When Andrew WK released his batshit, brilliant debut I Get Wet, no one knew what to make of him. Was he a high ironist, or serious about all the party stuff? The Darkness didn’t even merit that benefit of the doubt, and were pegged as a joke band from the start; no one could sincerely love the hair metal they paid homage too. Both acts, of course, are simultaneously in on the bit and completely earnest - like many of the bands featured here, they’re often gimmicky but committed to rocking hard. There are worse ways to live your life than partying all the time.