Willis in October 2000
|Birth name||Wesley Lawrence Willis|
|Born||May 31, 1963|
|Died||August 21, 2003 (aged 40)|
|Genres||Outsider music, electronic, punk rock, alternative|
|Years active||1976–2003 (as artist)|
1989–2003 (as musician)
|Labels||Alternative Tentacles, American Recordings|
|Associated acts||Wesley Willis Fiasco|
Monster Voodoo Machine
|Website||Wesley Willis on Alternative Tentacles|
Willis began a career as an underground singer-songwriter in the outsider music tradition, with songs featuring his bizarre, humorous and often obscene lyrics sung over the auto accompaniment feature on his Technics KN electronic keyboard.
References[change | change source]
- "Wesley Willis's Joy Rides · Wesley Willis Bio". Wesleywillissjoyrides.com. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
- "Bands". Alternative Tentacles. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
- "Say Rah! Discussing the Daddy of Rock n' Roll with the Directors of "Wesley Willis's Joy Rides"". Y Marks the Spot. 2010-07-31. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Wesley Willis Biography and MP3s at Alternative Tentacles
- monzy.org Wesley Willis Biography including Wesley Willis Song Generator
- Press release from Willis's good friend Jello Biafra in memory of Willis
- Art of Wesley Willis, drawings by Willis of scenes in Chicago, as well as a sampling of his music.
- Wesley Willis Art, drawings by Willis of scenes in Chicago
- Loved Like a Milkshake A Wesley Willis tribute album by a variety of artists