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Published: 2014/04/22

Aaron "Gene Ween" Freeman Unveils First Post-Ween Song

Aaron Freeman (formerly known as “Gene Ween”) has released his first post-Ween song, “(For A While) I Couldn’t Play My Guitar Like A Man.” The tune was first posted today via comedian and Tenacious D guitarist Jack Black’s Facebook page.

“(For A While) I Couldn’t Play My Guitar Like A Man” is set to appear on Freeman’s forthcoming album, FREEMAN The record, which features the musician’s first original material since disbanding Ween and getting sober, will be available on July 22. The new album finds Freeman backed by Kyle Keegan (drums), Dave Godowsky (keys), Chris Boerner (guitar), Joe Young (live bass) and Megafaun’s Brad Cook (studio bass). According to Black, the band will also go by the name FREEMAN.

FREEMAN will play their first show at the Mercury Lounge in New York City on July 22, the same day their debut album is released. The band has also confirmed a few other tour dates, which can be found on their website.

As previously reported, Freeman recently spoke with Rolling Stone about his new album, while also shooting down any possibility of a future Ween reunion.

You can check out “(For A While) I Couldn’t Play My Guitar Like A Man” below.

FREEMAN tracklist:

01 Covert Discretion
02 The English And Western Stallion
03 (For A While) I Couldn’t Play My Guitar Like a Man
04 El Shaddai
05 Black Bush
06 Gimme One More
07 More Than the World
08 All The Way To China
09 Golden Monkey
10 Delicate Green
11 There Is A Form
12 I Know A Girl


There are 12 comments associated with this post

tugboatcharlie April 22, 2014, 14:10:07

got a date for the Lockn’ Festival on their tour dates too. Super pumped for this fest!!

Jimbo April 22, 2014, 14:21:27

Great song!

Bones McCoy April 22, 2014, 16:02:14


AK April 22, 2014, 17:19:45

What about the Gener demos he released last year? We’re not calling those post-Ween tunes?

skylar April 22, 2014, 21:13:51

So happy to have heard this today. Music has such an impact on my life, and it hit home for me. I am excited to hear some new/different stuff.

robprop April 22, 2014, 23:00:29

Damn that was better then expected. You go, Papa FREEMAN.

shred April 23, 2014, 08:41:12

Dean plays his guitar like a man.

Brian April 23, 2014, 12:18:44

Gener, come back home to Chocolate Town. You can be creative in your new band AND with Ween. Jerry did it. Trey does it. Its a great outlet but the JGB and TAB are not the same.

skeeter April 23, 2014, 12:48:13

I understand the reference but TAB should never be used in the same sentence as JGB. Ever.

cam April 23, 2014, 22:19:26

trey should cover this song

D.Wesley April 24, 2014, 16:17:15

this song is awesome and is stuck in my head. it’s like he’s the character in Buenos Tardes Amigos, a Mexican Jewish momma’s boy.

G May 15, 2014, 02:25:37

Brian I agree. Somewhere down there I believe him and Deaner will get back at it. It’s kinda weak in one way how he went/is going abt the break off from Ween and Mickey, but in another way I guess it’s what he needs to do. He’s sober (hmm Trey broke up his band, sobered up, and a reunion happened…) happy it seems and damn listen to that goodness… Gener’s gone up above with The Argus and is dancing with The Stallion, but he’ll be back. And Deaner, keep on keeping it BROWN.

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