With over 1,000,000 Gov't Mule albums sold to date, Gov't Mule is one of the most successful and respected bands in the world. Once lauded by Rolling Stone for "successfully bringing the classic power-trio sound of Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience into the 21st century" - the band now offers "By a Thread", their first studio album in three years.
Recorded largely at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studio in 2009, the albums origins are apparent from the first track, Broke Down On The Brazos, named after the nearby river, with a deep Texas stomp for the backbeat and featuring the trademark guitar-work of ZZ Top founder Billy Gibbons. Perhaps less descriptively named, Steppin Lightly is another burner, set off by the soulful vocals and mind-bending guitar work of Warren Haynes, who proves anew why Rolling Stone named him one of the Top 25 guitarists of all time.
Other highlights include the lament Railroad Boy, informed by both Celtic tradition and the Mississippi Delta; the expansive psych-rock of "Monday Mourning Meltdown"; and the optimistic "Frozen Fear," with its lush harmony and even a hint of rocksteady skank.
"For audiences, to see and hear Warren Haynes perform in any capacity is to witness his love (of music) firsthand. To catch him alone on stage, with only his voice and acoustic guitar, drives the point deeper still. The unadulterated emotion he pours into and gleans from music - any music, his own or another's - takes on the prominence of a lead instrument, sharing in the delivery rather than just inspiring it." - from www.mule.net
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180g Yellow Vinyl
1. Broke Down On The Brazos
2. Steppin' Lightly
3. Any Open Window
4. Railroad Boy
5. Monday Mourning Meltdown
6. Gordon James
1. Frozen Fear
3. Inside Outside Woman Blues #1
4. Scenes From A Troubled Mind
5. World Wake Up