Nobody can appreciate this on a first listen. Well, maybe two die-hard Ween fans, but that's about it. Most people feel that all artists are obliged to put the very best versions of their songs onto their studio albums. They feel that everything should sound perfect: no cracking of voices, no out-of-tune instruments, none of the things you might expect out of a live performance... essentially, people want music that is drained of life, drained of spirit, totally artificial and mechanical. Ween smashes the majority to pieces beginning with this album (I say this because this was their first "major" release) and continues through the Pod, climaxing at Pure Guava, the most beautiful piece of art ever crafted. Remember one thing, though... CHAINSAW SOLO!