Ween: The Pollusk (The Mollusk Poll)

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Their masterpiece? Very good album, anyway.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
5. "Mutilated Lips" 3:49 13
12."Buckingham Green" 3:19 9
13."Ocean Man" 2:07 5
2. "The Mollusk" 2:37 4
6. "The Blarney Stone" 3:14 4
14."She Wanted to Leave / (Reprise)" 4:26 2
7. "It's Gonna Be (Alright)" 3:19 2
4. "I'll Be Your Jonny On the Spot" 2:01 1
11."Waving My Dick in the Wind" 2:12 1
10."Pink Eye (On My Leg)" 3:13 0
9. "Cold Blows the Wind" 4:28 0
8. "The Golden Eel" 4:04 0
3. "Polka Dot Tail" 3:20 0
1. "I'm Dancing in the Show Tonight" 1:56 0


Mark, Friday, 11 February 2011 03:49 (six years ago) Permalink

title track

iatee, Friday, 11 February 2011 03:51 (six years ago) Permalink

Buckingham Green vs It's Gonna Be Alright vs The Mollusk vs Mutilated Lips

tough question

billstevejim, Friday, 11 February 2011 05:07 (six years ago) Permalink

The Blarney Stone all tha way!

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 11 February 2011 05:08 (six years ago) Permalink

this record is still pretty great

ciderpress, Friday, 11 February 2011 06:06 (six years ago) Permalink

tough question

― billstevejim, Friday, February 11, 2011 12:07 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

frankly, mr. cankly (Pillbox), Friday, 11 February 2011 06:31 (six years ago) Permalink

for me, this is gonna come down to Mutilated Lips vs. Waving My Dick vs. Ocean Man, but I pretty much love every song on this album.

for the lols: blarney & pink eye (on my leg) - for some reason, the synth dog barks have me in hysterics every time.

dance jimmy
i'm doin the best i can goddammit

frankly, mr. cankly (Pillbox), Friday, 11 February 2011 06:43 (six years ago) Permalink

the synth dog barks have me in hysterics every time. - also, zombie moans

frankly, mr. cankly (Pillbox), Friday, 11 February 2011 06:49 (six years ago) Permalink

It's Gonna Be (Alright)

Morcheeba, simply happening. (PaulTMA), Friday, 11 February 2011 08:37 (six years ago) Permalink

"Ooooooocean ma-an...."

Tom D (Tom D.), Friday, 11 February 2011 12:08 (six years ago) Permalink

Anyone who picks "The Blarney Stone" at a bar jukebox: I don't care for your jukebox pinking skills.

Voted Mutilated Lips but I basically like or love all of these (except "The Blarney Stone" and "Waving My Dick in the Wind").

Peter Pepsi (Abbbottt), Friday, 11 February 2011 19:10 (six years ago) Permalink

"Pink Eye (On My Leg)" also deserves credit for being the song to interest me in Ween.

Peter Pepsi (Abbbottt), Friday, 11 February 2011 19:10 (six years ago) Permalink

"Buckingham Green" vs title track

i know every word to this cd

surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally, Friday, 11 February 2011 19:12 (six years ago) Permalink

"Polka Dot Tail" is a favorite, too. "Did you have to dry your eye/when you saw that puppy fly?"

Peter Pepsi (Abbbottt), Friday, 11 February 2011 19:14 (six years ago) Permalink

"Billy!...."

*guitar solo*

surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally, Friday, 11 February 2011 19:18 (six years ago) Permalink

the first track is kind of creepy, whatever they did to the vocal track dumps it into the same theatrical uncanny valley where clowns and ventriloquist dummies reside

ciderpress, Friday, 11 February 2011 19:29 (six years ago) Permalink

these days, my favorite is probably "She wanted to leave"

peter in montreal, Friday, 11 February 2011 20:22 (six years ago) Permalink

"Mutilated Lips", just edging out "Buckingham Green".

cwkiii, Friday, 11 February 2011 22:40 (six years ago) Permalink

Is the cover supposed to be a vulva & c. or am I just a pervert?

Peter Pepsi (Abbbottt), Friday, 11 February 2011 22:51 (six years ago) Permalink

It's a composite of like 20 different sea creatures!

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 12 February 2011 01:24 (six years ago) Permalink

This album is so great!

"IIIIIII CANNOOTTTT REEVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
THE WORRDDDSSS OF THE GOLLLLLLLDEN EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL"

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 12 February 2011 01:26 (six years ago) Permalink

amazing production too.

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 12 February 2011 01:27 (six years ago) Permalink

title track

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gallagher 3 (latebloomer), Saturday, 12 February 2011 03:51 (six years ago) Permalink

I will probably regret having made this later but this is what I mean about the album cover (NSFW).

Peter Pepsi (Abbbottt), Saturday, 12 February 2011 04:13 (six years ago) Permalink

whatever they did to the vocal track

I think it's just panning back and forth between a sped up vocal track and a slowed down one..

billstevejim, Saturday, 12 February 2011 04:18 (six years ago) Permalink

the first track is kind of creepy, whatever they did to the vocal track dumps it into the same theatrical uncanny valley where clowns and ventriloquist dummies reside

interestingly enough, it's based on the song below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75BAVEWfMiA

Political Unrest Stabilizes Society Yeah (Eisbaer), Saturday, 12 February 2011 10:09 (six years ago) Permalink

also, i'm not one to name-drop but i make an exception here. the older brother of one of my best friends from grade school was a co-owner of the recording studio where Ween recorded and mixed some of the songs on the mollusk.

:-)

Political Unrest Stabilizes Society Yeah (Eisbaer), Saturday, 12 February 2011 10:12 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnriPwC2ydM

^^^^^<3<3<3<3<3<3^^^^^

yuoowemeone, Saturday, 12 February 2011 10:14 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah, that's fantastic

basically just a 2/47 freak out (sic), Saturday, 12 February 2011 14:45 (six years ago) Permalink

From the same public access show they also did "she wanted to leave" ..

There's a ton of really good tv performances from the mollusk.. and I'm pretty sure they purposely chose different songs for every appearance..

My favorite is still "mutilated lips" on oddville with the dancing bear.. soo fucking good.. I also recall "the golden eel" on viva variety being pretty great.

billstevejim, Saturday, 12 February 2011 19:08 (six years ago) Permalink

"ocean man"

Darin, Saturday, 12 February 2011 19:18 (six years ago) Permalink

Listened to this straight through four times last night...still can't pick a favorite.

old man yells at poop first thing in the morning (pixel farmer), Sunday, 13 February 2011 16:32 (six years ago) Permalink

First Ween album I bought, always loved it but never fully understood why it's the most popular... Listening through now though, it's kind of faultless... anyone who's ever re-sequenced it is insane. Buckingham Green into Ocean Man is just great.

Morcheeba, simply happening. (PaulTMA), Sunday, 13 February 2011 18:52 (six years ago) Permalink

Is Gene trying to be Scottish on She Wanted To Leave? He sounds more like a mixture of Partridge and Moulding instead.

Morcheeba, simply happening. (PaulTMA), Sunday, 13 February 2011 18:53 (six years ago) Permalink

Ween get an A+ for sequencing.. I always find myself getting one of their songs stuck in my head.. let's say "Track 4," and then 10-15 minutes later I'll be wondering why "Track 8" is stuck in my head, and then it occurs to me that the entire album was subconsciously playing in my head without realizing it.

This happened a few weeks ago with "Baby Bitch" .. 10 minutes later I realized "Voodoo Lady" was stuck in my head, and it took me a few seconds to figure out why...

billstevejim, Monday, 14 February 2011 02:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Is Gene trying to be Scottish on She Wanted To Leave? He sounds more like a mixture of Partridge and Moulding instead.

Dunno, a bit Jethro Tull too?

Tom D (Tom D.), Monday, 14 February 2011 11:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Don't wanna go OT but I just got the Live at Stubb's 3-disc set and holy cow these guys are amazing on stage. Even if you don't like the third disc (and I don't) it's essential!! I wish these guys would put out more live records...I wasn't crazy about Paintin the Town Brown as it was mostly bootleg quality and real choppy, but the other ones - Toronto, Chicago, Cat's Cradle, and of course Stubb's are all classic; I don't really listen to studio Ween that much anymore. Did you know Buckingham Green was played as far back as 1992? Imagine if they'd put that one on Pure Guava instead!

frogbs, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:22 (six years ago) Permalink

oooohhhhhhh man that public access thing is amazing

surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:54 (six years ago) Permalink

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

am0n, Monday, 14 February 2011 18:17 (six years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 20 February 2011 00:01 (six years ago) Permalink

ok... that clip.
was that tv show invented for the sole purpose of having ween play a song. because that's how it looks.

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 20 February 2011 00:10 (six years ago) Permalink

and is that the guy from No Country For Old Men sitting on the couch?

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 20 February 2011 00:11 (six years ago) Permalink

fuck i miss oddville .. i'd gladly download a torrent of every episode if it existed

billstevejim, Sunday, 20 February 2011 02:45 (six years ago) Permalink

is "buckingham green" some weird fleetwood mac reference? lindsey and peter? either way, that one. "summon the queen . . . spoke the child of eyes!"

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 20 February 2011 05:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Didn't like this album so much, but 'The Mollusk' was a standout track

zeus, Sunday, 20 February 2011 14:05 (six years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 21 February 2011 00:01 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

ocean man dreadfully underrepresented here. it may be the catchiest 2-minute song ever written.

the more i listen to this album, the more perfect it seems.

frogbs, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 21:59 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

2 votes for It's Gonna Be (Alright)? clearly the least dispensable song on the album.

Treeship, Saturday, 8 March 2014 07:33 (three years ago) Permalink

Just happened to play this this morning. Pink Eye cracks me up every time

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 8 March 2014 17:02 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

'ocean man' became a meme at some point

ciderpress, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 19:25 (two months ago) Permalink

great article - thx;

bodacious ignoramus, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 21:31 (two months ago) Permalink

those frozen pipe tapes are pretty cool too, though totally unproduced. got stuff like "did you see me" which sounds like it could have come off dave gilmour's first solo record.

The Saga of Rodney Stooksbury (rushomancy), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 03:49 (two months ago) Permalink


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