Gene Ween

Since the breakup of Ween, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman has delivered a Rod McKuen covers album, but not much original material. But now you can buy Gener’s Gone: The Final Demo Recordings Of Gene Ween, a 25 minute collection of music Freeman made between 2009 and 2011 that never culminated into full-on Ween recordings. A message on his bandcamp states:

After 20+ years of near-fatal drug & alcohol abuse (thankfully culminating with intensive but successful rehab), AARON FREEMAN (aka Gene Ween) was left in a dire financial situation. All proceeds will go directly to Aaron, as he continues down the path toward creative freedom and personal health.

Aside from the awesomely goofy opener “The Champion,” they’re subdued and pretty acoustic tracks. The collection culminates with the reference-filled “Gener’s Gone,” which puts a sober and touching cap on the band’s career. On the bright side this EP comes with a note in regards to the future of Freeman’s career: “stay tuned.” Listen below and check out our Ween Albums From Worst To Best list, by Ween expert Hank Shteamer.

The EP is available now via Bandcamp.

Comments (1)
  1. As a huge Ween fan, this really annoys me. He’s blatantly cashing in on the success of Ween despite the fact that he broke up the band in the worst way possible (through Rolling Stone magazine without telling his bandmates, for those who don’t know). Rehab might have helped him curb his addictions but it also rid him of his ethics and common sense. #TeamDeaner

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