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Kings of home recording, the two masterminds of Ween (grade school friends and twin brothers Gene and Dean) have taken the four-track portastudio to the very limits of its potential on this compilation of the throwaways from the sessions for their Elektra debut Pure Guava . Recorded in an apartment above a barn in their home town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, their studio, affectionately named The Pod , featured the aforementioned recording device, a few crappy 80's effect boards, various drum machines, keyboards, guitars, and copious quantities of inhalants. The cover art even features a mangling of the cover of The songs of Leonard Cohen with a gas mask equipped to aid the inhalation of Scotch Guard spray starch covering Leonard's face. What is contained within is one of the most eclectic, original, and truly warped collection of songs . . . ever.
Top Customer Reviews
Those who find this album unlistenable are due their fair say but did you notice that none of the people who panned this left a "name"...You can only wonder what music they consider listenable. Oh well... This album has such a runaway vitality to it that the weaker spots (and there are a few) can be easily forgiven. This is a liberated album that goes where it pleases and cares not for your stupid rules. It's happy just being The Pod. It's weirdness and self indulgentness actually work in it's favor.
On one track the Pod can be incoherant,meaningless and noisy and on the next almost beautiful and emotional. Then the next one comes up and rocks you like a hurricane. How...could you not like that??? "Pork Roll,Egg and Cheese" may be my favorite here but it's got 10 more fighting it out for 2nd place. If you are up for the challenge,dig in... Just be prepaired to either hold it close or disown it. I'm convinced that this is a love it or hate it sort of thing. They almost force you to make that choice. But then they just expect everyone to love it anyway...
¡§Dear Mr. and Mrs. Ween, your ¡¥sons¡¦ have gotten their hands on a budget four track recorder and recorded a series of un-beautiful songs for submission as their final project. The results are not pleasant.
On probation for their previous term project (GodWeenSatan) I warned them to tone it down this time. Well, we seem to have less cussing but no improvement in quality. The cacophony flowing from your two sons¡¦ guitars is by no means sweet nor melodic; a symphony this aint.
Song themes range from a note to a friend who missed school with mononucleosis, a letter to a ne¡¦er do well college dropout, Mexican Food, and repeated assertions of their masculinity. And amps turned up to at least eleven.
We all know how much money and effort was spent on the boys music lessons and now they misuse their gift to make an awful racket and sing tales of useless dissipation.
And darn it, this is kind of catchy. I¡¦ve listened to it a hundred times and it keeps getting better. These boys recycle every music format on the FM dial and I like it. Let me know if I can write them a recommendation letter for college, they¡¦ll need it after all the school they¡¦ve missed.
Most recent customer reviews
if you are not familiar with ween, like the others have said, do not buy this album first.
At first listen i thought it was kinda crappy, but then after each listen i could... Read more
This ween album is right up there with "God, Ween, Satan." If you don't like ween, it's an acquired taste, and you should stick to White Pepper, Chocolate & Cheese or... Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by Aiptasia
To get it out of the way, right away, if you're not already a fan of Ween's music, for god's sake, don't get this album. Read morePublished on June 9 2004 by Tomas Sikkema
I've read these positive reviews and I can see merit in most of them, but I will say that this is by far the worst Ween album ever. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2004 by Justin Jahnke
Not for everyone,
challenging but rewarding,
try The Mollusk first.
A great sense of humor and great musicianship is the best way I can describe the band that is Ween. Every time I listen to The Pod I bust into hysterics whenever I hear "Sorry... Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2003
I bought this CD some time before "Pure Guava" came out. I had no idea they were pulling my leg (although "Pollo Asada" should have clued me in)-- I thought this was some... Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2003 by david andrew
Dostoevsky wrote, "Stupidity is brief and guileless, while reason hedges and hides. Reason is a scoundrel, stupidity is direct and honest. Read morePublished on June 12 2003
You either love then or hate them. There's no secret as to where i stand. The Pod is a musical masterpiece. Read morePublished on April 29 2003 by Jeremy R. Mcnay