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Slu
2012-05-30 10:48:31 AM
Bummer. Best band of all time.
 
2012-05-30 10:53:26 AM
I have all their stuff, but have no idea where to start listening. Quite a daunting discography.
Suggestions?
 
2012-05-30 10:59:58 AM
I never really understood the love they get from their insanely loyal fans, but then I saw them at a festival last year... and yeah, I can sorta see why now. It was a fairly enjoyable show for me, not 'great,' but the most notable thing is that no two songs were the same. At all.

I can respect that.

By far, the funniest moment was when Dean Ween shouted "All Right, Bonnaroo!!!" in all earnestness. (Funny because he was standing on the Lollapalooza main stage at the time. Ooops.)
 
2012-05-30 11:00:09 AM

mrmyxolodian: I have all their stuff, but have no idea where to start listening. Quite a daunting discography.
Suggestions?


The only album of theirs I would not suggest as a starting point is Pure Guava. Still a good album, but their weakest overall.

I'd suggest The Mollusk or White Pepper.
 
Slu
2012-05-30 11:14:50 AM

sigdiamond2000: mrmyxolodian: I have all their stuff, but have no idea where to start listening. Quite a daunting discography.
Suggestions?

The only album of theirs I would not suggest as a starting point is Pure Guava. Still a good album, but their weakest overall.

I'd suggest The Mollusk or White Pepper.


I second this. I may lean slightly toward White Pepper, but you really can't go wrong with The Mollusk. Next steps would be Chocolate and Cheese, the Country Album and Quebec, in no particular order.
 
2012-05-30 11:16:23 AM
Their version of Echoes was triumphant.
 
2012-05-30 11:19:02 AM

sigdiamond2000: I'd suggest The Mollusk or White Pepper.




never quite understood the love for the Mollusk. not a bad album, but Chocolate and Cheese is the best place to start. Quite a bit of their other albums are a bit too much farking around, though
 
2012-05-30 11:26:06 AM
Well, the sun has come up and they're all washed out. I guess this is what Deaner was talking about. I don't think they'll return again, my friend.
 
2012-05-30 11:34:14 AM

FeedTheCollapse: sigdiamond2000: I'd suggest The Mollusk or White Pepper.



never quite understood the love for the Mollusk. not a bad album, but Chocolate and Cheese is the best place to start. Quite a bit of their other albums are a bit too much farking around, though


A-yup. Any of the live albums are great too.
 
2012-05-30 11:45:30 AM
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Apparently, their career has been reduced to pushing dasies.....
 
2012-05-30 11:50:16 AM

Spartapuss: FeedTheCollapse: sigdiamond2000: I'd suggest The Mollusk or White Pepper.



never quite understood the love for the Mollusk. not a bad album, but Chocolate and Cheese is the best place to start. Quite a bit of their other albums are a bit too much farking around, though

A-yup. Any of the live albums are great too.


Start with Quebec. It is the perfect blend of their old and new sound.
 
2012-05-30 11:55:12 AM
One of my very favorite bands of all time. Saw them live in Portland in 2007. Was first drawn in by the irreverence of Chocolate and Cheese in high school, but my favorite tracks over the years have been the sweet, emotionally resonant ones. So much great music that got me through a lot of misery. Unbelievably bummed.
 
2012-05-30 11:56:58 AM

eelee: One of my very favorite bands of all time. Saw them live in Portland in 2007. Was first drawn in by the irreverence of Chocolate and Cheese in high school, but my favorite tracks over the years have been the sweet, emotionally resonant ones. So much great music that got me through a lot of misery. Unbelievably bummed.


Dont laugh, I love you.

/same here
 
2012-05-30 11:59:19 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Looking forward to seeing them with the Violent Femmes supported by the Dead Milkmen on the 2013 "Bands You Listened To For Six Months In The Early 90s Before Losing Interest " tour.


except that those bands were terrible and this one was good. but you can keep talking about things you have no business talking about if youd like.
 
2012-05-30 12:00:43 PM
Okay, the trolling around here has gone over the top. Who's Ween? What's a Ween? God, my 90 year old grandma and my 8 year old LMFAO-loving niece both know who Ween are. Why don't you dorks go somewhere quiet and discuss Bon Iver or Kanye or whatever boring music Pitchfork told you is cool.
 
2012-05-30 12:08:00 PM

Spartapuss: FeedTheCollapse: sigdiamond2000: I'd suggest The Mollusk or White Pepper.



never quite understood the love for the Mollusk. not a bad album, but Chocolate and Cheese is the best place to start. Quite a bit of their other albums are a bit too much farking around, though

A-yup. Any of the live albums are great too.


Yeah, I've actually had the more success convincing people that Ween is a great band by having them watch the live in Chicago DVD than I have by suggesting albums, afterwards they fall in love with the albums.

/The Mollusk has always been my favourite album
 
2012-05-30 12:17:17 PM

mahavishnunj: SockMonkeyHolocaust: Looking forward to seeing them with the Violent Femmes supported by the Dead Milkmen on the 2013 "Bands You Listened To For Six Months In The Early 90s Before Losing Interest " tour.

except that those bands were terrible and this one was good. but you can keep talking about things you have no business talking about if youd like.


i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-05-30 12:22:01 PM

mrmyxolodian: I have all their stuff, but have no idea where to start listening. Quite a daunting discography.
Suggestions?


I just put them all of shuffle, though I find myself skipping songs from the POD a lot.
 
2012-05-30 12:33:21 PM
favorite band of all time. sigh.
 
2012-05-30 12:40:11 PM
End of an era, but probably the right call.

So Long, Gener.
 
2012-05-30 12:56:46 PM
Ween calls it quits

They have pills for that now.
 
2012-05-30 12:58:46 PM

bingethinker: Ween calls it quits

They have pills for that now.


Pills were the problem.
 
2012-05-30 01:15:19 PM
At least Boys to Men are still keeping up the beat.
 
2012-05-30 01:19:56 PM
Only saw them live once, crappy little venue in Omaha called the Ranch Bowl. Great show.
 
2012-05-30 01:29:43 PM

Gunny Highway: bingethinker: Ween calls it quits

They have pills for that now.

Pills were the problem.


Gimme that Z... O-L-O-F-T
 
2012-05-30 01:33:42 PM

DoctorRock: While I love that album to death, I wouldnt start there.........way to depressing. gotta be in the right mood for it. White Pepper/Chocolate and Cheese


You are probably right. White Pepper is a good place to begin. Hell, my mother likes White Pepper.

I hope everyone in here has listened to the Caesar Demos. Great stuff
 
2012-05-30 01:42:35 PM

sumupid: favorite band of all time. sigh.


Ditto. I'll join you in that sigh.
 
2012-05-30 02:00:56 PM
Is it the spinal meningitis that got him down?
 
2012-05-30 02:19:00 PM
Dee Snarl

I saw them get booed off the stage by a bunch of meathead fratboys, opening up for Foo Fighters. They were awesome and funny...

/Jawbreaker opened
//missed Jawbreaker
///goddammit so much


i caught that tour at cain's ballroom in tulsa - i was fifteen and it was my first 'real' concert. farkin' brilliant. it was a couple of months before they released 12 golden country greats so they played a few off that one, and if i remember correctly the crowd wasn't pleased.

userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2012-05-30 02:29:10 PM

mrmyxolodian: have all their stuff, but have no idea where to start listening. Quite a daunting discography.
Suggestions?


Chocolate & Cheese is the best starting point, by far. the earlier albums (God Ween Satan, The Pod, Pure Guava) are great but definitely an acquired taste. Post C&C are all great except La Cucaracha. Most accessible from that period: White Pepper (but not necessarily their best).
 
2012-05-30 02:36:59 PM
Shouldn't this have a WEENERS tag?
 
2012-05-30 02:41:44 PM

whitecorporatemaleoppressor: except La Cucaracha.


What is your issue with La Cucaracha?
 
2012-05-30 03:13:24 PM
So many memories listening to Pure Guava while tripping my balls off. Oh, who am I kidding? I can't remember any of it.
 
2012-05-30 03:21:48 PM

Gunny Highway: whitecorporatemaleoppressor: except La Cucaracha.

What is your issue with La Cucaracha?


Only liked about 3 or 4 songs and even those were not among their best. It's the only Ween album where I instantly skip tracks when they come up on random. Spirit Walker, Shamemaker, Friends: awful. All the rest are B-Side quality Ween with the exceptions of "Object" and "Your Party", which are truly good. The gay-disco Friends was fine on the EP. I have no idea why they repeated the song, minus the bombast that made the original enjoyable.
 
2012-05-30 03:27:26 PM
I guess they wanted to leave.
 
2012-05-30 03:28:02 PM
Who?
 
2012-05-30 04:35:19 PM

bentley57: Who?




No, Ween.
 
2012-05-30 05:07:54 PM

whitecorporatemaleoppressor: Gunny Highway: whitecorporatemaleoppressor: except La Cucaracha.

What is your issue with La Cucaracha?

Only liked about 3 or 4 songs and even those were not among their best. It's the only Ween album where I instantly skip tracks when they come up on random. Spirit Walker, Shamemaker, Friends: awful. All the rest are B-Side quality Ween with the exceptions of "Object" and "Your Party", which are truly good. The gay-disco Friends was fine on the EP. I have no idea why they repeated the song, minus the bombast that made the original enjoyable.


Agree to disagree. You maybe be onto something about Friends but it is a fun track.

"My Own Bare Hands," " "Sweetheart in the Summer," "Lullaby" are also solid tracks.
 
2012-05-30 06:52:17 PM

mahavishnunj: except that those bands were terrible and this one was good. but you can keep talking about things you have no business talking about if youd like.


haha dude are you in for a rude surprise when you find out that any music was released after 1994. Catch you in the mosh pit, holmes.
 
2012-05-30 07:16:45 PM
makes me sad :(

seriously, pure guava fueled many 1990s brain cell mass die-offs

*touches my tooter in remembrance*
 
2012-05-31 02:54:55 PM
horsebreedslist.com

He can't talk because he's a pony.

/best song lyric ever
//i has a sad
 
2012-06-01 03:08:41 PM
I thought La Cucaracha was great. Quebec is the one that didn't really work for me.

/i will miss them
//i understand it... but i don't want it
 
2012-06-01 07:49:43 PM
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