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Pure Guava

WeenAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (November 10, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002HC1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,282 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Little Birdy
2. Tender Situation
3. The Stallion Pt. 3
4. Big Jilm
5. Push Th' Little Daisies
6. The Goin' Gets Tough From The Getgo
7. Reggaejunkiejew
8. I Play It Off Legit
9. Pumpin' 4 The Man
10. Sarah
11. Springtheme
12. Flies On My Dick
13. I Saw Gener Cryin' In His Sleep
14. Touch My Tooter
15. Mourning Glory
16. Loving U Thru It All
17. Hey Fat Boy (Asshole)
18. Don't Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy)
19. Poop Ship Destroyer

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Pure guano will be the reaction of most, but there's a certain primative charm about the straight-to-tape musings of these whacked-out dilettantes with a drum machine. --Jeff Bateman

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NEW Combo BLUWAVS CD and FLAC FILE

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40 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Review Haiku by Todd Marrone December 20, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Tucked among strange tracks,
lie a handful of rock gems,
it will grow on you.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars (4.5 Stars) April 14, 2005
By B
Format:Audio CD
"Pure Guava"..honestly, how did this get released on a major label? Did Elektra even listen to this? This album is just as strange and uncompromising as their debut, "GodWeenSatan: The Oneness".

There's some differences though. One, it's not quite as long. Two, it's not nearly as noisy (in fact, the first two songs barely go above a whisper). Three, there's a couple songs on here with genuine pop hooks.

"Push Th' Little Daisies" was a minor modern rock hit; why? It's super catchy, and maybe people were craving helium-voiced, irrelevant pop at the time.

There's plenty more gonzo-pop where that came from, such as the sparse, Xylophone twinkle of "Poop Ship Destroyer", the folky "I Saw Gener Cryin' In His Sleep", the trippy groove of "Springtheme", and the singalong-catchy "Big Jilm".

They also touch upon blues rock ("Touch My Tooter"), gentle folk ("Loving U Thru It All"), genuine (?) love songs ("Sarah"), twisted blues/punk ("Pumpin 4 the Man"), unlistenable white noise assaults ("Mourning Glory"), and even their own lo-fi version of prog rock ("Dont Get 2 Close").

"The Stallion, Pt. 3" is another highlight; a little psychedelia, a little prog, a little pop..and a little helium, and boom! a classic is born.

And, like "GodWeenSatan" had "Blackjack" and "I'm in the Mood to Move", this also has a few hilarious non-songs. "Reggaejunkiejew" is as racist as the title suggests, but these guys do it out of pure kitsch value. Anyone who gets offended by Ween obviously doesn't get it.

"I Play It Off Legit" is..I don't even know how to describe it. Are they stoned out of their mind? Is it some inside joke? Same goes for "Goin Gets Tough", in which they talk in British accents, and can't even contain their laughter mid-way thru..
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PERHAPS THE BEST ALBUM EVER! November 2, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Some time during my high school career, my friend introduced me to a band called Ween. He only had one album, Pure Guava, their third major release. After hearing many of the tracks, I bought it for myself. I locked myself in the basement every day and listened to it a few times through... and I now know that this is the most beautiful piece of music ever crafted. This is the pinnacle of mankind. This is the gem in our crown. This is Pure Guava. How can I explain the greatness of this album? From the happy-go-lucky I Saw Gener Cryin' In His Sleep to the sickeningly sweet Springtheme; from the sad yet courageous Loving U Thru It All to the lazy doldrums of I Play It off Legit; from the haunting, drug-induced Little Birdy to the soft and tender Sarah; from the excited, insane Pumpin' 4 the Man to the grooviness of Big Jilm. There's the classic, The Stallion Pt. 3, a beautiful song that takes you to emotional heights. Push th' Little Daisies is a wonderful pop tune that won't get anybody down. Flies On My D*ck holds the key to the best guitar solo ever. The pathetic Touch My Tooter, the amazingly creative Mourning Glory, the nasty Hey Fat Boy (A**hole), the folky, dreamy Don't Get 2 Close (2 My fantasy), the perfect ending... Poop Ship Destroyer. And who could ever forget... not the best song ever, but the most creative, most amazing, most inspiring, most impressive track ever recorded... you cannot realize the full beauty of this song until you have emmorized each and every little sound that comes through your speakers... Dean and Gene are geniuses. Because of Reggaejunkiejew. That is all I can say.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Their most inspired work. November 8, 2001
Format:Audio CD
First off, this album is generally NOT reccommended for people with Top 40 mainstream musical sensibilities, and not for people who take things too seriously - not even for the MTV croud who see themselves on the "cutting edge" of American (Mc)Culture. They just won`t understand this music. Ween certainly don`t take themselves seriously. They`re having a lot of fun doing what they do and really don`t care what you think. Pure Guava will appeal to those who love and respect artistic integrity, carefree creativity, originality, intelligence, and of course, a bizzare (drug inspired?) sense of humour.
If your checking out WEEN for the first time, I generally recommend this album. I personnaly believe it`s their best work and represents the peak of their bizzarely beautiful and inspired creativity during their "low-tech" period, before Chocolate and Cheese and everything after. (I have to admit, though, they`ve written a few sweet jems between Choc. & Cheese and the Mollusk, which is their best recording for their present "polished" sound).
In my opinion, everything that came after Pure Guava just wasn`t the same Ween. These guys are smart enough and respectable enough musicians to know what to do to get money: you use an image of a voluptuous woman on the cover and a hundred thousand heterosexual guys will buy the album without really thinking or caring about its contents. I liken this to the Windowliker single of Richard D. James (a.k.a Aphex Twin): you listen to the material of those releases and you already KNEW they could do that. There was no challenge, no surprise, and almost equally no inspiration.
Pure Guava on the other hand is a quiet, humble, moment of genius and is vividly conveyed in the overall cohesion, imagination, flow, and strong sense of creative spontanaety that happens when artists enter the "zone".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love these guys!
I love all of what Ween has done so far. This album is no exception. I only wish there were more of Ween for me to purchase.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Ween~
This is a fun album, filled with humor and crazy Ween music. it's great road trip music for the open minded.
Published 12 months ago by Patty Valentine
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for everyone
This is Ween becoming a bit more people friendly. Granted it is still out there, but not as much as past albums. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Smith Curry
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
If you like ween this is a great album. If you don't know ween don't buy it. They aren't for everyone. Read more
Published on June 10, 2011 by JPS1
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Ween is this!
I would say this is my favorite Ween. I am a Ween conosewer(sp). You must be able to bend your mind to fully enjoy one of the best bands ever. Read more
Published on April 15, 2011 by Corey S. Brantner
1.0 out of 5 stars Pure $#!%
Remember the dumbest and most irritating song of all time? Remember that song "Push the little daises to make em come up"? Remember that? Read more
Published on March 31, 2009 by Micheal Hunt
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Brown
Pure Guava is my favorite Ween album. Although I think Mollusk is their their "masterpiece", Guava is the "old school" two-man Gene and Dean Ween team at their DAT/4 track best. Read more
Published on March 5, 2009 by Doc Shred
4.0 out of 5 stars "Don't be afraid to clutch the hand of your creator.
Ween's album preceding Chocolate and Cheese, and while that one was hard to pin down to a genre besides the general retro vibe, Pure Guava's a little more cohesive - at least in... Read more
Published on January 4, 2008 by Matt Jacobs
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Guava
One of the best Ween albums. You could say that about almost all of them though, except the last two or three full lengths. Read more
Published on November 9, 2007 by Matthew S. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars holy crap
I love ween!! When my friend first show me this cd my favorite song was push th' lil daisies up. Finally i bought the cd and its the greastest thing ever once i got cdnow i really... Read more
Published on August 10, 2007 by J. Snyder
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