sings a song like this (or is it this same one) was one of the very worst ATHF episodes, what a waste of talent. Compare it to the episode with Danzig, which was one of the best episodes.
posted by rxrfrx at 2:06 PM on April 17, 2007


EVERYONE KNOWS ROCK OBTAINED PERFECTION IN 1974.

SCIENTIFIC FACT!
posted by SweetJesus at 2:08 PM on April 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


My lawn?
Off!
posted by Dizzy at 2:08 PM on April 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thank you for posting this! I was looking for it on the Adult Swim site, to no avail.

Andrew WK is a genius, and an exemplary human.
posted by First Post at 2:12 PM on April 17, 2007


Andrew WK and Lou Perlman on the front page.

DEAR METAFILTER: WHY DO YOU HATE MUSIC?
posted by bardic at 2:14 PM on April 17, 2007


There's a great metal song in the ATHF movie, but with all due respect to the son of my former Professor, it ain't the Andrew W. K. song. It's the Mastadon song at the beginning of the film. And it's hilarious.
posted by kosem at 2:14 PM on April 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Stiff and boring crude rock lover chiming in here. Never heard of him before (get off my lawn!) so thanks for the heads-up. The bad news: I don't get the love. Will give it time to sink in tho...

BTW, did anybody check out the low-bandwidth version of the ATHF:MFFT site? That thing really rocks. I'm totally considering switching back to 56k.
posted by Opposite George at 2:20 PM on April 17, 2007


I like to think of Andrew W.K. as how Iggy Pop would have come out if he had been popular at school and got good grades.
posted by ardgedee at 2:21 PM on April 17, 2007 [2 favorites]


> BTW, did anybody check out the low-bandwidth version of the ATHF:MFFT site?

It started playing its MIDI stream at the same time I was listening to this Wolf Eyes track, and the result was extra-extra special. Thank God I don't do hallucinogens.
posted by ardgedee at 2:31 PM on April 17, 2007


Flagged as noise.
posted by eddydamascene at 2:32 PM on April 17, 2007


I'm a stiff, boring person who oves Andrew WK. He's gotten me through some long road trips.
posted by Flashman at 2:39 PM on April 17, 2007


That Mastodon song is indeed awesome. Pitchfork linked to a streaming version a while back and it came damn close to rocking my face right off. But that's how Mastodon operates, you know?
posted by friendlyjuan at 2:39 PM on April 17, 2007


*sigh* Fine, I'll start the derailment....

Holy Fuck - Lovely Allen
Lis Er Still - Lys Over Tid
Moving Mountains - Cover the Roots, Lower the Stems
Decoder Ring - Serac
posted by Mach3avelli at 2:44 PM on April 17, 2007


Weird mix there, ardgedee.
posted by IronLizard at 2:48 PM on April 17, 2007


Andrew WK ought to be completely antithetical to all of my musical tendencies, but I just can't do other than love the guy.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:57 PM on April 17, 2007


Fun fact for law nerds: Andrew WK's dad is James Krier, Michigan Law prof and co-author of Dukeminier & Krier, one of the most famous Property casebooks in use.
posted by rkent at 2:58 PM on April 17, 2007


jonmc writes "I am repelled by his creations"

Of course you are. He isn't a musician from a previous decade.
posted by Bugbread at 2:59 PM on April 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


When talking music with jonmc it's best to just go limp and play dead.
posted by puke & cry at 3:03 PM on April 17, 2007 [5 favorites]


Andrew WK ought to be completely antithetical to all of my musical tendencies, but I just can't do other than love the guy.

That's what I was trying to say.
posted by Divine_Wino at 3:05 PM on April 17, 2007


ardgedee: Tried replicating your experience. I think I saw God.
posted by Opposite George at 3:17 PM on April 17, 2007



Flagged as noise.


EEDDDDDDDDIIEEEEE
posted by fishfucker at 3:18 PM on April 17, 2007


Just chiming in with rueful agreement. Oughtta hate it. Love it.

This is the perfect antidote to people who find The Boredoms clever.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:45 PM on April 17, 2007


So, today I'm going to go buy Smokin' Aces, Venture Bros season 2, and the ATHF soundtrack.

Yay for disposable income.
posted by The Power Nap at 3:45 PM on April 17, 2007


I also hate music.


(But c'mon, this song rules!)
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 3:53 PM on April 17, 2007


BitterOldPunk writes "This is the perfect antidote to people who find The Boredoms clever."

Nah, didn't work. I like the Boredoms, and I like Andrew WK. Perhaps liking the Boredoms isn't a disease, but a difference of opinion?
posted by Bugbread at 3:57 PM on April 17, 2007


Perhaps liking the Boredoms isn't a disease, but a difference of opinion?

Nope, it's a disease...
posted by SweetJesus at 4:20 PM on April 17, 2007


Amen, kosem. They should show that clip in front of every movie from now on.

DO NOT DISCUSS THE PLOT! IF YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND IT, YOU SHOULD NOT BE HERE!
posted by EarBucket at 4:23 PM on April 17, 2007


When the Shatner cover eventually appears, everyone else will be saying how brilliant it'll be.
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:32 PM on April 17, 2007


This shit sucks.
posted by dozo at 4:44 PM on April 17, 2007


Some friends of mine (who are almost certainly the biggest Andrew WK fans I know) went to his record release party a while back to give him a screenprinted bandana they had made for him. They approached him excitedly, gave him the bandana, and one of my friends put his arm around him and said "You sonofabitch!" or "You motherfucker you!" or something like that. Andrew WK put the bandana on a folding table that was next to him (I like to picture there being a large pile of other screenprinted bandanas on it), recoiled uncomfortably, and said "What are you, drunk?"

Needless to say, they were all heartbroken.
posted by hypocritical ross at 4:50 PM on April 17, 2007


So, today I'm going to go buy Smokin' Aces, Venture Bros season 2, and the ATHF soundtrack.

The soundtrack is a mixed bag, but it's worth it for (a) the tune referenced here, (b) a new song by the Hold Steady, and (c) a hidden track that has Meatwad totally rocking out. It totally makes me happy.

'nother interesting thing: one theory holds that Andrew WK is a fictional character, and he's just a damn fine actor with the most rockingest job in the world.
posted by jbickers at 5:36 PM on April 17, 2007


Still the best use of an Andrew WK track.
posted by zeugitai_guy at 6:35 PM on April 17, 2007


I never thought I'd say this in a music thread...

I agree with jonmc 1000%.
posted by papakwanz at 8:53 PM on April 17, 2007


Yeah. Andrew WK sounds like if you were going to make metal to play over supermarket sound systems.
posted by stenseng at 9:24 PM on April 17, 2007


I'll never, ever forget the first time I heard "Party Hard" on the radio; it stopped me dead, like being hit in the face with a brick, but, like, in a really good way.
As for the film in the second link; well, I watched the trailer, and, er, that has to be one of the oddest things I have seen in my life. They're, like, food, right?
posted by hydatius at 10:32 PM on April 17, 2007


Wait wait wait...Mastodon has a song in the Aqua Teen cartoon thing? First they almost blow up Boston, then they have Mastodon in their movie? I've never watched this cartoon, but I like it more and more...
posted by Cookiebastard at 4:54 AM on April 18, 2007


I'll never, ever forget the first time I heard "Party Hard" on the radio; it stopped me dead, like being hit in the face with a brick, but, like, in a really good way.

You know, the picture on the cover of that album, where he's sitting there with a bloody face? Well, they tried to do it with makeup, but it wasn't coming out real looking, so he said "hold on a sec" and then smashed himself in the face with a brick. Seriously, true story. Well, I read it on the internet once, anyways.
posted by inigo2 at 6:59 AM on April 18, 2007


It sounds.... sparkly. Are you really trying to tell me this guy's supposed to be some kind of badass?

Catchy, though. Dammit.
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:59 AM on April 18, 2007


It sounds.... sparkly.

Yeah, he goes for a dense layered 80s-ish power rock kind of sound, with the layered keyboards and guitars. Sort of like if Phil Spector would have been born into the hair metal era. It's antithetical to the whole growly-beardy thing that passes for "hard rock" these days, but it's powerful in it's own way I think.
posted by First Post at 1:18 PM on April 18, 2007


Again, I'd humbly suggest that you all check out his new (not yet out in US) album Close Calls with Brick Walls. It's a lot of the same anthemic fun of his previous music, but with a very dark, beautiful undercurrent. There are even a couple completely piano-driven songs, in stark contrast with his usual layeredness.

I think you can listen to the whole thing in a Flash player on his website.
posted by roll truck roll at 1:26 PM on April 18, 2007


In an interview he described his big musical inspiration as those jazzed up classical pieces with drumbeats. I wish his stuff was a little less lo fi on the production values.
posted by StickyCarpet at 5:45 PM on April 18, 2007


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