Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
180 gram reissue of the band's 1992 debut album for Elektra, their third studio album overall. It features what is perhaps Ween's best-known song, ''Push Th'Little Daisies'', which charted as 21 on Billboard's Modern Rock ... more »
180 gram reissue of the band's 1992 debut album for Elektra, their third studio album overall. It features what is perhaps Ween's best-known song, ''Push Th'Little Daisies'', which charted as 21 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks and was featured on Beavis and Butthead.
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Doc Shred | 03/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pure Guava is my favorite Ween album. Although I think Mollusk is their their "masterpiece", Guava is the "old school" two-man Gene and Dean Ween team at their DAT/4 track best. This album is all brown and boognish. Every track is mindblowing and makes the listener question their own sanity. I might not pick this as the first Ween album to check out, because Chocolate & Cheese is more accessible to the rookie. But Pure Guava is a must have for anyone who likes Ween. Standout tracks include Tender Situation, Stallion 3, Big Jilm, Push the Little Daises, Going Gets Tough, Raggaejunkiejew, and Mourning Glory."
"Don't be afraid to clutch the hand of your creator.
Matt Jacobs | Trumansburg, NY | 01/04/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ween's album preceding Chocolate and Cheese, and while that one was hard to pin down to a genre besides the general retro vibe, Pure Guava's a little more cohesive - at least in the sense that it's all drugged out, bizarre alternative pop. There is a lot of vocal distortion to both ends of the spectrum - deep and high. Plenty of the songs are simple, one trick throwaways, although they usually have something going for them that makes them a little more compelling than similar tracks on Chocolate and Cheese. There's really not that much separating them though, they all fit into Ween's unique sensibilities. They're so over-the-top non-serious that it actually becomes a kind of seriousness - the Ween brothers are dedicated to their craft of guitars, drum machines, and non-sequitur.
It's actually more difficult to find vocals that aren't played with in some way than ones that are - they don't seem to be content unless something's abnormal. An exception is "Don't Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy)", my favorite song thus far by the band. It's an almost standard rock song just from a musical standpoint, but the chorus is perfect; a little disturbing, yet also very catchy. When the instruments drop out in the climax and a wonderfully creepy-sounding group belts out the refrain, it's a transcendent moments. There's plenty of other good stuff to go around though, as every song seems likable in some way. One of the two parts of "I Play It Off Legit" is literally phoned-in the entire time. "Push th' Little Daisies" is one of the weirdest singles to ever get radio time. "Mourning Glory" is a great experimental track, with shouted, often nonsensical lyrics and music made entirely of distorted feedback. I wish it were a little more structured, because it could have been legitimately catchy, but the imperfection is part of its charm. It's definitely not a band I'd recommend to anyone, but if you have any taste at all for something enjoyable that doesn't take itself too seriously, Pure Guava's pretty good."