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Band: Andrew W.K.

Postby cneutron on Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:11 pm

Borne of the underground but not of it.
Andrew W.K. makes huge sounding anthems for the masses, at first I found this repugnant and generally beneath contempt. To say nothing of the fact that some of it veered dangerously close to that bottom feeder papum known as nu-metal (no umlauts for music that weak, sorry), Then I realized there was a sort of genius to the compositions.

Not to mention that the guy has no trace of that deplorable indie rock irony or sarcasm in his body and that he's taking the faux angst out of aggressive music again.

Good, dumb, feel good music, and one of the only mainstream bands I like.

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Postby Dylan on Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:20 pm

Big and dumb = big and dumb. I tried to like this stuff, but CRAP.
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Postby Lobster Magnet on Sat Dec 06, 2003 1:34 am

I guess crap, from what I have heard. I still find it weird that he has connections with Wolf Eyes.
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Crap as foul as any crap before it

Postby Michaelx13 on Sat Dec 06, 2003 10:27 am

This is so bad it makes me want to commit war crimes against children. The repackaged cock rock everyone shit on is now being championed as the new big thing. Surely you jest.
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Postby congleton on Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:16 pm

music for the short bus.

kkkkkkkkkkrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaappppppppppp!
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Postby mattw on Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:27 pm

I can't believe the author of this post is trashing Coldplay but praising this dung-a-thon!
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Postby cneutron on Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:48 pm

mattw wrote:I can't believe the author of this post is trashing Coldplay but praising this dung-a-thon!


Believe it.

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Postby DrAwkward on Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:46 pm

BUMP!

AWK was on the UW-Madison campus last night giving a free guest lecture on "How to Party." My friends who went said that it was hilarious and awesome. I'm sad i didn't go.

Big stupid fun. NOT CRAP.
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Postby cneutron on Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:51 pm

Coldplay can still suck it, and I still stand by A.W.K.

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Postby Ty Webb on Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:55 pm

Bah. There's much better big, dumb rock if you just want big, dumb rock (and I often do).
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Postby Kyle Motor on Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:57 pm

DrAwkward wrote:BUMP!

AWK was on the UW-Madison campus last night giving a free guest lecture on "How to Party." My friends who went said that it was hilarious and awesome. I'm sad i didn't go.

Big stupid fun. NOT CRAP.


I wanted to go to this badly, had other obligations.

A.W.K. at Luther's Blues in Madison some years ago was the best live show I have ever seen. I can't believe how much fun everyone in the building had.

A.W.K. is not crap, even though I don't think he can outdo his debut.
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Postby Johnny C on Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:03 pm

Kyle Motor wrote:A.W.K. is not crap, even though I don't think he can outdo his debut.
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Postby Hexpane on Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:15 pm

Horribly lame pretentious fake rock.

I was so glad when his 15 minutes dried up 5 years ago, why is anyone still talking about him? He was in an EA sports videogame back then and everyone fucking hated it.

He is like a solo version of Yellowcard or one of those other horrible fake rock bands
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Postby DrAwkward on Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:19 pm

Hexpane wrote:pretentious


???

Huh?

No, we're talking about Andrew WK here.
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Postby lemur68 on Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:45 pm

DrAwkward wrote:BUMP!

AWK was on the UW-Madison campus last night giving a free guest lecture on "How to Party." My friends who went said that it was hilarious and awesome. I'm sad i didn't go.

Big stupid fun. NOT CRAP.


Dude, your name totally has his initials in it.
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Postby emmanuelle cunt on Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:54 pm

Better than nu-metal shtick? Yes.
Better than modern indie (NME-type) rockers? Yes.

Still, not even remotely close to NC.

CRAP.

To his credit: I saw an interview with him on Mtv2 and he seemed like a decent guy.
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Postby Johnny C on Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:55 pm

He produced a record by noise act To Live And Shave In L.A. and was interviewed by uh, what's his face, completely crazy dude who does interviews with people like Henry Rollins and Ian Mackaye at the Guggenheim and puts it on the Internet. Shit, this reads poorly. I forgot his name.

So I think those are maybe pretentiousness criteria, but just barely.
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Postby tommydski on Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:01 pm

He was on Soft Focus with Ian Svenonius.

AWK seems like a very nice guy but his music is distinctly not my thing.
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Postby Hexpane on Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:03 pm

DrAwkward wrote:
Hexpane wrote:pretentious


???

Huh?

No, we're talking about Andrew WK here.


quite possibly one of the more pretentious fake rockers around, he tries to be all ironic and irreverent. meanwhile its entirely manufactured pretentious bullshit mainstream sell out jock rock. Pimped out for Target ads etc...

He's basically a commercial musician doing hokey nascar songs etc...

the epitome of what is wrong w/ "rock" these days in the mainstream.
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Postby Johnny C on Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:05 pm

tommydski wrote:He was on Soft Focus with Ian Svenonius.


No wonder I can't remember the bastard's name.
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