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#1 Campaigner

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 08:49 AM

Recommendations? Should I go from the start? Should I stay well away? I've only heard a few select songs of theirs and haven't found them too bad, but a buddy told me to dig a little deeper, grab their albums and their live stuff, but he wasn't (and never is) too specific. So... point me in the right direction.

#2 Inzane

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 08:51 AM

Dun' got any albums to post. But let me just say, they do GREAT covers live. Very varied.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 08:57 AM

I'm tempted to recommend you stay well away--unless you feel you need to get into a band with a rabid cult fanbase...in which case, might I recommend some Creepy D.

I have White Pepper...it's pretty good. But I admit--I'm not ready for these guys.

#4 MattW

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:03 AM

It depends. I think the best actual album in terms of what they're capable of as musicians is The Mollusk. In terms of their spoofing craft you might want to start with Chocolate and Cheese. Most people do start with C&C. It's a good indicator or whether or not their style sinks or swims with you.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:04 AM

All you need to know is: They are awesome. Go see them live, it will change your life. Even if you haven't heard any studio output. I would check out Quebec. Its my favorite, and its so underrated.

#6 mouthbreather

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:05 AM

There have been extensive threads on Ween here. Try digging through the archives.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:11 AM

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#8 Seamus

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:16 AM

There have been extensive threads on Ween here.
Try digging through the archives.


Yeah, maybe start with a search of the SOMB archives...and the cover art for Chocolate and Cheese...that should keep you busy for a while.

#9 mouthbreather

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:20 AM

First, let me say that they're one of my favorite bands.
I actually think Chocolate and Cheese is a good starting point - extremely varied.
Don't have it with me, otherwise I would post it.

There are lots of Ween fans on the board - Paves, Dan, Yancy... I think Paves and Dan made Ween comps, and I did as well. Maybe you can beg for a re-post. Again, I don't have it with me, but I'll try to post something later.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:28 AM

12 Country Golden Hits is an album I personally like. It's like a country music parody record with great musicianship.

#11 Agrimorfee

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:30 AM

For reals...dig for the archives, I posted heavily in those threads, too. Sorry to seem so lazy, but...Ween will change your life.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:36 AM

I'd recommend the two latest studio albums, White Pepper and Quebec, for the uninitiated.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:49 AM

I'm a The Pod man myself. Then The Mollusk.
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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:51 AM

I'm a The Pod man myself.

But would you recommend that to someone who's never heard the band?

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:58 AM

I'd say the best way to start is either White Pepper or The Mollusk. White Pepper is pretty straightforward stuff that shows you how great of songwriters they are. The Mollusk is probably my favorite, but might be a little weird for most.
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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:59 AM

I'm a The Pod man myself.

But would you recommend that to someone who's never heard the band?


The Pod is NO WAY to introduce this band. That's like introducing someone to Judaism with a bris. :D

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#17 Vivian Darkbloom

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 12:42 PM


I'm a The Pod man myself.

But would you recommend that to someone who's never heard the band?


The Pod is NO WAY to introduce this band. That's like introducing someone to Judaism with a bris. :D


I don't know...I don't really think there's anything wrong with diving straight into the Scotch Guard with these guys. Many of the tunes on there are pretty accessible, too- like "Pork Roll Egg and Cheese."

But yeah, to be fair, Chocolate and Cheese probably serves as a better primer.

LOL at Aggie's bris comment.
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Posted 06 October 2006 - 09:46 AM

Cheers for all the responses guys... Dunno why I didn't check through the archives, maybe I was just being lazy, but I'll get right on it. Not sure what made me seek them out, I was just thinking that I needed someone else to listen to, and these guys popped into my head. I'd heard how killer they are as a live band - and I think that's what attracted me to the idea of listening to Ween. I always gravitate towards the bands that put on kick-ass shows. Will let you know how I go!

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 08:46 PM

For Campaigner and anyone else that wants it.
Here's disc 1 from the Ween comp that I put together a while back. More to follow.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/r2pscf


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Posted 06 October 2006 - 09:19 PM

mouthbreather's Ween comp was my first taste of these guys. I was blown away at all the musical styles they could pull off.
Right in that meaty part of the curve. Not showing off, not falling behind.