Brownie Troop

Mikey Ween of Ween fame just launched a new website, all about new releases, upcoming gigs, band trivia fishing. Somehow I don’t see Dweezil doing that — with the possible exception of a cooking blog, perhaps. *

* I kid dear ZPZ-loving readers, I kid.

8 Responses to “Brownie Troop”

  1. Kevin Hoover says:

    Ween are wonderful (even though they don’t particularly care for Frank).

    I encourage all Zappa fans to purchase Ween’s own Sgt. Pepper (or maybe Revolver), the album called The Mollusk. I envy you for your ability to delight in this clever, tuneful album for the first time.

    And, you may find this hard to believe from the title, but Ween’s 12 Golden Country Greats is another genius treat. Just listen to it.

    Gene and Dean have alluded to some truly horrid Tull-like prog-rock that they have never played publicly. It’s probably wonderful.

    Ween!

  2. vince says:

    THe speeded-up vocals on some of the “Chocolate & Cheese” album are a must for any fan of “WOIIFTM”!

  3. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Don’t forget their latest offering, “La Cucaracha” — clocking in at 10:49, “Woman and Man” alone is worth the price of admission!

    Oh and I agree with Kevin: 12 Golden Country Greats is genius — even if there’s actually only 10 tracks on there :D

  4. Kevin Hoover says:

    I was going to mention that 10 tracks business. The 12 Greats actually refers to the Nashville musicians Ween hired to do the album. Also, they recorded it in splendid analog to get the authentic sound.

    I not a country or western kind of guy. But that album defies categorization.

  5. Jamez says:

    A quote from Kevin Hoover:

    Ween are wonderful (even though they don’t particularly care for Frank).

    I encourage all Zappa fans to purchase Ween’s own Sgt. Pepper (or maybe Revolver), the album called The Mollusk. I envy you for your ability to delight in this clever, tuneful album for the first time.

    And, you may find this hard to believe from the title, but Ween’s 12 Golden Country Greats is another genius treat. Just listen to it.

    Gene and Dean have alluded to some truly horrid Tull-like prog-rock that they have never played publicly. It’s probably wonderful.

    Ween!

    What’s wrong with Jethro Tull?! Ian Anderson was a big Zappa and Beefheart fan and took some ex-Magic Band members under his wing.

  6. Kevin Hoover says:

    Thanks for that question. I realize there was an inference of a put-down in the “truly horrid Tull-like…” quote.

    What I meant was, Ween’s unreleased prog stuff was described by the Ween guys as Tull done badly. I should have phrased that more accurately.

    I LOVE Jethro Tull and listen to them almost every day for massive pleasure factors. Ian is a genius and Tull, like Frank, is deeply misunderstood.

  7. Jamez says:

    A quote from Kevin Hoover:

    Thanks for that question. I realize there was an inference of a put-down in the “truly horrid Tull-like…” quote.

    What I meant was, Ween’s unreleased prog stuff was described by the Ween guys as Tull done badly. I should have phrased that more accurately.

    I LOVE Jethro Tull and listen to them almost every day for massive pleasure factors. Ian is a genius and Tull, like Frank, is deeply misunderstood.

    No problem. Also, like Frank, Ian Anderson doesn’t take drugs and is underappreciated by the mainstream media.

  8. Jamez says:

    Oh yeah, Tull are on their 40th Anniverary Tour this year and Mr Anderson recently got an MBE from the queen!

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