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Japanese Version featuring One Bonus Track: Who Dat?.
When Ween released their debut, God Ween Satan, in 1990, the question on most listeners' minds was "Are they serious?" Ten years later, White Pepper has folks asking "Are they joking?" No, as evidenced by the straightforward pop that makes up their eighth studio effort. This isn't a sellout, but a continuation of the sound explored on their previous release, The Mollusk. Songs like "Even If You Don't" and "Back to Basom" are respective nods to their McCartney and Lennon joneses, and even more stunningly, the brothers Ween bust out their most irony-free love song yet, "Stay Forever." The boys haven't completely abandoned the silly--the Caribbean-flavored "Bananas and Blow" and the Steely Dan-influenced "Pandy Fackler" are good for giggles--but the "more pop, less poop" rule remains in effect, leaving room for majestic tastiness like "Flutes of Chi" and "The Grobe." All in all, a fantastic salute to rock & roll. --Jason Josephes
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This album seems to run the gammit of their rock and roll upbringing, ranging from the obvious nods to the beatles in songs like "Even If You Don't" to the more absurd jimmy buffet or steely dan styled songs.
Need more proof that this ain't yr average Ween? howabout that parental advisory sticker? Can you spot an actual swear on the entire record? unless the word "prick" merits an entire warning label. Truth is, yr parents will actually like this album. in a slightly different way than you of course, but they'll like it.
And one final thought, if yr one of those ppl writing Ween off as just another novelty band, when's the last time you heard any top 40 act pen a more perfect ballad than "She's Your Baby"? i look forward to years of great records Ween!
anyway onto the album, for a longtime "the mollusk" and "chocolate & cheese" have sat as my favourite ween offerings, the multiple genres and different vibes really suit my tastes as i sometimes have a bit of a short attention span musically and i like artists to mix things up on their albums... that being said, after a coule of months of absorbing 'White Pepper' i think it may well have taken place as my favourite ween album.
White Pepper is a much more straight ahead ween album, a lushly orchestrated pop album that does almost feel like the beatles brewed through a ween filter. some highlights for me:
* "even if you don't" a bouncy piano backed pop track... musically kind of retro but lyrically, very much of now
* "flutes of the chi" psychedelic aural feast, a ridiculously gorgeous melody
* "stroker ace" most ween albums seem to feature at least one heavy rock song and WP is no exception, stroker ace will get your blood pumping!
* "Falling out" like the token rock song, most ween albums contain at least one country track, and this is it. another really strong song with memorable melody.
* "she's your baby" great way to finish the album, a folky acoustic track that, to me brings the beatles' "you've got to hide your love away" to mind.
the other songs are all good too from the steel drummed "bananas and blow to the beautiful "stay together"
if you like gorgeous catchy pop melodies and don't mind that this is quite a "normal" sounding ween album (compared to say "pure guava" or "the pod") then give it a listen!
Most recent customer reviews
This, sir, is no PURE GUAVA... 'Pure Genius.' Like the string of thier last 3 albums (Chocolate and Cheese, 12 Country... Read morePublished on May 6 2004 by derty dee
exactly where i'm at, awful song. just plain painful. fluits of chi, even if you don't and bananas and blow are all amazing. stroker ace and ice castles on the other hand are not. Read morePublished on April 11 2004
It is no secret that most, if not all, of Ween's albums are not a mere collection of songs but rather what is termed "concept albums," anthologies of music that have a continuous... Read morePublished on Dec 22 2003 by Account Killer
One more testament
to the band's tremendous range,
the first three tracks shine.
This is a great album despite what some folks would have you believe. Ok it sounds a lot more accessible than previous efforts but who says that has to be a bad thing. Read morePublished on July 28 2003 by B. Deal
Another great album by my favorite band. I love their directional changes, you can always count on something new from these guys.Published on June 11 2003
Even though we get the expected genre-hopping, albeit with a slightly lesser dependence than usual on sophomoric humour, "White Pepper" may be the first recording on... Read morePublished on April 2 2003 by Roy Pearl
When you open the booklet to Ween's "White Pepper," you discover that underneath the simple cover graphic and blank white panels is a riot of color made by a photo of an... Read morePublished on June 11 2002 by Myron Hirsch
I'll admit that I'd never heard these guys and expected them to be similar to Weezer or The Presidents of the United States (or whatever they're called), y'know ,... Read morePublished on Oct. 10 2001 by Sean