Ween is an American alternative rock band formed in New Hope, Pennsylvania in 1984. The band consists of Aaron Freeman (Gene Ween) and Mickey Melchiondo (Dean Ween), who both contribute vocals and play various instruments.

Musical style and influence

Ween’s music is difficult to categorize as it incorporates elements of various genres, including rock, punk, country, funk, and even experimental music. The band has been described as “the ultimate genre-hoppers”. Their music is “a veritable smorgasbord of musical styles and sounds.” In addition, the band has cited a wide range of musical influences, including Frank Zappa, The Beatles, Prince,…


Ween released their debut album, “GodWeenSatan: The Oneness,” in 1990. It was followed by a series of albums that garnered critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base. Additionally, they are famous for their 1992 release “Pure Guava,” which includes the hit single “Push th’ Little Daisies.” In 1997, the band released “The Mollusk,” which is widely considered to be their masterpiece.

In 2012, Freeman announced that he was leaving the band to pursue a solo career, but the band reunited in 2015 for a series of shows. Since then, they have continued to tour and release new music.


Ween’s music and live shows have been the subject of controversy at times. They have been criticized for their use of profanity and their lyrics. It can be sexually explicit and offensive to some. However, the band has also been praised for their irreverent humor and their ability to push boundaries.


Ween’s eclectic music and irreverent humor have earned them a dedicated following and a place in the pantheon of alternative rock. Despite some controversy and personnel changes over the years, the band continues to tour and release new music, cementing their place in the annals of rock history.

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