Ween. Are they great or what?

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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 (two years ago) link

nice

lag∞n, Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:19 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

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

bodacious ignoramus, Friday, 20 April 2018 19:51 (two years 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 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...

This is a very good semi-officially band-approved fan comp that I never knew about for some reason. About 2/3 pulled from Pod-era. Flows nicely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi8HeoaLCaQ

billstevejim, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 22:21 (four months ago) link

I wish their live shows would include a 20-30 minute section with cassettes as the backing tracks. Pure Guava songs sound weird live imo.

billstevejim, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 22:23 (four months 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 (four months ago) link

great post

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

yah perfect

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 13 February 2020 15:25 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (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.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 14 February 2020 15:16 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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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