Full Show Video: Meat Puppets’ Curt Kirkwood Joins Dean Ween Group In Michigan


Last Friday, The Dean Ween Group made a tour stop at Royal Oak Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. The show featured Curt Kirkwood of opening act Meat Puppets sitting-in with Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo and his band made up of fellow Ween members Dave Dreiwitz, Claude Coleman Jr. and Glenn McClelland, as well as Bill Fowler and Scott Rednor.

Deaner opened the show with “Sunset Over Asbury Park” and then proceeded to offer up a run of songs from his just released debut DWG LP The Deaner Album which featured contributions from Kirkwood on guitar and his Meat Puppets band mate Chuck Treece on drums. Album tracks “Mercedes Benz,” “Tammy” and Funkadelic’s “P.E. Squad (The Doo-Doo Chasers)” were played before Kirkwood joined in on “Dickie Betts” and “Exercise Man.”

The Dean Ween Group continued with “The Ritz Carlton” and Ween’s “I Saw Gener Cryin’ In His Sleep.” Later, Dreiwitz handled lead vocals on Ween’s “It’s Gonna Be A Long Night” which was trailed by their “Pandy Fackler” and “Pumpin’ 4 the Man” ahead of a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Are You Experienced?” The night ended with a rendition of Ween’s “The Rift.”

Full show footage was captured by audience member Joe Dank and can be seen in the four part video set below (Kirkwood sits-in at the start of Part Two):

[Part One]

[Part Two]

[Part Three]

[Part Four]

Setlist (via Brownbase)

Set: Sunset Over Asbury Park, Mercedes Benz, Tammy, P.E. Squad (The Doo-Doo Chasers), Dickie Betts, Exercise Man, The Ritz Carlton, I Saw Gener Cryin’ In His Sleep, Pink Eye (On My Leg), Garry, It’s Gonna Be A Long Night, Pandy Fackler, Pumpin’ 4 the Man, Are You Experienced?, The Rift


  • Sunset Over Asbury Park introduced as “Sunset Over Royal Oak”
  • Dickie Betts and Exercise Man with Curt Kirkwood (guitar)
  • Dave on vocals for It’s Gonna Be A Long Night
  • Third Stone From the Sun quote at the end of Are You Experienced?

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