GodWeenSatan: The Oneness

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GodWeenSatan: The Oneness
Studio album by Ween
Released January 1, 1990[1]
Recorded 1989
Genre Alternative rock, experimental rock, noise rock, lo-fi, psychedelic pop
Length 70:59 (1990 release)
76:15 (2001 re-issue)
Label Twin/Tone Records
Producer Andrew Weiss
Ween chronology
Prime 5
(1989)
GodWeenSatan: The Oneness
(1990)
The Pod
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 9.6/10 link
Robert Christgau (dud) link

GodWeenSatan: The Oneness is the first official Ween album, released on Twin/Tone Records in 1990. The album introduces several key themes for the group, including their eclecticism, gonzo sense of humor, and their demon god/mascot, the Boognish.

This album would be reissued in 2001 by Restless Records and jokingly referred to as the "25th Anniversary Edition" despite the album only being eleven years old. The reissue features digitally remastered sound, new packaging, and the inclusion of three bonus tracks integrated into the original album's playlist.

The album contains several tracks that are long time staples of Ween's live performances, such as "You Fucked Up", "Fat Lenny", "Marble Tulip Juicy Tree", and "L.M.L.Y.P."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "You Fucked Up"   1:37
2. "Tick"   1:53
3. "I'm in the Mood to Move"   1:16
4. "I Gots a Weasel"   1:22
5. "Fat Lenny"   2:07
6. "Cold + Wet"   1:12
7. "Bumblebee"   1:19
8. "Bumblebee Part Two" (appears on reissue only) 1:23
9. "Don't Laugh (I Love You)"   2:49
10. "Never Squeal"   2:25
11. "Up on the Hill"   1:56
12. "Wayne's Pet Youngin'"   1:41
13. "Nicole"   9:20
14. "Common Bitch"   1:46
15. "El Camino"   2:17
16. "Old Queen Cole"   1:34
17. "Stacey" (appears on reissue only) 1:58
18. "Nan"   2:55
19. "Licking the Palm for Guava"   1:07
20. "Mushroom Festival in Hell"   2:35
21. "L.M.L.Y.P."   8:48
22. "Papa Zit"   1:15
23. "Hippy Smell" (appears on reissue only) 2:11
24. "Old Man Thunder"   0:23
25. "Birthday Boy"   3:31
26. "Blackjack"   4:36
27. "Squelch the Weasel"   3:11
28. "Marble Tulip Juicy Tree"   5:24
29. "Puffy Cloud"   2:40

Personnel[edit]

Gene Ween - Guitar, Vocals
Dean Ween - Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Weiss - Bass, Producer, Mixing
David Williams - Backing Vocals on "I'm in the Mood to Move"
Eddie Dingle - Vocals on "Nan"
Theo Van Rock - Mixing
-Mixed at the Zion House of Flesh
-Additional drums recorded at Graphic Sound by Greg Frey[2]

Song information[edit]

The song "Echoes" by Pink Floyd can be heard in the song "Birthday Boy". This is because the band recorded the track over a previously used tape containing the track.

"Don't Laugh (I Love You)" can be heard fading out at the end of the Gwar EP The Road Behind. Gwar covered "Birthday Boy" on Slaves Going Single. Gwar slave/roadie Danny Black is referred to in "Nan".

"L.M.L.Y.P.", standing for "Let Me Lick Your Pussy", is, in part, a tribute to Prince, not only in its overall style, but with lyrics references the songs "Shockadelica" and "Alphabet St.". The version on this album is nearly nine minutes long, though live versions have been known to last over thirty minutes, usually as a set-closer. A recorded example of such a version—clocking in at 36:39—can be heard on the band's 2000 live album, Live at Stubb's.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ween Discography at MTV". mtv.com. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.ween.net/disc1.htm