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Mollusk [Explicit Lyrics]

Ween Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
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1. I'm Dancing In The Show Tonight
2. The Mollusk
3. Polka Dot Tail
4. I'll Be Your Jonny On The Spot
5. Mutilated Lips
6. The Blarney Stone
7. It's Gonna Be (Alright)
8. The Golden Eel
9. Cold Blows The Wind
10. Pink Eye (On My Leg)
11. Waving My Dick In The Wind
12. Buckingham Green
13. Ocean Man
14. She Wanted To Leave (Reprise)

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Bruce Springsteen used the Jersey Shore as the backdrop for his tragic-heroic tales of everyday people in nowhere places. Ween, as you might expect, have a slightly different take on the proud coastline between New York and Atlantic City, the place where they recorded much of their new album, The Mollusk. Gene and Dean are more interested in dead jellyfish, rusted beer cans, flotsam and jetsam, dirty syringes and other assorted detritus that washes up. As for the kind people who live near the water? Ween's only interested in the ones who lurk at amusement park freak shows--and even then, only the really twisted ones. The Mollusk was made between rounds of surf-fishing for bluefish and bass--both before and after the water pipes burst in their winter beach house/studio, leaving recording equipment adrift in an indoor flood. Naturally, the album sounds thoroughly soaked. This is Ween's 'wet' album, in much the same way last year's 12 Golden Country Greats was their Nashville album. Songs like "The Golden Eel" and "Ocean Man" mine the water motif quite literally, while the hilarious title track and "Polka Dot Tail" take it one step further, the first by aping the dopey Brit folk mysticism of Donovan's "Atlantis" and the second by lumbering whimsically like "Yellow Submarine." Other tracks, such as the opening ditty "I'm Dancing in the Show Tonight," are more impressionistically soaked: the piano notes sprinkle lightly, the tuba plods like a foot through mud, and the vocals warp as if they were accidentally thrown into the washing machine. Though they're good enough songwriters to play it straight and almost get away with it ("It's Gonna Be" sounds pulled from the Peter Cetera songbook), the Ween boys are at their best on songs like "Mutilated Lips," when they're foraging through the grotesque, the surreal, the outright nasty--anything that titillates their sick sense of humor. They're still guys who get off on weird sounds (such as "Pink Eye"'s vacuum cleaner melody and dog bark percussion) and wiener jokes ("Waving My Dick in the Wind"). And what's most fun for us is hearing how much fun it still seems to be for them. --Roni Sarig

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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the one... Feb. 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
When people ask me what is the one ween album that you need, i say that you need all of them. This is the best one, though. ween albums always seem to be a mixed bag as far as musical styles go, ranging drastically between tracks, you never know what is going to happen after the two second silence between songs. that is the beauty of ween, no matter how brown and poop-scented it may be. there have been a few (if not all) ween albums that i hated after the first listen, only to come back a couple of days later begging for more. after you familiarize and get comfortable with it, you come to love it similiar to taking cough syrup.
but the mollusk is on a level of it's own. it is a concept album that is best heard from start to finish. it starts with a little waltzy cover of "dancing in the show tonight". it is an odd place to start, especially hearing the childish vocals. next is "the mollusk", a song that every human with a soul loves upon their first listen. this song brought back man beach memories from my childhood, fishing with uncles, etc. "polka dot tale" is brown and not my favorite, prolly my least on the album. "i'll be your johnny on the spot" is a nice quick tune that makes my gas petal foot push harder. "mutilated lips" is an amazing song that makes me want to burst and implode at the same time. words, aside from its very lyrics, can't descrbe how i feel about this song that has the most amazing (and quite possibly longest) chorus ever. "the blarney stone" hits home for me as well. i'm irish, i drink, and i love rowdy pubs. "It's gonna be" is the intermission for the audience. it is a nice little love song, but feel free to go to the bathroom while it's playing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I'm dancing in the show... Nov. 23 2002
By Kort
Format:Audio CD
Wow, what a great album.
I have most of Ween's excursions into the realms of the bizzarre and beautiful. This one gets the most play for some reason. From the happy 1st song, the wispy, otherworldly "The Mollusk" and all the way thru to the final reprise, this is a splendid effort the reminds me of some of the more exploratory Beattles music in their Dr. Pepper days. This is still all Ween though, and the album is a cohesive whole. Have you ever made a flan and squished it in your hand...err, I digress, but that is how this very "moist" album feels in your head. All drippy, soft and happy. Ween has matured since their early work and the production is amazing yet they still keep their glorious weirdness that somehow was lost for me on their more mainstream "White Pepper" album.
If you are looking to get into Ween or just want to another of their wonderful works to you collection, I highly recommend The Mollusk.
Have you ever seen a whale with a polka-dot tail? I hope you will.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Accepting only fresh brine.... Aug. 24 2001
Format:Audio CD
I remember the day I bought The Mollusk. I had already been familiar with Ween's inventive, diverse & bitingly sarcstic music since 1992's Pure Guava. It seemed to me that every album since Pure Guava became more and more polished, expansive and exciting. Before buying THE MOLLUSK, Ween had created enough great music, for me, to be a lifelong fan. As I listened to the profound tracks of THE MOLLUSK for that first time, I realized that Ween was now in the league of great rock bands that I had admired all of my life.
Just as "12 Golden Country Greats" was a brilliant and hilarious take on country (If you don't laugh during "Piss Up A Rope", there's something very wrong with you), "THE MOLLUSK" is just as brilliant in it's take on progressive rock. If you enter the album with a quality sense of humor, you'll be taken on a fantastic ride (a perfect marriage of melodic,incredibly catchy music, with the kind of humor that ZAPPA would be proud of.)
... The Mollusk loves it's own irreverence and you will too (if you're cool, that is) Top tracks(to me)are: THE MOLLUSK (like many tracks on this great album, The Mollusk is a brilliantly sarcastic take on the pompous and grandiose lyrics of progressive rock: "Hey little boy come walk with me, and bring your new found mollusk along, does it speaketh of the trinity, can it gaze at the sun with it's wandering eye?" The music is wonderful as well (straight outta '73!)
I'LL BE YOUR JOHNNY ON THE SPOT(I've come up with my own special dance for this intense, kick-ass track...you probably wouldn't want to see the dance.)
MUTILATED LIPS (an absolutely brilliant song reminicent of Pink Floyd, Zappa etc. with fantastic lyrics; the chorus is the highlight. Great riff too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible! Ween's best! Feb. 26 2001
Format:Audio CD
As a long time Ween fan, I was blow away by "The Mollusk". It is a weird prog-rock, chamber-pop, fever-dream of a record inhabited by cracked sea shanties, carnival music, and, oddly, a power ballad or two... The first Ween CD that screams "we are not a just a one-joke band", this is a record that reveals the band has more in common with Tom Waits or Mercury Rev than Gwar or Weird Al. Meticulously produced, there are tons of cool sounds buried under the varied musical textures. A great headphone record. Sure, they are still fascinated with penis jokes, beer, and junkfood, but this is a record that should've elevated them to the status of Pavement or Beck. Ween has been one of the most read: one of the only) innovative groups of the 90's, and this is one of that decade's best albums. I'm not sure why Ween is so underappreciated, but, whilst listenening to thier innovative, weird music, one gets the distinct impression that Ween doesn't care. Maybe we shouldn't either, and just enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WAVIN' MY *BEEP* IN THE WIND AND LOVIN EVERY MINUTE OF IT!!!
Ween is a great band. Enough said.
This is a great album.
Again, enough said.
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Published on July 11 2004 by buh
5.0 out of 5 stars Last of The Good ones!
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Published on April 24 2004 by Carl Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite album of all time!
I was so glad to see this as a five-star album. Not only is this Ween's best album, it is also THE best album ever, in my opinion. Read more
Published on Feb. 7 2004 by Eric Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars A Review Haiku by Todd Marrone
A concept album
masterpiece not to be missed,
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Published on Dec 15 2003 by Todd Marrone
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This is probably my favorite Ween album. The creativity here is astounding and the production just sweeps you away. Read more
Published on June 22 2003 by Simon Perkins
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this album is one of my favorite ween albums,it takes you on a journey to an aqua plasmatic place,realy trippy,if u like ween and dont have it buy it or burn it(just get... Read more
Published on June 14 2003 by A. nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best!!!
The best Ween album! Hands down!!! You will enjoy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A marvelous mix of mellow melodies for your mind!
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Published on March 18 2003 by Brian M. Benway
5.0 out of 5 stars a tip o' me hat to sum seafarin' songs
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