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Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: Doc ()
Date: March 10, 2015 12:00

The band will release in Europe a 2-LP set including 13 of the 14 Stones songs they performed at the Tower Theatre on Halloween 2009.

Missing song will be Gimme Shelter
Sadly the tracklisting of the LPs isn't following the set list's real order.

A sample can be found here with the details :
Gov't Mule Stoned Side Of The Mule

[doctorstonesblog.blogspot.com]

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: djgab ()
Date: March 10, 2015 12:21

thank you for the news.

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: rbk ()
Date: March 10, 2015 12:59

These are older recordings remixed for this release. They were available from MuleTracks years ago and are quite excellent.

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: liddas ()
Date: March 10, 2015 13:04

Got these recordings with high expectations: love the Mules and, well, the Stones ... What a big disappointment. Too heavy and not at all sexy. Not as lame as Phish, but close.

C

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: Fillmore ()
Date: March 10, 2015 13:44

I also got these recordings from the Mule-homepage. They include other songs as well, not only Stones covers. Gimme Shelter is there. I also find the whole stuff pretty un-stonesy (...). Not bad, very different, more "beer and hard booze" than "Mary Jane", so to speak. Though I really like most GM music, I wouldn´t necessarily recommend those Stones sessions. Ok, Halloween means "under a scary mask"...
Cheers, Fillmore

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: MrThompsonWooft ()
Date: March 10, 2015 14:52

What we really need is a Stones equivalent to The Art of McCartney!

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: duke richardson ()
Date: March 10, 2015 15:10

they had a good sax player, and another guitarist as well (Jackie Greene) on those Gov't Mule Stones tracks...I think there was a percussion player too..?

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Date: March 10, 2015 15:12

Ouch, that Monkey Man...

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: liddas ()
Date: March 10, 2015 16:22

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duke richardson
they had a good sax player, and another guitarist as well (Jackie Greene) on those Gov't Mule Stones tracks...I think there was a percussion player too..?


Jackie Greene 1st set and encores
Matt Abts vocals on "Shattered"
Steve Elson on Sax
No percussions credited

C

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: MartinB ()
Date: March 10, 2015 17:57

The problem is that it is impossible to cover the Stones and to sound good (unless you are a pure genius but I cannot think of anyone).

People like Gov't Mule should know better.

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: duke richardson ()
Date: March 10, 2015 18:10

Quote
MartinB
The problem is that it is impossible to cover the Stones and to sound good (unless you are a pure genius but I cannot think of anyone).

People like Gov't Mule should know better.

when phish decided to do Exile they did a very respectful performance of it..

I reckon they qualify as genius, though..

but lots of folks have done fine covers of Stones tunes.

its certainly not impossible to sound good doing their songs, but that certain attitude is important.

some would be kind of silly to try to cover, Midnight Rambler comes to mind..

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: tomcasagranda ()
Date: March 10, 2015 19:28

Mule cover Pink Floyd brilliantly.

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: pepganzo ()
Date: March 10, 2015 19:34

I dont like this work but the floyd side is perfect.

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: Naturalust ()
Date: March 10, 2015 19:39

Haven't heard any great GM Stones covers but I do like their fearless approach to performing covers in general. Here's one that I thought was pretty good, Traffic's "Empty Pages"





peace

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: Boognish ()
Date: March 10, 2015 19:40

Quote
MartinB
The problem is that it is impossible to cover the Stones and to sound good (unless you are a pure genius but I cannot think of anyone).
It's impossible if you're anal about covers and think a cover song should sound EXAÇTLY like the original, which is absolutely ridiculous. The Stones aren't some magical band that nobody can touch and every cover falls apart. The Stones are just a band, just like any other band.

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: Fillmore ()
Date: March 11, 2015 10:09

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Boognish

The Stones are just a band, just like any other band.

Sure. And opinions are like a**holes - everybody got one.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2015-03-11 11:42 by Fillmore.

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: Koschi ()
Date: May 22, 2016 21:21

Has anyone listened to Stoned Side of the Mule Vol 1 + 2?

Any comments? I like it

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: More Hot Rocks ()
Date: May 23, 2016 05:56




Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: Rip This ()
Date: May 23, 2016 06:46

c'est magnifique.

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: May 23, 2016 10:54

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Boognish
Quote
MartinB
The problem is that it is impossible to cover the Stones and to sound good (unless you are a pure genius but I cannot think of anyone).
It's impossible if you're anal about covers and think a cover song should sound EXAÇTLY like the original, which is absolutely ridiculous. The Stones aren't some magical band that nobody can touch and every cover falls apart. The Stones are just a band, just like any other band.

The difficulty seems to be in whatever magic the Stones used to have. I always wondered why they didn't have more covers made of their songs and it's because everybody sounds ridiculous NOT being the Stones. Or worse, a ridiculous version of the Stones. Off the top of my head I think Devo's 'Satisfaction' only works because it's completely different, with no attachment to the original. Every body else sounds lame when they try to sound anywhere near the Stones. We're more invested in Stones' songs than Beatle songs in that way. I'm sure it's been a drag royalty wise for jagger/Richards. '

Beatle songs sounded good in a wide array of genres, whether it's 'Fool On The Hill' with a Brazilian touch by Sergio Mendes, or Wilson Pickett, with Duane Allman, roughing up 'Hey Jude'. I have not heard these Govt. Mule covers, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say they didn't do the songs in entirely novel ways, therefore they're going to be compared to the Stones, and come up lacking.

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: pepganzo ()
Date: May 23, 2016 12:34

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Rip This
c'est magnifique.

smileys with beer

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: HonkeyTonkFlash ()
Date: May 23, 2016 12:38

Quote
Boognish
Quote
MartinB
The problem is that it is impossible to cover the Stones and to sound good (unless you are a pure genius but I cannot think of anyone).
It's impossible if you're anal about covers and think a cover song should sound EXAÇTLY like the original, which is absolutely ridiculous. The Stones aren't some magical band that nobody can touch and every cover falls apart. The Stones are just a band, just like any other band.

Yeah - just a band that no one else comes close to!

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: palerider22 ()
Date: May 23, 2016 15:16

The best Stones Stones covers are usually done by the bar band down the street...

Re: Gov't Mule to release a double LP of Stones covers
Posted by: HonkeyTonkFlash ()
Date: May 23, 2016 15:21

Quote
palerider22
The best Stones Stones covers are usually done by the bar band down the street...

That's because the Stones kind of started that way themselves...The rest is history!



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