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EP 17. Pod, Ween, Satan: The Oneness

August 18, 2020 Steve Nelson & Keith Nottonson Season 2 Episode 3
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EP 17. Pod, Ween, Satan: The Oneness
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The New Dad Rock
EP 17. Pod, Ween, Satan: The Oneness
Aug 18, 2020 Season 2 Episode 3
Steve Nelson & Keith Nottonson

Gene and Dean Ween are the best songwriting duo since Jagger and Richards, or Lennon and McCartney, or maybe it's Rogers and Hammerstein. You get the point. They are geniuses.

Their canon features hundreds and hundreds of songs played to perfection in every genre. Sometimes these songs are drenched in feedback or feature pitch-adjusted vocals. Other times they play Dylanesque odes to former lovers that are a delicate as an orchid. There are songs about golden eels and children born without eyes. They have half a dozen songs about equine friends. They are as adept at speed-freak metal as they are Irish drinking songs. They even did a full country album. Deaner can wow you with his virtuosity on guitar and Gener could get a four-chair turn on The Voice. Ween can do it all.

There is really no sampling of Ween that could give you an adequate understanding of what they are capable of. Nonetheless, here are a bakers' dozen of songs to whet your appetite:
"Birthday Boy" from God, Ween, Satan: The Oneness
"Dr. Rock" from The Pod
"Push th' Little Daisies" and "The Stallion (pt 3)" from Pure Guava
"Take Me Away," "Baby Bitch," "Buenas Tardes, Amigo," and "What Deaner Was Talking About" from Chocolate & Cheese
"Piss Up a Rope" from 12 Golden Country Greats
"The Golden Eel" and "Buckingham Green" from The Mollusk
"Stay Forever" from White Pepper
"Your Party" from La Cucharacha

Or you can dive in just about anywhere. The full albums Chocolate & Cheese, The Mollusk, and White Pepper  are the most accessible and consistently great albums, while the others get a little brown. Ween also has tons of "unreleased" music and their concerts are epic.

Support the show (https://teespring.com/stores/the-new-dad-rock)

Show Notes

Gene and Dean Ween are the best songwriting duo since Jagger and Richards, or Lennon and McCartney, or maybe it's Rogers and Hammerstein. You get the point. They are geniuses.

Their canon features hundreds and hundreds of songs played to perfection in every genre. Sometimes these songs are drenched in feedback or feature pitch-adjusted vocals. Other times they play Dylanesque odes to former lovers that are a delicate as an orchid. There are songs about golden eels and children born without eyes. They have half a dozen songs about equine friends. They are as adept at speed-freak metal as they are Irish drinking songs. They even did a full country album. Deaner can wow you with his virtuosity on guitar and Gener could get a four-chair turn on The Voice. Ween can do it all.

There is really no sampling of Ween that could give you an adequate understanding of what they are capable of. Nonetheless, here are a bakers' dozen of songs to whet your appetite:
"Birthday Boy" from God, Ween, Satan: The Oneness
"Dr. Rock" from The Pod
"Push th' Little Daisies" and "The Stallion (pt 3)" from Pure Guava
"Take Me Away," "Baby Bitch," "Buenas Tardes, Amigo," and "What Deaner Was Talking About" from Chocolate & Cheese
"Piss Up a Rope" from 12 Golden Country Greats
"The Golden Eel" and "Buckingham Green" from The Mollusk
"Stay Forever" from White Pepper
"Your Party" from La Cucharacha

Or you can dive in just about anywhere. The full albums Chocolate & Cheese, The Mollusk, and White Pepper  are the most accessible and consistently great albums, while the others get a little brown. Ween also has tons of "unreleased" music and their concerts are epic.

Support the show (https://teespring.com/stores/the-new-dad-rock)