Thursday, April 16, 2015
GOV'T MULE: "Stoned Side Of The Mule Vol 1 & 2"
Label: Provogue/Mascot 2015
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom
If you came here looking for high level of craftsmanship and musicianship, you came to the right place. However, if you came here looking for original songs, you're definitely in the wrong. Yes, it's the cover album as they're performing 13 tracks from the vast back catalogue of the Rolling Stones. Why you ask? Because they can? It's hardly better, more interesting, or even remotely equal to the classic and old live recordings by The Stones. It's simply just the fun and more than decent tribute as well as the rocking good time. Rocking the joint of Tower Theater, Philadelphia, on Halloween 2009, Gov't Mule recorded this show to be released as the live double album, vinyl only release. That's right, you read correctly, vinyl only. And I believe it's the former President of America on the artwork and cover? Bush Junior? To be honest, it could be most and any of their Presidents. Special guests such as saxophonist Steve Elson (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Radiohead, David Bowie) and Jackie Greene (Phil Lesh & Friends, Black Crowes, Trigger Hippy), "Angie", basically the blue-print to any and all of the Aerosmith ballads? Other tracks include classics such as Under My Thumb, Paint In Black, Wild Horses, Play With Fire, Brown Sugar, etc. Anyhow, a nice little live album that could appeal to the classic rock fans. Can only be purchased on vinyl!