This summer, long time followers of the 28-year-old band Ween were delivered a heartbreaking message in Rolling Stone Magazine, when Aaron Freeman, more commonly known as Gene Ween, announced that he was breaking up his band.
In an interview with mxdwn a month later, Mickey Melchondio, a.k.a. Dean Ween, explained that his partner had hit rough waters in his life, pertaining to a stint in rehab, and expressed hope and belief that the band would eventually get back together — maybe even before the end of the year.
Fans have since waited eagerly for some news on such a reunion, but as of now, things have remained quiet. Luckily the band has left behind an extensive catalog of not only studio tracks, but live cuts and b-sides as well, giving fans plenty to chew on while they wait for any news.
While it’s practically impossible to encapsulate everything that Ween was in one track, “Roses are Free,” featured below, gives a taste of the bizarre, funky, one-of-a-kind sound Ween was famous for sculpting.
Dean Goranites | Associate Editor