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In conclusion, I would originally have said this to be Ween's weakest effort. But now I'm finding my self reaching for this disc quite a bit lately. This is a weird, fun, relaxing, not to be taken too seriously, not so drugged out, stripped down Ween album. Enjoy!
A common problem with reviewers is that they often compare an artist's work against their other works. If it doesn't seem as good as other works to the reviewer, they often don't treat the work based on its own merits and therefore rate it lower than it deserves.
I reckon this is what has happened here although I respect that everyone has a different view.
I went to see Ween in Melbourne last week - absolutely F###### brilliant!! Every person I spoke to were enthusiastic about the La Cucaracha even if it wasn't their favourite Ween album.
I've waited until I was familiar enough with the whole album before I reviewed La Cucaracha. Ween's albums as great as most of them are, can take a few listens before they click - even for myself being a self-confessed Ween-nut. This album is no different. It took a few listens but now I can't get it out of my car.
I can't be bothered thinking up superlatives or to try and impress you with crap so here's some highlights:
Fiesta is an instrumental that immediately grips you with its infectious vibe and get's you moving- no Viagra needed!
Blue Balloon is classic Ween - artistic & original (not trying to compare - only explaining to the already initiated if they haven't heard it as yet) without sounding....been there, done that.
This band is about fun and Friends falls into that category where you may think the lyrics are corny, but you'll be bouncing to it at any party. This is a different version from the Friends EP version as noted by other reviewers and both are great and worthy of purchase. Ween of course aren't stupid - the corniness of some lyrics are totally tongue-in-cheek.Read more ›
Ween always has songs that don't do anything for me and then they completely blow me away with the next song.
Fiesta is a good, interesting way to begin the album with an instrumental. Its not the best but not the worst track, either.
Blue Balloon is very good, it has the Ween spirit, with weird sounds and lyrics that can keep you moving.
The version of Friends on the EP Friends Ep was so much better than this one! It was faster and more upbeat, this sounds like Ween got stoned and wanted to cover someone elses song then couldn't think of anyone else so they just covered their own song.
Object is very good too. When they played it live, it obviously had more enthusiasm and feeling, but this song definitely deserves to be on the album.
Learning To Love has potential but falls way short and just gets annoying after a few seconds. You're much better off with 12 Golden Country Greats.
With My Own Bare Hands is kind of La Cucaracha's Blarney Stone from The Mollusk. It's offensive and dirty and awesome.
The Fruit Man is fun, and kind of funny, a bit slow and would fit well on Shinola, vol. 2.
Spirit Walker is one of my favourite tracks.Read more ›
I somehow feel as though I could blame myself. Maybe I'm just not "getting it". Ween has always been a band that's sheer tongue-in-cheek brilliance could easily go unappreciated by those who aren't "in tune" to it. It's subtle and brash, and dry and witty at the same time. Stylistically, you never quite know what to expect from album to album; but I've been a Ween fan for so long, I can't believe this one has gone over my head.
Don't get me wrong, La Cucaracha is not a bad album. It's inconsistent, it's entirely lacking and it's a sure sign of a band that has sloughed off a little bit - but it's not bad. The engineering is beautiful, and while most of these songs are flat-out boring, one can't deny that they spent a lot of time in the studio trying to make them not so.
Every Ween CD to date, even going back to their first effort (God-Ween-Satan: The Oneness) has had several stand-out tracks, and a driven presence from beginning to end. La Cucaracha comes off like a cobbling together of random songs that didn't quite work out. Although the album starts out promising: the sudden burst of electronic feedback during a drum solo in the opening track "Fiesta" is rather clever, and "Blue Ballon" is a floating little acid trip that puts the listener right into that sweet space without any "substantial" assistance (if you get what I mean). By the third track, however ("Friends"), one feels jolted out of the mood and inclined to raise their eyebrows a little.Read more ›
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Some great songs, a must have for religious ween fans. A lot of this album takes some getting used to. Definitely not for the beginning ween fan. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nicholas Fadely
Aaron himself has said their creativity was at a low point when they made this disc. That being said, 1/4 Ween tops most other things. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Scott
I love this album so much. Having owned a few other of their cds, I knew what to expect and wasn't disappointed. Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by kelly
I love this album! At first not so much, but every Ween album has been like that for me. After listening to it a few times, I love each album more than the next and this one is... Read morePublished on June 1, 2012 by medicatedpete
I love Ween, so keep that in mind. This album rates about 3 1/2 stars compared to their other output, and rates 4 1/2 stars compared to the stale fart sounds on the radio today. Read morePublished on December 14, 2011 by Cliffton L. Ainley
This is a great album, although it may not be a great pick for fans of lo- fi music. It's very well produced, and very different from their early albums. I love all Ween, myself.Published on July 17, 2011 by Dillin523
This is such a good album! Get it on Vinyl- it sounds even better. Ween did a great job once again on this one. Read morePublished on January 3, 2011 by CyborgJohnny
The fact that some die hard fans are divided on this album, I'm not gonna lie, is very disturbing to me. Read morePublished on November 5, 2010 by Augmantus
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You know, I've been heavy into hip-hop for the last 5 years or so, but I never miss anything by Ween. Ween is hands down the greatest band alive...and I don't use that phrase lightly. Still the best live performance I've ever seen. I am excited as hell for this album.
Oct 9, 2007 by Alan Pounds | See all 3 posts
|I heard La Cucaracha!!||
i heard a new ween song today on the radio at work. i couldn't hear it very well, but it sounded really cool and i was thinking "this sounds like ween - whoever it is, i like it - but i really hope it's ween cuz that means a new ween album" and when it was over the DJ said "that... Read More
Sep 27, 2007 by Eepaw | See all 5 posts