“The Social Network” star Jesse Eisenberg told Spin Magazine a while back that his favorite band was Ween. “I know every lyric,” he said. So when Hank Shteamer went to write one of those delightful 33 1/3 books about Ween’s “Chocolate and Cheese,” Shteamer sought Eisenberg out to discuss the album with him.
“Like, ten years ago I was acting on a television show [short-lived FOX series Get Real], and every week, something very, very dramatic had to happen, because it was an hour-long drama,” Eisenberg told Shteamer. “So for one week, my character got spinal meningitis, which did not carry over from the previous week or to the subsequent week. So the guy who was my stand-in, who’s still one of my best friends, gave me this album, ‘Chocolate and Cheese,’ because the second track is ‘Spinal Meningitis.’ We were listening to it as a way to just bring some levity to the episode, which was a little overdramatic. I also thought the song was really great, and I started playing it at my mom’s house and she got pissed-off every time that song came on ’cause she thought it was disgusting.”
Eisenberg, who’s “not into music,” except for musical theater, now only buys Ween albums. “The album was incredible; I’d never heard music like this before,” he said. “And since then, I have gotten every album that they’ve made. It’s the only band whose albums I buy.” [Vulture]
Ween — “Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down)”