The first time Phillip Crandall saw Andrew W.K. live, he was just out of college but still living in Gainesville. Crandall described the experience in his new 33 1/3 book on W.K.'s I Get Wet: "Afterwards, I couldn't remember a single between-song sentiment Andrew shared with us, only the added bonus excitement that context instilled. Those feelings are sacred and that context incredible." He told us it was, simply, "the raddest concert I'd ever been to."
It was fitting that we met up with Crandall for the International Noise Conference at Miami's Churchill's Pub to discuss his recent publication. Much of the book focuses on the Ann Arbor noise scene -- one in which W.K. was entrenched growing up -- also, he performed with To Live and Shave in L.A. briefly alongside Rat Bastard, the man behind the festival taking place at the Little Haiti bar. All sorts of sounds came through the door as we sat on the back patio and got to know a little bit more about Crandall and the process of writing his first book.More »