Ween. Are they great or what?

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Man, I don't know who you are, but you cannot fuck with Ween. Man.

Helltime Producto (Pavlik), Sunday, 15 December 2002 06:34 (eighteen years ago) link

Yes, HTP, Ween are great. You went and got drunk w/o me, you selfish putz.

Tom Millar (Millar), Sunday, 15 December 2002 07:08 (eighteen years ago) link

Fuck dude, I didn't get home today until 9:30 or so, then Sater stopped by and dropped the Krshna news on me, and then I had to go grocery shopping, by the time I did could relax it was way too late to call people over w/out the wife having objections. Like you've never drank while I wasn't around. Sheesh.

On a different note.. I like big butts and I can not lie, those otha brothas can't deny.....

Helltime Producto (Pavlik), Sunday, 15 December 2002 07:36 (eighteen years ago) link

Hating Ween is like fucking dead animals.

mattkendall (mattkendall), Sunday, 15 December 2002 10:17 (eighteen years ago) link

I liked Ween. And then I didn't like them. And now I LOVE them. God bless Ween.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Sunday, 15 December 2002 10:42 (eighteen years ago) link

didnt they do that 'push the little daisies and make em come up!' song? that is bloody atrocious you know

stevem (blueski), Sunday, 15 December 2002 13:56 (eighteen years ago) link

Ween = godlike. I'm annoyed I haven't seen them live for a while.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 15 December 2002 14:46 (eighteen years ago) link

Steve-push the little daisies is just...oh, I give up!

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Sunday, 15 December 2002 17:27 (eighteen years ago) link

Glad they're around, but they're overhyped by the stoners.

maria b (maria b), Sunday, 15 December 2002 19:08 (eighteen years ago) link

as is made evident by this thread

James Blount (James Blount), Sunday, 15 December 2002 19:21 (eighteen years ago) link

Godlike is right. (and I don't smoke the demon weed. these days. cough.)

Aaron A., Sunday, 15 December 2002 21:33 (eighteen years ago) link

I can't stand them.

Sean (Sean), Sunday, 15 December 2002 21:52 (eighteen years ago) link

Why can't you stand them, because they are funny? Because they attempt to be funny or irreverent but you're not in the mood for it? Why?

Yarn vs. Egg, Monday, 16 December 2002 00:22 (eighteen years ago) link

what!

(but seriously, they're good for a laugh or two. TMBG for the pottymouthed set. faves are the live version of "dr. rock" and "don't laugh I love you," songs do the genre they're parodying justice).

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 16 December 2002 01:04 (eighteen years ago) link

They're the musical equivalent of Chevy Chase. Very smug, and not as funny or talented as they think they are.

Luis Marijo, Monday, 16 December 2002 07:05 (eighteen years ago) link

Pure genius. Every album contains something beautiful and warped.

Their parodies of prog-folk are better than the 'serious' revivalists of the genre. There's nothing better than "Cold Blows The Wind." The assertation that it's a traditional Chinese spiritual only makes it more brilliant. Sample this lyric for proof:

"Go fetch me a nut from the dungeon deep
and water from the stone
and white milk from the maiden's breast
that babe ere never known"

Plus, every Prince fan in the world needs to hear "LMLYP." Yet "Birthday Boy" from the same album is one of the most poignant breakup songs, capturing the confusion and resignation of a mutual breakup that just about every other breakup song misses.

And no I am not nor have I ever been stoned.

zaxxon25 (zaxxon25), Monday, 16 December 2002 14:53 (eighteen years ago) link

When it comes to Ween, I agree 10,000% with Henry Rollins.

(If you haven't heard his damn-near 6 minute going-off-about-how-amazing-Ween-is rant, well, I apologize.)

nickalicious (nickalicious), Monday, 16 December 2002 17:57 (eighteen years ago) link

three years pass...
Man, I'll tell ya. I love Ween. Even now, after I've listened to all their albums over and over and over again. They somehow manage to be serious and funny at the same time, which is rare and wonderful. I think TMBG is mostly silly. Gloriously silly, yes, but I never feel like it's anything but an elaborate, literate joke. Ween is, like, somehow both utterly ridiculous and juvenile but also strangely affecting and almost sweet sometimes. It seems more sincere in it's absurdity, I suppose. Plus, it also rocks, which TMBG doesn't really.

I'd love to see them live again, but they don't appear to be venturing to New England any time soon. Best Ween live experience: Burlington, VT, Halloween 2003. During "LMLYP" some crazed hippie on stilts in a gigantic cat costume, complete with huge papier mache head, came out on stage. Plus, viking helmets and wizard hats and extremely short loincloth-esque thing on Deaner. And three people in an actual Poop Ship Destroyer costume.

Also, I seem to be one of the few female Ween fans. I've only known one personally, and I'm not sure that I've seen too many at shows. Girl Ween fans hollah at me?

Emily B (Emily B), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 01:26 (fifteen years ago) link

If my sister were one for the Net I'd refer her to this thread. She LOVES Ween, in fact I think they're still her favorite band of all time. She made them hot meals, she's danced onstage with 'em to "LMLYP," etc.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 01:45 (fifteen years ago) link

trash.

Bea Arthur - Lost COmic GEnius ? (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 01:49 (fifteen years ago) link

I'd like to see/hear/read that Rollins rant if someone could post a link...

cdwill (cdwill), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 02:13 (fifteen years ago) link

I have it on my PC at home, I think! Will (hopefully) be back with it later.

Apparently Ween and the creators of Spongebob Squarepants have a pretty good relationship...not only was "Ocean Man" in the movie OST (in the coveted as-the-credits-begin-to-roll spot), but they did a song about HOW TO TIE YOUR SHOES for one episode that totally owns! Also, Spongebob once said something about his pet snail Gary's "wandering eye...you little mollusk, you!".

mummy wrapped in bacon (nickalicious), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 18:58 (fifteen years ago) link

You know, I like They Might Be Giants, and even I can't stand Ween.

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 19:00 (fifteen years ago) link

So TMBG is the hipster equivalent to Ween?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 19:01 (fifteen years ago) link

Is this even a question?

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 19:04 (fifteen years ago) link

TMBG and Ween are actually, like, totally dissimilar, other than the were-duos-now-they're-not thing.

mummy wrapped in bacon (nickalicious), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 19:04 (fifteen years ago) link

i lump tmbg in with gbv and aywkubttod and other bands whose names are self-referential in a vaguely threatening/sinister manner, but who are actually easily defeatable

gear (gear), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 19:06 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm the opposite. Ween has many, many songs that are not LAFF LAFF CLEVER CUTE SNEER SHITTY NASAL SINGING LAFF LAFF. Which, to my understanding, is the entire premise of TMBG. but admittedly, I haven't heard everything they done.

veronica moser (veronica moser), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 19:07 (fifteen years ago) link

You know, the "They" in They Might Be Giants actually DOESN'T refer to them. They say their name is like frightened people looking out there windows..."beware the out there...THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS"!

mummy wrapped in bacon (nickalicious), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 19:09 (fifteen years ago) link

Also, I seem to be one of the few female Ween fans. I've only known one personally, and I'm not sure that I've seen too many at shows. Girl Ween fans hollah at me?

Man, I fucking LOVE Ween! I was at a show years ago and it was ex-cel... Well, uh, excellent. I remember they did this jam thing while a woman was dancing. I think they just stretched for a good twenty minutes just to have a laugh at her expense. Great show.

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 19:09 (fifteen years ago) link

there = their, I can't believe I did that

FWIW I know shit tons of female Ween fans...not quite as rare as female PRIMUS fans.

mummy wrapped in bacon (nickalicious), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 19:11 (fifteen years ago) link

i realized the gender gap re: primus when a frizzle fry tee that a bro of mine was wearing scared the shit out of a few girls.

gear (gear), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 19:13 (fifteen years ago) link

though everyone liked wynonna's big brown beaver

gear (gear), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 19:14 (fifteen years ago) link

ween are better now at singing and playing guitar but worse at making records.

¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ (chaki), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 19:17 (fifteen years ago) link

Sure, they copped Pink Floyd on Quebec, but it was still one of their most cohesive albums. Some great songs on there, too. Tried and True, Happy Colored Marbles, etc. I also think White Pepper is a bit underrated. If anything, I think they're getting better at making albums. Admittedly they've matured as a band, and maturity is probably the one description a lot of fans don't want applied to Ween.

cosmo vitelli (cosmo vitelli), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 20:49 (fifteen years ago) link

something about ween seems very masculine, not in a macho kind of way, but in a boy's club, teenage kind of way. not to say they're always so juvenile and stupid, but you know what i mean, right? i can see it not appealing as much to women as to men, but then again what do i know. i like fart jokes.

i also like primus. if you come buy a copy of les claypool's new album at my record store in bangor, and we sell more than anyone else in any of the stores participating in this little contest, les will come eat pizza and drink beer with us. no foolin'! i know you won't!

Emily B (Emily B), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 20:56 (fifteen years ago) link

Used to be my favorite band. Took a turn for the worse at the beginning of the decade.

Lee is Free (Lee is Free), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 21:01 (fifteen years ago) link

haha, my answer to Ned was more flippant than anything. I just think they're both annoying in a clever-clever way. they certainly don't sound very alike.

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 21:04 (fifteen years ago) link

Over the years, Ween has penned a series of oddly sincere break-up songs. They're working with a much broader palette than TMBG, or most other bands for that matter.

cosmo vitelli (cosmo vitelli), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 21:22 (fifteen years ago) link

Not that I want to drag out this comparison any further.

cosmo vitelli (cosmo vitelli), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 21:25 (fifteen years ago) link

otm

¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ (chaki), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 23:13 (fifteen years ago) link

I listened to White Pepper again a couple of times recently, and if you can forget that you're listening to Ween (admittedly difficult) there's actually some pretty good songs on that record. You can enjoy the entire album without laughing once.

o. nate (onate), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 23:26 (fifteen years ago) link

yes theres like 3 rockin awesome songs. but like godweensatan is a barrage of awesomeness just hitting you one glorious track after the other.

¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ (chaki), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 23:28 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm a GodWeenSatan fan (and a The Pod fan - after that, it depends on what kind of mood I'm in), so you won't get an argument from me. (Okay, there are some tracks on GWS that I skip, but overall, yeah, it blows their later stuff away.)

o. nate (onate), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 23:31 (fifteen years ago) link

J is kinda surprised that Matos hates Ween, actually.

J (Jay), Wednesday, 21 June 2006 00:03 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.starkecontrasts.com/gallery/jimmy.jpg

gear (gear), Wednesday, 21 June 2006 00:05 (fifteen years ago) link

he should love their early twisting of PRINCE-y aethstetics. oh well.

¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ (chaki), Wednesday, 21 June 2006 00:11 (fifteen years ago) link

J is kinda surprised that Matos hates Ween, actually.

-- J
Mark feels the same way. This does not compute.

Mark (MarkR), Wednesday, 21 June 2006 00:18 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...

"Bananas and Blow" so real

Preview of the Matrix 12, Friday, 18 April 2008 06:38 (thirteen years ago) link

two years pass...

"fluffy, my furry buddy, chewed his leg on the porch"

internet treehouse for gay nazi aspie fagz (jdchurchill), Thursday, 17 June 2010 23:40 (eleven years ago) link

it's weird they turned into the grateful dead for people who know who Steve Albini is

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 February 2020 02:34 (one year ago) link

great post

The Mandymoorian (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 13 February 2020 05:40 (one year ago) link

yah perfect

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 13 February 2020 15:25 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K65dRRa3GoM

this isn't on that comp but it's probably one of my favorite songs full stop.

oiocha, Thursday, 13 February 2020 21:56 (one year ago) link

I think if I made a list of "Top 10 songs I can't believe weren't ever on a studio album", Ween would have like 6 of them

frogbs, Thursday, 13 February 2020 21:59 (one year ago) link

True, without pulling from any b-sides they could easily fill an all-killer Shinola Vol 2. I don't get why it hasn't happened yet.

billstevejim, Friday, 14 February 2020 06:34 (one year ago) link

it's weird they turned into the grateful dead for people who know who Steve Albini is

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown)

Omg this is so accurate

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 14 February 2020 07:34 (one year ago) link

Did they have a jam band audience at all before Phish started playing Roses Are Free (1997)?

☮️ (peace, man), Friday, 14 February 2020 11:37 (one year ago) link

I don't think so, they were marketed as an "alternative" act when they arrived on the scene in the height of 90s alternative music marketing mania.

BrianB, Friday, 14 February 2020 12:45 (one year ago) link

I don't know, but I definitely knew some guys in college circa 1994-95 that listened to a lot of jam bands but also listened to a ton of Ween.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 14 February 2020 15:16 (one year ago) link

In fact, now that I think about it, it was the guy that taped me my first batch of Dead tapes in college that also introduced me to Chocolate and Cheese and Pure Guava.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 14 February 2020 15:19 (one year ago) link

True, without pulling from any b-sides they could easily fill an all-killer Shinola Vol 2. I don't get why it hasn't happened yet.

Dean said the process of making the first one was really exhausting - apparently a lot of the demos weren't really in releasable condition, so a lot had to be recorded fresh. Also they don't really like revisiting old songs. Still, a Shinola Vol. 2 would sell a ton of copies so yeah idk why they didn't make it

frogbs, Friday, 14 February 2020 15:22 (one year ago) link

I'm not exhaustive in keeping up with Ween in message boards or anything, but a buddy sent me a 4-disc, 100-song rarities thing years ago that I understand to be pretty widely appreciated. It's still my most listened to Ween thing:

::VOLUME 1::
1.I Smoke Some Grass And Get Really Really High (B-side)
2.Mango Woman (B-side)
3.Puerto Rican Power pts.1&2 (B-side)
4.Now I'm Freaking Out (C&C outtake/B-side)
5.There's A Pig (B-side)
6.Vallejo (B-side)
7.Ode To Rene' (B-side)
8.Bakersfield
9.Skycruiser
10.Cruise Control
11.Sweet Texas Fire (Piss Up A Rope B-side)
12.Albino Sunburned Girl (Holland 1990-From Jug Is Quaid Tape)
13.Hippy Smell
14.I'm Fat
15.I'm Fat pt.2
16.Fat Albert
17.Little Peta
18.Oblongs (Little Peta diff.mix)
19.Little Peta (drum mix)
20.Koko (demo?)
21.Koko
22.Silent Night
23.Mr.Mocha (Pure Guave outtake version)
24.Big Dick Black
25.Spleen
26.Motown (with vocals)
27.Main Vein
28.S'amuse Comme Un Peut
29.Transitions
30.Grounded For Life (13 second T.V. version)

::VOLUME 2::
31.I Got No Darkside (12 GCG outtake)
32.So Long Jerry (12 GCG outtake)
33.Booze Me Up And Get Me High (Mollusk outtake)
34.I'll Be Your Johnny On The Spot (demo version)
35.Mr Richard Smoker (90 Second TV version-never used)
36.Cornbread Red
37.Cornbread Red (dub mix)
38.Who Dat?
39.Shot Heard 'Round The World (Schoolhouse Rocks)
40.Boys Club
41.I'll Miss You (Beautiful Girls Soundtrack)
42.Eye 2 The Sky (rejected song for 'Muppets In Space')
43.Love (Orgasmo Soundtrack)
44.Fancy Pants (Crank Yankers version)
45.Greg The Bunny (written for TV show-never used)
46.Homo Rainbow (demo)
47.Homo Rainbow (Chef Aid version)
48.Loop De Loop (Spongebob Squarepants episode)
49.I Can't Put My Finger On It (Conan O'Brien)
50.Freedom Of 76' (120 Minutes Performance-1995)
51.Golden Eel (Viva Variety-1997))
52.Buckingham Green (Nothing TV-Public Access Television show-1997)
53.She Wanted To Leave (Nothing TV-Public Access Television show-1997)
54.Mutitlated Lips (Oddville-1997)
55.Exactly Where I'm At (Letterman-2000)
56.Making Love In The Gravy (Electro Harmonix Micro Synth Demo)
57.Dual (Electro Harmonix Micro Synth Demo)

::VOLUME THREE::
58.Beacon Light (X-Files Soundtrack)
59.Stallion Pt.4 (C&C Outtake)
60.Did You See Me? (Mollusk Outtake)
61.I Still Love You (Done for Mickey and Aaron's Insurance Salesman)
62.Junky Boy (Pandy Fackler Tape)
63.No More Tears (Pandy Fackler Tape)
64.Numb To The Lung (Pandy Fackler Tape)
65.Nicole Pt.4 (Pandy Fackler Tape)
66.Purple Haze (Deaner Does Jimi Tape)
67.The Wind Cries Mary (Deaner Does Jimi Tape)
68.Bold As Love (Deaner Does Jimi Tape)
69.Little Wing (Deaner Does Jimi Tape)
70.Kansas City Star
71.Love Will Conquer All
72.Chairman Of My Destiny
73.Unknown Title (demo)
74.Baboon Pt.2
75.Time To Yourself
76.Surfeited
77.Little Miss Mandee
78.Happy Colored Marbles (Carson Daly Show-2003)

::VOLUME FOUR::
79.Square Wave Jam (Electro Harmonix Micro Synth Demo)
80.Touch My Tooter (KCRW Radioshow-Morning Becomes Eclectic)
81.Buenos Tardes Amigo (demo)
82.Flutes Of The Chi (Mollusk Outtake/Reject version)
83.Ocean Man (demo version)
84.Mickey (Pigface-Deaner & Andrew)
85.Cold-Mickey pt.2 (Pigface-Deaner & Andrew)
86.Hello Johnny (White Pepper Demo)
87.I'll Wait (Mollusk Outtake/Demo)
86.She'll Just Get You (White Pepper Demo)
89.Fool To Cry (Rolling Stones Cover)
90.Argus (Not Quebec version-completely diff.song)
91.Even If You Don't (demo)
92.Where'd The Cheese Go? (Pizza Hut Commercial rejected song)
93.Where'd The Motherfucking Cheese Go At? (reworked Pizza Hut jingle)
94.Champagne Jam (Run Ronnie Run Soundtrack)
95.Transdermal Celebration (Quebec rehearsals)
96.Ooh Va La (Quebec rehearsals)
97.Tried And True (Quebec rehearsals)
98.Alcan Road (Quebec rehearsals)
99.Ooh Va La (Quebec outtake/B-side)
100.Mountains And Buffalos (Quebec outtake/B-side)

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 14 February 2020 15:25 (one year ago) link

Still, a Shinola Vol. 2 would sell a ton of copies so yeah idk why they didn't make it

People stopped buying tons of copies of anything, and Aaron & Mickey stopped working together offstage. It’s been, what, fourteen years since they recorded anything?

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Friday, 14 February 2020 18:45 (one year ago) link

well yeah it would be bizarre if they made it now. they should've done it in 2009.

frogbs, Friday, 14 February 2020 19:46 (one year ago) link

I'm saying that we can now see that they had stopped working together by 2009

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Friday, 14 February 2020 19:56 (one year ago) link

The Grateful Dead / ween connection was...dudes who smoked weed

calstars, Friday, 14 February 2020 22:19 (one year ago) link

^ Jon's friend's mix can be found on slsk fwiw

calstars, Friday, 14 February 2020 22:24 (one year ago) link

It's also on Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/WeenBSidesDemosRarities

ernestp, Saturday, 15 February 2020 00:08 (one year ago) link

That material and much more besides can be found in this reddit post https://www.reddit.com/r/ween/comments/5shi2h/ween_unreleased_anthology_35/

ringworm, Saturday, 15 February 2020 07:42 (one year ago) link

I don't know, but I definitely knew some guys in college circa 1994-95 that listened to a lot of jam bands but also listened to a ton of Ween.


The Grateful Dead / ween connection was...dudes who smoked weed


Hi there it’s me.

joygoat, Saturday, 15 February 2020 13:07 (one year ago) link

Just wanted to say that White Pepper is a genius pop album

PaulTMA, Sunday, 16 February 2020 16:20 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

i love white pepper maybe my fave

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 April 2020 17:20 (one year ago) link

Cat stevens is on "Gener" terms with gene ween pic.twitter.com/hyLmq7Vxaj

— josh 'Letterman' (oldfriend99) (@oldfriend99) August 10, 2017

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 April 2020 17:20 (one year ago) link

<3

donald failson (sic), Thursday, 2 April 2020 18:35 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

I haven't listened to any Ween studio albums in a while, but I just listened to Quebec and I'm both stunned at how fucking great it is and irritated that they couldn't keep it going for a few more albums. I think everything they were aiming for they found right here. Now I'm looking on RYM and it's their highest rated (3.93) - when did that happen!?

frogbs, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 16:08 (one year ago) link

Yeah, I don't know if I can offer any further info on the why of it, but Quebec has really quietly turned into a consistent fan favorite over the last five or so years.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 16:18 (one year ago) link

Speaking of Ween (glad you bumped this thread today frogbs, they've been on my mind what with Deaner's bday), is there any sort of attempted comprehensive list of the stylistic homages they do to other bands on the internet? There's quite a few reddit threads dedicated to the idea, but none that seem all encompassing.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 16:23 (one year ago) link

Don't forget to pair Quebec with era-appropriate B-sides (ooh va la & mountains and buffalo) and the Caesar demos

Thoia Thoing, Maryland (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 16:27 (one year ago) link

Quebec is easily my favorite. It is the deepest and most of the songs are about Heavy Shit. I wish they had made the soft rock album that I know they had in them. Your Party is my favorite from Cucaracha.

Cow_Art, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 16:40 (one year ago) link

I wonder if the release of the Caesar demos has something to do with its re-evaluation. As good as the album is I do wish they found a place for those 2 B-sides at least. Ooh Va La was my favorite track on it for a while (but it's only on the Japanese version that I had to download)

frogbs, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 17:10 (one year ago) link

I've seen the rumour crop up that supposedly those demos being leaked was a source of disgruntlement between the two of them

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 17:14 (one year ago) link

Your Party is my favorite from Cucaracha.

― Cow_Art, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:40 AM (thirty-six minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

'Your Party' has become one of my favorites, period. It never fails to slay me with its normcore decadence.

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 17:18 (one year ago) link

yeah I think Gene was not happy that it leaked. iirc he didn't really want to do the Shinola album either and is probably the reason why they didn't release more of them. its too bad because they have some insanely good B-sides. I think The Mollusk is one of the best albums ever but even still it's fucking insane that "Kim Smoltz" was left off of it, even crazier that it never came out in any real form whatsoever. lotta bands would kill to write a song as good as that.

frogbs, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 17:26 (one year ago) link

“Mountains” could be a super furry animals tune

calstars, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 21:17 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Mangoiy woman

calstars, Sunday, 1 November 2020 22:54 (one year ago) link

I had to hard reset my phone to get this to stop playing. Lmao

calstars, Sunday, 1 November 2020 22:56 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/VCjJIC3.jpg

calstars, Saturday, 23 January 2021 17:52 (ten months ago) link

nine months pass...

I saw them in LA last night for my first post-pandemic concert and it fucking ruled. I was slightly annoyed about how much I paid for the tickets but it was 100% worth it.

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Sunday, 7 November 2021 17:43 (three weeks ago) link

I see they’re doing “From the Beginning” by ELP now which is awesome

The few recent set lists I’ve seen have been incredible. They just have so many amazing deep cuts to choose from

frogbs, Sunday, 7 November 2021 17:54 (three weeks ago) link

Are they purely a nostalgia act now? I want a new album, goddammit!!

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 8 November 2021 08:25 (three weeks ago) link

Not a nostalgia act, more a 'professional' live act for some great jobbing musicians. I doubt there will ever be another record. Not even sure they can be bothered to release archival stuff.

ringworm, Monday, 8 November 2021 10:15 (three weeks ago) link

There was an attempt at an album circa 2010 wasn't there? Wonder why coming up with something new is such a dead end for them

PaulTMA, Monday, 8 November 2021 12:20 (three weeks ago) link

I assume that they don't gel as songwriters anymore and when they're not making money off of touring they're spending time with their respective families. Aaron's solo stuff is really good, Mickey's is crap.

Cow_Art, Monday, 8 November 2021 13:00 (three weeks ago) link

Armchair analysis -- I always assumed Aaron doesn't want to inhabit the mind of Gener fully enough to write material because that's a short hop to relapse. Performing older material is risky enough.

Everybody Loves Ramen (WmC), Monday, 8 November 2021 14:34 (three weeks ago) link

yea Aaron's solo album is better than the two Mickey did but I think they're both missing what the other brings

frogbs, Monday, 8 November 2021 14:42 (three weeks ago) link

Why Dean And Gene Are The Weirdo Lennon & McCartney

https://thequietus.com/articles/30826-ween

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 17 November 2021 23:12 (two weeks ago) link

That was a great start to the article, but this is how I learn that portions of Quietus are paywalled now...

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 18 November 2021 15:07 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0VACUzXIck

joygoat, Thursday, 18 November 2021 19:31 (two weeks ago) link

lol

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 18 November 2021 19:36 (two weeks ago) link


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