Rock Song of the Week

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17 Mar 2023

Ween - Transdermal Celebration

appears on Quebec (2003)

It's hard to describe Ween's sound as anything other than .. well .. Ween.  With a discography spanning back into the eighties, the band has tried their hand at seemingly countless genres of music, and pretty much nailed it each time.  Hell, the band even released an entire country rock album completely out of nowhere, so there's that.

Much like attending a metal themed yoga class (yes, that is a thing), listening to a Ween album for the first time is a unique experience. It's one of those rare occasions where I'd love to be able to erase my memory so I could go back and do it again (listening to the album, not the metal yoga, that just left me feeling confused).  They're a band that can jump between serious heartfelt melodies such as It's Gonna Be (Alright) to such classics as Waving My Dick In The Wind a few minutes later*, and much like bands such as Strapping Young Lad or Edguy that leap between serious and absurd, you can't always quite tell which side of the page they're on, but you get the impression they had a great time writing it.

For this week's pick, we have chosen Transdermal Celebration from their 2003 album Quebec. While it may not be the band's most upbeat or rock-centric track (that's probably the Motorhead-esque It's Gonna Be A Long Night off the same album), it perfectly captures the essence of Ween's distinct sound. So sit back, get "brown", and enjoy this week's pick from one of the most creative and innovative bands of our time.

* Seriously, check out The Mollusk if you haven't already

Posted by Cooper "had the best time at your party" Crawley

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