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7. Dean has said that if he had the opportunity to kick the ass of any musician, he’d pick the lead singer of Creed because he is “cocky” and “uppity.”
8. “Pumpin’ 4 the Man” is about a period in their lives when Dean pumped gas and Gene worked for El Pollo Loco.
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9. The band feels that other bands get more interesting groupies. But their groupies make up for it by giving them baked goods.
10. Dean played guitar for Queens of the Stone Age on the album Songs for the Deaf.
BONUS FACT: Gene Ween has said they plan only the first two hours of a gig; the rest is off-the-cuff if the band feels inspired.
[Ween performs at the Wiltern on Saturday, Jan. 29.]
BEST PUNK-ROCK USE FOR YOUR TAX DOLLARS
Don't believe the meanies who tell you things like "Print is dead," "Enthusiasm about music has been killed by snark (and/or Pitchfork navel-gazing)" or "Punk has gone back to mean a guy who takes it up the ass in prison." Case in point: a little L.A. rag we really like called Razorcake. You occasionally find this freebie music joint lying around coffee shops next to a certain alt-weekly and assorted yoga fliers. It's done in the spirit of the plucky pre-Internet, labor-of-love music mags. You should check it out: The current issue features real underground diva Mary Woronov and the funnest Florence and the Machine interview you'll ever read. And these DIY dudes are also a nonprofit, so you can put your tax dollars to righteous work by donating to a worthwhile cause. More info at razorcake.org.
OUT AND ABOUT
Hell yeah, we say, to the upcoming Record Fair at Space 15Twenty! Unlike the record swap meet, wherein you might dig all day and get a mere handful of choice items, the funky concrete patio adjacent to Umami Burger in Hollywood will have more than 30 vendors offering specially curated selections of vinyl and cassettes, brought to you by some of L.A.'s finest DJs, crate-diggers, artists, musicians and labels. The event is presented by B-Music/Finders Keepers, a U.K.-to-L.A. label known for a particularly worldly mix of psych, jazz and folk, as well as some pretty amazing reissues culled from treasures from around the world. Bring cash, and be prepared to spend it because there surely will be plenty you won't want to miss.
WHAT: Space 15Twenty Record Fair, presented by B-Music/Finders Keepers Records
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: In the courtyard of Space 15Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (across Sunset from Amoeba and next to where the Hollywood Farmers Market should always be).
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