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.Bakersfield9.Skycruiser10.Cruise Control11.Sweet Texas Fire (Piss Up A Rope B-side)12.Albino Sunburned Girl (Holland 1990-From Jug Is Quaid Tape)13.Hippy Smell14.I'm Fat15.I'm Fat pt.216.Fat Albert17.Little Peta18.Oblongs (Little Peta diff.mix)19.Little Peta (drum mix)20.Koko (demo?)21.Koko22.Silent Night23.Mr.Mocha (Pure Guave outtake version)24.Big Dick Black25.Spleen26.Motown (with vocals)27.Main Vein28.S'amuse Comme Un Peut29.Transitions30.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 Red37.Cornbread Red (dub mix)38.Who Dat?39.Shot Heard 'Round The World (Schoolhouse Rocks)40.Boys Club41.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 Star71.Love Will Conquer All72.Chairman Of My Destiny73.Unknown Title (demo)74.Baboon Pt.275.Time To Yourself76.Surfeited77.Little Miss Mandee78.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 itPeople 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
― 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
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
― donald failson (sic), Thursday, 2 April 2020 18:35 (three months ago) link