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Shinola (Vol. 1)

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Tastes Good On Th' Bun
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Boys Club
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I Fell In Love Today
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Big Fat Fuck
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Gabrielle
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Did You See Me?
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How High Can You Fly
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Transitions
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Israel
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The Rift
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Monique The Freak
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Someday
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04.22.11
Ween, Shinola (Vol. 1)
Label: Chocodog Records / The Orchard

Has there ever been a band weirder — album for album, song for song — than Ween? There might be a handful to consider for the sake of due diligence, but few groups could hold a weirdness candle to Shinola, Vol. 1, a collection of undated outtakes from Gene and Dean Ween's vaults. The slapdash sweepstakes begin with "Tastes Good on th 'Bun," which wraps jagged post-punk/goth riffs around a hissed vocal ode to hot… read more »

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Not just another B-sides disc...

drkendavis

There are songs on here to rival the best of Ween; casual passers-by may not appreciate the full import of this record, but steady Ween fans will recognize this CD as being just as brown as any other. I even named my dog Gabrielle after their song of that title...Ween does "genre" really well, and this song is one of their best expressions of "Hey, we can write/record in THAT style, too!" Rock the Boognish! Carry on, Gener and Deaner!

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Fantastic band

CRM114

Ween is a fantastic band with a limitless range of ability. Any Ween album you get will surely have a wide variety of musical styles. Be prepared for some profanity though. Shinola is great.

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These guys....

senatorbobdole

man, this is such a strange cd. I used to listen to this on headphones while i was stocking groceries, and was thinking of how extremely ridiculous my life was, listening to this bizarre music. Plus, how are you supposed to FEEL when you are singing: "She's a freak/ MO-nique"?! It makes me nearly embarrassed that their songs get stuck in my head.

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Essential Ween

Sydtech

Classic Ween: all over the map, and still highly entertaining. Check out the dead-on Thin Lizzy impersonation that is 'Gabrielle'...

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Ween - Shinola

Kingshankle

Initially disappointed but after several listens highly impressed. Another classic from Ween.

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Mostly all good

MrManFitz

Great quality for an "unreleased compilation". This album ranges from drugged out psychadelia (Tastes Good On The Bun) and adult contemporary parod (Boy's Club) to tender and silly ballad (Someday) and 70's rock (The Rift). Dean and Gene cover the gamut with gusto.

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Ween-ious

Nat-tron

These guys are one of the most underappreciated acts around. There ability to create hit quality songs in every genre of music they attempt is amazing.

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Good Stop-Gap

EMU1972

Looking forward to a new album but there is enough on here to satisfy while we wait. Monique the Freak is a funky romp in the style of LMLYP...start with that.

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Drugs? Who needs them?

Shvasted

You do if you listen to any of Ween's works. Brilliant, thought provoking and can make you wet yourself if you're not too careful.

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Boognish smiles on us

yellowplusblue

This may be a collection of B-sides, but it's classic Ween w/o a bad track on the record. It doesn't break any new ground--it just gives a collection of awesome songs. "Monique the Freak" and "Gabrielle" are the standouts--in a perfect world, Prince would borrow "Monique" like Deaner and Gener borrowed "Shockadelica." If you were a little disappointed in "Quebec," as I was, "Shinola" will have you going up on the hill to praise Boognish once again.