Latest Ween Articles
Ween returns to the Northeast for a pair of December 2019 tour dates.
Ween returned to the stage for the first time in 2019 on Sunday for a full performance of their 1997 studio album ‘The Mollusk’ and more at Riot Fest in Chicago.
JamBase’s 20 For 20 series continues with a look at 20 memorable reunions from the past 20 years.
Ween’s May 18, 2000 concert at The Roxy in Atlanta featured a beautiful cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Stella Blue.”
Ween extended their HalloWEEN run at the Mission Ballroom in Denver after the first two concerts sold out.
The Boognish Will Rise over Colorado when Ween plays a two-night Halloween run in Denver.
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Ween at Douglas Park
- Big Jilm
- Transdermal Celebration
- I Gots a Weasel
- Captain Fantasy
- Mister, Would You Please Help My Pony?
- The Stallion, Part 1
- Puerto Rican Power
- I'm Dancing in the Show Tonight
- The Mollusk
- Polka Dot Tail
- I'll Be Your Jonny on the Spot
- Mutilated Lips
- The Blarney Stone
- It's Gonna Be (Alright)
- The Golden Eel
- Cold Blows the Wind
- Pink Eye (On My Leg)
- Wavin' My Dick in the Wind
- Buckingham Green
- Ocean Man
- She Wanted to Leave
- Baby Hold On
- Happy Colored Marbles
- Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down)
- Roses Are Free
Ween is a rock duo formed in 1984 in New Hope, Pennsylvania when Mickey Melchiondo and Aaron Freeman met in a junior high school typing class. They christened themselves with the pseudonyms Dean Ween and Gene Ween respectively, drawing on such punk surname collectives as the Ramones. Thousands of home recordings later, Ween created its own self-contained universe and collected a large underground fanbase. Supposedly the two were visited by a God/Demon named Boognish who directed them to start a rock band.
Their earliest home recordings were anarchic and free-spirited, drawing on influences as far-reaching as the Beatles, Prince, Butthole Surfers, The Residents and the lo-fi punk movement. They self-released 4 cassettes in the late eighties; The Crucial Squeegie Lip, Axis: Bold As Boognish, The Live Brain Wedgie/WAD, and Prime 5. Around this time, Gene also released his own tape, Synthetic Socks, which featured Dean on a few songs. Ween, often compared in their early years to other offbeat artists such as Frank Zappa and They Might Be Giants, would always eschew such comparisons.
Various outside collaborations have also ensued over the years. Dean is a member of the heavy metal side project Moistboyz, and the noise rock group Z-Rock Hawaii is made up of members of Ween and Boredoms. Ween has composed pieces for The X-Files Soundtrack, Schoolhouse Rock Rocks!, Beautiful Girls Soundtrack, Road Trip Soundtrack, Chef Aid, SpongeBob SquarePants, and the Grounded for Life TV theme. They have also worked with Rob Vaughn and Queens of the Stone Age. They also guest starred as puppets on the Comedy Central show Crank Yankers where they gave audiences a preview of their song “Fancypants”.
Dean Ween has been a significant contributer to Queens of the Stone Age and his friend, Joshua Homme’s (of QOTSA) side project Desert Sessions. On QOTSA’s most critically acclaimed album “Songs for the Deaf”, Dean Ween played guitar on Mosquito Song, Do It Again, and Six Shooter.
Watch Gov’t Mule welcome drummer Jerry Marotta on “What Is Hip?” during their show at the Palace Theatre in Albany, New York.
In an interview with Trigger Hippy’s Steve Gorman and Nick Govrik, the pair discuss getting the band back together with new members and new music.
Drummer/percussionist/songwriter Yonrico Scott has died at age 63.
Episode 46 of The JamBase Podcast features “The Art Of The Sit-In” with Jennifer Hartswick of the Trey Anastasio Band and “The Rundown” of recent news items.
Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Todd Sheaffer and Jason Crosby are among the additions to the lineup for the upcoming “There’s A Reward: A Celebration Of The Life & Music Of Neal Casal” benefit concert in honor of the late Neal Casal.