Wesley Willis (May 31, 1963 â€“ August 21, 2003) was a musician and artist from Chicago. A diagnosed schizophrenic, he gained a sizable cult following in the 1990s after releasing several hundred songs of unique but simple music, with emphasis on his humorous stream-of-consciousness lyrics. Most of his exposure came as an internet phenomenon during the early days of peer-to-peer file sharing (via Napster).
Not much is known about Wesley's childhood, however it is documented that Willis and his siblings spent most of their childhoods in various foster homes. Wesley was a large man, standing 6'6" (198 cm) and weighing 350 lb (160 kg).
In 1989, Willis began hearing what he called "demon voices" and was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He often mentioned that his demons were named "Heartbreaker," "Nervewrecker," and "Meansucker". He called his psychotic episodes "hell rides". Alternatively, he declared rock and roll to be "the joy ride music" and Willis often indicated that listening to and...
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Track listing: Verbal AssaultThe Viper RoomI'm Going on a World TourIfYour Way Right AwayMake My Joyplane Crash and BurnI Whipped Spiderman's AssSuck a Pitbull's DickOprah WinfreyLove GodI'm the Daddy of Rock and RollMy Keyboard Got DamagedWrigley FieldChuckieTom Petty and the HeartbreakersMy Mother Smokes Crack RocksBeware of DogGingerbread Knocked Me OutDo ItSuck a Polar Bear's DickThe Horse Bit MeCarla WinterbottomCatalinaBenny the BullIt's the End of the Western
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Track listing: Jesus Christ2 X 4Electra 225Electric EelSTP Conked Out My EngineHe Goes to PrisonGood News Is Rock N RollThe Wesley Willis FiascoThe BoomerangOutburstChronic SchizophreniaKing FishI Am a Rock I Am a RollCreep ShowVampire BatLake of FireFuck With Me and Find OutThe Termites Ate My House UpI Whipped Batman's AssShit & FuckThe Vulture's Ate My Dead Ass UpKing of Fire
Track listing: Oil ExpressFuck YouBirdman Kicked My AssMake Sure I'm Out Screwing UpI'm Running My InkpenCaryn ShafferCut the MulletJello BiafraSuck a Caribou's AssStop the ViolenceFeel the Power of Rock & RollThe FrogsAmieLotionI Broke Out Your WindshieldArnold SchwarzeneggarMr. ScarfaceAl CaponeHarmony Joy Bus RideThey Threw Me Out Of ChurchGirls on FilmThe Vulture's Ate My Dead Ass Up
Track listing: Smoking Woody'sSpoil My Joyride FunRick FajmonRay FajmonAmerican Music WorldBusker SoundcheckMake Sure I'm Out Screwing UpTaste a Doberman's AssSuck a Swiss Hound's DickMake Me Yell on City BusesDog TrolleySuck a Greyhound's AssI Broke Out Your WindshieldGet Me Thrown in JailGet Me Lured to JailShatter My Harmony Joy RidePaul LearyMake Me Yell at City Bus DriversI Broke in Your Daddy's CarFeel the Power of Rock'n'RollHarmony Joy Bus RideJane KaupThe Butthole SurfersSuck a Great Dane's Cock
Track listing: Mr. BungleI Killed Your Daddy YesterdayScissor GirlsI Jacked Your CarI Whipped Spiderman's AssGinny O'RourkeJoy OltmanLisa KlipsicLick My Doberman's DickKirrily KeayesGangster's UtopiaDave NooksRock 103.5Suck a Cheetah's DickDon CaballeroHole Can Rock, Hole Can RollHe Killed a PolicemanBirdman Kicked My AssDrivin' N' Cryin'Crispin Hellion GloverJason RauDavid Leonardis93XRT
Track listing: Fit Throwing Hell RideLonely KingsPlay That Rock And RollThe Thirsty WhaleRick SimsJello BiafraAlice in ChainsIce CubeSnoop Doggy DogGet On The City BusRock And Roll PowerJason DummeldingerHell Me On The BusFreak Out Hell BusShoot Me DownRobin MiramontezGreg AbramsonMark NeiterScream Dracula, ScreamRick RubinMelissa DragichMegan ShawThe Dust BrothersShoot Me In The Ass
Track listing: Shoot My Jam Session DownWard My Rock Music OffTripping DaisyAlanis MorissetteRock Saddam Hussien's AssRock the NationPorno for PyrosSlow Cars Fast CarsQuaker Youth EnsembleSolid StateIt's Against the LawEmpty BottleFirewall the ThrottleSpank WagonReid HyamsRock It to RussiaApollo 9Annie VookmanWesley WillisBrutal JuiceSilverchairLoud LucyRock 'n' Roll SuperhighwayDino Paredes
Track listing: Nerve-Shattering HellrideLiz PhairJefferson AirplaneJames DooSaddam HusseinJoe SquireDJ QuikCourtney LoveGo GettersGrendelJack PlaneKill His AssGoo Goo DollsNight RangerSweet BackFire Delta BeamWendy SolomonMercy RuleBruce FinklemanPut the Gun DownDino ReclaJunior Wells
Track listing: Hootie & The BlowfishKurt CobainNirvanaThe Rolling StonesJello BiafraMojo NixonBolt ThrowerSpin DoctorsDave GrohlFoo FightersPink FloydBlues TravelerFugaziBlackie-OKRS-1Morbid AngelKMFDMShonen KnifeLiz PhairCourtney LoveJefferson AirplaneLotionDale MeinersThe Wesley Willis Fiasco
Track listing: Rock n Roll McDonaldsLarry Nevers / Walter BudzynRick SimsOutburstUrge OverkillSkrewTammy SmithElvis PresleyThe Chicken CowKris Kringle Was a Car ThiefJesus Is the AnswerI'm Sorry That I Got FatAftab NooraniNorthwest AirlinesI Wupped Batman's AssWho Killed John ColumboStabbing WestwardRichard SpeckHe's Doing Time in JailVampire BatEazy-EChronic Schizophrenia
Track listing: Trash BratsThe RosehipsJapanmanThe NixonsGoober & The PeasInsaniaRod AlmightyDagnabbitScott PiperAntabuse20 Years in Jail10 Years in PrisonChristine SternSoundgardenJunk FairiesStay Off the Hell BusPut Me in JailJason & The ScorchersYou're Going in the GraveyardStay Out of the GhettoTeen AlienI'm Whipping Your AssLaughing HyenasSmoking Popes
Track listing: O.J. SimpsonThe Buffalo BillsMustard PlugSpeak EasyNew Bomb TurksTodo WilsonDon't Curse in God's HouseSuperchunkSara DavisFrontier TrustDed WigmanRoyal RumbleBen WigmanTed WigmanMr Magoo Goes to JailKill WhiteyBrett KloepferRun, Westy, RunPanteraTed AnsaniBlues TravelerSister Machine GunTung DrivenTed Williams
Track listing: Circle HorseBon JoviLonnie BrooksClass XWhip the Ram's Ass.X-ParrotPlug Me Full of HolesVoodoo BusJug My Ass.Statesville Correctional CenterSuck a Horse's Ass.Shoot My Harmony Down.Ply the Donkey With a Whip.Unky-JTree My Ass.KRS-1Shudder to ThinkDumpster My Ass.Clown LoveSuck My Dog's Dick.Suck a Caribou's Ass.Shatter My Harmony Music.The Drovers
Track listing: Brooke HunterJames Van Odsol96 WaveWesley Willis FiascoVeruca SaltYour Mom CalledKevin and BeanElvis PresleyBone FaceMary PattonDrag Can Rock 'n' RollLisa SumowskyNorthwest AirlinesStabbing WestwardBad Dog, Part 2Eat That Mule ShitDale MeinersStop the ViolenceKevin FugielDebby BeykirchJon RosnerAtomic Records
Track listing: The Viper RoomJohnny DeppRage Against the MachineThe ToadiesDixon SpivyAftab Noorani3-Pound ThrillRocket From the CryptOprah WinfreyThrow My Ass in JailRock 'N' Roll McDonald'sI Whipped Batman's AssThey Threw Him in JailSuper SuckersBushwick BillRon TosseyUrge OverkillBill ClintonThe Flaming LipsWayne CoyneFord WindstarMonster TruckHarmony Joy RideShoot All My Rhythm Down
Wesley Willis was born