Paintin' the Town Brown: Ween Live 1990–1998

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Paintin' the Town Brown
Live album by Ween
Released June 22, 1999
Recorded 1990-1998
Genre Rock
Length 127:28
Label Elektra
Producer Greg Frey, Kirk Miller, Ween
Ween chronology
The Mollusk
(1997)The Mollusk1997
Paintin' the Town Brown: Ween Live 1990-1998
Craters of the Sac
(1999)Craters of the Sac1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 7.8/10 link

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.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Mushroom Festival in Hell" 2:48
2. "Japanese Cowboy" 4:21
3. "Mountain Dew" 5:20
4. "Bumblebee" 1:23
5. "Voodoo Lady" 6:48
6. "Ode to Rene" 2:24
7. "Mister Richard Smoker" 3:08
8. "Doctor Rock" 3:10
9. "I Can't Put My Finger on It" 8:48
10. "Cover It with Gas and Set It on Fire" 1:20
11. "Awesome Sound" 7:54
12. "Tender Situation" 4:33
13. "Mister, Would You Please Help My Pony?" 3:56
14. "I Saw Gener Cryin' in His Sleep" 2:15
15. "Marble Tulip Juicy Tree" 5:36
16. "She Fucks Me" 3:53

Disc two[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Poop Ship Destroyer" 26:07
2. "Vallejo" 30:48
3. "Puffy Cloud" 3:04


Dean Ween - Guitar, Vocals, Liner Notes
Gene Ween - Guitar, Vocals
Danny Parks - Guitar
Dave Dreiwitz - Bass
Matt Kohut - Bass
Andrew Weiss - Bass
Stuart Basore - Pedal Steel
Hank Singer - Fiddle, Percussion
Bobby Ogdin - Percussion, Piano, Keyboards
Pidah Kloos - Mixing
Kirk Miller - Producer, Compilation, Mixing
Greg Frey - Producer, Compilation, Editing
Ween - Producer, Compilation
Gregory Burke - Design



1999 Paintin' The Town Brown: Ween Live 1990-1998 Heatseekers No. 37