You may have read this week that the brothers Ween, Gene and Dean were splitting up after 25 years together. Well, Gene, AKA Aaron Freeman, told Rolling Stone he wanted to pursue other solo opportunities. Unfortunately, Freeman forgot to tell Dean AKA Mickey Melchiondo that they were breaking up. I guess you could call Ween akin to They Might Be Giants, although they were a little more tongue in cheek with their humor and their sound is/was mostly rock.
Now if you are a Generation X-er like me, you became of aware of Ween via MTV via Beavis and Butt-head and the brothers’ “Push Th’ Little Daisies” video.
“Look, he’s wearing a Yamaha.” I pray to God YouTube doesn’t take that clip down! Beavis and Butt-head would re-visit Ween and their clip for “Freedom of ’76” but…I could not find it. “Freedom of ’76” and “Voodoo Lady” come from the group’s most popular album, Chocolate and Cheese, which has one of the best album covers ever.
Holy shit! The 90s were so awesome and so was/is Ween. Keep waving your dicks in the wind boys!