View Full Version : Wesley Willis dead........
26th August 2003, 06:35 AM
Like it says:
You were a real crazy guy.
You wrote a lot of good songs.
You sure could rock with the best of them.
Wesley Willis, Wesley Willis.
26th August 2003, 07:47 AM
What a pity. And on my birthday too.
Although I do feel there was a bit of an element of laughing at rather than with him, which I always found a bit uncomfortable.
26th August 2003, 08:28 AM
Never heard of the man.
And, despite his evidently having two "Greatest Hits" albums (with a third on the way), the article doesn't mention any "hits" he had.
Did he have any?
26th August 2003, 08:33 AM
Originally posted by RSLancastr
the article doesn't mention any "hits" he had.
Did he have any?
Not in any conventional sense, no.
26th August 2003, 08:36 AM
I first heard Wesley in about '96 while working at a punk music store. The "songs", and you need to use that term in the loosest possible sense, were just what the story said, couple chords, lots of shouting of "ROCK" "ROCK"! The music was usually just a keyboard on the stuff I heard. A case of "so bad, it's good."
26th August 2003, 08:49 AM
He had two kinds of songs, one was a formula thing recorded in a Kiosk with the same music. It was.
3 lines about something or someone (Jello Biafra, OJ Simpson, A Mullet)
The name of that thing being the Chorus.
Rock over Chicago, Rock over New York the outro.
His other songs were like stream of conciouness things about his life like.
Check out this Lyrics Site
26th August 2003, 02:24 PM
A truly sad day. It helps to remember that Mr. Willis was discovered when he was homeless (I believe he was for most of his life) He was also a schizophrenic who was...less than faithful about taking his medications. On top of the "laughing with" phenomenon, there was also the "WTF *is* that" happening also. Just added to his appeal to me.
Goodbye, Wesley. You sure did kick some polar bear a**.
27th August 2003, 07:57 PM
I found him to be disturbing on so many levels, but there was something cool about his music. Not quite giving you a view through the eyes of a schizophrenic, but maybe a pale reflection of it.
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