Stuck At Eleven: Andrew WK Will Cut You If You Call Him Andy

Dec 21st, 2006 // 9 Comments

awk.jpgCompiling a year-end Top 10 list means making plenty of painful nips, tucks, and tweaks. And so, after preparing our Jackin’ Pop singles lists, we present “Stuck At Eleven,” a daily look at the songs that came thisclose to making the final cut.

Andrew WK’s Close Calls With Brick Walls still isn’t out in the States yet–it’s available only in Japan, and it’s unclear when, if at all, it’s going to be released on these shores–but the album made its way to us via the Internet, and we found ourselves idly singing the chorus of “Don’t Call Me Andy” on more than one occasion. It probably shouldn’t be surprising that the man who penned wall-of-sound odes to beautiful girls and partying hard could channel Phil Spector in such a spot-on way; we can’t wait to see Andrew-not-Andy perform this song live, if only to see how the mosh pit reacts.

Andrew WK – Don’t Call Me Andy [MP3, link expired]
Andrew WK [MySpace]


  1. Dan Gibson

    My only question, Close Calls was supposed to be the first of three records. Where are the other two? WHERE, ANDREW, WHERE?

  2. The Riffage

    He’s channeling Mike Patton on “Pushing Drugs.”

    What? Too much of a stretch? Nah.

  3. Paul D

    I don’t care what anybody says. I love Andrew WK.

  4. KurticusMaximus

    Slam! John! Against A Brick Wall!

    This site needs more AWK.

  5. Come a little Miroslav Klose You're My Kind of Man

    Life needs more Andrew Wilkes-Krier.

  6. Spiny Norman

    Just to be a little snide: This is different from Scatterbrain’s “Don’t Call Me Dude” exactly how?

  7. Maura Johnston

    the lack of a thrash break in the middle? also, no video with andrew in a pompadour and sweater, at least yet?

  8. FionaScrapple

    I’m with stupid..and we party hard.

  9. BlimpyMcFlah

    Andrew never says in the song why he don’t like being called Andy, any ideas?

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