Paintin' the Town Brown was the first Ween live album, released by Elektra Records on June 22, 1999.
Paintin' the Town Brown serves as a live retrospective for the group, a 2-CD set containing songs from Ween's very first live shows (which were simply Dean, Gene, and a DAT deck) to Ween's tour in support of The Mollusk (though no songs from that particular album are featured). Among the notable tracks on the album are songs from the 12 Golden Country Greats tour (featuring a band of Nashville session musicians named The Shit Creek Boys), a nearly half-hour-long take on the song "Poop Ship Destroyer", an in-bookstore acoustic rendition of "Puffy Cloud", and a few live-only songs such as "Mountain Dew" and "Cover It with Gas and Set It on Fire".
This album was initially meant to be the first release on Ween's own record label Chocodog, but Elektra took the project away from the group and released it themselves. This would serve as part of the basis for Ween's departure from Elektra.