New Hope rockers Ween continued their final tour of 2017 with a Halloween show at the Bomb Factory in Dallas. Each band member dressed up and the group delivered a stellar cover debut of a Jimi Hendrix Experience classic as part of the performance.
Guitarist Dean Ween dressed up as “Doctor Rock,” Gene Ween as “King Billy,” bassist Dave Dreiwitz went as a police officer, drummer Claude Coleman Jr.’s costume was jail garb and keyboardist Glenn McClelland wore a costume out of the Renaissance era. The band opened with “The Golden Eel” and played a total of 32 songs by the time the night was over.
Nine songs in came “Freedom Of ’76,” which hadn’t been performed in 20 shows. “Even If You Don’t” was another rarity that was the shelf since July. Next up was Ween’s debut cover of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Are You Experienced?” Deaner handled vocals on the debut, while Gener helped Glenn on keyboards. The energy remained high with the “Doctor Rock” that followed, seemingly in reference to Deaner’s costume.
A run of staples included “Waving My Dick In The Wind,” “Bananas & Blow,” “Piss Up A Rope” and “Push ‘th Little Daisies.” From there, Ween dusted off “Don’t Laugh (I Love You)” for the first time since July, the same case as for the “Demon Sweat” that followed. Later in the night Dreiwitz took center stage for a cover of “Ace Of Spades” ahead of an encore featuring “Roses Are Free,” “I’m Holding You” and “Buenas Tardes Amigo.”
Ween now heads to Austin for two nights at Stubb’s.
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Here’s full show video streamed by Ed O’Sullivan and shared by Terrence Henry:
Setlist (via Brownbase)
Set: The Golden Eel, Ice Castles, Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down), How High Can You Fly?, The Stallion pt 1, I Can’t Put My Finger on It, Touch My Tooter, I Play It Off Legit, Freedom of ’76, Beacon Light, Buckingham Green, Did You See Me?, The Argus, What Deaner Was Talkin’ About, Object, Even If You Don’t, Are You Experienced?, Doctor Rock, Waving My Dick in the Wind, Bananas and Blow, Piss Up a Rope, Push th’ Little Daisies, Don’t Laugh (I Love You), Demon Sweat, You Fucked Up> Tick, Mister Richard Smoker, Boy’s Club, Ace of Spades
Encore: Roses Are Free, I’m Holding You, Buenas Tardes Amigo
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