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.
God, I hate this song: Ween “Your Party”
Posted February 12th, 2008 by Eric Greenwood · 85 Comments