I got into Ween back in college, listening to Pure Guava, GodWeenSatan and The Pod with friends. We were repulsed, intrigued, and finally, disciples. It was an great alternate to drugs, or enhancement for some.
Pure Guava is the last album from Dean and Gene that feels like the essence of an altered state of mind, a kind of inside joke genius between friends.
When Chocolate and Cheese came out, and everything else since, I've been put off by the cleanness of production. It's been different kind of "brown". While the boys have always "aimed to quease", from Chocolate and Cheese on, the queasiness has been more from relation to parody of commercial music than the more elemental queasiness of the first three albums. Not to say the follow-ups aren't great albums, I've even gotten to like the country one. It's just a different kind of music with different strengths.
Pure Guava stars Ween's screwy drum machine more than in previous albums, and focuses more around experimenting around the beats. It reminds me of Hal in 2001 as his circuits begin to fry. If Hal was a musical genius, he might have written Poopship Destroyer in his last dying moments.
Listen to Mourning Glory a few times even though it is difficult. What is intelligible is really funny. Stallion part three is my favorite Ween song. Even my wife likes Big Jilm.
So take a ride on the poopship! If the Devil has a sense of humor, buying this album could be your best way of getting used to it.