White Pepper

Infobox Album |
Name = White Pepper
Type = Album
Artist = Ween


Released = May 2, 2000
Recorded = 1999-2000
Genre = Alternative rock
Length = 39:28
Label = Elektra
Producer = Christopher Shaw, Ween
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:dbfwxqrkldfe link]
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|3|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/ween/albums/album/96017/review/5943308/white_pepper link]
* [http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/ween/whitepepper/ Metacritic]
Last album = "Craters of the Sac" (1999)
This album = "White Pepper" (2000)
Next album = "Live In Toronto Canada" (2001)
:"Falling Out redirects here. For the album by Peter Bjorn and John, see Falling Out (album)""White Pepper" was Ween's seventh full-length album, and the last album they would release on Elektra Records. It was released on May 2, 2000.

"White Pepper" is by far Ween's most polished album, and probably the group's most accessible. Songs like "Even If You Don't" feature powerful, radio-friendly production and musicianship. Ween's bizarre sense of humour is still intact (such as on the Steely Dan satire "Pandy Fackler") and their hard rock roots still show as seen on "Stroker Ace" and "The Grobe", but for the most part, Ween play the album much more subdued than usual, using pop (especially Beatles-based pop) and AM radio staples for its inspiration. Its title is said to be a tip of the hat to two Beatles albums, "Sgt. Peppers" and "The White Album."

The band helped promote the album by performing "Exactly Where I'm At" on the Late Show with David Letterman. The track "Even If You Don't" was made into a music video and directed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park fame. According to Dean Ween (Mickey Melchiondo), he and Gene Ween (Aaron Freeman) are good friends of Parker and Stone, and Melchiondo has even referred to them (Parker and Stone) as kindred spirits.Fact|date=August 2008

Track listing

All songs written by Ween. Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Ver Music/Browndog Music, BMI.

#"Exactly Where I'm At" - 4:31
#"Flutes of Chi" - 3:30
#"Even If You Don't" - 3:25
#"Bananas and Blow" - 3:34
#"Stroker Ace" - 2:08
#"Ice Castles" 2:05
#"Back to Basom" - 3:46
#"The Grobe" - 3:32
#"Pandy Fackler" - 3:57
#"Stay Forever" - 3:32
#"Falling Out" - 2:28
#"She's Your Baby" 3:00

ingles

* "Even If You Don't" was released as a single on Mushroom Records with the B-side "Cornbread Red"
* "Stay Forever" was released as a single on Mushroom Records with "The Grobe" and "Who Dat?"

People who played on the record

* Dean Ween
* Gene Ween
* Dave Dreiwitz
* Claude Coleman
* Glenn McClelland
* Stu Basore
* Jane Scarpantoni
* Chris Shaw
* Russel Simins
* Vaneese Thomas
* Angela Clemons
* Mark McDonald
* Greg Frey
* Pat Frey
* Danny Madorsky

Personnel

* Chris Shaw - Producer, engineer, mixer
* Danny Madorsky - Engineer
* Phil Painson - Engineer
* Damian Shannon - Engineer
* Kirk Miller - Live Sound Engineer
* Ween - Producer
* Howie Weinberg - Mastering
* Gregory Burke - Art direction
* Danny Clinch - Photography

Charts

Album

2000 White Pepper Heatseekers No. 2 2000 White Pepper The Billboard 200 No. 121


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