It all began with a feeling.
Of being alone and wanting to belong.
Of wanting to share that feeling of belonging.
And experience the euphoria of bonding with others.
The feeling became a dream.
To make the most exciting music imaginable.
Music that embraced and celebrated life in all its facets, electrifying and uniting everyone
who heard it.
The dream attained reality in major chords pounded out on piano, an unrelenting four-to-
the-floor beat, a set of dirty whites, a bloody nose.
And found its voice with these words:
“When it’s time to party, we will party hard.”
It’s safe to say, nobody has partied harder, longer or more fervently than the undisputed
King of Partying himself, Andrew W.K.. A one-man music machine possessed of a
single-minded, monomaniacal focus to spread a singular message:
That to party is to exist.
And to exist is to party.
This mission he embarked upon in 2001, with the release of his debut single and
signature tune “Party Hard,” and has never swerved from since. Released the same
year, his debut album I Get Wet, an instant, ageless classic, was a full-throated
declaration of that hedonistic intent. Twelve songs, no ballads, delivered at breakneck
speed and with maximum intensity from beginning to end. All the bluntness, passion and
classicism of rock ‘n’ roll, boiled down…