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

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

Postby Bent Fabric » 13 Jul 2017, 22:20

In terms of my own "Oh, SHIT - these clowns have some real undeniable depth and talent!" moment (I hadn't been overly sold by "Daisies"), it would have been "Freedom of '76". From the moment I heard that one (the vocal, the chords, the track, the whole thing), I was 100% willing to go wherever they would lead.

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

Postby bobzilla77 » 13 Jul 2017, 23:58

I spent my high school years in Lambertville NJ just across the bridge from New Hope, and knew Mickey when the band was like a "band" in ironic quotes. They would play shows in their bedrooms and he would review them in his own zine and play them on his radio station. By 1988 they'd started playing as a duo with backing tapes and I saw them a couple times.

Maybe it's professional jealousy but I never got all that into them, even though they had some things I liked. They had some other things I found really annoying.

But maybe one day in my old age I will have something "new" to listen to.
Jimbo wrote:The Natural Times said no matter, essentially we are all doomed.