History Music / Ween

17th Feb '18 1:27:58 PM nombretomado
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* SongOfSongTitles: "L.M.L.Y.P." directly lifts most of lyrics from {{Prince}}'s "Shockadelica" and the rap from "Alphabet St."

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* SongOfSongTitles: "L.M.L.Y.P." directly lifts most of lyrics from {{Prince}}'s Music/{{Prince}}'s "Shockadelica" and the rap from "Alphabet St."
10th Feb '18 7:39:03 AM devilbetween
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** ''The Pod'' has a couple bizarre lyrical motifs. Four songs mention a "pork roll egg and cheese" and three mention RipVanWinkle.

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** ''The Pod'' has a couple bizarre lyrical motifs. Four songs mention a "pork roll egg and cheese" cheese": "Pork Roll Egg And Cheese", "She Fucks Me", "Frank", and three "Awesome Sound".
***Four others
mention RipVanWinkle.RipVanWinkle: "Sketches Of Winkle", "Boing", "Strap On That Jammypac", and "Molly".
6th Feb '18 5:34:31 PM supernintendo128
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* BlackComedyRape: Zigzagged. Dean was asked in [[http://www.mtvhive.com/2012/07/20/ween-dean-ween-interview/ an interview]] whether he had any hesitations about writing the line that involves gang rape in "Cover it With Gas and Set it on Fire" and whether it was a rape joke. He clarifies that the joke to the song isn't the rape, but the fact that [[WordSaladHumor none of it]] [[SurrealHumor makes sense]]; the line in question is "He's a hobble with a wobble at the gang rape" and the following line is "It's an earth chock, war plot, peppermint lasso." Dean sums it up with, "If you think there’s some kind of statement in there, you’re fucking doing more drugs than we were."
* BlatantLies: On the live album, ''At the Cat's Cradle 1992'', during some stage banter, Dean lists a few songs including "Reggaejunkiejew" and says "We don't play any of those songs live." Right after this, they played "Reggaejunkiejew."
* {{Bookends}}: ''The Mollusk'' starts and ends with "I'm Dancing In The Show Tonight"
* BrainBleach: With song titles like "Suckin' Blood from the Devil's Dick," new listeners should keep some handy.
* BrokenRecord: The phrase, "Pork roll egg and cheese on a kaiser bun," is repeated in the background throughout the entirety of "She Fucks Me."
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm2DVfOzEig Tastessssss... Good on the Bun!"]].
* CaptainObvious: "Mister Would You Please Help My Pony?" gives us the line, "He can't talk because he's a pony."
* CarefulWithThatAxe: '''YOU FUCKED UP! AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!'''
* ClusterFBomb: "Baby, Baby, Baby Bitch/Fuck you, you stinkin'-ass ho" and a lot of other songs as well.
** They greeted the world with, "YOU FUCKED UP!! YOU BITCH, YOU REALLY FUCKED UP!! YOU FUCKED UP, YOU FUCKING NAZI WHORE!!" They relied on this a lot early on.
** Part I of "The Stallion" is composed largely of this.
* ContemptibleCover: Zigzagged with ''Chocolate & Cheese''. They originally wanted it to have a "gay sailor theme" but Elektra thought that would be going too far. Yet for a replacement, Elektra suggested a scantily-clad woman in a Ween belt.
** Played straight with the download-only release ''Craters of the Sac'', whose cover art is a closeup of a scrotum.
* ContinuityNod: "Big Jilm" features the line "It's a pleazel, it's a pleazel my weasel," a reference to their earlier tune, "I Gots A Weasel," whose lyrics were based on similar lines.
** "Baby Bitch" has the line "Wrote 'Birthday Boy' for ya babe", which is a reference to an earlier song of that name. It might also be a ShoutOut to Music/BobDylan, since in the song "Sara" Dylan mentions "Writin' 'Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands' for you".
* {{Corpsing}}: Happens occasionally on some of their more lo-fi albums. For example, near the beginning of "Dr. Rock," you can hear Gene laughing and saying "Let's do it again."
** Maybe the most noticeable on "Blackjack" and "Right to the Ways and the Rules of the World."
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Quebec'' is this compared to most of their albums, as apart from "It's Gonna Be a Long Night" none of the songs have any humor.
* ADayInTheLimelight: In addition to [[StepUpToTheMic the songs on which Dean is the lead singer]], some guitar solos are played by Gene, such as "The Stallion (Part 3)."
* DeadpanSnarker: Both have their moments. Especially noticeable on the ''At the Cat's Cradle, 1992'' live album in which Dean sees the much smaller crowd compared to their previous concert at the venue and quips, "We must have been really good last time we were here." Later, on the same album, Dean plays a very long, very [[NoiseRock noisy]] guitar solo in an early version of "Buckingham Green" and once it ends, Gene asks the crowd, "Wanna hear it again?"
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Inverted, for the most part. They have actually encouraged the use of fan torrents like [[http://www.browntracker.net/ browntracker]] for those who want digital copies of their live songs as well as their now-rare home demos/albums like ''The Crucial Squeegie Lip'' and ''[[Music/JimiHendrix Axis: Bold As Boognish]]'', though they haven't advocated piracy of their studio releases. Dean also runs Ween Radio, an Internet radio stream where fans can request songs and listen to obscure, unreleased, and/or live songs in addition to songs found on their studio albums.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Both Dean and Gene, and most of the other members in the band's history, during shows.
* EpicRocking: When playing live, they've been known to do 30+ minute renditions of songs that are only a fraction of that length on the album and Dean Ween plays noticeably extended solos. It is also not uncommon for their concerts to last three or more hours.
** "Nicole" and "L.M.L.Y.P." from ''[=GodWeenSatan=]'' are both around nine minutes. The version of "Monique the Freak" on ''Craters of the Sac'' is just above the 10 minute mark. "Woman and Man" is 10:48.

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* BlackComedyRape: Zigzagged. Dean was asked in [[http://www.mtvhive.com/2012/07/20/ween-dean-ween-interview/ an interview]] whether he had any hesitations about writing the line that involves gang rape in "Cover it With Gas and Set it on Fire" and whether it was a rape joke. He clarifies that the joke to the song isn't the rape, but the fact that [[WordSaladHumor none of it]] [[SurrealHumor makes sense]]; the line in question is "He's a hobble with a wobble at the gang rape" and the following line is "It's an earth chock, war plot, peppermint lasso." Dean sums it up with, "If you think there’s some kind of statement in there, you’re fucking doing more drugs than we were."
* BlatantLies: On the live album, ''At the Cat's Cradle 1992'', during some stage banter, Dean lists a few songs including "Reggaejunkiejew" and says "We don't play any of those songs live." Right after this, they played "Reggaejunkiejew."
* {{Bookends}}: ''The Mollusk'' starts and ends with "I'm Dancing In The Show Tonight"
* BrainBleach: With song titles like "Suckin' Blood from the Devil's Dick," new listeners should keep some handy.
* BrokenRecord: The phrase, "Pork roll egg and cheese on a kaiser bun," is repeated in the background throughout the entirety of "She Fucks Me."
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm2DVfOzEig Tastessssss... Good on the Bun!"]].
* CaptainObvious: "Mister Would You Please Help My Pony?" gives us the line, "He can't talk because he's a pony."
* CarefulWithThatAxe: '''YOU FUCKED UP! AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!'''
* ClusterFBomb: "Baby, Baby, Baby Bitch/Fuck you, you stinkin'-ass ho" and a lot of other songs as well.
** They greeted the world with, "YOU FUCKED UP!! YOU BITCH, YOU REALLY FUCKED UP!! YOU FUCKED UP, YOU FUCKING NAZI WHORE!!" They relied on this a lot early on.
** Part I of "The Stallion" is composed largely of this.
* ContemptibleCover: Zigzagged with ''Chocolate & Cheese''. They originally wanted it to have a "gay sailor theme" but Elektra thought that would be going too far. Yet for a replacement, Elektra suggested a scantily-clad woman in a Ween belt.
** Played straight with the download-only release ''Craters of the Sac'', whose cover art is a closeup of a scrotum.
* ContinuityNod: "Big Jilm" features the line "It's a pleazel, it's a pleazel my weasel," a reference to their earlier tune, "I Gots A Weasel," whose lyrics were based on similar lines.
** "Baby Bitch" has the line "Wrote 'Birthday Boy' for ya babe", which is a reference to an earlier song of that name. It might also be a ShoutOut to Music/BobDylan, since in the song "Sara" Dylan mentions "Writin' 'Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands' for you".
* {{Corpsing}}: Happens occasionally on some of their more lo-fi albums. For example, near the beginning of "Dr. Rock," you can hear Gene laughing and saying "Let's do it again."
** Maybe the most noticeable on "Blackjack" and "Right to the Ways and the Rules of the World."
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Quebec'' is this compared to most of their albums, as apart from "It's Gonna Be a Long Night" none of the songs have any humor.
* ADayInTheLimelight: In addition to [[StepUpToTheMic the songs on which Dean is the lead singer]], some guitar solos are played by Gene, such as "The Stallion (Part 3)."
* DeadpanSnarker: Both have their moments. Especially noticeable on the ''At the Cat's Cradle, 1992'' live album in which Dean sees the much smaller crowd compared to their previous concert at the venue and quips, "We must have been really good last time we were here." Later, on the same album, Dean plays a very long, very [[NoiseRock noisy]] guitar solo in an early version of "Buckingham Green" and once it ends, Gene asks the crowd, "Wanna hear it again?"
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Inverted, for the most part. They have actually encouraged the use of fan torrents like [[http://www.browntracker.net/ browntracker]] for those who want digital copies of their live songs as well as their now-rare home demos/albums like ''The Crucial Squeegie Lip'' and ''[[Music/JimiHendrix Axis: Bold As Boognish]]'', though they haven't advocated piracy of their studio releases. Dean also runs Ween Radio, an Internet radio stream where fans can request songs and listen to obscure, unreleased, and/or live songs in addition to songs found on their studio albums.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Both Dean and Gene, and most of the other members in the band's history, during shows.
* EpicRocking: When playing live, they've been known to do 30+ minute renditions of songs that are only a fraction of that length on the album and Dean Ween plays noticeably extended solos. It is also not uncommon for their concerts to last three or more hours.
** "Nicole" and "L.M.L.Y.P.
questio." from ''[=GodWeenSatan=]'' are both around nine minutes. The version of "Monique the Freak" on ''Craters of the Sac'' is just above the 10 minute mark. "Woman and Man" is 10:48.



* NewSoundAlbum: While most of their albums tend to experiment with several different genres, it's fairly easy to tell which album a song is from. ''[=GodWeenSatan=]'' is mainly punk, hard rock, and metal, ''The Pod'' has mostly slow songs with distorted vocals, ''12 Golden Country Greats'' is nothing but country music, ''The Mollusk'' has a nautical theme, etc.

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* NewSoundAlbum: While most of their albums tend to experiment with several different genres, it's fairly easy to tell which album a song is from. ''[=GodWeenSatan=]'' is mainly punk, hard rock, and metal, ''The Pod'' has mostly slow songs with distorted vocals, ''12 Golden Country Greats'' is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin nothing but country music, music]], ''The Mollusk'' has a nautical theme, etc.
29th Dec '17 11:22:41 PM FingerPuppet
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* FakeOutFadeOut: After "The Stallion (Part 2)" fades out, there is a brief, highly distorted monologue that concludes the song.
19th Oct '17 3:53:23 PM MikeK
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** In "Shamemaker", he adopts an exaggerated Southern Californian accent throughout the song, which has been taken as a parody of [[Music/Blink182 Tom Delonge]] (or just typical PopPunk vocals in general)

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** In "Shamemaker", he adopts an exaggerated Southern Californian accent throughout the song, which has been taken as a parody of [[Music/Blink182 Tom Delonge]] (or just typical [=2000s=] PopPunk vocals in general)
5th Sep '17 9:55:34 PM Rockah12
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** In all seriousness, they're pretty much all over the scale, sometimes even in the same song. Usually go up to 8 ("You Fucked Up") and as low as a 2 ("It's Gonna Be (Alright)" and "Chocolate Town") individually, or you have songs like "Happy-Colored Marbles", which starts out as a 1 (maybe a 2 if you take the distorted vocals into account) and then steadily progresses up in intensity until it [[MoodWhiplash suddenly climaxes at a 10]], with [[NightmareFuel nightmarish instrumentation]] and what sounds like either a siren or [[CarefulWithThatAxe someone screaming their head off.]]

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** In all seriousness, they're pretty much all over the scale, sometimes even in the same song. Usually go up to 8 ("You Fucked Up") and as low as a 2 ("It's Gonna Be (Alright)" and "Chocolate Town") individually, or you have songs like "Happy-Colored Marbles", which starts out as a 1 (maybe a 2 if you take the distorted vocals into account) and then steadily progresses up in intensity until it [[MoodWhiplash suddenly climaxes at a 10]], with [[NightmareFuel nightmarish instrumentation]] and what sounds like either a siren or [[CarefulWithThatAxe someone screaming their head off.]]
5th Sep '17 10:31:16 AM Rockah12
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** In all seriousness, they're pretty much all over the scale, sometimes even in the same song. Can go up to 10 ("You Fucked Up") and as low as a 2 ("It's Gonna Be (Alright)" and "Chocolate Town") individually, or you have songs like "Happy-Colored Marbles", which starts out as a 1 (maybe a 2 if you take the distorted vocals into account) and then steadily progresses up in intensity until it [[MoodWhiplash suddenly climaxes at a 10]], with [[NightmareFuel nightmarish instrumentation]] and what sounds like either a siren or [[CarefulWithThatAxe someone screaming their head off.]]

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** In all seriousness, they're pretty much all over the scale, sometimes even in the same song. Can Usually go up to 10 8 ("You Fucked Up") and as low as a 2 ("It's Gonna Be (Alright)" and "Chocolate Town") individually, or you have songs like "Happy-Colored Marbles", which starts out as a 1 (maybe a 2 if you take the distorted vocals into account) and then steadily progresses up in intensity until it [[MoodWhiplash suddenly climaxes at a 10]], with [[NightmareFuel nightmarish instrumentation]] and what sounds like either a siren or [[CarefulWithThatAxe someone screaming their head off.]]
5th Sep '17 10:29:57 AM Rockah12
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: [[MathematiciansAnswer Yes.]]
** In all seriousness, they're pretty much all over the scale, sometimes even in the same song. Can go up to 10 ("You Fucked Up") and as low as a 2 ("It's Gonna Be (Alright)" and "Chocolate Town") individually, or you have songs like "Happy-Colored Marbles", which starts out as a 1 (maybe a 2 if you take the distorted vocals into account) and then steadily progresses up in intensity until it [[MoodWhiplash suddenly climaxes at a 10]], with [[NightmareFuel nightmarish instrumentation]] and what sounds like either a siren or [[CarefulWithThatAxe someone screaming their head off.]]
15th Aug '17 10:23:49 PM MumblesT
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Gene announced that he was retiring his "Gene Ween" alter ego and more or less declared the band broken up, much to Dean's surprise. However, they're reuniting for a series of concerts in early 2016.

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Gene announced that he was retiring his "Gene Ween" alter ego and more or less declared the band broken up, much to Dean's surprise. surprise, in 2012. However, they're reuniting they reunited for a series of concerts shows in early 2016.
2016, and have continued to do so throughout 2017.
17th Jun '17 1:39:45 PM nombretomado
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* TreyParkerAndMattStone: Co-directed the music video for "Even If You Don't."
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