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Govt. Mule (Official Thread)

Discussion in '90's Music' started by Drummer Chris, May 19, 2006.

  1. bobbyg29

    bobbyg29 Professor of Rock n Roll

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    Re: Govt. Mule

    Those into music-related DVDs I highly recommend this one:
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    In 2000, Allen Woody the bass player for Gov't Mule (who also played in the Allman Brothers too) died. To pay tribute to him the band recorded 2 albums (The Deep End Vol 1 and 2) with a series of guest bassists. The guest list included Jack Bruce (Cream), Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane), John Entwistle (The Who), Phil Lesh (The Grateful Dead), Larry Graham (Sly & the Family Stone), Joey Arkenstat, Les Claypool (Primus), Roger Glover (Deep Purple), Flea (RHCP), Chris Squire (Yes), Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix) and Bootsy Collins (Funkadelic) - to name a few.

    This movie documents the making of those albums and is narrated by Mike Gordon (the bass player for Phish). He is pretty strange but the movie overall is great. Oh and get the albums too they are fantastic!!
     
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  2. Sox

    Sox Avoiding The Swan Song

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    Re: Govt. Mule

    Deja Voodoo has a good write up sweat.
     
  3. LG

    LG Fade To Black

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    Re: Govt. Mule

    I don't have any Gov't Mule CD's,,,after reading Bobby's post I might have to remedy that oversight.:grinthumb
     
  4. bobbyg29

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    Re: Govt. Mule

    It is a very good album too (I am not a very objective evaluator of Gov't Mule albums :)). It marked a bit of a different direction in sound as it was their first album without Allen Woody and they switched from being a power trio by adding a keyboard player.

    Love these tracks off that album:

    Slackjaw Jezebel


    About to Rage
     
  5. Groovy Man

    Groovy Man I'm Not Like Everybody Else

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    Re: Govt. Mule

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    Mule!

    I love Gov't Mule. I don't have a favorite album. Each album has it's good songs and bad songs on it. I have no problem saying that. But mostly, it's all good. Mule's albums sound fantastic, but Gov't Mule are better live, in my opinion.

    There latest album, ''By A Thread'' is one of their strongest efforts.

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    Warren Haynes is great, seen him many times with Gov't Mule, Allman Brothers Band (in the 90's), Phil Lesh & Friends and with The Dead.

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    One of my favorite Gov't Mules songs is ''Left Coast Groovies''

    It's from the first Mule album back in 1995 and was dedicated to the late Frank Zappa.

    This song also features the late great Allman Brother/Gov't Mule bass player, Allen Woody...

    I love the jam and dig the lyrics - Zappa would of approved!

    ''Left Coast Groovies''

    I like my summer home
    Love my yuppie job
    Got a cellular phone in my brand new Saab
    I love my wife and my girlfriend too
    I just love myself
    You're gonna love me too

    Came out west to find myself
    Did the Maharishi squat on the continental shelf
    Got a groovy set of morals
    And an Elvis Presley do
    I'll swap my wife for yours
    Anything for you

    Got to stay away from the left coast groovies
    Living their lives like a cheesy movie
    The wrap around shades and the air-head cuties
    Got a new-age stench because he traded his Patchouli

    Can the wicked feed the hungry
    Can the children teach the old
    About a new way, a revolution
    We're moving backwards, out of control
    Out of control, out of control

    Came out west to find myself
    Did the Maharishi squat on the continental shelf
    Got a groovy set of morals
    And an Elvis Presley do
    I'll swap my wife for yours
    Anything for you

    Got to stay away from the left coast groovies
    Living their lives like a cheesy movie
    The wrap around shades and the air-head cuties
    Got a new-age stench because he traded his Patchouli

    Got to stay away from the left coast groovies
    Living their lives like a cheesy movie
    The wrap around shades and the air-head cuties
    Got a new-age stench because he traded his Patchouli

     
  6. Sweaty

    Sweaty ThE OtHeR rAmOnE

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    Re: Govt. Mule

    Thanks for the great reviews and the feedback, I will be looking into this band a little more.
     
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    rollingstoned Queens of the Stone Age

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    Re: Govt. Mule

    This band rocks, I'm going to start listening to them off last.fm
     
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    Re: Govt. Mule

    did anyone bring up my fave from deja voodoo? lola leave yer light on?

    if ya have, pardon me, i haven't had but three cups of coffee yet, and i can't even think til i've had two pots. if this is a repeat, igg me now and igg me later.

     
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    Re: Govt. Mule

    oh man. go crank the album dose. that's how reap got me hooked. the sound came out of the speakers and knocked me out into the yard. the neighbors did gape.
     
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    Re: Govt. Mule

    Am gonna have to get me some of those left coast groovies baby, some good info and reviews here, thanx to you all.
     

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