Stay Forever

[B]Ween Stay Forever [I](Elektra)[/I] [/B]

Ween

Stay Forever [I](Elektra)[/I]

Nobody likes a smartarse. And consequently no-one likes [a]Ween[/a] either, as the terribly clever Dean and Gene are consummate pasticheurs of music to an extent that’s almost Zappa-like in its vaguely concealed contempt for

the medium. There’s dicking around on the B-sides, but ‘Stay Forever’, however, represents a happy departure for the duo from their traditional spot in Wanker’s Corner – a country song in the hand-on-heart sense, about missing someone, and there’s pedal steel guitar on it too. It’s actually very good. It’s not even alt-country.

It’s just alt-Ween.

John Robinson