Listen: Dean, Aaron Freeman, Frank Zappa discussed on Shut Up I Love It
"Tentacles. I've been saying this for twenty five years. I have turned on countless people to the band people who thought it was garbage who had preconceived notions people who had no idea about the band ever. I've been like a prophets for Wean spreading the word missionary of sorts like a Mormon missionary but my mission is weaned and my God is boot Nash I my brother-in-law was texting with him and I told him that we recording episode about lean. He knows a lot about music. Lean is not one one of his things that he's very familiar with but he said their fans call them boots and I don't know why. Can you tell me well. Why don't when I start off with the inception of win against Wade back starts at the beginning of the year zero. Basically we got up on the screen here on the left is gene gene ween whose name is actually Aaron Freeman and on the right is Dean ween whose name is Nicky Milk Yondo and if you see this picture on the screen here this is a photo of them when they're probably about thirteen or fourteen years old when Boob Nash the concept of Niche or the revelation of Bugno was I made basically these you guys grew up in a city in Pennsylvania and new hope Pennsylvania kind of a small medium sized town and they were in high school together. Dean also referred to them with their monikers which is dean and gene but their real names are Aaron and Mickey but just to avoid confusion. I'll just go with Dean and gene for now so dean on the rights was kind of Jock kind in baseball football guy and he's looks for the listeners handsome. I'm saying yeah they're both handsome young children so I I don't know about the fill on the left. Can't I mean I would say. I think that's accurate like people would describe. Dean is the more attractive one but I don't think either of them are particularly attractive to black and white photos make everybody look hotter. Let's just go with that and he'll sit there thirteen years old so we all know how it's thirteen years thirteen. Let's talk about how hot thirteen thirteen year old boys but but so these guys dn gene they were in a typing class. I don't know if you guys had typing class when your kids basically teaching you how to put your fingers on the typewriter keyboard definitely not have not had that class really we had that when I was growing up I had a class where we did that. I never took a typing class class but we did do like a program called type to learn. It was the thing that they were trying to teach us your home row. I went to a proper school where they taught us typing. Just like demon and gene was my school well. I mean you know pods subjected yeah. I'm a little cocky of a person a little arrogant if you haven't already noticed and this is one of my favorite subjects I mean I would say I'm an expert on three or four subjects. Let's just bring them up. Why not quickly without tangents don't go in depth up. Just tell us what else an expert okay. We'll certainly win. In all things we N- filmmaking I would say I'm an expert on that filmmaking and photography in the credits I I would say I'm also an expert on the occult and Black Magic and Sasha said we're not going to go into detail until on any of those other all individuals episodes that we could go into later but yeah so I'm an expert on the occult and Black Magic in general and all things things paranormal and then I'm also experts on more blase subject which would be the grateful dead because my I grew up with the grateful dead. My parents used to work for the band and so I'm beaten into my head and I know a lot about that. Those subjects unfortunately my extension. I know too much about it as well because spoiler alert word. I am Jesus significant other yes or as we call it. So sorry ladies. I'm taken now. One of the things that my brother-in-law unlock told me is that one of the members of ween is in a grateful dead cover band really let me find the text who would that be. I mean maybe you'll be Dave. Dry wits who's the base while Jay's thinking about things and even is looking at a text message from his brother in law. I'm just GonNa say that both Freeman and Mkhondo Milky on these are the real names. Yeah I have stated several times in one of the band's biggest influences was prince and I want to bring it up because this band is known for their eclectic green gene is known for their ECLECTIC style yet. They mentioned prince as their main influence. I definitely should we talk a little bit about like the research that we did yeah well. Can you pausing Ozzie for a second went on a tangent. I don't know I'm trying to do their full biographies. It's going to be the whole WanNa. Tell you about the inception because the original question was what is so. I don't want the audience to be like what the fuck they never solved this other in laws on the edge of his seat so what businesses. Dean and Jean were in typing class right. Let's let's go back in time back to typing. They're typing class in new hope Pennsylvania the thirteen years old. They don't like each other genes. More of like a gener is more of a music guy. Ain't Kinda like a stone or hippie type of kid and Diener is more of a more of a jock right but they're sitting next to get placed next to each other in typing class and they developed this bond because they start talking about music in particular Prince and parliament funke Delic and various punk rock groups and classic rock and they start a dialogue these these two guys who were kind of opposites didn't think that they would get along and didn't like each other on. I look they realize like wow. We're actually kind of soulmates. We Love the same thing we have this common bond of music flash forward two years later when they're playing music together professionally they look back at this moment in the typing classes being the inception of Weans so what they did was they created a mythological myth logical story which may be true or may not in which they were in this typing class and then suddenly out of nowhere the wall starts shaking and rumbling and the wall splits in half and bursts in the drywall shooting everywhere and out of the smoke and light emerges Irish. Who's there God it's they're sort of Jesus figure ear and basically this weird gritting teeth smiley face with big spiky help so Bugno is the character that is their logo yet and Edberg referred to throughout their songs throughout their Cadillac. It's everywhere and so they use this character this kind of silly kind of kids story about booed. Niche as the inception of their mythology. I see so there. Basis is in my brother-in-law's favorite grateful dead cover band not just any dave dry. That's right. I don't know is that they're basis. Yes there well. I mean it's one of their basis but the most current base last like fifteen years so now even though diener and Jeaner both stated their influences of do Beatles partly functionality the Butthole Service Pink Floyd the dead Kennedys Laurie Anderson the allman brothers band it goes John. They never giving Sasha wrap it up. Suck never themselves admitted that they are similar or influenced by Frank ZAPPA. Stop are yeah so this was something that I you know. I don't know a lot about music do I. There was ever pretend asked me. There was a time in my life before I listened to some Frank Zappa and that was immediately what I thought of when I started wasn't yeah a lot and bring up Abbas a Mac a musical genius and I agree. There's always been Zappa in weaned to pay him. His regular fees."