16 Mar 2008


Origin New Hope, Pennsylvania
Genre(s) Alternative rock, experimental rock, Comedy Rock
Years active 1984–present
Label(s) Elektra, Chocodog, Sanctuary
Website ween.com

Ween is an alternative rock group formed in 1984 in New Hope, Pennsylvania when Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo met in an eighth grade typing class. The pair became known respectively as Gene and Dean Ween. Thousands of home recordings later, Ween collected a large underground fanbase despite being generally unknown in pop music.

Shinola, Vol. 1 is the ninth studio album by the band Ween. Released by Chocodog on July 19, 2005, Shinola is a collection of odds and ends that the band put together over the years.