I love Ian Cohen. Even I don't agree with his reviews all the time, his negative reviews are always a fun read. He's the indie rock Roger Ebert.
Few things in life bring me more joy than reading a review written by Roger Ebert about a film he hates. Back before he got cynical and started hating every film, that is. His review of Rob Reiner's North is a thing of beauty.
Some of the stuff he hates is baffling (aka every horror movie in existence) but the man knows how to take down a movie like none other.
You also have to take into account that although you don't smoke tons of drugs and zone out into what's happening onstage, the vast majority of Ween fans do. Their physical reactions are going to be those of stoned, tripping, drunk people. The crowd at the Crystal show, for example -- in such a small venue, those in attendance will mostly be the faithful. Standing in awe while their minds are getting the boa constrictor treatment from a ten minute shred in the middle of 'Vooodoo Lady' is going to leave a large number of them standing slack-jawed in reverence and awe.
I thought Voodoo Lady was one of the most memorable parts of the show, even though I quickly gave up my front and center spot to grab a beer because I'm not a huge fan of that song. While getting a beer, I was accosted by a guy who claimed to have been pre-funking with Ween prior to the show (and showed me a glittery VIP wrist band), and although it sort of sucked he was ruining that rad solo, I was really happy he was so happy. The crowd was going nuts.
It was a completely a different vibe than "My Hands Bare," which a large portion of the crowd was generally disinterested in. Aside from my experiences live, I've mentioned how much I like "Hands My Own" several times to Ween fans (including yourself), and the reply has always been lukewarm. Gibbons is the only person I recall saying, "I love that song too."
Maybe yours and Stormy's intolerance of objectifying women overruled the chance that you maybe told me in person you like the song. You two now claiming you love that shit is new and awkward to me, but only a 12% reason why I think Ween super-fans don't like their signature "Bro" song.
Post by Dr. Burrito Crane on Oct 10, 2012 1:29:01 GMT -8
That's a fine chune.
Back on topic, I've been spinning a thick stack of quality 2012 LPs (and a few digis) lately and getting pretty damn stroked for even more to come:
Brian Eno Emeralds Streetlight Manifesto double-double album (one double disc from the band, and another pair of discs containing the same songs re-recorded by Kalnoky and his "acoustic trio" - can I get a FUCK YES, Geno and Lumps?) Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) collaboration Melt-Banana (not yet confirmed for 2012 but they're close) Something else so cool that I forgot what it is