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New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States (1984 – 2012)

Ween was an group formed in 1984 in New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States when Aaron Freeman (Gene Ween) and Mickey Melchiondo (Dean Ween) met in an eighth grade typing class. Ween collected a large underground fanbase despite being generally unknown in mainstream music circles aside from their 1992 fluke hit “Push Th’ Little Daisies”.

The band’s style is eclectic, and while they could generally be referred to as , 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.

Their earliest home recordings were anarchic and free-spirited, drawing on influences as far-reaching as Beatles, Queen, Prince, Butthole Surfers, The Residents and the movement. Ween was often compared in their early years to other offbeat artists such as Frank Zappa and would always eschew such comparisons.

Ween was signed to Twin/Tone Records in 1989 and released their first album GodWeenSatan: The Oneness in the following year, a 26-track smorgasbord of wild eclecticism.


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  • garynotrashcoug

    I have something I'd like to share with you all: Anna Anna Anna Anna Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann

    24 Sep 8:42am Reply
  • CousinEarl

    Some of their stuff is so mental, it makes you wonder how they haven't lost their minds.

    21 Sep 5:36pm Reply
  • suntzutang

    feelin like a big fat fuck

    15 Sep 1:58am Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    uhh, you should probably go see a doctor...the pod is fucking fantastic [2] Yeah, it's my 2nd favorite after Quebec..

    8 Sep 4:45pm Reply
  • bgk90

    coming from a casual fan, The Pod is my favorite right now

    8 Sep 5:42am Reply
  • noise-psych

    am i gonna die?

    1 Sep 8:38pm Reply
  • foreignlawns

    uhh, you should probably go see a doctor...the pod is fucking fantastic

    1 Sep 3:52am Reply
  • Rezzo64

    Just finished listening to most of The Pod, and I actually don't feel well. I don't remember the last time I felt physically bad after listening to some music. Goodness knows how you all put up with this band, they aren't for me at all

    24 Aug 7:51pm Reply
  • koazey

    So glad I just found this... New favorite band immediately.

    15 Aug 5:26pm Reply
  • sailorbadass

    @Jacqu3z, at first I thought it was just a comment about how much you love ween and want their reunion or something... and I totally lost it at the part about dick tattoo. Damn, you're wild (and by that I mean you're awesome). Wish I had someone irl who loved Ween that much

    6 Aug 9:00pm Reply
  • foreignlawns

    it makes me sad every time i drive past buckingham green. i miss them being together :(

    4 Aug 2:39am Reply
  • Jacqu3z

    jesus, this is getting out of hand. every time I'm scrolling through my ipod, looking for something to listen to, I'm like: "fuck it, let's just play some ween". they are taking over my way of life. I even got a tattoo on my dick that says 'flies'.sure it hurt, but it was worth it. Live at Stubb's is so beautiful. I honestly believe that Ween is the greatest band to ever have existed on this earth. pure guava, the pod, chocholate and cheese, GwS, mollusk.. jesus. even their b-sides are amazing. :( fuck.

    27 Jul 11:23am Reply
  • Duckman888

    For some people it's easy to get into and for others, such as you and me, it takes a while. Whilst I don't listen to it as much as I used to, whenever Laura comes on shuffle I know it's time to turn up the volume and shout LAAAAUUUURRRRAAAA at the top of my lungs.

    16 Jul 10:38pm Reply
  • Jacqu3z

    Exactly, it is really a tough, almost impenetrable, outer shell.. you know with 23 songs and a no-budget production.. but it's so fucking amazing.

    16 Jul 9:53pm Reply
  • Duckman888

    Nice to see that you've got into The Pod Jacqu3z, once you get through the tough outer shell it is an amazing taste sensation.

    16 Jul 8:50pm Reply
  • cambionic

    My absolute favorite track of theirs is Long Legged Sally Is A No Necked Whore, simply because it is SO BROWN.

    16 Jul 8:44pm Reply
  • Jacqu3z

    The Pod is mesmerizingly good.. even better than GwS and Pure Guava. fuck I love ween

    15 Jul 10:54pm Reply
  • Duckman888

    Gener/Aaron's new album can be streamed here

    15 Jul 6:42pm Reply
  • brownieboy

    first time i heard "push th' little daisies" i thought what the hell is this, but after a few more listens i kinda get it lol

    10 Jul 6:19pm Reply
  • willandrhiannon

    i just want to listen to ween 24/7 even in my dreams.

    7 Jul 11:18am Reply
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