Some bands claim to be eclectic and I guess any band can try to pull off different musical stylings and call themselves "eclectic". I think maybe the meaning behind eclectic became an artist that doesn't do anything right so they just try it all. So yea, there's a lot of eclectic bands out there. It's kinda like throwing shit against the wall and whatever sticks, sticks. Ween is a band that can not only switch it up but they can do it right too. The Mollusk is an album that rocks my fucking socks.
I don't claim to be a huge Ween fan, I really only have fully listened to The Mollusk but that album alone is worth listening to. Some songs on this album really feel Beatles-esque to me, similar to Yellow Submarine or Octopus's Garden. Gene and Dean Ween create this really imaginative album, the whole thing really sounds and feels like it's underwater. I think I need to smoke a J, put this on, stick in the ear buds and walk through an aquarium. Whoa man...trippy! It really comes as no surprise that Ocean Man, one of my favorite tracks off the album, is featured in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
So get some headphones, close your eyes and push play. This is one of those records where the whole thing is good, every song, from start to finish. What a crazy concept.
It's not a secret that Star Wars Episode 1 is not only a horrible Star Wars movie, it's just a horrible movie in general. Sitting through it is a task, it's so dense and filled with boring political plot points, bad acting and computer graphics. It feels more like an ILM portfolio showcasing CG techniques rather than a film.
I can remember as a kid watching it for the first time and leaving the theater confused. I thought maybe I wasn't watching as careful as I should have been? I dunno what it was but I felt like I missed something because, its Star Wars, isn't it supposed to be good? I thought, "Did I just black out for most of that movie? Was I daydreaming the whole time?" I begged my parents to take me again, so I could see what I surely missed but they wouldn't take me. I had to wait for it to come out on video when I finally realized that it wasn't just me, this shit really does just suck.