Producer Ben Vaughn Offers Insight On New Gene Ween Album
Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween) will shed his pseudonym for his first-ever solo record, Marvelous Clouds. Set for an April 10 release on Partisan Records, the album presents interpretations of 13 songs written by Rod McKuen. Ben Vaughn, who produced Ween’s 12 Golden Country Greats, worked with Freeman once again on this release and shared thoughts on the project in this Relix Exclusive.
“Working with Aaron is always interesting. I’ve known him a long time but only recently found the opportunity to turn him on to Rod McKuen. Somehow, Rod’s music slipped by his radar all these years. Which is strange because it would be hard to name one genre Ween is not well versed in. Metal, R & B, progressive rock, country, etc. And Aaron, more so than Mickey, is a big fan of soft rock from the ‘70s.”