Ween’s The Mollusk Turns 20: An Oral History By Mickey Melchiondo

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Ween’s The Mollusk Turns 20: An Oral History By Mickey Melchiondo

Postby The Savage Young Gash » 11 Jul 2017, 17:04

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Postby Bent Fabric » 11 Jul 2017, 17:27

Wonderful read!

That was a great time to be into Ween (such a cultish thing that you'd randomly find other you knew people were also fans of...NEVER something I tried to push on anyone else) - and that particular record has an almost impenetrable depth that really intensified their appeal for me.

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Postby The Savage Young Gash » 11 Jul 2017, 17:34

I can't think of another band who have that 'you either get this or you don't' quality. Every record, well, I've never clicked with The Pod (cover aside), has something special.
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Postby Classic Rock Sneelock » 11 Jul 2017, 18:02

wow, time flies, huh?
haven't listened to it front to back maybe ever.
always liked the tracks I've heard. Les Claypool's quote piques my interest/
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Postby never/ever » 11 Jul 2017, 21:39

My favourite of theirs by a long stretch. The Blarney Stone remains one of the best drinking songs of all time.
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Postby algroth » 12 Jul 2017, 01:32

It's a good album, definitely heads and shoulders above anything else I've heard of the band. I'll check the link out later!

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Postby Charlie O. » 12 Jul 2017, 03:20

Never heard this one, but I really enjoyed that history.
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Postby Classic Rock Sneelock » 12 Jul 2017, 03:46

I liked it.
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Bonus content - dig that Allman's homage!
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Postby Dr. B. Eef » 12 Jul 2017, 06:51

I have to hear this. I only know 'Push Th' Little Daisies' and 'Voodoo Lady' and I love 'em.
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Postby The Savage Young Gash » 12 Jul 2017, 07:09

Try White Pepper first, it's their straightest but it'll get you on board.

You'll be ready for Pure Guava soon...

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Postby Goat Boy » 12 Jul 2017, 09:12

An ex gf liked them.

I honestly thought it was some of the worst shit I've ever heard.
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Postby The Savage Young Gash » 12 Jul 2017, 09:19

Yeah, I don't think there can be an "Oh, they're ok" option.
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Postby The Savage Young Gash » 12 Jul 2017, 09:22

They're playing Red Rocks tonight!
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Postby Moleskin » 13 Jul 2017, 10:30

I have never knowingly heard them, but am playing this album on spotify and am sorry I've missed it the last 2 decades.
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Postby ThE rEd HeIfEr HaS gOoD tAsTe In MuSiC » 13 Jul 2017, 10:57

Yeah I need to familiarise myself with it too, that was a cracking read.

Still love that "Push Th Little Daisies" was a top 20 single here, the amount of hate people like my dad had for that wonderful song :lol:
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Postby never/ever » 13 Jul 2017, 11:41

Their gigs were epic... Last Sydney gig I saw them it went for over 3 hours!
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Postby pcqgod » 13 Jul 2017, 21:20

I was a huge fan around the time of 'GodWeenSatan.' I thought that it was kind of embarrassing that "Push th' Little Daisies" was their breakout hit. It was just one facet of their sound. 'Quebec' was the album that got me interested in them again, and then I went back and listened to 'White Pepper' and 'The Mollusc' belatedly.
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Postby Quaco » 13 Jul 2017, 21:37

Goat Boy wrote:An ex gf liked them.

I honestly thought it was some of the worst shit I've ever heard.

"Baby Bitch" is pretty good. I think you would like it. I am by no means a fan , but they have a song or two I really like -- followed by ten more that are completely different.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Jul 2017, 22:15

Ditto on what Bent Fabric and Gash wrote. They were very special for a time there.
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