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Happy Birthday to Ween's Dean Ween! Crack Some Pepper on This Boognish Mollusk

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.

See also:
- The Ween Abides - Ten Reasons Ween Is Better Than Your Favorite Band

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.

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Abel Folgar