Wesley Willis

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Wesley Willis (born May 31, 1963, Chicago, Illinois, USA – died August 21, 2003, Skokie, Illinois, USA) was an American singer-songwriter from Chicago, known for his simple but unique music, with emphasis on his humorous, bizarre, and sometimes obscene lyrics. A diagnosed chronic schizophrenic, Willis gained an enormous cult following in the 1990's. In addition to his large body of solo musical work, Willis fronted the punk rock band The Wesley Willis Fiasco. He was also a visual artist long before his forays into music, and produced hundreds of intricate, unusual, colored ink-pen drawings, most of them of Chicago streetscapes and CTA buses. On August 21, 2003, at the age of forty, Willis died due to complications from chronic myelogenous leukemia. At the time of his death, he had recorded over 1,000 songs.
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none Wesley Willis - Mr. Magoo Goes To Jail album art Wesley Willis Mr. Magoo Goes To Jail(CD, Album) Not On Label (Wesley Willis Self-released) none USA & Canada 1994 Sell This Version
none Wesley Willis - Radiohead album art Wesley Willis Radiohead(CD, Album) Not On Label (Wesley Willis Self-released) none US 1994 Sell This Version
none Wesley Willis - Rev. Norb #1 album art Wesley Willis Rev. Norb #1(CD, Album) Not On Label (Wesley Willis Self-released) none US 1994 Sell This Version
none Wesley Willis - Reverend Norb No. 2 album art Wesley Willis Reverend Norb No. 2(CD, Album) Not On Label (Wesley Willis Self-released) none US 1994 Sell This Version
none Wesley Willis - Prisonshake album art Wesley Willis Prisonshake(CD, Album) Not On Label (Wesley Willis Self-Released) none US 1994 Sell This Version
none Wesley Willis - Machine Gun Kelly album art Wesley Willis Machine Gun Kelly(CD, Album) Not On Label (Wesley Willis Self-released) none US 1994 Sell This Version
none Wesley Willis - Double Door album art Wesley Willis Double Door(CD, Album) Not On Label (Wesley Willis Self-released) none US 1994 Sell This Version
Wesley Willis - Daren Hacker album art Wesley Willis Daren Hacker (Album) Wesley Willis Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Wesley Willis - Fireman Rick album art Wesley Willis Fireman Rick (Album) Wesley Willis Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Wesley Willis - Delilah's album art Wesley Willis Delilah's (Album) Not On Label (Wesley Willis Self-released) US 1995 Sell This Version
none Wesley Willis - Tammy Smith album art Wesley Willis Tammy Smith(CD, Album) Not On Label (Wesley Willis Self-released) none US 1995 Sell This Version
none Wesley Willis - Jason Rau album art Wesley Willis Jason Rau(CD, Album) Wesley Willis Records none US 1995 Sell This Version
FUS 1071-2 Wesley Willis - Wesley Willis album art Wesley Willis Wesley Willis(CD) Fuse Records (4) FUS 1071-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
none Wesley Willis - Dr. Wax album art Wesley Willis Dr. Wax(CD, Album) Wesley Willis Records none US 1995 Sell This Version
none Wesley Willis - Atomic Records album art Wesley Willis Atomic Records(CD, Album) Ghetto Love Records none US 1995 Sell This Version
CD1995WW Wesley Willis - Rock Power album art Wesley Willis Rock Power(CD, Album) Not On Label (Wesley Willis Self-released) CD1995WW US 1995 Sell This Version
Wesley Willis - Drag Disharmony Hell Ride album art Wesley Willis Drag Disharmony Hell Ride (Album) Wesley Willis Records US 1996 Sell This Version
Wesley Willis - Rock 'N' Roll Will Never Die album art Wesley Willis Rock 'N' Roll Will Never Die (Album) Oglio Records US 1996 Sell This Version
Wesley Willis - Feel The Power album art Wesley Willis Feel The Power (Album) American Recordings Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Wesley Willis - Fabian Road Warrior album art Wesley Willis Fabian Road Warrior (Album) American Recordings US 1996 Sell This Version
none Wesley Willis - Mr. Magoo Goes To Jail Vol. 1 album art Wesley Willis Mr. Magoo Goes To Jail Vol. 1(CD, Album) Wesley Willis Records none US 1996 Sell This Version
80030-2 Wesley Willis - Mr. Magoo Goes To Jail Vol. 3 album art Wesley Willis Mr. Magoo Goes To Jail Vol. 3(CD, Album) Typhoid Mary 80030-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
none Wesley Willis - Metal Clink Punishment Jail album art Wesley Willis Metal Clink Punishment Jail(CD, Album) Not On Label (Wesley Willis Self-released) none 1996 Sell This Version
CD1996 Wesley Willis - New York, New York album art Wesley Willis New York, New York(CD, Album) Not On Label (Wesley Willis Self-released) CD1996 US 1996 Sell This Version
FUS 1079-2 Wesley Willis - Black Light Diner album art Wesley Willis Black Light Diner(CD) Fuse Records (4) FUS 1079-2 US 1996 Sell This Version

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Donut_Duck

Donut_Duck

October 13, 2018
Question: DId WW ever record a tune called "Steel clink Alcatraz" ? He mentioned it on one of his releases (as Wesley Willis Fiasco maybe)? I asked Biafra already but he couldn't tell.
hornbuckle

hornbuckle

December 3, 2013
FYI Greatest Hits Volume 3 is not missing; it is here: Wesley Willis & The Dragnews* - Greatest Hits Volume 3.
richardthere

richardthere

December 14, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
He makes my life livable.
mdgio

mdgio

January 31, 2012
Wesley Willis is still big in Hamburg, Germany.
phazorslut

phazorslut

June 9, 2010
I can't believe no one has commented on Wesley Willis but then, what is there to say? I had the fortune of living in a hostel where he lived when I moved to Chicago in '98, and I have a few remotely entertaining Wesley stories. As time marches on, though, what I'm left with is a genuine appreciation of his spirit. I don't think anyone who has ever bought a CD or poster from him or got the infamous head-butt can say they haven't been in some way affected by his child-like spirit. I was fortunate enough to see him almost on a daily basis for a couple of months at a very strange and uncertain time in my life. Obviously, there was another side (or three) to Wesley, but if I could only remember to put on something like his rendition of "Girls On Film" whenever I get "in a mood", life would be much easier. We could all learn a little something from Wesley...there may be demons yelling at you, but there is always another harmony joy bus ride around the corner. Rock over London, Rock on Chicago...

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