Personnel includes: Andrew W.K. (vocals); Tony Allen, Chuck Morgan, Jimmy Coup, E. Pain (guitar); Sam Revelli, Frank Vierti, Mario Dane (piano, keyboards); Mike David, Chris Chaney (bass); Gary Novak, Brett Lee (drums).
Producers include: Andrew W.K., Mario Dane, Scott Humphrey, John Fields, Frank Vierti.
Engineers include: F. Gryner, Jeff Burns, Robert Thompson.
Rocking, retro, with an unimpeachable pop sensibility, it's hard to see how anyone could fail to be charmed by Andrew W.K.'s major label debut, which contains more rock anthems than a brace of Oasis albums and at a decidedly higher octane. "Party Til You Puke" has elements of cookie monster-type thrash metal, while "Got To Do It" conjures memories of dear, dead Joey Ramone, but mostly I GET WET is full of the kind of teen-friendly hard rock that'll get you into trouble with your parents and have the neighbors banging on the walls.
What the critics say...
Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.112) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2002"
Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.104) - Ranked #4 in Rolling Stone's list of 2002's "10 Best Debuts"
Rolling Stone (4/11/02, p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The loudest and funniest metal you've heard in ages....tossing in Axl, Slash, Queen, Aldo Nova, early Falco, late Gino Vanelli and the Village People into his own private meat grinder..."
Entertainment Weekly (3/22/02, pp.107-8) - "...An unapologetic barrage of WWF-ready headbangers filtered through hedonistic hair metal...music that marks the advent of 2nd-generation '80s power metal..." - Rating: B+
Q (12/01, p.128) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Bracing, cynical, state-of-the-art fun in the spirit of Little Richard, Van Halen and The Damned..."
Alternative Press (4/02, p.65) - 8 out of 10 - "...[Andrew W.K.] smashes up pop melodies, metal riffs and industrial beats with a hammer, creating something that teeters on parody yet heralds an enthusiastic return to the days when hair metal knew how to get the crowds loaded..."
CMJ (4/1/2002, p.5) - "...I GET WET is a slick collection of party anthems built on towering power chords, big drums, tasty new-wave synth licks and admonitions to 'Party 'Til You Puke'....it's joyful, liberating, vital..."
Mojo (Publisher) (12/01, p.112) - "...Thrilling brutality..."
NME (Magazine) (12/29/01, p.59) - Ranked #9 in NME's "Albums Of The Year 2001"
NME (Magazine) (11/3/01, p.32) - 8 out of 10 - "...An amazing experience...it's for people who like the smell of hot crack in the morning....It's entirely one-dimensional, but - hey, what a dimension...His sound is furious, muscular and relentless..."
- It's Time To Party
- Party Hard
- Girl's Own Love
- Ready To Die
- Take It Off
- I Love NYC
- She Is Beautiful
- Party Til You Puke
- Fun Night
- Got To Do It
- I Get Wet
- Don't Stop Living In The Red