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Wesley Willis Implores You to Cut the Mullet

Of all the songs inspired by haircuts, this one is among my favorites. (It's easily the most bizarre.) "Cut the Mullet" is from the fertile and troubled mind of the late Wesley Willis, a schizophrenic man who dealt with his demons by creating simple songs with a keyboard. A few people mocked Wesley when I saw him perform years ago, but most of the crowd was enthusiastic and supportive. Famous in his native Chicago and beyond, he died almost six years ago, leaving behind dozens of unusual songs like this one. Every time I see a mullet, this is the song that pops into my head. Rock over London, rock on Chicago . . .

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tarynitup tarynitup 6 years
I love Wesley! I met him at Gramaphone records here in Chicago years ago! He introduced me to the phrase "sh*t a*s". It has been a part of my vocabulary ever since. R.I.P.
tarynitup tarynitup 6 years
I love Wesley! I met him at Gramaphone records here in Chicago years ago! He introduced me to the phrase "sh*t a*s". It has been a part of my vocabulary ever since. R.I.P.
Renees3 Renees3 6 years
Rock and Roll McDonalds!!! CLASSIC!
Beauty Beauty 6 years
Wheaties, the breakfast of champions.
kyljane kyljane 6 years
When I opened up bellasugar today, I never expected to see a post inspired by the late Wesley Willis. Strong work, Bella.
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
Oh my!
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
Oh my!
Beauty Beauty 6 years
Weffie, no head-butt for me, but a friend got one.
tralala2 tralala2 6 years
hahaha good post, i love wesley willis.
weffie weffie 6 years
oprah's one of the best too...You are so pretty like a flowerYou are a cute womanYou are a smart womanYou can really flap your yap off
weffie weffie 6 years
oprah's one of the best too... You are so pretty like a flower You are a cute woman You are a smart woman You can really flap your yap off
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 6 years
"Tell the barber that you're sick of looking like an *sshole." It's poetry in motion.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 6 years
"Tell the barber that you're sick of looking like an *sshole." It's poetry in motion.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 6 years
This is my favorite song of his. Although I also love "Alanis Morissette" and "Rock and Roll McDonalds."
weffie weffie 6 years
i'm jealous you got to see him, did you get a headbutt??
weffie weffie 6 years
aw, i love wesley <3 one of my faves for sure
weffie weffie 6 years
aw, i love wesley <3 one of my faves for sure
brandysbug brandysbug 6 years
This is absolutely hilarious! I've heard some of his stuff before.
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