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Music: Andrew W.K.
The cover of I Get Wet.


Andrew WK is a rock vocalist, classically-trained pianist, songwriter, motivational speaker, and television personality. Andrew is most famous for his boisterous approach to rock music, characterized by shouted, chanted vocals, multi-layered guitars, huge pop hooks and keyboard flourishes (although he had since tried some experimentation, most notably an album made up of piano instrumentals). He is also famed for his persona - a relentlessly optimistic, somewhat philosophical man with an insatiable desire to motivate, or "party," as he usually refers to it. It is very likely that he is the biggest Cloud Cuckoolander in rock.

Counting records only released in Asia, Andrew WK has put out six albums, although his most famous to this day is I Get Wet, which has the famous cover of his nose bleeding profusely.

You can read more about all the insane/awesome stuff Andrew has done over at That Other Wiki.


  • Alternative Metal: His specific type of metal has been nicknamed, "Party Metal."
  • Badass Baritone: When he's actually singing, rather than screaming.
  • Big Applesauce: Raised in Michigan, now resides in NYC. In Andrew's words, "I LOVE!!! NEW YORK CITY!!! OHHHHHH YEAH!!! NEW YORK CITY!!!"
  • Broken Record: " hard, party hard, party hard, party hard, party hard..."
  • Cloud Cuckoolander
  • The Cameo: Has a couple on 5 Second Films, forcing a hapless party goer to drink via hypnotism and the power of rock, and offering free hugs.
  • Curse Cut Short: The end of the video for "It's Time to Party" has Andrew W.K. waking up from his excessive partying during The Stinger, muttering only, "What the f-"
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was a very dark teenager and had many run-ins with the law, a drastic contrast to the persona he's known for today. Well, and there's this.
  • Dress Rehearsal Video: "Party Hard."
  • Fun Personified
  • Furry Fandom: According to his official website, he has shown great interest in this fandom, and as such, has received numerous pieces of fanart of his fursona "Party Animal," a winged wolf with a perpetual nosebleed.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: "It's Time To Party" has the rather risque lyric "OPEN YOUR MOUTH, WE'RE ALL GONNA COME! IN!!! YOUR!!! FACE!!!" Interestingly, the all-ages, public access dance show Chic-A-Go-Go didn't seem to have a problem playing it.
    • The song also features lyrics that blatantly reference masturbation. Seriously.
  • Hidden Depths: That guy you heard on the radio? The one with the hard rock about partying? Yeah, he gives motivational, introspective lectures. He also released a piano-only album as a way to get away from the record company's constant demands for constant party anthems.
    • His music in general has got quite a lot of hidden depths. What will generally sound like simple three chord songs often hides rather complex chord progressions and elaborate melodies.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • I Am the Band
  • Indecipherable Lyrics: Most every time the lyrics to "Ready To Die" are subbed, the lines "Been a long time coming, now you better get running" are written as [indecipherable][indecipherable].
  • Intercourse with You: From "Really In Love": "I DO WHAT I WANT / AND I WANT YOU!!!"
  • "I Want" Song: "We Want Fun."
    • Even more notably, "Make Sex."
    • More recent example: "I Want To See You Go Wild." True to its title, it's the most exuberant song on Close Calls With Brick Walls.
  • Jerk Ass: He describes his teenaged self as such in "Tear It Up."
  • Large Ham
  • Life of the Party: Would you expect anything less?
  • Limited Wardrobe: White shirt, ragged grey jeans.
  • Lyrical Cold Open: "I Love Music."
  • Lyrical Dissonance: "Ready To Die" is quite possibly the most joyous song ever written about murder. Granted, it's upbeat in a pretty rockin' way, but it's still not what you'd expect given the lyrics.
    • A lot of Andrew W.K. songs use this trope. He often sings like he's annoyed about something, but the lyrics are about fairly mundane things - partying, hot girls, enjoying yourself in various ways.
    • His cover of "Soldiers of Sorrow" is, essentially, a cheery upbeat-sounding rock anthem about a soldier horrified at the fact that he's surrounded by death and only survived his battle by killing people just like him.
  • Metal Scream: Transcribing his lyrics requires rather liberal use of exclamation marks.
  • Miniscule Rocking: From The Wolf we have "Make Sex," 45 seconds of primitive drumming and chants on an album filled with four-to-five-minute rock epics.
    • From Close Calls With Brick Walls, there's "Golden Eye Dog," 30 seconds of vocals and bass.
  • Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: Generally around a 6, but what a 6.
  • New Sound Album: Oh man, 55 Cadillac.
  • Nice Guy: Andrew doesn't just sign autographs; he writes letters for fans.
  • One of Us: Andrew is an admitted brony, even having appeared and performed at several conventions. No points for guessing his favorite pony.
  • Pep Talk Song: His career is centered around these.
  • Power Ballad: Once in a while, most notably "Never Let Down" from The Wolf.
  • Refuge in Audacity: For one, playing at Gathering Of The Juggalos.
  • Self-Backing Vocalist
  • Take That: His reaction to his fans who criticized him for liking ponies.
  • Textless Album Cover: Close Calls with Brick Walls and Mother of Mankind.
  • Three Chords and the Truth: Strangely enough, a subversion. While most of his discography consists of three minutes pop songs based on catchy hooks, most of it is actually pretty complex, in term of chord progressions and structure.
  • Title Only Chorus: "Party Till You Puke," "Don't Stop Living In The Red."
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Taco Bell tacos. He talks about it a lot in his twitter.
  • Up to Eleven

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