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Published: 2011/11/01

Ween’s Hammerstein Halloween

Ween celebrated Halloween last night at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom with a lengthy set that featured the experimental quintet dressed up as sailors. Set highlights during the two-plus hour show included “Polka Dot Tail” off of 1997’s The Mollusk and a cover of David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” that segued into “Voodoo Lady,” the latter of which featured a guitar duel between the band’s principals. Ween also offered a particularly slow psychedelic “Squelch The Weasel,” and a version of “Demon Sweat” that found Gene Ween on keyboards and Claude Coleman providing the claps on an E-drum.

Ween will kick off a three-show New Year’s Eve run at Denver, CO’s Fillmore Auditorium on December 29 while Gene Ween and Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz will play two Northeast dates in early December.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist

Take Me Away
Homo Rainbow
Mister Richard Smoker
Transdermal Celebration
Fat Lenny
Touch My Tooter
Piss Up A Rope
Boys Club (Tease)
Learnin’ To Love
Bananas And Blow
Buckingham Green
Did You See Me?
With My Own Bare Hands
Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down)
Your Party
She Wanted To Leave
Let’s Dance
Voodoo Lady
Slow Down Boy
Ocean Man
Hey There Fancypants
Stroker Ace (Aaron on Megaphone)
Wayne’s Pet Youngin’
Demon Sweat
The Goin’ Gets Tough From The Getgo
Squelch The Weasel (full band, slow tempo)
The Mollusk
Help Me Scrape The Mucus Off My Brain (with extended intro)
Push Th’ Little Daisies
Polka Dot Tail
Roses Are Free

Licking The Palm For Guava (Aaron on Megaphone)
Mushroom Festival In Hell
She Fucks Me

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