November 3, 2010

Bonerkiller: His Favorite Band Is Ween

Warning: I know practically NOTHING about this band and this entire post is full of snap judgments and willful ignorance.

The only two things I know about Ween is that they sang the song "Push Th' Little Daisies" in the '90s and that they had an album called "Chocolate and Cheese" that had a girl wearing a revealing shirt on the cover. Those are the two things I know about the band that I could tell you without Googling their name.

First of all, I hated that song. It was shrill and unfunny. Fuck it, I hate the whole band. I hate their name, the font they use for their logo, and their stupid album covers. They seem like the worst kind of geeks, like they wouldn't just be awkward around women, but they'd be downright offensive too. I mean, look at them. They look like chili farts personified.


I'm not alone; Beavis and Butthead agree with me.



So, when he popped off his hoodie and revealed a Ween shirt, I shuddered. Fuck this stupid band! They're like They Might Be Giants, but not as endearing. [I'm guessing here. I never really listened to They Might Be Giants.]

Am I alone? Are there any other bands that you hate for no reason as much as I hate these guys?

19 comments:

Alice said...

It's sounds like Cartman is singing that song.

Ben said...

Hate em'!
Nothing worse than garden variety stoners who think they're being "wacky" and clever. See also:Burning Man, Frank Zappa fans, King Missle and Primus.
Throw the Flaming Lips and their played-out schtick on that raft too,please.

Anna said...

Yesssssss, Ben! When I think about the Primus album "Pork Soda," I wanna hurl. They're all the worst. I'm not totally on board about the Flaming Lips because their fans tend to be Yuppie parents more than wacky stoners, but the rest I'll co-sign on.

Pardo said...

I was going to try to explain why this one song was a bad example of what Ween has to offer, but then I read Ben's comment trashing Frank Zappa I decided you sad-sacks are lost causes and you aren't worth my time.

Frank Zappa was a brilliant man and one of the greatest guitarists to ever live.

Anna said...

Pardo, I've never listened to Frank Zappa. He always seemed--what's the word--inaccessible? Plus in all fairness, Ben called out Frank Zappa's fans, NOT Mr. Zappa himself. Shrug.

Anonymous said...

ween has a song called spinal meningitis that is good to listen to when you are really high. thats all i learned in my teen/early 20s. any other song, TERRIBLE. one deal breaker for me would be being a fan of current green day. good god!

icanhascute said...

I'm currently dating a Ween fan. =( Luckily, he's mostly grown out of it, and moved on to bigger and better things. (I like to think I'm partly responsible, haha)

I laughed when I saw this, because the first thing he ever gave me (on our first unofficial date, no less), was a mix CD of Ween songs. And only Ween songs.
I really liked him, so I dutifully listened to it - not once, but twice. Yucky.

A year later, we're still together, so he's lucky that Ween's just a bonerkiller, not a dealbreaker!

A Guy Who Just Wanted To Give Away Some Books said...

I'm not that much of a Ween fan, but this song is brilliant. Anna, give it a listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7M3EEHYkJ0

Drew said...

Wearing a hoodie and any band's t-shirt at the same time is not a good look for an adult.

Anonymous said...

I understand disliking Ween, even Frank Zappa, not so much Primus, Primus is indisputably good ;). The worst thing about this article is having never heard other songs by a band and dismissing that band entirely.

Anonymous said...

well they are locals kind of from New Hope, used see them about allot when I was in my teens

Anna said...

The whole POINT of the post is that I was making snap judgments and being ignorant. Duh!

Ben said...

While Zappa may not outright suck.He convinced a whole generation of mulleted, over-playing, finger-tapping Berklee school of music types that people want to hear their "mind blowing" concept/burnout rock fusion in 7/8 time with a "skewed" take on "percieved reality,man!".*groan!*
All the bands I mentioned remind me of an unfunny Monty Python sketch that goes on WAY too long...Only in musical form.

Anonymous said...

Ween featured prominently in the "It's Pat" movie and shot a lot of their "Spirit of '76" video on the Schuylkill River. Diagnosis: crunchy!

laura said...

I feel in love with my high school boyfriend while his band was covering a ween song. They will always have a special place in my heart. And the country album/tour was amazing. They also have some very pretty "love songs". Push the little daisies sucks.

Anonymous said...

As usual, fucking brilliant, Anna.

Anonymous said...

I liked Ween until I stopped smoking pot. Then, all of the sudden, I couldn't listen to them anymore...

spazadone said...

Primus and Ween make my ass hurt, but the bonkerkiller/dealbreaker for me is Coldplay. I won't look at you, touch you, talk to you, in fact, i'll straight up be MEAN to you, if you are a fan. FUck Coldplay. Uninspired boring pap. Icky.

Unknown said...

WEEN IS AN INCREDIBLE BAND. SOME OF THE BEST SONGWRITING IN ROCK MUSIC EVER!!!

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