Nerdvana: The Golden Eel by Ween
Today’s Nerdvana is one of my favorite songs from the band Ween, “The Golden Eel”. In particular, it’s a performance of the song which the band did on the relatively obscure Comedy Central series, Viva Variety. I chose this specific version because this was my first exposure to the song (it’s what inspired me to later buy their album The Mollusk) and also because I particularly liked the orchestration here; it gave the song an Arabesque quality which I continue to associate with the song to this day. I always think of Arabian Knights style adventure and intrigue when I hear “The Golden Eel”. Enjoy.