March 29, 2006
It’s been a while, but the white clad rocker has returned with his first DVD, Andrew WK – Who Knows, which compiles a three year long party for one Mr. Andrew WK. In 2001, nobody rocked dumber than WK, and personally I couldn’t start the week without revving up with “Party Hard.” I also had a thing for “I LOVE NYC,” where he sounds like the Simpson’s DuffMan screaming “OH YEAH!”
Yeah it was silly, but it was fun and WK was frighteningly earnest about it all. Who will forget his MTV special where he spent an entire weekend at North Carolina Central University, a historically Black college? The childlike naivete that carried him through that social experiment is the same thing that lets him sing “We do what we like and we like what we do” and, you know, mean it.
The Knitting Factory LA hosts screenings of Andrew WK – Who Knows, followed by live performances by the man himself, on April 4th and 5th.