Ween, anyone?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Tree-bot, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. bherbert

    bherbert Forum Resident

    South Africa
    I’m a big fan. My favourites are the Mollusk, Pure Guava and Chocolate And Cheese.
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  2. Crispy Rob

    Crispy Rob Cat Juggler

    Oakland, CA
    They killed it as usual at the Masonic last week, two great shows.
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  3. WonkyWilly

    WonkyWilly Forum Resident

    Paradise, PA
    Actually, they are not Zappa fans. They find him "mean spirited", but everyone assumes they are because they are "weird".
  4. pokemaniacjunk

    pokemaniacjunk Forum Resident

    south paris maine
    I like the song they did for Spongebob
  5. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    When Ween is hitting on all cylinders live... it doesn't get much better. People who are turned off by their eccentricities don't like to admit this, but it's true.
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  6. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

    London, England
    I need to see them again, soon. I was concerned that the reunion gigs (limited as they are to irregular residencies and festival shows) would be pedestrian money-grabs, but everything I’ve seen and heard suggests they absolutely still dig it.

    Just goes to show you can get paid well AND still put on a good show.
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  7. Tristero

    Tristero Forum Resident

    I also enjoy "The Argus" from that one, which is like a progressive opus. You get a grab-bag of different styles on that album.
  8. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

    London, England
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  9. Octowen

    Octowen Forum Resident

  10. moople72

    moople72 Forum Resident

    Would love to see them live.
    So much great material to mine for a solid set.
  11. Beatnik_Daddyo'73

    Beatnik_Daddyo'73 Music Addiction Personified

    ...great news! Thank you. :righton: His first one is a blast.
    ...so Gene is back for touring, but not recording?? Seems odd. If it is a partying/drug issue I would think it would be the other way around as the road seems to be the place where all the debauchery happens. Hoping one day we get a new Ween album.
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  12. sunspot

    sunspot Forum Resident

    Saw them at the Astoria in London back in the early 00's (or late 90's - can't quite remember). Great live. I think they played for about 3 hours.
  13. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    We need a new album.

    I know there is a new Deaner album coming in the new year... but now that Gene is functioning again... they should get back to the studio....
  14. jumpinjulian

    jumpinjulian Forum Resident

    Dean Ween Group touring Australia with Primus in April!
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  15. jumpinjulian

    jumpinjulian Forum Resident

    Ween just announced a Red Rocks show for June 5th.
    If you can make it -GO!

    I traveled from Australia to see them there last year and it was out of this world.
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  16. rod sphere

    rod sphere Forum Resident

    San Jose, CA, USA
  17. Tree-bot

    Tree-bot Forum Resident Thread Starter

  18. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

    London, England
    I reeeeeeaaalllyyyy want to go. Sadly it's at a time when I'm too busy to make it. Hoping they'll announce a few more shows this year. If there's some sort of residency a la Stubb's, I'll be making the trip for sure.
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  19. Frosst

    Frosst Vinyl-obsessive kiddo

    I'm a fan of Ween. I only discovered them in the last month or so but have listened to a lot of their early albums as well as their latest one. They really are a versatile and funny duo that makes great music.
  20. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

    London, England
    On a side note, the 2014 Freeman s/t album is a nice Ween-esque thing, if not quite as gonzo as the real deal. It has plenty of examples of Aaron's 4oofy humour, and the odd bit of overblown rock, but it's also pretty confessional and heartfelt in places (the opener 'Covert Discretion' is about his last days of Ween before he split). In place of a new album from both of them, this is a decent substitute.
  21. richbdd01

    richbdd01 Forum Resident

    I just bought the vinyl reissue of Quebec. It’s great to have on vinyl, but could sound better. Some tracks sound pretty good but it shows the potential quality of the source material whenever things get a bit heavier or complex. Sounds like a DAT source or something.
  22. Kevin j

    Kevin j Forum Resident

    Seattle Area
    Kurt Vile has posted a couple pictures on Instagram of him and Deaner in the studio. That has all kinds of potential!
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  23. CowboyBob

    CowboyBob Forum Resident

    Black Bush is soooo good. I really love this album!
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  24. fuzzface

    fuzzface Forum Resident

    Lebanon, MO
    Ween killed it in StL last night. "Short" show, but EPIC.

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