Gov't Mule - Classic Mule
The Roxy – Atlanta, GA
02/27/98 Dose CD release party
Let's step back into Mule history: DOSE, the finest Gov't Mule studio CD up until that point, had been released three days prior. This was it's coming out party. Atlanta was considered home to the Mule, not physically but spiritually and 1,900 fine souls were there to be saved on this historical night. So the stage is set.
Warren steps up to the microphone and thanks everybody and tells the crowd that Mule would be playing DOSE in its entirety and then taking a break and the second set would feature a lot of guests and that if anyone left, it would be their own fault for missing out.
Matt Abts is so amazing. His work on Thorazine Shuffle is brilliant. He and Woody do a dance on this song that is so hot. Warren's sweet licks on Towering Fool are indescribable. This was my first time seeing Woody play the new axe with the bass/mandolin combo. It's great to see him play that monster. The She Said She Said > Tomorrow Never Knows jam was a religious experience; a major musical expedition.
The second set was another mind blower. But what happened next was the most awesome God spirit jamming I have ever heard.
What an ASS kicking all-star jam. Put Chuck Leavell, David Schools, Jo-Jo Hermann, Derek Trucks and Jimmy Herring on stage with the Mule boys and one would expect fireworks to go off. And do they ever!
Gov't Mule and long time Mule archivist Jim Baadshaug presents the first of what we hope will be many Classic Mule Tracks. What's the difference between FLAC and MP3?
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If you don't see the tracklisting listed below here, click on the image on the above left.