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Wesley Willis – Rock & Roll Will Never Die

Wesley Willis was a schizophrenic street singer who built up a small cult following with his bizarre, three-chord rants about trivial everyday items, music, and people he knew. Willis was discovered singing on the streets of Chicago in the early '90s. For the first part of the decade, several independently released tapes of his songs appeared, eventually followed by indie recordings of his albums. By 1995, he had gained the attention of several well-known musicians, including Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam. Shortly before signing a major label contract with American Records in 1996, Willis was profiled on MTV, which resulted in increased recognition in certain alternative …

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  1. Hootie & The Blowfish
  2. Kurt Cobain
  3. Nirvana
  4. The Rolling Stones
  5. Jello Biafra
  6. Mojo Nixon
  7. Bolt Thrower
  8. Spin Doctors
  9. Dave Grohl
  10. Foo Fighters
  11. Pink Floyd
  12. Blues Traveler
  13. Fugazi
  14. Blackie-O
  15. KRS-1
  16. Morbid Angel
  17. KMFDM
  18. Shonen Knife
  19. Liz Phair
  20. Courtney Love
  21. Jefferson AirPlane
  22. Lotion
  23. Dale Meiners
  24. The Wesley Willis Fiasco


Wesley Willis – Rock n Roll Will Never Die

Wesley Willis passed away on Thursday August 21, 2003 at the age of 40. We here at CoolCDs.com and Oglio Records are very saddened by his passing. He left a big impression everywhere he went and with everyone he met. We'll never forget him.

Wesley was a Chicago Street artist and diagnosed chronic schizophrenic. Wesley was haunted by demons that called him names and taunted him. While most people would be severely hampered by such an illness, Wesley took it as a reason to rock. During his life, Wesley attracted the attention of music business stars like White Zombie, Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, members of the Beastie Boys and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

This CD is a collection of the best of Wesley's songs about his favorite rock bands. Order it, you'll love it!

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