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Product Details

  • Series: 33 1/3
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (January 2, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1623567149
  • ISBN-13: 978-1623567149
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 4.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #410,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Phillip Crandall's book about Andrew WK's I Get Wet has been one of my favourites from this wonderful series of books. Fans will love it, sure. But if you're like me, if you didn't quite get the fuss first time around, you'll not only find a funny, sad, fascinating story, you'll find great heart-on-(record)-sleeve writing." – Simon Sweetman, Blog On The Tracks "Crandall gets at the heart of Andrew W.K. better than any other previous writer. You’ll know this much after reading the first few pages of his book. What you’ll have to ponder after you’ve finished reading is the way in which Andrew connects the dots among I Get Wet, Daydream Nation, Appetite for Destruction, Dr. Feelgood, OK Computer, Slippery When Wet, Loveless…" – Paul Gleason, Caught in the Carousel

About the Author

Phillip Crandall lives in South Florida and is a former editor for FHM Magazine. His freelance writing has appeared in ESPN The Magazine, Maxim, and whatever other publications at which his scattered friends have taken up shop.

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Highly recommended for fans of Andrew W.K. or anyone who loves a good music book!
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If you ever have the chance to see Andrew W.K. perform, speak, or do pretty much anything in a public space, then you should capitalize on the opportunity.
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I Bought this book for my first birthday I had it more in my hands then he did. so I bought my own.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 6, 2014
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As any reader of the 33 1/3 series already knows - these books run gauntlet from excellent (Low, Loveless, Village Green Preservation Society, Reign In Blood, Zaireeka) to dreadful (OK Computer, Use Your Illusion, 69 Love Songs, Pretty Hate Machine) to everything in between (In Utero, Harvest, Highway 61 Revisited, Born In the USA, Achtung Baby). I was both excited and a little nervous when I heard there was going to be a 33 1/3 book on I Get Wet. Luckily, Phillip Crandall did an excellent job on this book. Keeping his personal stories to a minimum and focusing on the story, recording and art that is I Get Wet, he makes a fascinating read about the history of Andrew W.K. and the I Get Wet album. As an added bonus, he devotes a whole chapter to the Steev Mike phenomena. Well written and wonderfully researched (I think he did a good 50 interviews for all the insider information!). Highly recommended for fans of Andrew W.K. or anyone who loves a good music book! Quick read... LONG LIVE THE PARTY!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joseph J. Frederick on January 31, 2014
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Haven taking a few courses in musicology, I am admittedly something of an amateur. However, Crandall's examination of Andrew W.K.'s seminal "I Get Wet" album is an in-depth examination of the man, his music, and the scene which inspired him. It is very well-researched, and touches on some of the insanity, paradoxes, rumors, and legend of Mr. Wilkes-Krier.

Being a big fan of Andrew W.K., I was anxious to read a bit more about him. Now I will have to keep my eyes open for other books in this series about artists I enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Miller on January 30, 2014
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We will always party hard. Books are party, books about partying are even partier. Andrew W.K. continues to inspire and awaken the human party machine in all of us. Truly a book everyone should own. I laughed, I cried, I partied... Til I puked!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Barclay on January 30, 2014
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I love "I Get Wet" and so I downloaded the Kindle version of this book and I read it. It blew me away. Seriously impressive depth of research by the author, Phillip Crandall. So many of these 33 1/3rd books are so author-centric. This one isn't. It's all about the album and the great man who made it. Packed with insight and info. A must for any fan of AWK and anyone who wants to find out how to write a great book about a great album. Party.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Kopeny on January 30, 2014
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The 33 1/3 series has a long history of quality breakdowns of classic albums but this is easily one of the best in the series. Crandall takes an album that seems simple on its surface and explodes it to reveal the labyrinthine layers underneath through interviews with all its participants and an extremely open and communicative Andrew W.K. I consider 'I Get Wet' one of the most carefully crafted and executed albums of all time so I'm extremely pleased there a book that does it proper justice through thoughtful examination AND revealed even more things for me to appreciate in W.K. as an artists on multiple levels. - Jim Kopeny / Tankboy
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Phil Crandall's book on Andrew W.K.'s I Get Wet is a wonderful exploration of an artist and his unique place in the world. Admittedly I cannot count myself among the musical enthusiasts and experts that likely make the majority of the regular readership of this series. However l love biographies and journalistic accounts of unique individuals especially those that live on the fringe or make up some small community of eccentric strangers. For me this book sheds light on a movement of music and people out of small town Michigan that I certainly never knew existed, yet the author makes them sound (no pun...well yeah intended) familiar and detailed even showing the microscopic yet meaningful counter-counterculture.

I ripped through this is one sitting. I laughed aloud several times, most often with some of the details of AWK's antics. (The apt fire is a favorite) And the book is worth it for those fantastically small moments alone. The key with them is the well paced set-up and drops which handled by others would not have the same punch. Laughs aside, the real coup is the revelation of Andrew WK himself. I learned a lot from the book about his art. And as a person who shamefully only knew AWK by his MTV video and SNL appearance (in the book) I might be inclined to be like his many critics - boxing him in as "bubble-gum metal". This book has made me change my entire perspective of what may be a musical and performance genius. Its a cliche (but one with a point) but I was judging his book by his cover - which is ironic because... look at that cover. So great.

I now picture a shy, dizzy kid growing up spreading an important 5-letter message ("P-A-R-T-Y") of eagerness for life and inclusion, which feels like the point Phil Crandall was making. If so point taken.
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By Mark RoBards on July 4, 2014
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Very good
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By Jennifer on March 30, 2014
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Borrowed from a friend and I really enjoyed it.
Would recommend to anyone who wants a great party read.

When it's time to party we will always party hard.
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