Ween. Are they great or what?

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

J is kinda surprised that Matos hates Ween, actually.

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

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

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

one year passes...

"Bananas and Blow" so real

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

I saw them on the tour for that country album, and ... okay, you know a regular Ween crowd? Which is already like a Noah's Ark of different varieties of drug-addled weirdos? Add to that country weirdos. Seriously the strangest crowd I have ever stood in.

oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Thursday, 17 June 2010 23:47 (ten years ago) link

they're my favorite band. but la cucaracha was a huge letdown.

Mr. Snrub, Friday, 18 June 2010 04:10 (ten years ago) link

no way. "woman and man" is their epic -- it's worth it just for that

kamerad, Friday, 18 June 2010 04:22 (ten years ago) link

La Cucaracha was a huge comeback.

dyaon't (sic), Friday, 18 June 2010 04:24 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

broke up.

found out via el-p's twitter

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 21:53 (eight years ago) link

no one cares

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 22:29 (eight years ago) link

*drops bong*

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 22:30 (eight years ago) link

I care, this is a huge bummer.

As a sidenote, has anyone heard that Aaron Freeman record of Rod McKuen covers? Wondered if that was worth checking out.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 22:32 (eight years ago) link

I mean, it's sad in the same way hearing that a couple you were friends with but haven't talked to in over a decade broke up is sad. Honestly, though, if this is what Aaron Freeman needs to stay clean and sober, I couldn't be happier.

Quiet Desperation, LLC (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 22:32 (eight years ago) link

DWH otm. Sounds like he just needs to make the split to keep himself in a place where he can stay clean.

Trey Imaginary Songz (WmC), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 22:41 (eight years ago) link

xp otm

I'd love for them to make more albums as strong as latter-day shit like La Cucaracha & Quebec, but they had a great run & I'm perfectly comfortable with the (frankly incredible) range of material they've released over the past 20+ years. Their live shows were legendary & I will definitely miss those, but I have to imagine that this is the kind of 'breakup' which can easily be dusted off when for the occasional one-off or small tour whenever they get the urge.

Carnage of PJ Soles (Pillbox), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 22:47 (eight years ago) link

I don't know about this. It just seemed like an off-the-cuff remark and the journalist totally ran with it.

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 22:54 (eight years ago) link

Naw, there's plenty of "this is the end" type verbiage in the interview.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 22:55 (eight years ago) link

"or what"

some dude, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 22:56 (eight years ago) link

I know, I know. I'm just in denial. (x-post)

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 23:00 (eight years ago) link

Can I just point out how many amazing headlines the author of that piece totally missed out on?

Aaron Freeman Cuts Ween Short
Ween: Aaron Freeman Pulls Out
Happy Trails To Aaron Freeman's Ween

Although the headline isn't bad, as is.

Quiet Desperation, LLC (Deric W. Haircare), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 00:07 (eight years ago) link

Against Me Isn't The Only Band With A Lead Singer Who's Changing Names And Getting Rid Of Ween

some dude, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 00:10 (eight years ago) link

Sounds like Gener might've pulled a Frank Black: Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo Differ On Ween's Continued Performance

Quiet Desperation, LLC (Deric W. Haircare), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 01:48 (eight years ago) link

huge bummer.

billstevejim, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 02:12 (eight years ago) link

Did Gene have a problem staying clean?

calstars, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 02:56 (eight years ago) link

Against Me Isn't The Only Band With A Lead Singer Who's Changing Names And Getting Rid Of Ween

amazing

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 03:11 (eight years ago) link

So nobody here heard Freeman's solo thing?

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 03:12 (eight years ago) link

oh yeah i started listening to it..

it's all covers of the guy who wrote "Seasons in the sun" (forgot his name) so it's not stuff written by Aaron or anything.. it's nothing exciting IMO and doesn't sound like Ween at all

billstevejim, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 03:23 (eight years ago) link

Rod McKuen, whose name I know only from having shopped in small-town used book stores for books of poetry for over a decade, wherein he comprises 95 percent of the stock.

Word of Wisdom Robots (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 03:50 (eight years ago) link

Did Gene have a problem staying clean?

yeah, and touring seemed to often be a bad influence on him - Dean pulled a tour a few days in, five or six years ago, because it became immediately apparent that the road had inspired Gener to go from 0 to 70s rock star in nothing flat. He's talked about how his rehab program includes a sponsor to go on the solo tour and stay with him p much 24/7.

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 03:53 (eight years ago) link

n/a you have no idea

can definitely understand this (if it's true) as Gene really seems to have lost control of himself lately. Regardless of what they said about La Cucaracha the fact pretty much remains that they have been pretty dormant and their recent releases don't have the same soul. I'm glad that Gene is soldiering on, hope Dean finds something to do as well (as he's really an excellent guitar player, I'd hate it if he hung it up) On the other hand I'm pretty sure they'll be back pretty soon

frogbs, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:19 (eight years ago) link

also the McKuen covers album really isn't that bad. Most of the source material is kind of hokey but Gene really does a great job with it. Like everyone else I'm just hoping he puts that kind of touch on his originals since the production is pretty good. More than anything I feel like this kind of thing is probably good for him and a gateway to whatever he chooses to do next. It's not really supposed to be great.

frogbs, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:22 (eight years ago) link

A lot of their early songs were great, but the humor was never funny. I pretty much lost interest around the time of The Mollusk & White Pepper. Still, it's sad to see such a unique band break up.

TetrisAttack, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:24 (eight years ago) link

I cannot even fathom losing interest around two of their greatest albums. That post boggles my mind, but I've learned that different people look for wildly different things from Ween.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:06 (eight years ago) link

Yeah the quadrilogy of Mollusk/White Pepper/quebec/Shinola is probably going to be their legacy. Such great material all around and the replay value on those has been surprisingly high. Even though Shinola isn't even a real album. This is really why La Cucaracha was such a disappointment - it's an okay album, but it just seemed like Ween were only getting better and better

frogbs, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 15:26 (eight years ago) link

TBH, although there's some good stuff in there, that particular quadrilogy barely registers with me. It's all about GodWeenSatan/The Pod/Pure Guava/Chocolate and Cheese in my world.

Quiet Desperation, LLC (Deric W. Haircare), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 15:35 (eight years ago) link

ftr rod mckuen >>>>>>> all ween

Impetuous hybrid (Matt P), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 15:40 (eight years ago) link

it's time.... to troll

Impetuous hybrid (Matt P), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 15:41 (eight years ago) link

Just posted on his Facebook:

"In order to more fully explore and pursue my solo career, I've decided to end my musical relationship with Ween. I want to personally thank each and every fan for all their love and support through the years."

Morrissey & Clunes: The Severed Alliance (PaulTMA), Thursday, 31 May 2012 01:25 (eight years ago) link

beneath all this "exploratory committee" horseshit, you know it's acrimonious

Poliopolice, Thursday, 31 May 2012 01:35 (eight years ago) link

i dunno i can believe that dude just decided on his own and started telling the press without even talking to the other guy and is just trying to be all "i don't want to fight about it, i'm done"

some dude, Thursday, 31 May 2012 01:41 (eight years ago) link

It feels to me like Freeman's thinking is "gotta kill Gene before Gene kills me."

Trey Imaginary Songz (WmC), Thursday, 31 May 2012 01:55 (eight years ago) link

he has to take a sponsor on tour with him jeez.

piscesx, Thursday, 7 June 2012 00:49 (eight years ago) link

just think of the master

calstars, Thursday, 7 June 2012 01:04 (eight years 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 (four months ago) link

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

calstars, Friday, 14 February 2020 22:19 (four months ago) link

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

calstars, Friday, 14 February 2020 22:24 (four months ago) link

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

ernestp, Saturday, 15 February 2020 00:08 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months ago) link

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

PaulTMA, Sunday, 16 February 2020 16:20 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

i love white pepper maybe my fave

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 April 2020 17:20 (three months 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 (three months ago) link

<3

donald failson (sic), Thursday, 2 April 2020 18:35 (three months ago) link


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