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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen years ago) link

Hating Ween is like fucking dead animals.

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

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

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

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

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

as is made evident by this thread

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

I can't stand them.

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

trash.

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

So TMBG is the hipster equivalent to Ween?

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

Is this even a question?

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

though everyone liked wynonna's big brown beaver

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

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

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

otm

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

J is kinda surprised that Matos hates Ween, actually.

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

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

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

one year passes...

"Bananas and Blow" so real

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

xp they played those ones on acoustic guitars

• (sleepingbag), Monday, 15 February 2016 23:09 (three years ago) link

Just Aaron & Mickey?

(Was it the classic lineup for these? I know Claude's been in & out of Dean Ween Group)

glandular lansbury (sic), Tuesday, 16 February 2016 00:39 (three years ago) link

I haven't started listening to these yet; someone on another forum claims they're "not bad."

https://archive.org/search.php?query=ween&sort=-publicdate

Devilock, Tuesday, 16 February 2016 01:08 (three years ago) link

yeah they're decent for bootlegs but man what I wouldn't give for some nine-disc boxset of this

frogbs, Tuesday, 16 February 2016 02:19 (three years ago) link

i watched a ween concert DVD on amazon prime
it was weird, well not actually "weird" but i guess i have a really old conception of ween and i didn't realize how they were such a "pro" like session dude type classic rock band vibe, like not quite a guitar mag vibe but close

i think i liked it?

uptown garfunkel (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 February 2016 02:28 (three years ago) link

also it occurred to me when they played it that "Dr. Rock" was probably like the entire inspiration for Tenacious D

uptown garfunkel (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 February 2016 02:28 (three years ago) link

"Buckingham Green" is a great fucking song tho

uptown garfunkel (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 February 2016 02:29 (three years ago) link

One of many concert moments seared into my neural circuitry was hearing for the first time a pre-Chocolate and Cheese song played as a band on their Chocolate and Cheese tour: it was "Big Jilm" and that whole "band sound," in contrast with the Pure Guava sound, which was like a glorified game of Simon, made me stand there with my jaw hanging open like a dental patient.

Devilock, Tuesday, 16 February 2016 02:50 (three years ago) link

xxxp yeah Dave Dreiwitz has a long chops-heavy history, played bass and trumpet in Tiny Lights for years before joining Ween

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Tuesday, 16 February 2016 02:55 (three years ago) link

The drummer was like super duper almost like Bernie Purdie level

Still overall I find kinda spiritually vacant and mean w them, I could appreciate it but I could never get too close to that band

uptown garfunkel (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 February 2016 03:09 (three years ago) link

Does Dean Ween get any guitar mag love? He was really shredding Zappa style

uptown garfunkel (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 February 2016 03:10 (three years ago) link

was it the live in chicago dvd?

the keyboardist used to tour with earth wind and fire lol

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 16 February 2016 03:12 (three years ago) link

def funny how a couple of early 90s 4 track goofballs turned out to be great musicians

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 February 2016 03:45 (three years ago) link

"or what"

― some dude, Tuesday, May 29, 2012 6:56 PM (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol i came in here to post this again

some dude, Tuesday, 16 February 2016 03:49 (three years ago) link

savage

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 February 2016 03:50 (three years ago) link

Does Dean Ween get any guitar mag love? He was really shredding Zappa style

They got a huge jam band audience from Phish covering Roses Are Free, but I don't think the classic guitar dude market ever cottoned on

(Deaner is one of only two chopsular guitarists I ever want to hear, so this is not an educated impression.)

glandular lansbury (sic), Tuesday, 16 February 2016 11:30 (three years ago) link

global - yeah live in Chicago

uptown garfunkel (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 February 2016 15:42 (three years ago) link

xp who's the other one?

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Tuesday, 16 February 2016 15:45 (three years ago) link

That Pogues pisstake pirate song is fucking garbage

Ocean Man is a good pop song

uptown garfunkel (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 February 2016 15:45 (three years ago) link

who's the other one?

P. R. Nelson

glandular lansbury (sic), Wednesday, 17 February 2016 04:40 (three years ago) link

I was at one of those gigs they used for Live in Chicago. I remember it being a good show but was sadly equally memorable for how obnoxious the audience was - they knew a taping was going on, and were acting accordingly.

Taking dumps on a person's car is something children do (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 17 February 2016 05:26 (three years ago) link

xp I kinda strongly dislike "The Blarney Stone" and "Buenas Tardes Amigo."

billstevejim, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 05:51 (three years ago) link

Encore: Pollo Asado, Demon Sweat

best finale

billstevejim, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 05:52 (three years ago) link

six months pass...

frank ocean sounds exactly like ween https://twitter.com/mlle_elle/status/766908276374016000

lag∞n, Saturday, 20 August 2016 08:06 (three years ago) link

lol

how's life, Saturday, 20 August 2016 10:21 (three years ago) link

eleven months pass...

all i see turns to brown

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 28 July 2017 20:58 (two years ago) link

Meme Ween

sleepingbag, Friday, 28 July 2017 21:16 (two years ago) link

I'm killing it

calstars, Friday, 28 July 2017 21:33 (two years ago) link

good ween song

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

lag∞n, Friday, 28 July 2017 22:07 (two years ago) link

i see i already posted about this

lag∞n, Friday, 28 July 2017 22:08 (two years ago) link

I don't hear it. This sounds like neither fake-Prince nor fake-Paul Mccartney.

billstevejim, Friday, 28 July 2017 23:53 (two years ago) link

eight months pass...

guys

Kim Smoltz

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

how tf was this not on an album anywhere. I think I've played it a dozen times the last two weeks.

frogbs, Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:15 (one year ago) link

nice

lag∞n, Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:19 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-J6d7zUsc8&app=desktop

really on a rare Ween track kick right now. there are so many good ones. kinda funny given some of the garbage that actually *does* make the album.

frogbs, Friday, 20 April 2018 15:01 (one year ago) link

If memory serves, most of those Mollusk outtakes have merit.

bodacious ignoramus, Friday, 20 April 2018 19:51 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

https://archive.org/details/ween2018-08-17.MK4-2448

https://archive.org/details/ween2018-08-18.MK4-2448

two high-quality recordings of the band's recent Portland shows. they sound amazing.

frogbs, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 19:42 (one year ago) link

Is the boredoms collabo any good

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 20:14 (one year ago) link

haven't heard it in a long time. some people really like it but it sounds like it was just recorded over a long weekend or something

this song is just the weirdest/most dumbest thing, I love it

https://youtu.be/mwjuh8HjsmY

frogbs, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 20:26 (one year ago) link

could swore Deaner left to do his own thing

rip van wanko, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 20:34 (one year ago) link

I can’t believe this band never made it big.

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 20:42 (one year ago) link

think the story is that Gene broke up the band due to his addiction problems, as apparently he'd get offered drugs and alcohol nonstop while the group was touring which is ahh pretty hard for an addict. Dean Ween Band is just something for Dean to do in the meantime

I'm not really sure what the status of Ween proper is now. can't really blame them for getting back together given that Ween can sell out decent sized venues while their solo acts tend to hit the local band spots. I mean they still sound great and they're still doing wild 3-hour sets, so idk what the deal is

frogbs, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 21:08 (one year ago) link

Deaner never left: Gene left during that period of getting sober when they tell you not to make any major life decisions. Deaner started two new bands to play local bars & the rest of the live Ween band carried on playing Ween songs in clubs as The Dean Ween Group for a few years. They now have two albums of originals and a rotating membership, and don’t play any Ween hits live.

Gener tried to play Ween-sized venues off the back of his solo album of Rod McKuen covers, unsurprisingly flopped hard, licked his wounds and after a few years played a reunion show at Red Rocks. It doesn’t seem likely that they’ll write & record together again, but Ween now play handfuls of big shows through the year, and Dean keeps playing bars at home and clubs on the road.

▫◌▫ (sic), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 21:09 (one year ago) link

xpost

▫◌▫ (sic), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 21:10 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

I can't believe this movie had 8 minutes of Ween-related scenes in it. my god they look so young

https://vimeo.com/115094989

frogbs, Friday, 19 October 2018 16:01 (one year ago) link

I can't believe Gene Ween & Slash covered "Wiggle Wiggle"

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

droit au butt (Euler), Friday, 19 October 2018 16:22 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

last night's show in Milwaukee was excellent. we missed the first song ("Buckingham Green", I'm told), and the second was "Laura", a song I didn't even know they played live. in all, they played like, half of The Pod, and a bunch from Pure Guava too. they also did a cover of Bowie's "Lets Dance". kind of wish I wasn't so wasted for it, but that's Ween for ya. I gotta say, their crowds are exactly as advertised.

frogbs, Sunday, 4 November 2018 03:47 (one year ago) link

the show last night in st. paul was stupendous. 'fluffy' solo blew the roof off the palace. excited for 2nd show tonight. i'm sober now so knowing gene was too was sort of helpful and inspiring? but yes their fans are dirt twirling hippies and weirdos, it's great

global tetrahedron, Sunday, 4 November 2018 18:24 (one year ago) link

show is already up, wow. well fluffy was the last song of main set- also funny was '# Deaner plays Gener's guitar to sound more like "Jerry" wherein he put on heavy mutron and got that gooey 78 estimated prophet sound. they can be such hams, dean especially

https://archive.org/details/Ween2018-11-03.MK012

global tetrahedron, Sunday, 4 November 2018 18:28 (one year ago) link

😊

calstars, Sunday, 4 November 2018 21:22 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

all i see turns to brown

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:07 (two weeks ago) link


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