I got the most recent instalment from the Ween discography through the mail today. Called Shinola, I’ve had it on for the last hour or so. They seem to have moved away from recent releases which seemed to have some sort of theme to them. 12 Golden Country Greats was, can ya guess, inspired by Country Music, and White Pepper was a definate stab at mainstream by this most unmainstream of bands.

With Shinola Ween have returned to their esoteric roots with an eclectic collection of tracks from the bluesy ‘i fell in love today’ to the industrialesque ‘big fat fuck’ (which remainds me of some of the first stuff I heard from Ween and the Grange Hill theme tune). Hmm…



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