WeenThe Mollusk

Label:Plain Recordings – PLAIN-143
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, Synth-pop


A1I'm Dancing In The Show Tonight
A2The Mollusk
A3Polka Dot Tail
A4I'll Be Your Jonny On The Spot
A5Mutilated Lips
A6The Blarney Stone
A7It's Gonna Be (Alright)
A8The Golden Eel
B1Cold Blows The Wind
B2Pink Eye (On My Leg)
B3Waving My Dick In The Wind
B4Buckingham Green
B5Ocean Man
B6She Wanted To Leave

Companies, etc.


Recorded at The Flood Zone-Holgate, New Jersey
Stoney Brook Studios-Hopewell, New Jersey
The Zion House of Flesh-Hopewell, New Jersey
Byoak Farms-Holicong, Pennsylvania
Tuff Guy Studios-Vernon, NJ
Gener's Apartments-Stockton, New Jersey and New Hope, Pennsylvania
Mixed at The Zion House of Flesh and The Magic Shop, NYC

Matrix Runout Side A: S-68565 PLAN 143 A ~ B65
Matrix Runout Side B: S-68566 RE-1 PLAIN 143 B ~ RE-1 ~ (As best as can be read)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 646315514315

Other Versions (5 of 28)

View All
Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
The Mollusk (CD, Album)Elektra62013-2US1997
The Mollusk (LP, Album)MushroomMUSH3LPUK1997
New Submission
The Mollusk (CD, Album)MushroomMUSH3CDUK1997
Recently Edited
The Mollusk (CD, Album)Elektra7559-62013-2Germany1997
Recently Edited
The Mollusk (CD, Album)ElektraCD 62013Canada1997



  • colbeats's avatar
    Not sure if I got luckier than past reviewers, but my copy with these runouts sounds excellent. Can’t imagine a better sounding copy. Flat, no background noise, one of the better sounding pressings in my collection
    • GoldenBanjo's avatar
      The sound quality isn't terrible, but it's riddled with loud pops and clicks throughout, even after a wet clean. The worst sounding Ween record in my collection.
      • bubbyboy's avatar
        ASSS. Babies on parade, dogs play charades and
        H friends and Bund bloner
        • JAMOOL's avatar
          I've got the 2010 black from Plain. Thing looks pristine, but it plays like garbage. Flat with surface noise throughout, especially at the start of each side. Also clicks on "Buckingham Green". Just sounds like there's cloth over the speakers or something. Too bad, such a great album too.
          • ProgMuse's avatar
            Dear Weeners,

            I just received a July 15, 2020 Test Pressing of this one from RTI pressing plant and it is incredible! I compared it to my copy of this pressing (which is not too bad - I guess I got lucky compared to some others), the 2010 Green Marbled ( - my copy is decent - and the 1997 Canadian CD - which is excellent. The 2020 RTI beats it! More depth, balanced from a bass/treble and voice standpoint. So powerful! Not sure when it will be distributed or if it already is but do get a copy.
            • db1980's avatar
              Edited 2 years ago
              Great Ween album. It's on vinyl, my copy is mostly quiet, and plays through fine (my cart/table combo is known for good tracking though), but that's sort of where the good things stop. The vinyl surface was smudged out of the package, and sort of wavy although not warped enough to move the arm, with the tracks a bit off center on side 1 not affecting playback (other side is fine). I was hoping for a nice open, punchy listen and as others note, this didn't really deliver to me - Buckingham Green sounds very weak and disappointing in impact for example. My Schnitzel issued Quebec I bought at the same time does sound better. There are some random noticeable pops there since new - the noise throughout the opening of Buckingham Green is a bit frustrating on mine. I agree on the cover art comment, it seems fuzzy.

              It has the ween on vinyl cool factor, and its not the worst sound quality I have heard by any means, but certainly no improvement over CD and I wouldn't spend much if you are intending to give this a decent listen on mid to upper tier equipment. I'll be replacing mine if there is ever a better remaster/reissue at some point, more due to the poor mastering rather than the quality issues with the vinyl.
              • chrishahaha's avatar
                Definitely flawed. This specific pressing sounds very tinny, and even comes off as a little grating at parts. My record skipped TWICE on Mutilated Lips, my favorite song on the record, which really pissed me off. Here's hoping that the lord and savior, Schnitzel Records can get their hands on this record and fix the glaring issues with The Mollusk.
                • DogsCollection's avatar
                  Even though I already have the original pressing, I got this Plain reissue because a) I want to preserve the original as much as possible; b) I was morbidly curious to its quality, as I never listened to a Plain pressing, only know about their reputation. Right out the bat, the first difference I noticed is how low-res and pixelated the artwork is compared to the original. Not by much, but still lost the fine details. As for the record itself, I was disappointed at how noisy it is. Even my OG pressing sounds almost pristine compared to this one. Could be a matter of wet-cleaning to see if it works, but haven't tried it yet. As for the mastering quality, honestly both are roughly the same. OG might be better, but not by much. Only spun it once, but I didn't notice a huge difference. To be honest, I'd totally recommend this reissue if you can get a clean copy, because so far the surface noise is the only major issue. Certainly beats paying a fortune for the original, unless you can find it for a bargain like I did.

                  This is such an important album, I wish it received a better treatment. One day I hope that Schnitzel gets the rights to The Mollusk and the other albums (GWS, 12 Golden Country Greats, White Pepper), their Ween pressings are more often fantastic than not. Who knows, also make The Mollusk 2x12" 45 RPM for best quality.
                  • SiLic0ne.t0aD's avatar
                    I acquired a new 2009 Plain pressing, on black vinyl & it sounds amazing! I was hoping for the best, yet expecting the worse, based on numerous negative reviews. However, I took a chance & was pleasantly surprised. This record sounds great to me, at least on my setup, but this is the only vinyl copy I have & don't yet own a 1st pressing to compare it with. Maybe alot of people had bad luck, getting bunk copies, but mine is perfect.. No flaws whatsoever & seems to be high quality overall, so that's 5 Stars from me. In conclusion, an early 2009 Plain black pressing is a pretty safe bet, if you're looking for this album on the cheap and don't want to shell out $ for an original. YMMV. ;-)
                    • StevesCellar's avatar
                      Edited 3 years ago
                      My black vinyl pressing on Plain is muddled, noticeable surface noise straight out of shrink. You're better off purchasing the CD.


                      For Sale on Discogs

                      Sell a copy

                      7 For Sale from $100.00



                      Videos (12)