Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ween-O-Rama! - Rarities 1986-2003

In a desperate attempt to make up for the lack of fresh posts, I officially declare today Ween-day here at Bruunski Beats!
Today I'm giving you not one, but all of Ween's four independent cassette releases + the hard to find live albums "All Requests Live" and "Live At Stubb's" - enjoy!
There is actually one more independent release called "Prime 5", but it's just a best of the four others.

From Wikipedia: Ween is an alternative rock group formed in 1984 in New Hope, Pennsylvania when Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo met in an eighth grade typing class. The pair became known as Gene and Dean Ween, respectively. Thousands of home recordings later, Ween collected a large underground fanbase despite being generally unknown in pop music.

The Crucial Squeegie Lip is the first recording by Ween. It was released in 1986 on Bird O' Prey Records. Almost nothing is known about this release, and an original version of the tape is almost impossible to find, considering the record label shut down years ago. Dean and Gene were both 16 at the time of the release of this tape. "You Fucked Up" later reappears as track one on their release GodWeenSatan: The Oneness.

The Crucial Squeegie Lip (1986):
1. Introview, 2. Talk to Me About Erica Glabb, 3. Intro/Nippy Wiffle, 4. Jelly (Part I), 5. Boobtalk, 6. Boobs (Part I), 7. Boobs (Part II), 8. Go!, 9. Stresstabs, 10. Drinktalk, 11. I Drink a Lot, 12. Jessica, 13. Red As Satan, 14. Murphy Flattens His Frustrations, 15. Cowbell, 16. Ingrown Mayo, 17. Duke of Denim, 18. Blow It Out Your Ass, 19. You Fucked Up, 20. TalkthinG, 21. I Drink a Lot (Nice Version), 22. Hey Bullfrog, 23. Smash My Head, 24. (You) Piss Me Off, 25. Justalking, 26. Blue Hair, 27. Sweetness (Parts I & II), 28. The Refrigerator That Wouldn't Close (Live from WTSR/Chris Hoecke vocals), 29. Mindfuck, 30. Livetalk, 31. Boognish, 32. Boobs (Part III), 33. Yolk, 34. Shnagenhausen, 35. We Seen Ween Bean, 36. Everyone’s a Lesbian, 37. Yeah, Sure, 38. Oik, 39. Jelly (Part II), 40. Outroview.
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Axis: Bold As Boognish is a name of a recording by Ween. It was released in 1987. The title is a parody of a Jimi Hendrix album Axis: Bold as Love. Almost nothing is known about this tape and the record label it was released on shut down years ago. The song "Bumblebee" was re-recorded and released on Ween's first real album, GodWeenSatan: The Oneness.

Axis: Bold as Boognish (1987):
1. I'm Killing It (Kill Everything), 2. Tweet Tweet, 3. On the Beach, 4. I Like You, 5. Bumblebee, 6. Emily, 7. David the Negro, 8. The Iron Whore, 9. Sittin' On My Ass (Wanton Nougat), 10. Smoke In My Brain, 11. Anne, 12. Aqua-Ween, 13. She Said, She Said, 14. The Journey Into Dinh, 15. Gene's Lament (Tree Love Theme), 16. Opus 51 Fugue Trilogy In A (Take Me to the Tree): A. Yurtle Swimming/B. The Tree/C. Bertha Gets the Mooshy Mooshy/D. The Kitty and the Squirrel/E. The Departure, 17. One Love For Boognish.
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Erica Peterson's Flaming Crib Death is a tape by Ween released in 1987. It features tracks previously released on Ween's other 2 tapes, and it also features new tracks. Hardly anything else is known about this album.

Erica Peterson's Flaming Crib Death (1987):
1. 1. Go, 2. Oik, 3. Nippy Wiffle, 4. Fat Albert, 5. I Drink a Lot, 6. Boognish, 7. Refrigerator (The Refrigerator That Wouldn't Close), 8. Duke of Denim, 9. Ingrown Mayo, 10. Boob, 11. Jelly, 12. Yolk, 13. Ana, 14. Disco Inferno, 15. Stress Tabs, 16. Shnagenhausen (Dody), 17. We Seen Ween Bean.
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The Live Brain Wedgie/WAD Exerpts is a recording by Ween. It was released in 1988. The first side of this album is a live show, the second is studio tracks. This is considered by some people to be Ween's first album, but it is not. It is their first actual record though. A majority of the records pressed are in possession of Dean Ween, although some copies were sold at concerts and given away to friends. On June 29th, 2007 Deaner placed 30 of the 500 original pressings on ebay, out of spite and "to buy 100 dollar bottles of Red Burgundy and veal cutlets". This is Ween's last known album on Bird O' Pray Records, as it is not known what label Prime 5 was on. Because it is less than 20 minutes long, it could be considered an EP.

The Live Brain Wedgie/WAD Exerpts (1988):
1. You Fucked Up, 2. Jelly, 3. The Refrigerator That Wouldn't Close, 4. I Like You, 5. I Drink a Lot, 6. Nippy Wiffle, 7. In The Node of Golgothia, 8. I Gots a Weasel, 9. Hippie Smell, 10. Stacey, 11. Gladiola Heartbreaker.
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Live at Stubb's, 07/2000 is a live album by the band Ween, released in 2003. It was recorded during two dates in July, 2000. There are three discs of material, including material from all seven studio albums the band had released at that point, three songs not officially released on a previous Ween album, and a Van Halen cover song. The third disc contains only the song "L.M.L.Y.P.".

Live at Stubb's, 07/2000 (2003):
Disc 1: 1. Buckingham Green, 2. Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down), 3. The Stallion Pt. 3, 4. Bananas and Blow, 5. Waving My Dick in the Wind, 6. Mister Richard Smoker, 7. Fat Lenny, 8. Even If You Don't, 9. Voodoo Lady, 10. The HIV Song, 11. Marble Tulip Juicy Tree, 12. Back to Basom, 13. Captain Fantasy, 14. Sketches of Winkle, 15. Mister, Would You Please Help My Pony?, 16. Ocean Man.
Disc 2: 1. Exactly Where I'm At, 2. Booze Me Up and Get Me High, 3. Stroker Ace, 4. A Tear for Eddie, 5. Big Jilm, 6. Little Birdy, 7. Squelch the Weasel, 8. Sorry Charlie, 9. Wayne's Pet Youngin', 10. Hot For Teacher, 11. Ice Castles, 12. She Wanted to Leave, 13. Put the Coke On My Dick, 14. Homo Rainbow.
Disc 3: 1. L.M.L.Y.P.
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All Request Live is the 4th Ween live album and the third to be released on their home record label Chocodog Records. It was released in 2003.
All Request Live features tracks performed live, in-studio by Ween and their touring band as part of a web radio broadcast, playing songs selected by fans on the band's message board. Among the tracks performed are all three officially released parts of "The Stallion" (along with the previously unreleased parts four and five), fan-favorites "Awesome Sound" and "Demon Sweat," a slightly expanded version of the drug-addled skit "Pollo Asado," and a nearly 6 minute long take on the band's infamous rejected Pizza Hut jingle "Where'd the Cheese Go?".

All Request Live (2003):
1. Happy Colored Marbles, 2. The Stallion, Pt. 1, 3. The Stallion, Pt. 2, 4. The Stallion, Pt. 3, 5. The Stallion, Pt. 4, 6. The Stallion, Pt. 5, 7. Demon Sweat, 8. Cover It With Gas and Set It On Fire, 9. Awesome Sound, 10. Cold Blows the Wind, 11. Pollo Asado, 12. Reggaejunkiejew, 13. Tried and True, 14. Mononucleosis, 15. Stay Forever, 16. Where'd the Cheese Go?
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Monday, August 20, 2007

Beck - Beck Select, Vol. 1: One of These Days (2002)

"Beck Select, Vol. 1: One of These Days" gathers together some of the very best folk and blues recordings from Beck's prodigious catalog, capturing both Beck's unique suburban folk style, sung from the frayed edges of modernity, as well as a number of beautifully rendered covers, creating an essential, albeit unofficial album for the Beck discography.
There's also two more volumes in this bootleg compilation of Beck rarities that I'll maybe post someday soon...

Tracklist: 1. Fourteen Rivers Fourteen Floods (Live), 2. Bogusflow, 3. Stagolee, 4. Drivin' Nails In My Coffin (With Willie Nelson), 5. Untitled (KCRW Sessions), 6. Devil Got My Woman, 7. Goin' Nowhere Fast, 8. Got No Mind, 9. Sin City (With Emmylou Harris), 10. Lampshade, 11. Untitled (KXLU Sessions), 12. Totally Confused, 13. To See That Woman of Mine, 14. Supergolden Sunchild, 15. One of These Days, 16. Go Easy, 17. The World May Loose Its Motion, 18. Got No Home In This World, 19. Lonesome Whistle, 20. No Expectations (Live With Beth Orton), 21. Leave Me On the Moon, 22. Your Cheatin' Heart, 23. Whiskeyfaced, Radioactive, Blowdrying Lady.

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Official Site / Fan Site / Beck @ MySpace / Beck @ Wikipedia

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Roky Erickson & The Explosives - Casting the Runes (1987)

A quick follow-up to last nights Roky post: Here's a version of the French bootleg album "Casting the Runes" - re-released as an expanded CD edition with 19 tracks.

Tracklist: 1. The Wind and More, 2. Night of the Vampire, 3. Mine Mine Mind, 4. For You (I'll Do Anything), 5. You're Gonna Miss Me, 6. I Walked With a Zombie, 7. Love How You Love Me, 8. Don't Shake Me Lucifer, 9. Bloody Hammer, 10. Stand For the Fire Demon, 11. Heroin, 12. You're Gonna Miss Me, 13. Wake Up to Rock N' Roll, 14. Gonna Die More, 15. Bo Diddley Is a Headhunter, 16. Cold Night For Alligators, 17. Song For Abe Lincoln, 18. John Lawman, 19. Heroin.
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Roky Erickson & The Explosives - Øyafestivalen, Oslo, Norway 10.08.2007

It's late, so I'll keep it short: This is a bootleg of the amazing Roky Erickson & The Explosives live at Øyafestivalen in Oslo, Norway yesterday - Friday August 10th 2007.

Tracklist: 1. Cold Night For Alligators, 2. White Faces, 3. Don't Shake Me Lucifer, 4. The Interpreter, 5. The Beast, 6. Bermuda, 7. Splash 1, 8. Creature With the Atom Brain, 9. Starry Eyes, 10. Bloody Hammer, 11. Before You Accuse Me, 12. Two Headed Dog, 13. You're Gonna Miss Me, 14. 'Audience', 15. Night of the Vampire, 16. The Wind and More, 17. I Walked With a Zombie.
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Friday, August 10, 2007

Beck - Don't Get Bent Out of Shape (1988)

Here's an early and rare cassette release by Beck from 1988 - can't find any info on it, except for what's written on the cover:
"Songs herein writ and played off Beck's guitar. Thanks to Steve for lending banjo and squeezebox, and to Rev. Mike for hosting the proceedings."

Tracklist: 1. Fume, 2. That Highway Won't Get You to Heaven, 3. Why Can't I Believe In You, 4. Get Yourself Back Home, 5. Ace of Spades, 6. Whiskey Be Your Lover, 7. Hollow Log, 8. In the Eyes of the Lord, 9. Don't Shit Me Mama, 10. You Done Wrong, 11. When the Water Will Take Back the Land, 12. Cut In Half Blues, 13. Run From the World, 14. Poor Misguided Soul, 15. Don't Believe the Joke They Put on You, 16. Don't Get Bent Out of Shape, 17. In This World, 18. Mexico, 19. A Man Named Will.
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Friday, August 3, 2007

Ween - B-Sides, Demos & Rarities, Vol. 1-4 (2005)

"B-Sides, Demos & Rarities, Vol. 1-4" is a great compilation of rare Ween tracks put together by the fans - for the fans.
Includes B-sides, demos and rarities such as television performances, songs from soundtracks or songs Ween did for special occasions.
"B-Sides, Demos & Rarities, Vol. 1-4" consists of 100 tracks from way back when the band started and up to the Quebec-sessions in 2005. Super collection of classics, and a must have for everyone who's into Dean & Gene. Quality: 320 kbps MP3's - converted straight from the original Flac-files.
Ween released the 5-track EP "The Friends" a couple of weeks ago, and their new album - the first with new material since "Quebec" in 2003 - "La Cucaracha" will be out this fall.

B-Sides, Demos & Rarities, Vol. 1: 1. I Smoke Some Grass And Get Really Really High (B-side), 2. Mango Woman (B-side), 3. Puerto Rican Power, Pt.1&2 (B-side), 4. Now I'm Freaking Out (C&C outtake/B-side), 5. There's A Pig (B-side), 6. Vallejo (B-side), 7. Ode To Rene' (B-side), 8. Bakersfield, 9. Skycruiser, 10. Cruise Control, 11. Sweet Texas Fire (Piss Up A Rope B-side), 12. Albino Sunburned Girl (Holland 1990-From Jug Is Quaid Tape), 13. Hippy Smell, 14. I'm Fat, 15. I'm Fat pt.2, 16. Fat Albert, 17. Little Peta, 18. Oblongs (Little Peta diff.mix), 19. Little Peta (drum mix), 20. Koko (demo?), 21. Koko, 22. Silent Night, 23. Mr.Mocha (Pure Guave outtake version), 24. Big Dick Black, 25. Spleen, 26. Motown (with vocals), 27. Main Vein, 28. S'amuse Comme Un Peut, 29. Transitions, 30. Grounded For Life (13 second T.V. version)
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B-Sides, Demos & Rarities, Vol. 2: 31. I Got No Darkside (12 GCG outtake), 32. So Long Jerry (12 GCG outtake), 33. Booze Me Up And Get Me High (Mollusk outtake), 34. I'll Be Your Johnny On The Spot (demo version), 35. Mr Richard Smoker (90 Second TV version-never used), 36. Cornbread Red, 37. Cornbread Red (dub mix), 38. Who Dat?, 39. Shot Heard 'Round The World (Schoolhouse Rocks), 40. Boys Club, 41. I'll Miss You (Beautiful Girls Soundtrack), 42. Eye 2 The Sky (rejected song for 'Muppets In Space'), 43. Love (Orgasmo Soundtrack), 44. Fancy Pants (Crank Yankers version), 45. Greg The Bunny (written for TV show-never used), 46. Homo Rainbow (demo), 47. Homo Rainbow (Chef Aid version), 48. Loop De Loop (Spongebob Squarepants episode), 49. I Can't Put My Finger On It (Conan O'Brien), 50. Freedom Of 76' (120 Minutes Performance-1995), 51. Golden Eel (Viva Variety-1997)), 52. Buckingham Green (Nothing TV-Public Access Television show-1997), 53. She Wanted To Leave (Nothing TV-Public Access Television show-1997), 54. Mutitlated Lips (Oddville-1997), 55. Exactly Where I'm At (Letterman-2000), 56. Making Love In The Gravy (Electro Harmonix Micro Synth Demo), 57. Dual (Electro Harmonix Micro Synth Demo)
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B-Sides, Demos & Rarities, Vol. 3: 58. Beacon Light (X-Files Soundtrack), 59. Stallion Pt.4 (C&C Outtake), 60. Did You See Me? (Mollusk Outtake), 61. I Still Love You (Done for Mickey and Aaron's Insurance Salesman), 62. Junky Boy (Pandy Fackler Tape), 63. No More Tears (Pandy Fackler Tape), 64. Numb To The Lung (Pandy Fackler Tape), 65. Nicole Pt.4 (Pandy Fackler Tape), 66. Purple Haze (Deaner Does Jimi Tape), 67. The Wind Cries Mary (Deaner Does Jimi Tape), 68. Bold As Love (Deaner Does Jimi Tape), 69. Little Wing (Deaner Does Jimi Tape), 70. Kansas City Star, 71. Love Will Conquer All, 72. Chairman Of My Destiny, 73. Unknown Title (demo), 74. Baboon Pt.2, 75. Time To Yourself, 76. Surfeited, 77. Little Miss Mandee, 78. Happy Colored Marbles (Carson Daly Show-2003)
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B-Sides, Demos & Rarities, Vol. 4: 79. Square Wave Jam (Electro Harmonix Micro Synth Demo), 80. Touch My Tooter (KCRW Radioshow-Morning Becomes Eclectic), 81. Buenos Tardes Amigo (demo), 82. Flutes Of The Chi (Mollusk Outtake/Reject version), 83. Ocean Man (demo version), 84. Mickey (Pigface-Deaner & Andrew), 85. Cold-Mickey pt.2 (Pigface-Deaner & Andrew), 86. Hello Johnny (White Pepper Demo), 87. I'll Wait (Mollusk Outtake/Demo), 86. She'll Just Get You (White Pepper Demo), 89. Fool To Cry (Rolling Stones Cover), 90. Argus (Not Quebec version-completely diff.song), 91. Even If You Don't (demo), 92. Where'd The Cheese Go? (Pizza Hut Commercial rejected song), 93. Where'd The Motherfucking Cheese Go At? (reworked Pizza Hut jingle), 94. Champagne Jam (Run Ronnie Run Soundtrack), 95. Transdermal Celebration (Quebec rehearsals), 96. Ooh Va La (Quebec rehearsals), 97. Tried And True (Quebec rehearsals), 98. Alcan Road (Quebec rehearsals), 99. Ooh Va La (Quebec outtake/B-side), 100. Mountains And Buffalos (Quebec outtake/B-side)
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