Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Blame It On the Boognish

OK, I understand today's the 50th anniversary of The Beatles on the roof at Apple, but that's been badly bootlegged too many times. 
If the whole Get Back thing is your scene -- and today they announced a big docu-movie of those sessions is coming from the director of Lord of the Rings -- go here, please.
Today we have something else, courtesy of one of the better partnerships in the history of the music of our age.
They met when they were in junior high school and started making music together before they were out of their teens.
For the better part of the last 30 years, they've piloted the band they formed to give voice to their eccentric music to become one of the most popular and hilarious alternarock bands ever.
What distinguishes them is their ability to sound like a different group almost every song, and to take the musical styles they love and make pastiches of them that somehow function as homage and ridicule at the same time.
I was introduced to their stuff in about 2002 and have seen them several times live since. Their legendary, occasionally marathon shows are as much fun as any I've ever attended, really.
They aren't brothers, but the fact that the characters they started 30 years ago -- and as which they both still perform, together and apart -- are brothers kind of says it all.
Of course we are talking about Dean & Gene Ween and today I'm gonna share one of their greatest shows ever, turning 21 today.
Ween Rocks the Troc
Trocadero Theatre
Philadelphia, PA

01 intro
02 Dancing In the Show Tonight
03 Take Me Away
04 Don't Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy)
05 What Deaner Was Talkin' About
06 The Golden Eel
07 Waving My Dick In the Wind
08 Sketches of Winkle
09 Doctor Rock
10 Mister, Would You Please Help My Pony?
11 Buckingham Green
12 The HIV Song
13 Voodoo Lady
14 Frank
15 The Mollusk
16 Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down)
17 Pumpin' 4 the Man
18 Nan
19 Puerto Rican Power

01 I Can't Put My Finger On It
02 A Tear for Eddie
03 Ocean Man
04 Tick
05 You Fucked Up
06 Mister Richard Smoker
07 The Blarney Stone
08 Baby Bitch
09 Tender Situation
10 Buenas Tardes Amigo
11 Hot for Teacher

Total time: 2:27:22

Dean Ween (Mickey Melchiondo) - guitars & vocals
Gene Ween (Aaron Freeman) - vocals, guitar, mandolin & percussion
Claude Coleman, Jr. - drums & percussion
Dave Dreiwitz - bass
Glenn McClelland - keyboards

lineage says this is a John W. Busher matrix of an audience capture and a soundboard cassette, but I think the soundboard source could be a DAT because there are no tape flips or gaps in the board source that I can discern; either way it sure is mighty Brown
That about covers it for January from me... I shall return in February with more golden flakes off the archival iceberg for y'all.
Before the month expires though, you oughta taste the waste of this primo, anniversary Ween show, matrixed to perfection and waiting to turn your town brown with an awesome sound.--J.