Ween

Formed 1984. Disbanded 29 May 2012.
Ween

Biography

Ween was an American experimental rock band. They formed in 1984 in New Hope, Pennsylvania when central members Aaron Freeman (Gene Ween) and Mickey Melchiondo (Dean Ween) met in an eighth grade typing class. Ween has a large cult underground fanbase[citation needed] despite being less known in American pop music. The band's style is eclectic, and while they could generally be referred to as rock music, one of their defining tendencies has been experimentation with various styles incorporating a strong element of humor and absurdity. Both Gene and Dean are skilled multi-instrumentalists who overdubbed various instruments on their recordings, though they also record with the regular touring band. Gene is normally the lead vocalist and Dean the lead guitarist. Lead singer Freeman announced to Rolling Stone on May 29, 2012 that he was "retiring Gene Ween", and a few days later, Ween's manager, Greg Frey, told fans on Facebook that Freeman had decided to "end his musical relationship with Ween," in order to "more fully explore and pursue his solo career".

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of La Cucaracha

    La Cucaracha 2007

    Reviewed by James Young
    My suspicion is that there aren’t too many Ween fans in the UK. This album won't be...
  2. Review of The Friends EP

    The Friends EP 2007

    Reviewed by Jim Young
    More frat boy antics and tasteless jokes. Awesome, dude...