by Dave Segal
on Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 4:47 PM
I've been immersing myself in much of Ween's back catalog recently, as I thought I might write a feature on them. However, those plans fell through, so I figured I better at least get a motherfucking blog post out of all that listening. Ergo, here is my idea of what a best-of Ween collection/mixtape would look like. The songs are listed in chronological order; you can sequence them however you want. I'm not going to do all the work for you.
I should add that I am by no means a Ween expert and/or hardcore fan; I probably overlooked some rare 7"s, I've not heard any of those pre-1990 releases, and I've not given a close listen to La Cucaracha since it came out in 2007. Sorry about that. I am simply someone who's had a casual relationship with this New Hope, Pennsylvania group who have somewhat surprisingly earned serious cult success for their sometimes juvenile, scatological genre pastiches/sometimes sublime psychedelic jamming and composing. They are playing the Paramount Theatre Tues. Jan. 25. Respect—even if it's grudging—is due.
After the cut you will find my ultimate Ween mix. (My three favorite Ween songs are "Springtheme," "A Tear for Eddie," and "Marble Tulip Juicy Tree.") Feel free to add your own picks in comments.
01 I'm in the Mood to Move (GodWeenSatan: The Oneness) 02 Marble Tulip Juicy Tree (GodWeenSatan: The Oneness) 03 Captain Fantasy (The Pod) 04 Awesome Sound (The Pod) 05 Laura (The Pod) 06 Alone (The Pod) 07 Moving Away (The Pod) 08 The Stallion Pt. 2 (The Pod) 09 The Stallion Pt. 3 (Pure Guava) 10 Push th’Little Daisies (Pure Guava) 11 The Goin’ Gets Tough from the Getgo (Pure Guava) 12 I Play It Off Legit (Pure Guava) 13 Sarah (Pure Guava) 14 Springtheme (Pure Guava) 15 A Tear for Eddie (Chocolate and Cheese) 16 Roses Are Free (Chocolate and Cheese) 17 Baby Bitch (Chocolate and Cheese) 18 Voodoo Lady (Chocolate and Cheese) 19 Candi (Chocolate and Cheese) 20 I’ll Be Your Jonny on the Spot (The Mollusk) 21 The Golden Eel (The Mollusk) 22 Ocean Man (The Mollusk) 23 Pink Eye (On My Leg) (The Mollusk) 24 Stroker Ace (White Pepper) 25 The Grode (White Pepper) 26 Back to Basom (White Pepper) 27 Transdermal Celebration (Quebec) 28 So Many People in the Neighborhood (Quebec) 29 Happy Colored Marbles (Quebec) 30 Captain (Quebec) 31 The F++ked Jam (Quebec) 32 Alcan Road (Quebec)