It's just soulless to me is all.. it's not that i'm against long solos at all or not impressed by technical playing but when it lacks any kind of originality and emotion it just doesn't do it for me. Mars Volta (at least the early albums) are a good example. They were able to pull off the technical, sometimes over the top insane jamming into something interesting to me. To say jam bands are jerking off their instruments is my opinion on watching them play. I mean this quite literally.. that's the image that popped in my head. Sorry if this offends you, i'm not judging you for liking them or saying that was their motive!
For the record Phish are huge Ween fans and covered Roses Are Free but somehow managed to take a fun song climaxing with an amazingly effective guitar solo and rid it of all feeling.
yup massive shows at red rocks aswell.. last one i heard was co-headlining with flaming lips
I'm tired of reading things from people who know close to nothing about the band.. you are the same people that initially scared me away from them! Their set at Sasquatch will be as much a musical treat as it will be a massive party (especially if they end with LMLYP and let all the girls on stage).. People blow them off as this novelty band, jam band etc but really they show just how pretentious a lot of other bands are when they take themselves too seriously. Yes they have humor in their music and like to have a good time but they also have a serious side which generally goes under the radar.
Their live show to me is what a real rock show is supposed to be. Fun and exciting but honest and passionate. They have amazing musicianship and a strong sense of original songwriting. Also, the uncanny ability to write great songs regardless of the genre. This isn't parodying or making fun of music, this is celebrating it! Sounds just like yours Phishs and Widespread Panics right? haha! Jam bands noodle around! solo at incredibly unnecessary speeds... essentially jerking off their instruments for all to see. Ween takes an actual song and pushes it to its absolute limit live. That's the difference! Not to mention they have one of the most genuinely underrated guitar players in rock history (along with i'd say J. Mascis).
Anyways these aren't exaggerations.. no other band have I taken a complete 180 on when I dove a little deeper than these hooligans. I hated them at first and they've now become one of my favorites! Maybe Sasquatch can lead more down the same glorious path like it did for me. I'm sure their insane dedicated fan base will be flying in from everywhere to see this show. My recommendation if you're interested is start with the White Pepper album and the Live In Chicago DVD and do not miss their set. end rant!
haha is there really an argument? the people not wanting ween have probably never seen them... i'm not seeing any actual reasons why they think their show isn't worthy of a top slot at sasquatch.... for once, a major festival did something ballsy.. closing out the festival with a band like ween. perfect. if you want a bit of an idea... think.. opposite of jack johnson... who normally wastes headliner slots at festivals.
yeah i think the lineup is great. i'm completely excited, but Ween is freaking me out too. Pavement was debated, but I think most people had accepted that they would headline. Maybe my experience has been unusual, but I live in the NW and I know tons people who were stoked on Pavement. I don't know anyone that cares about Ween. I'm trying to get into them, but I'm not seeing it...
its hilarious how under the radar Ween still is... they are incredible live... do you and all your friends attending a favor and pickup the Live in Chicago DVD and watch with an open mind....
WEEN!!! FUCK YES, i did not think i'd like this lineup better than coachella and i was ready to be content with that. somehow this is better. at least for me personally......
WEEN, drive by truckers, portugal the man, my morning jacket, public enemy, pavement!!
Oh good, we found the one person who will be attending Ween's set.
hah your loss if you miss Ween! but i highly doubt i'm the only one who is aware of how good their live show is... no other band on the bill has a more dedicated, under the radar, lunatic fanbase than them.. not even pavement.
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