God, I hate this song: Ween “Your Party”

Posted February 12th, 2008 by Eric Greenwood · 85 Comments

It’s been a really long time since I found Ween amusing. College, I guess. I mean, when was the last time you played with a whoopee cushion? Honestly, by the time Pure Guava came out I’d had my fill of shrill indulgent nonsense. I’m sure Gene and Dean Ween have written a few more decent tunes in the intervening years, sans whippits and voice modulators; I just haven’t been paying much attention because I’m not a huge fan of the joke rock. Lately, however, I’ve been made aware of their new single “Your Party” off La Cucaracha while listening to Left of Center on Sirius. I sat through it in its entirety one time, which was plenty. Now, every time it comes on I change the station as quickly as I can. It’s a schmaltzy, seemingly endless, retro slow-jam about a (very boring) party played without a hint of irony. Typical Ween, except for the fact that it’s not the least bit funny, amusing, or even slightly catchy. I abhor this song. And, apparently, I am not alone. One of the LOC DJ’s, Jenny Eliscu, was talking last weekend about how the station has been barraged with hate mail aimed at “Your Party”, yet they still continue to play it because of all the “Ween fans out there.” I dare say even Ween fans can admit when something sucks. Or, perhaps, they’re too busy laughing at their own flatulence.

Ween – “Your Party” – mp3

Tags: mp3

85 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tug // Feb 12, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Now tell us how you really feel, Eric.

  • 2 Dean Ween // Feb 12, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Chocolate and Cheese was genius and you are a ninkumpoop! Ween is the best band in the hole wirrrld and I hate this stupid site. Climb back in to the whole you crawld out of mr so called music critik. I’m goign to go listen to Your Party on 11.

  • 3 patrick // Feb 12, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Pure Guava holds a special place in my heart, if only for the song “Poop Ship Destroyer.”

  • 4 Kevin Langston // Feb 12, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Ween is German for “awful.”

  • 5 Omar G. // Feb 13, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    I had the best time at this Web site. The wife and I thank you very much.

  • 6 Matt T. // Feb 15, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Nope. No irony – just an earnestly written ode to a very enjoyable party with delicious food and drink. Don’t forget the contemporary saxophone accompaniment.

  • 7 Are you Serious? // Feb 18, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Really? You don’t see the irony? Let me guess…you’re still single and bar-hopping your way through your late 30’s. Do you still dress like a bike messenger? Pull your pants up, you dorky hipster.

  • 8 JJ from Goodtimes // Feb 18, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Who cares what you think….

  • 9 henry freeman // Feb 18, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Why do you post a mp3 of the song you hate?
    Turn the fucking station. You should collect obscure posters too. Thats all I do and talk about! your pal hal

  • 10 jacker8888 // Feb 18, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    I guess if you’re still trying to live out your early 90′ glory days you may not know that Ween have moved across several styles of music in the last so many years, yes still making some quirky music, but also writing some really amazing songs along the way. It’s hard not to laugh at douchebags like you who heard one or two songs by the band 15 years ago and still only flippantly refer to them as ironic joke rock.

  • 11 rancifer // Feb 18, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    And how f…… dare anyone out there make fun of Gener, after all he’s been through. He lost his hair, he went through a divorce, he had two f…… kids, his wife turned out to be a user, a cheater, and now he’s going through a custody battle, all you people care about is readers and making money off of him. He’s a human! What you don’t realise is that Gener is making you all this money and all you do is write a bunch of crap about him. He hasn’t performed on stage in years. His song is called “Your Party” for a reason because all you people want is more, more, more… Leave him alone! You’re lucky he even performed for you, b……. . Leave Gener alone, please. (…) talk about professionalism and said Gener was a professional, he would have pulled it off no matter what. Speaking of professionalism, what is it professional to publicly bust him when he’s going through a hard time? Leave Gener alone, please. Leave Gener alone right now. I mean it. Anyone who has a problem with him, you deal with me, becauses he’s not well right now. Leave him alone!

  • 12 Leather McWhip // Feb 18, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    “Joke Band”? The joke is in your pants.
    Nice one ranci. I’ll expect a youtube posted soon.

  • 13 joe s. // Feb 18, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    your blog is awesome, dude. this is the only seemingly endless song on the radio? go listen to the red hot chili peppers at your coffee shop.

  • 14 tj // Feb 18, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    “your party” kills! yer a fag.

  • 15 Pure shit // Feb 18, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Shit blog, shit blogger. Die in a grease fire you dumb sack of crap.

  • 16 Dubai Danny // Feb 18, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Your Party is far superior to anything you heard at the Grammy Awards…jagoff!

  • 17 chango // Feb 18, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Seriously, I really don’t understand why there has to be a Death Cab For Cutie in the world. It just makes no sense. I dunno, maybe there’s this whole cult of people in the world who get a real kick out of watching paint dry on a wall… and Death Cab is their soundtrack. Is that going on somewhere?
    I saw Ween once and a multi-colored caterpillar crawled out of a blackhead on my eyebrow. The caterpillar crawled down my nose and then split open to reveal a glowing red wasp that then ascended out into the crowd and grew into a large buffalo with white-hot horns and radiant blue eyes that shot laser beams from them which killed many and energized others.
    That was pretty God d*amn cool, let me tell YOU.

  • 18 FaceFucka // Feb 18, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    I bet you suck dicks, homo.

  • 19 joe s. // Feb 18, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    i hate your blog, you own a dog and you feed it. you post about it i get to read it. five paragraphs on which socks you bought. and whether you think nicole ritchie’s hot or not.

  • 20 duggie // Feb 18, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Wash the make up from under your eyes and lighten up on the knob gobblin’. Emo is just about dead. Broaden your horizons.

  • 21 acemarilllion // Feb 18, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Blogs are for self-important turds. I bet you don one of them stupid commie Mao hats.

  • 22 b-dunn // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    plaese do your research. Before you post a blog about a band that you have no clue about. you would never be a good columnist. If you don’t like the song the radio station plays. Don’t cry about it. make your own radio station. uh, thats what a ipod is for. then you don’t have to cry about what you listen too.

  • 23 JJ Abrahms // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    But seriously, “Your Party” is a really really horrible song. Ironic or not. Seriously.

  • 24 cornbread.red // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    im glad stupid people dont get ween…. it means i can still see them in a small venue with decent people… ween are one of the best live rock acts on the planet right now.. you don’t have a snowballs chance in hell seeing the other few comparable bands live in a smaller venue…. so keep on hating you hipster douchebags

  • 25 apples eating blapples // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    When you’re done writing this blog I’ll blow you for a dollar. 2 for 1 special for all Ween haters

  • 26 joe s. // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    blaps, you’re a fucking whore.

  • 27 thedrake // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    have any of you guys talking shit even heard “The Mollusk” or “White Pepper”? Or seen the Live in Chicago DVD?

    didn’t think so

  • 28 patrick // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    @rancifer: leave britney gener alone!!! your heartless bastards!!!

    @joe s.: what?

    @joe s.: what?

    @chango: right on about death cab, sir.

    @everyone: we’re still in america, right? everyone’s entitled to his/her opinion and the right to publicly express it, right? and everyone’s entitled to, you know, not read a blog slamming their favorite band, right?

  • 29 kstewsc // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    I couldn’t agree more. Here’s another good blog about crappy Ween songs here http://www.sourpatch.org/
    Thanks Hill

  • 30 b-dunn // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    or at all 3 nights of the making of the chicago DVD

  • 31 joe s. // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    what?

  • 32 PHP4FR33 // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    lets here an entire review of the album, your hatred is biting.

  • 33 mononucleosis // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    browsing your recent blog titles, I can see that your taste in music is quite bland.

    you do not stand out.

  • 34 philhartman // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    time to play catchup idiots:

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=9BHoLHsxG0I

  • 35 blckpwer! // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    When I hear that “Your Party” song, I shed a tear and mourn the death of once-great station (LOC). It bothered me so much the other day that I had to take off my rectangular glasses and massage my temples to ease the pain.

    Is this what the world’s come to? I can’t enjoy the serene, majestic overtures of the Arcade Fire without being subjected to this tripe? ‘Tis a sad day.

  • 36 Nost // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    You know whats worse than “Your Party”? When you buy an avocado that seems perfectly ripe but has turned already. Sure, its only a dollar or so, and chances are you’ll try to eat it, but it just sucks, am I right? How much did it cost to listen to that party song?

  • 37 flyingsodajerk // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    seems strange that someone who keeps a joke blog doesn’t enjoy joke rock.

    im sure your favorite bands sing about things more important to you, like being a teenager in love.

  • 38 joe s. // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    you would be wearing rectangular glasses, wouldn’t you?

    patrick, my first post implies this “blogger” is an rhcp, kimya dawson, death cab, the faint listening hipster douche. these douches usually wear really tight jeans accompanied by coffee at a coffee shop.

    my second post was a quote from mc frontalot’s song “i hate your blog.”

    thridly, what?

  • 39 objects sweater // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    a song about anal sex can’t be that bad…

  • 40 K // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    this will wendell.

  • 41 Vincent // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    left of center should play more ween.

    not less, more. that channel is generally unlistenable. buncha hipster doofus rock for the tapered jeans, square glasses crowd that will age as well as Mikey Jackson.

    the boognish provides…

  • 42 joe s. // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    i apologize for my typo of the word “thidly.”

  • 43 joe s. // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    ok, i apologize again. it’s “thirdly.”

  • 44 Pure shit // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    So who’s going to DDOS this piece of shit? Do i have to do everything around here?

  • 45 K // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Sadly Mr. “Pure shit” a DDOS on Drawer B doesn’t really hurt us. We don’t sell ads. Downtime isn’t going to inconvenience anyone, but may get your ass in trouble.

    People, seriously, chill out. We love Ween, we really do.

  • 46 joe s. // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    KYS?

  • 47 Richard Marx 88 // Feb 18, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    I like Ween. I like Your Party. Eric Greenwood wears pink socks and tight jeans.

  • 48 Eric Greenwood // Feb 18, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    denim is for poor people. i only wear linen or terry (depending on which coast i’m on) and my socks always match my ascot.

  • 49 philhartman // Feb 18, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    perhaps you should pay more attention to music and you wouldn’t sound like a sheltered dumbass when it comes to ween?

  • 50 Eric Greenwood // Feb 18, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    perhaps, you should pull your head out of your ass and graduate to some taste.

  • 51 [brrrrrraaaaaaaaaap] // Feb 18, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Hey! Cool! I just farted!!!!!1!

    It was 10x better than this blog!

    PS don’t start sentences with “And”.

  • 52 K // Feb 18, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Can’t we all just get along?

  • 53 dave // Feb 18, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Anyone who is really familiar with Ween knows that calling them “joke rock” is inaccurate. They have some songs that are humorous, but also just as many songs that are dark and quite serious. (And a lot of their stuff is brilliant.)

    The person who writes this blog probably just isn’t that familiar with the band. Give him a break.

  • 54 Goulden Appel // Feb 18, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    thanks for inviting me to this party. i’m gonna go stand in the corner and indiscreetly drink my bourbon and piss on some furniture. maybe take some keys as a souvenir…….oh fudgenuts, how did i end up here again?

  • 55 goldeneel // Feb 18, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    “Honestly, by the time Pure Guava came out I’d had my fill of shrill indulgent nonsense”

    wow.
    hipster douche.

  • 56 frank11 // Feb 18, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    “your party” really does suck.

  • 57 El Rey Tejon // Feb 18, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    The B-Side of “Your Party” is where it’s at…

    It’s called Eric Greenwood chokes on Big Dick Black’s Throbbing Cock in Hell.

    You may not like it though, it’s teh joke rock!

    lolz!

  • 58 Eric's Mom // Feb 18, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    I have been secretly wiping my ass with the inside of Eric’s pillow cases since he was a young child. I feel it is my fault for his poor taste in music as we raised him on the Oakridge Boy’s. Please be nice to him, because I have not.

  • 59 meng // Feb 18, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Opinions are a lot like assholes, you know? Everyone’s got one. So we have someone that doesn’t like the Ween. So what? As far as I’m concerned, “Your Party” is my favorite track off La Cucaracha. Ween has been one of favorite bands since 1992 and they are a band that has grown musically. They’ve come a long way since the early nineties musically.

  • 60 patrick // Feb 18, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Guys, come on. We’re resorting to mother and dick-sucking jokes now? Really?

  • 61 shotzi33 // Feb 18, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Whoa, blogs don’t get any shallower or gayer than this deuchebags’

  • 62 pooperfeel // Feb 18, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    some people don’t like bands that make womens nipples tingle from the tones, or swelling pussy lips that yearn and cream to the sonic waves

  • 63 Your Special Friend // Feb 18, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Oh dear!!! My Left of Center has been polluted by a Joking Rock song!!! I DARE SAY!!! I must dispatch a missive post haste to the music punditry at Slate to alert them to this vexatious rumpus!!!

    I shall shudder to imagine what the Besnard Lakes will make of this!

  • 64 Fitzy // Feb 18, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Leaving Ween after Pure Guava is a bit like saying I left the Fab Four after Meet the Beatles or like moving on from U2 after Boy or like leaving your mother’s house, like I do every Wednesday morning, after fixing her plumbing. Please stop taking the Aderall- there’s no such thing as ADD. And, go fuck yourself.

    Your pal,
    Paul “Fitzy” Fitzgerald

  • 65 rancifer // Feb 18, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    I KNOW YOUR ADDRESS ERIC!

  • 66 IdiotKing // Feb 18, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    You list feltching among your interests. Could you tell us more please?

  • 67 Otter // Feb 18, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Point of parlimentary procedure! Shrill indulgent nonsense? What the fuck isn’t indulgent in music over the last 50 years? If anything, I suggest that Ween’s only “joke” is to underline the utter indulgence all around us. This Blog (as all others are) is the epitome of indulgence. Your ego has been falsely padded by Mommy and Daddy since you slipped out and now you can’t handle the real world and have chosen to insulate yourself with your self diagnosed cleverness. Aren’t you really contributing to the rash downfall of our fading society and in a sense spitting on the American flag. Well I will not stand here and witness such pablum against our country you Godless commie. Gentlemen….

  • 68 tanacious b // Feb 18, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    I would looove to see the list of bands/artists that the ‘blogger’ listens to. I’m sure it’s music of the highest endeavor.

    I don’t like Ween. Waa, waa, waa, waa.

    Something tells me you are a giant douche.

  • 69 joe s. // Feb 18, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    “Ween has been one of favorite bands since 1992 and they are a band that has grown musically. ”

    This guy doesn’t know that. He gave up on them after Pure Guava. Joke rock? Really? Go see them live and tell me it’s a joke.

  • 70 PHP4FR33 // Feb 18, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    this is epic

  • 71 Mike Patton // Feb 18, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    It’s it, what is it?

  • 72 Captain USA // Feb 18, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    F the skull of Sally Jesse Raphael!

  • 73 zardozer // Feb 19, 2008 at 12:03 am

    hi…

    the bravery sucks.

    that’s it.

    that’s all i got…really.

    don’t piss off rancifer…he’ll ruin your credit.

  • 74 Andy Hunter // Feb 19, 2008 at 1:13 am

    My wife and I thank you for your blog. It makes me think I should start a blog.

  • 75 PHP4FR33 // Feb 19, 2008 at 3:11 am

    well put, i often have a hard time putting my finger on it, seriously.

  • 76 mike ward // Feb 19, 2008 at 3:56 am

    fully sick blog bro youd be illing dose ween ghieghs.

    i hope you hate yourself more by the end of today

  • 77 bnjochck // Feb 19, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Ghey. Faggot.

  • 78 CHET // Feb 19, 2008 at 11:24 am

    GUESS WHAT? YOUR OPINIONS FUCKING SUCK. NOT JUST THIS ONE. MOST OF THEM. “IS IT LONELY ON YOUR PEDESTAL?”

  • 79 anthony // Feb 19, 2008 at 11:56 am

    hey fuck off buddy. you obviously have no idea how great the power of ween is. your opinion does indeed suck.

  • 80 Rayy // Feb 19, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Nice advertisement. Left of Center…ha ha ha.

  • 81 Pandy // Feb 19, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    You Sir are a deuchebag!

  • 82 IdiotKing // Feb 19, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Hairy ringpieces

  • 83 D_Watson // Feb 19, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    You played with a whoopee cushion in college and you consider yourself an arbiter of good taste? Do everyone a favor and stop blogging.

  • 84 dj // Feb 19, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    go see them live and then tell me that they’re a joke band, fuckhole

  • 85 das // Feb 19, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    your a real idiot. seriously, if u cant appreciate that song, or u think ween is ‘shrill indulgent nonsense’, you just DONT GET IT. you are a boring, banal person. if i cared enough, id figure out what music u really like and make fun of it.

    but your not worth it. so ill just say,
    “”all your favorite bands are terrible”

    seriously, go pick up the album Quebec and tell me that its a fucking joke. listen to the song “i dont want it” and try not to cry.

    blogging is gay. kill yourself