Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ween - The Mollusk



Ween - The Mollusk (1997)


I have already spoke on the fact that I am in love with Ween. The Mollusk was the first Ween album that I can remember waiting for the release date. I recall calling around to all the local cd shops to see if anyone had this in, only to find it at a Sam Goody of all places. Well 18.99 later I had the new Ween. While they recorded this disc, Ween set up shop in an old mansion on the beach. Halfway through it was flooded out and they moved someplace else. I think some of the water actually ruined a lot of what they had worked on up until that point, so they just started over. That's when the nautical themes came into play. No other band could pull off this type of cd. They try their hand at love ballads, Irish drinking songs, and old sea shanties. They do all of this quite well. This album will deliver you to the bottom of the sea, or perhaps to a bar full of drunken pirates. They are all fun places to be while listening to Ween.

6 Comments:

Blogger maize said...

wow, i just realized how much i like this one too!!!

3:04 PM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

thanks for this. next to the pod this is my favorite, and i haven't heard it in years

3:46 PM  
Blogger papstar said...

yea...it really is an amazing album..one of my all time favorites. Pitchfork even gave this thing a 9.7 or something. which is just crazy talk

3:52 PM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

or maybe the only time they had their heads out of their asses...

5:02 PM  
Blogger gerhardj said...

awesome, thanks. This is one of those albums I lent to somebody and never got back and have been missing for years. This is also the first (maybe only?) Ween album that I bought right when it first came out, and I remember playing it for people who had only ever heard that "Push the Little Daisies" song and they were quite impressed by how much better this was. great album.

5:36 PM  
Blogger deaddreamnation said...

man ween is the shit...i remember being 16 and going to atlanta to buy records and they were playing pure guava over the stereo...i freaked the fuck out, bought it and god/ween/satan....basically proceeded to get high and listen to those all summer long....ahhhh...

i love this blog. good times.

anyone have any greyhouse?

xxoxo
ddn

10:15 PM  

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