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Front row for the Beacon run this New Year's. (Wife stays home. You score sweet single seats!)

Robby Krieger sitting in for some Doors on NYE

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

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for the europeane muleheads...............i found out the first two dates in germany for 2014. 6.07. hamburg fabrik, and 7.07. hannover  capitol.
Thomas

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Now I would've probably never known about the Mule if it wasn't for reading about them on this forum, with great things being said. So when I saw them on a Sydney bill supporting Gregg Allman (sideshow to both of their appearances at the Byron Bay Bluesfest) at a small-medium sized theatre on 21 April, I thought "OK I'm in".

Unfortunately, Gregg Allman had to cancel on the day as his wrist injury had worsened but the result offered (vs an option for a refund) was extended sets by Govt Mule and Devon Allman, who had been the opening act.

Just unbelievable! Devon's band laid down an hour of fine blues with Warren Haynes joining him at the end followed by 2.5 hours of Mule mastery (setlist: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/govt-mule … 3dbcf.html) which included the reappearance of Devon and a blazing extended jam finale of 'Going To Send You Back To Georgia' with Luther Dickinson from the North Mississippi Allstars.

A very special night indeed!

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Ophrys wrote:

for the europeane muleheads...............i found out the first two dates in germany for 2014. 6.07. hamburg fabrik, and 7.07. hannover  capitol.
Thomas

Bought my tickets a few days ago. I'm so glad to see them again in the Fabrik in less than a year. COOOOOOLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!

Are you coming, Thomas?

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for my fellow Mule Heads, - some films from last night in London, enjoy:

http://youtu.be/HZK07SFtnqw

http://youtu.be/o8dbJi4SBRc

http://youtu.be/ge56G42I_nc

http://youtu.be/Uvx6L8tfOSE

My YouTube channel with plenty of my Joe's videos dating from 2009 inc his first Hammersmith Odeon ones:
http://www.youtube.com/ian916fun

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Thanks for putting these up, Ian, although I've no idea what they are yet as youtube is verboten at work. sad Will try to look tomorrow 'cos you know where I'll be tonight.:) I've no idea how well mine have come out yet as I've only seen T Beck on my camera on train home last night, but it looked good. Will try to get some uploaded at the weekend.

It was a superb evening with great company (David, Ian and Ian's son, Will) all with me down at the front, where else. As I've just said to David, I could see Mule every night for a week or more and I know I'd not tire of them. You have to admire a band that played none of the songs on the setlist from their last visit to London one year ago and only two from the previous year. They are the ultimate musicians imo and my favourite band and even better, we get to do it all again tonight with a different setlist. big_smile

Last night's setlist was:

Set 1

Any Open Window
Steppin' Lightly
World Boss
Mother Earth
Lola Leave Your Light On
Thelonius Beck
Whisper In Your Soul
Rocking Horse
Million Miles From Yesterday
Soulshine

Set 2

No Reward
No Need To Suffer
Painted Silver Light
If Heartaches Were Nickels
Brighter Days
Drums (with Rock ’n’ Roll teaser)
Like Flies
Mr. High & Mighty

Encore (with Reeves Gabrels on second guitar)

Mr. Big
The Hunter
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
The Hunter reprise

I loved every second of it. Besides the tracks from Shout, there were a couple of first timers for me and, being a big ABB fan, it was great to hear Rocking Horse.

I wonder who's guesting tonight? There's so much choice amongst the UK music fraternity that Mule don't have the chance to perform with very often. Let's hope for a Brit or two tonight.
Edited to say we did have guest appearances in London by Paul Jones and Bernie Marsden a couple of years ago - before someone "reminds" me.

Phil

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

“The guy who has helped the blues industry the most is Joe Bonamassa and I would say he is more rock than some rock stuff, so to me blues is whatever you want it to be!”
Simon McBride in my interview with him in Blues Matters! Issue #56

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see you tonight Phil.

- ps I think the Led Zep drum teaser in Matts amazing solo was "Rock ’n’ Roll”? 14mins 45 seconds in on here: http://youtu.be/Uvx6L8tfOSE

My YouTube channel with plenty of my Joe's videos dating from 2009 inc his first Hammersmith Odeon ones:
http://www.youtube.com/ian916fun

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As I can't listen I'll take your word for it and have changed the setlist. I've got the drum from RnR in my head now and yes, you're right. I must have been so excited I got my drum beats in a fluster. It's great to hear a drummer playing drums with some depth. I'm tired of hearing drumming that sounds like someone hitting a suitcase so it's great to hear someone play like Bonzo.

See you later. wink

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

“The guy who has helped the blues industry the most is Joe Bonamassa and I would say he is more rock than some rock stuff, so to me blues is whatever you want it to be!”
Simon McBride in my interview with him in Blues Matters! Issue #56

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Wow. Mr. Big followed by The Hunter. Exactly what Free did back in the day. Pity they haven't played outside London the last 2 trips sad

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I'm typing this from Heaven as I haven't come back down for the last two nights. Last night's second London date was probably even better than the first with another stellar setlist of favourites and a smattering of first timers. I also got my wish of a Brit or two plus there was a London based US citizen (Joe McGlohon) who also guested with Mule in London a year ago. David and I had hoped that Joe might stay in London to guest at one of these shows but he's such a busy boy he was off to Aus the day after the Calling Festival. sad  Joe and Warren on the same stage in London? Now, that would have been special and remains on my wish list for sometime in the future, maybe.

It's a shame you couldn't stay in London for a few more days, Kenny. I'm sure there'll be plenty of video for you to see what you missed, but there's no need to ask if it was good - it's Mule!

Set 1

Bad Man Walking
Inside Outside Woman Blues
Lay Your Burden Down >
Smokestack Lightning >
Lay Your Burden Down >
About to Rage
Stratus
Stoop so Low
Mule >
Who Do You Love? >
Mule

Set 2

John The Revelator
Gameface with Mountain Jam tease (there was another ABB tease that I’ll have to listen to again to identify correctly)
When the World Gets Small
Devil Likes it Slow with Joe McGlohon on sax
Drums
Slackjaw Jezebel
Thorazine Shuffle

Encore

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood with Don Airey & Bernie Marsden
Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City with Don Airey, Bernie Marsden & Joe McGlohon

The encores were superb with Warren encouraging us all to sing along to Ain't No Love. Great fun and good to see Don and Bernie too.

Forum attendees were me, David, Ian(916) and his wife plus Wombat (Ray) and somewhere, haveacigar - you must come and say hello sometime. No need to ask where we'll be.


After coming out of hibernation to go to the Calling Festival and these two gigs in 5 days I'm off to find a nice warm bed (not just because I've only had 4 hours sleep the last two nights). As Jane might say, mumble, mumble, grumble.

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

“The guy who has helped the blues industry the most is Joe Bonamassa and I would say he is more rock than some rock stuff, so to me blues is whatever you want it to be!”
Simon McBride in my interview with him in Blues Matters! Issue #56

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Late to the party, but finally got around to buying Shout!  Very cool album, I'm digging it.  For the most part, i like Warren singing more than the versions w/ the guests, although it's nice to hear something a little different.

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couple of films from last night including a 20 minute (plus) encore that was amazing with two very old classics, - the songs, not Bernie Marsden and Don Airy.... “aint no love in the hart of the city” preceded by “Don’t let me be misunderstood”. Interesting songs as both were made famous as covers.

"Slackjaw", and old favourite of mine, - solo went off on its own little walk in this version: http://youtu.be/D0VEGtg389o

Small ish clip of “Stoop So Low” http://youtu.be/_aq86wdMfwM

and the encore, - well worth 20 minutes of your time, - it was an absolute privilege to witness this. http://youtu.be/Y5YKVOX-4jo

as always, enjoy MuleHeads. smile - Like Phil, - still tired and somewhere up in the clouds !

My YouTube channel with plenty of my Joe's videos dating from 2009 inc his first Hammersmith Odeon ones:
http://www.youtube.com/ian916fun

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Only two days of waiting . . .

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Hi Marlies,

I wish I could join you for another helping of Mule as I'm sure you'll be in for a treat. As you can see from the above setlists we were really spoilt in London. I hope you have a great time and I look forward to hearing all about it.

Phil

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

“The guy who has helped the blues industry the most is Joe Bonamassa and I would say he is more rock than some rock stuff, so to me blues is whatever you want it to be!”
Simon McBride in my interview with him in Blues Matters! Issue #56

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Like Ian and Phil I am tired but happy. Nearly six hours of seriously good music over two nights is a rare treat indeed. I was missing my Mule fix last night so much, I played the 2.5 hours of Mule Tracks I bought from their 2009 Amsterdam show all the way through. Kind of rounded off a spectacular couple of days. Great to meet up again with Ian, Phil and Ray too.

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Wooders wrote:

Hi Marlies,

I wish I could join you for another helping of Mule as I'm sure you'll be in for a treat. As you can see from the above setlists we were really spoilt in London. I hope you have a great time and I look forward to hearing all about it.

Phil

That would have been great if you join us for some more Mule-shows, Phil. I'm sure I'll have a great time!!!!

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Bonapostle wrote:

Only two days of waiting . . .

Yeah, have fun!! I will download this show via livedownloads......

quicks

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Had a great time with Mule in Hamburg, Hanover and Amsterdam!!!

Here's the first song from Hamburg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OxhuAPB0Jc with some familiar faces at the front . . .

No time to write more . . .