Sunday, 18 March 2012

Wesley Willis

All hail the memory of Wesley Willis. Most Americans have probably heard of him at some point or other. A paranoid schizophrenic, he describes his hallucinations as "hell rides," as opposed to his "joy ride music." He wrote hundreds of songs and also produced colorful pictures using colored pens. Here are some examples. His music and his art are both centred around Chicago, where he lived.

Here are a few of his songs. I'll let them speak for themselves.

I Wupped Batman's Ass

Cut The Mullet

Suck A Cheetah's Dick

My Mother Smokes Crack

The Chicken Cow

Aftab Noorani - Willis' tribute to his psychiatrist. This is the entire album, so skip to 44:49 for the specific song, or just kick back and listen...

Rock on, Chicago.

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