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[[caption-width-right:300:1963-2003]]

Wesley Willis wrote some [[BunnyEarsLawyer awesome fucking songs]]!\\
The music was very formulaic!\\
He used a Technics KN series keyboard's auto-harmony for the accompaniment!\\
He called his concerts "harmony joy rides"!

''Wesley Willis!\\
Wesley Willis!\\
Wesley Willis!\\
Wesley Willis!''

He suffered from [[CloudCuckoolander paranoid schizophrenia]]!\\
He heard voices from demons named "Heartbreaker", "Nervewrecker", and "Meansucker"!\\
He had psychotic episodes on the UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} CTA bus lines!\\
He called his psychotic episodes "war hell rides"!

''Wesley Willis!\\
Wesley Willis!\\
Wesley Willis!\\
Wesley Willis!''

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He released more than [[ArchivePanic fifty albums of music]]!\\
He liked to greet his fans by head butting them!\\
He died at the age of 40 of complications from leukemia!\\
His music will be remembered for all time!

''Wesley Willis!\\
Wesley Willis!\\
Wesley Willis!\\
Wesley Willis!''

'''''[[EveryEpisodeEnding Rock over London!\\
Rock on, Chicago!]]\\
[[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife TV Tropes! It will ruin your life!]]'''''

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!!This musician features examples of:

* EightiesHair: Wesley was not a fan of this, if his song "Cut the Mullet" is any indication.
* AffectionateParody: By a ''[[ChristianRock Christian ska band]]'', of all things. The W's had a HiddenTrack on their first album that was a tribute to Music/FiveIronFrenzy, done InTheStyleOf Wesley Willis. Presumably very few people got the joke.
** Music/AnalCunt did one of these to close the Howard Is Bald EP.
* AluminumChristmasTrees:
** One of his better-known songs is "Rock N' Roll UsefulNotes/McDonalds" - people outside of Chicago may be surprised that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_N_Roll_McDonald%27s such a place actually exists.]]
** In "Vampire Bat," Wesley Willis talks about how he was assaulted by vampire birds. There are actual vampire birds in the real world, known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_finch vampire finches]], but good luck finding one outside of the Galápagos Islands.
* AnimalsHateHim: In his songs, at least, Wesley has been harassed or attacked by horses, vultures, termites, dogs, vampire bats and more.
* BestialityIsDepraved: He wrote many songs about bestiality. Apparently, he believed he was being tormented by demons, and that writing these songs would gross them out enough to leave him alone.
* BigBadDuumvirate: The demons that torment Wesley.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CatchPhrase: "Rock over London! Rock on, Chicago!"
** He was also fond of various permutations of "Rock Saddam Hussein's ass to Russia!"
* CloudCuckoolander: Was diagnosed as schizophrenic.
** He had an astounding gift for hyperbole, too. Check out his song for AlanisMorissette:
--->''"You are a rocking maniac! You are a singing hyena! You are a rock star in Jesus' name! You really rock Saddam Hussein's ass!"''
* ClusterFBomb: "Fuck You". The chorus is simply "Fuck you" [[TitleOnlyChorus repeated five times.]]
* ConceptAlbum: Sort of - ''Rock N' Roll Will Never Die'' consists entirely of songs about other musicians (such as Music/{{Nirvana}}, Music/TheRollingStones, Music/AlanisMorissette, and [[Music/DeadKennedys Jello Biafra]]), ending with a song about his own band, The Wesley Willis Fiasco.
* CouchGag: Many (all?) of his songs end with the phrase "Rock over London, rock on Chicago..." after which he would then spout a line from a random commercial jingle or product slogan.
* CoverVersion: Music/DuranDuran's "Girls on Film." For [[TitleOnlyChorus obvious reasons]].
* CursedWithAwesome: His schizophrenia caused huge problems in his life and made it difficult for him to go out to art stores and ride the bus as he loved to do, but everyone can agree his circumstances made him a unique musician.
* DarkerAndEdgier: His songs fronting The Wesley Willis Fiasco, a live rock/metal band. Though similar lyrically to his self-produced synthesizer songs, they sound *much* heavier.
* {{Documentary}}: ''The Daddy Of Rock N' Roll.'' Filmed in 2000, it was finally released in 2003, mere months before his passing.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In "Rock 'n Roll UsefulNotes/McDonalds'" he describes the titular establishment as "A restaurant where people buy food to eat".
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Wesley's demons are apparently disgusted by [[BestialityIsDepraved bestiality]], hence is why he wrote songs about it.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Songs like "Al Capone" and "They Threw Me Out of Church."
* GoshDangItToHeck: Sometimes ''combined'' with ClusterFBomb, as he was prone to saying things like "Suck a pygmy marmoset's dick, you dad-blasted motherfucker!"
* HeroicSafeMode: He deals with his demons' torments by [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu telling them to]] [[BestialityIsDepraved suck animal genitalia]].
* LyricalDissonance: He wrote songs like "Kill That Jerk" and "Fuck With Me And Find Out", using the often upbeat pre-programmed tracks on his synthesizer as back-up music.
** He also has a song called "Kill Whitey," which most people assume is racist before it becomes perfectly clear that it's just about one specific guy named Whitey who Wesley really hates.
* MadnessMantra: See OnceAnEpisode. Also, the choruses in his songs [[TitleOnlyChorus consisted of the same phrase repeated over and over again]].
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Solo stuff is a 3. Stuff he did with the Wesley Willis Fiasco can be as hard as a 7.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Heartbreaker, Meansucker, and Nervewrecker.
* OnceAnEpisode: Almost every one of his songs ended with the mantra, "Rock over London! Rock on Chicago!" followed by some kind of commercial slogan.
* OutsiderMusic: Identified by Irwin Chusid as a prime example.
* ProductPlacement: After reciting his CatchPhrase, he will sometimes mention a brand name along with its slogan. For example:
--> "Pontiac: We build excitement!"
** He'd occasionally include specific products in rather unflattering places, such as:
--> "Suck a golden lion tamarind's dick with Price Chopper imitation vanilla extract!"
* ShoutOut: The Volume 1 {{DVD}} for ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' has his song "Birdman Kicked My Ass" playing over the title menu.
** Jick, creator of ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', was a huge fan of his, and the game is liberally studded with references to Willis - Heartbreaker, Meansucker, and Nervewrecker themselves even show up in Hey Deze.
** From "Fuck You:" "TakeThisJobAndShoveIt! I'm not working for you anymore!"
** From "Gingerbread Knocked Me Out:" "When I dialed 911 for help, [[Music/PublicEnemy it was a joke]]. I'm sorry that I couldn't get help at all."
** In the New52 WonderWoman comic, the character Milan is an {{Expy}} of Wesley, with his manners, speech pattern and even appareance been very close to the real person.
** From "Feel The Power Of Rock N Roll": "[[Music/TheClash Rock the casbah]] [[{{Music/Scorpions}} like a hurricane]]".
** A couple of songs by The Wesley Willis Fiasco included musical quotations from other rock bands: "Casper the Homosexual Friendly Ghost" incorporates the signature riff to [[Music/VanHalen "Jamie's Cryin'"]], while "The Bar Is Closed" does much the same with [[{{Music/Rush}} "YYZ"]].
* SmugSuper: Pretty much every superhero Wesley ends up fighting. Spider-Man was kissing Wesley's girlfriend. Mighty Thor mugged his girlfriend with a baseball bat. Superman was "being such a roughneck."
** Subverted in "Birdman Kicked My Ass" - Birdman attacks Wesley for trespassing on his yard, and then comes after him again for throwing a brick through his window. For once it's not the superhero who's being the dick.
* TakeThat: "I Whupped {{Franchise/Batman}}'s Ass" and "I Whupped {{Franchise/Superman}}'s Ass." Oddly enough, Birdman is the only one who can kick Wesley's ass.
* TakeThatCritics: "Make Sure I'm Out Screwing Up"
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth
* TitleOnlyChorus: Of course.
* UnreliableNarrator: Goes without saying.
* WordSaladLyrics: Most often to be found in his ClusterFBomb songs.
-->''"The triangle car went off the road. It fell in the water. I was running the show."''
* WordSaladTitle: Most of his albums that aren't just named after one of the songs.
* WoundThatWillNotHeal: That bruise on his forehead technically healed, but he kept on [[HeadbuttOfLove headbutting his fans]], which kept it coming back. It's hard to find a photo of him without the bruise.
* VulgarHumor: Some of his songs had titles like, "Suck My Dog's Dick", and "Lick A Bulldog's Nasty Asshole".

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