A significant chunk of Beck's style was stolen wholesale from the Delaware River Valley-based duo known as Ween. Ween are the original men-children frolicking in a world stripped of genre boundaries, the true masters of neo-Dada poetry over creepily half-familiar melodies. They've been demonstrating more restraint and discretion with each successive album, with songs no less beautiful and bold. But Ween's early days, as encapsulated on their second album released in 1991, evidenced an extent of spiritual and imaginative freedom rare for anyone, but miraculous in combination with Ween's songwriting ability. Yeah, they were getting ridiculously stoned in a basement, playing with a four-track cassette machine. But someday, classical music students will write dissertations on The Pod.