Review Summary: Pick on Dinosaurs. They are the ones that deserve it.2 of 3 thought this review was well written
These guys did drugs. You know, and I'm not just saying that, as flattering as that statement might be. This album is slow. You know, and I'm not just saying that, as flattering as that statement might be.
What I am trying to say here is that this is a stoner album. Alot of the songs here go real slow so that those pot-infested treants can walk around saying stuff like "totally tuberculosis" and other such garbage. They are still bending genres, and going in between them like some sort of crazy hooker looking for peanut butter in the couch, but it's all slow tempo. There's none of the crazy punkiness of their first album. There is no "You ***ed Up" or "Tick" but rather you got classic rock sounding "Doctor Rock" and the slow-but-still-offensive "The Stallion Pt. 1" (PART 2 IS ON THIS ALBUM TOO! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?)
What this record excels at is the Beach Boys level. In videogame terms, it's the level that follows the schizophrenia level. But there are some real good pop songs. "Sorry Charlie" "Oh My Dear (Falling In Love)", and "Pork Roll Egg and Cheese" are great examples into what they would eventually turn into, as far as pop songwriting would go. Great catchy melodies with very simple instrumentation, what else could you ask for in a pop song? NOTHING, THAT'S WHAT! And there isn't only pop music! "Right to the Ways and the Rules of the World", "Captain Fantasy" and "Demon Sweat" are their first little pokes into the world of prog rock, I mean, they aren't doing any crazy guitar solos or anything, but the mood, and the general structure of the songs scream Pink Floyd at you. Even if it is Pink Floyd in the third grade.
I must digress. While there is 8 or 9 good songs here the rest of the album just stinks. Half written melodies, stupid toilet jokes, white noise...It's as if Ween were just whacked out on inhalents, like scotchgarde while writing this album, it's absurd!