Surely the most exciting thing a musician can brag about is fame and fortune and the throngs of groupies encountered through a muddled haze of drugs and alcohol. Right? Well, sure, why not, it's part of the lore. But there are musicians who thrive in a quasi-obscurity that inspires a margin of the mainstream to concoct an enduring folklore. That cult status builds myths of influence and devoted followings.
Ween, from its inception in 1984 to its termination this year, was nothing short of a musician's band. Under an umbrella of "alternative rock" that touched upon, well, pretty much every other type of rock, Dean Ween's influence on music today is undeniable.