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Classic Album Review: Ween | God Ween Satan: The Oneness

How many albums can rock your world AND make you shoot milk out of your nose?


This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Few bands are as gleefully demented as Ween, a duo of delerious, inhalant-sucking misfits whose creative lunacy is matched only by their irrepressible imbecility.

And nowhere will you find these qualities more perfectly displayed than on their legendary 1990 debut God Ween Satan: The Oneness, now reissued with bonus tracks. Recorded when Dean and Gene Ween — aka Mickey Melchiondo and Aaron Freeman — were barely out of their teens, this is a 29-track lo-fi freakout of awe-inspiring proportions, packed chockablock with dumbass metal tantrum, bizarro stoner-pop and twisted sonic tomfoolery. But scattered amid the punch lines are more developed cuts that inadvertently expose the Weeners’ impressive versatility and undeniable pop smarts. There aren’t many albums that rock your world and make you laugh so hard you shoot milk out of your nose. For that alone, The Oneness is essential.