Primus Welcomes Dean Ween In Asbury Park

On Friday night in Asbury Park, Ween guitarist Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo made a surprise appearance to sit-in with Primus during the encore performance of “Southbound Pachyderm” at The Stone Pony Summer Stage. Primus is currently on tour with metal rockers Clutch.

Les Claypool’s invite of Deaner, although no doubt a pleasant surprise for those in attendance, makes a lot of sense given Les and Dean’s long-time friendship. In an interview with Culture Creature, Dean credited his friend Claypool for getting his “heart beating again, basically” in reference to a dark period following the 2012 breakup of Ween. Melchiondo added this about his fishing buddy, “I owe him forever for that. Because he was really the only one. I mean, maybe not the only one, but the first one for sure.”

Before the Deaner sit-in the Primus set was a winner, the main set included a cover of “Candy Man” from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and a run of original classics “My Name Is Mud,” “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver” and “Harold Of The Rocks” at the end of the frame. Last year Claypool and Melchiondo swapped guest spots as Deaner joined The Claypool Lennon Delirium in Philadelphia while Les aided The Dean Ween Group in Ohio.

Setlist

Primus at The Stone Pony Summerstage

  • Too Many Puppies  
  • Sgt. Baker  
  • Moron TV
  • Groundhog's Day
  • The Pressman
  • Mr. Knowitall
  • Candy Man  
  • Mr. Krinkle
  • The Toys Go Winding Down
  • Pudding Time  
  • On the Tweek Again
  • My Name Is Mud
  • Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
  • Harold of the Rocks
Encore
  • Southbound Pachyderm  

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