- Audio CD (Feb. 2 1993)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Explicit Lyrics
- Label: Elektra Entertain.
- ASIN: B000002HC1
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 35 customer reviews
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Pure Guava Explicit Lyrics
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|5. Push Th' Little Daisies|
|6. The Goin' Gets Tough From The Getgo|
|8. I Play It Off Legit|
|9. Pumpin' 4 The Man|
|12. Flies On My Dick|
|13. I Saw Gener Cryin' In His Sleep|
|14. Touch My Tooter|
|15. Mourning Glory|
|16. Loving U Thru It All|
|17. Hey Fat Boy (Asshole)|
|18. Don't Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy)|
|19. Poop Ship Destroyer|
180 gram reissue of the band's 1992 debut album for Elektra, their third studio album overall. It features what is perhaps Ween's best-known song, ''Push Th'Little Daisies'', which charted as 21 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks and was featured on Beavis and Butthead.
Pure guano will be the reaction of most, but there's a certain primative charm about the straight-to-tape musings of these whacked-out dilettantes with a drum machine. --Jeff Bateman
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likes They Might Be Giants also likes this band, by association
I believe I shall purchase this album!" Well, that friend also
likes Frank Zappa and eating those marshmallow Peep thingys on his
cereal so I was a bit reluctant.
Up hearing the first track I was lead to believe that Ween didn't
have any talent other than fiddling around with effects and massive
amounts of voice filters. upon hearing the last track I decided
to add 'messes around in the studio'. From track 1 "Little
Birdy" to track 19 "Poop Ship Destroyer" there's
hardly any lyric that's intelligable due to the filters used on
the voice. And those filters sounded awesomely annoying. Well, there
was one song I could understand the lyrics to. I believe it was
"Loving U Thru It All".
Heck, anyone can screw around with effects and voice filters but
not everyone can write a song. Like I said before, they seems like
they make up the song right there in the studio, waiting room to
a dentist's offce, trash can, what have you. I like crazy peopel
and things but there's such a thing called decent insanity where
people can relate to and understand even a little bit.</p>
The only part if the album I liked were the drums beats and hillbilly
music on "Pumpin' 4 the Man". Actually, these guys make
me feel like I'm wasting my own musical talent in which I TRY to
make somewhat structured songs.
However, while I don't like Pure Guava, I do like The Mollusk.
Very catchy. I recommend buying that album first if
you're a first time Ween fan.
What I didn't like about it is that the whole thing comes off as juvenile, and very little actual songwriting ability comes into play. Instead of substance, I see an overwhelming attention to sound texture, almost as if they relied on their effects pedals and synthesizers to write their songs for them. It seems as though the guitars are run through phasers or stereo/chorus on every track. While this works well for some songs, for others it seems like the novelty wears thin. And anybody can screw around with a lot of effects, some do it better than others. I'd say Sonic Youth does it better.
I've seen comparisons to Frank Zappa in some reviews of Ween. What separates Frank Zappa from this group is the ability to write a song.
I can see how this would play well with audiences that like their psychedelics a whole lot, but mostly I found it obnoxious at its worst, engaging at its (infrequent) best.
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lie a handful of rock gems,
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