The Pod was a 1990 album released by Ween way before pods were things like an iPod or a Podcast or a Camping Pod. They were ahead of the curve in the pod stakes. It is said to be their most weird and surreal album. Made on a four track at home with all kinds of tape manipulations and sound effects, the press release suggests that drugs may have been involved.
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9/10 Paul 2nd November 2016
The Pod was the first Ween album I bought and is still my favourite. I discovered Ween via Bongwater who were on the same Shimmy Disc label, before a time when the world wide web was available to most people, so the only way to discover new music was to go into shops and listen to it, or hear it on the radio (most radio music was rubbish and still is), or read magazines, or in the case of Ween, read the paper inserts that came inside Shimmy Disc records that listed and described the label's roster.
The description of Ween was something along the lines of "Kramer's favourite band" and "weird", which must have been enough to convince me to buy it without even hearing it first. I'm glad I took the risk. You can tell they were having fun making this album and were probably heavily baked, because they keep cracking up. It's woozy, wobbly, discordant, silly and very psychedelic. A giggly trip that sounds like nothing else I can think of.
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