Thread: Covers you would like the Mule to perfrom

jim - 7/13/2004 at 10:21 PM

I think I would like to hear them do some AC/DC, like Problem Child. That would be smokin'.


p25texas - 7/14/2004 at 12:07 AM

led zepp's nobody's fault but mine


dmiller862 - 7/14/2004 at 12:10 AM

they tease that one when they do YMB->Schoolgirl->YMB
Anything Warren pulls out of his hat is fine with me.


EddieP - 7/14/2004 at 12:14 AM

Dylan's - "Idiot Wind"

Robin Trower - "Day Of The Eagle" or "Bridge Of Sighs"

Black Crowes - "High Head Blues"

Niel Young - "Don't Be Denied"


Edge - 7/14/2004 at 12:33 AM

Texas Flood


BillyBlastoff - 7/14/2004 at 12:43 AM

I think Joseph "Blind Willie" Johnson is credited with this song that has also been covered by the Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic and others. Certainly Led Zeppelins version is unique.

I'd like to see them cover just about any of John Campbell's work. Campbell played in front of ABB at the Jazz Fest the year he died and played a searing "When the Levee Breaks". He was enjoying some hard earned and well deserved success when his body gave out. Some people speculate it was because he made a deal at the crossroads. I don't know, but I do know his songs have some powerful lyrics.

I would love to see Govt Mule go from "Bad Little Doggie" into "Wild Steak". I also think Govt Mule is the only band that can provide the sinister sound a song like "Tiny Coffin" needs to be properly interpreted.

To find out more about John Campbell (1952-1993) go here:

http://www.devilinmycloset.net/john_campbell_home.htm

quote:
Wild Streak (D. Walker/J. Campbell) 4:58

My Babyís got a wild streak,
She loves a midnight ride.
My Babyís got a wild streak,
She loves a midnight ride.
She likes to cruise the city,
On the back street nasty side.

The moonís peepin up on the east side,
My babyís stepping into her gown,
Itís short at the top and the bottom,
Itís magic when she stoops down.
She ainít afraid of no alley,
Sheís too cool to be scared,
Streetlight shines off her earrings,
She got a razor hid up in her hair.

Park my Harley on a side street,
Wait for her in the dark,
When she turns the corner struttiní,
Every dog in the alley starts to bark.


quote:
Tiny Coffin (D. Walker/J. Campbell) 4:42

It takes a tiny coffin for a six year old,
It takes a small hole in the ground.
It takes a tiny coffin for a six year old,
It takes a small hole in the ground.
You could fill it up with my tears and rage,
As they lowered Billy down.

Shotgun blast from a moving car,
It just donít make no sense.
Shotgun blast from a moving car,
It just donít make no sense.
They say they were aiming for someone else,
But they put Billy in the past tense.

I knelt by his mama as she weeped in pain.
I asked her what could I do?
I knelt by his mama as she weeped in pain.
I asked her what could I do?
She said, ďPray for me and the neighborhood,
And pray the next time it ainít you.Ē

They piled in the Chevy Ė five angry young men,
Itís the law of the jungle for them.
They piled in the Chevy Ė five angry young men,
Itís the law of the jungle for them.
They know where to find the gunman,
And Billy has to be revenged.


BeautifullyBroken - 7/14/2004 at 12:45 AM

The Beatles' I, Me, Mine, I Dig a Pony, and Here Comes the Sun, since they did such a fantastic job covering She Said, She Said.


ABBstillrockin04 - 7/14/2004 at 12:55 AM

I'd like to see him do Jesus is just alright with me by the doobie brothers

[Edited on 7/14/2004 by ABBstillrockin04]


CB - 7/14/2004 at 01:33 AM

Really liked "Goin' Down" on the DVD so along that line I'll suggest

"Alright Now" by Free, and for fun how about Funk 49?


Hunter32 - 7/14/2004 at 01:40 AM

In a Gadda Da Vidda

Turn Matt loose on the drums.

On the Zeppelin theme, I could suggest many, but How Many More Times jumps out at me right now.

AC/DC - Hells Bells

20th Century Man by the Kinks


Hunter32 - 7/14/2004 at 01:42 AM

How about an entire rendition of Tommy or Quadrophenia, and bring up Daltrey and Townsend periodically to jam with them.


dmiller862 - 7/14/2004 at 02:09 AM

Mule already performs the song that became How Many More Times, "How Many More Years" by Howlin' Wolf. I would love to see the Mule bring back Kind of Bird.


Hunter32 - 7/14/2004 at 02:23 AM

Is the version of How Many More Years/How Many More Times on any available Mule CD's? I bet that kicks ass.

Kind of Bird would be cool.

I thought we were discussing non ABB type covers.


dmiller862 - 7/14/2004 at 02:43 AM

Well Kind of Bird is a song the Mule has done in the past with Woody on the thundering bass, and their version kills the ABB version, so I'd like to see that one resurface (it is a cover, after all). I'd like to see what it would be like with Andy on bass and Danny playing some keys solos.
In response to your question, no, How Many More Years is not on any Mule official CD that I know of. However, the kind people on this board would be happy to provide you with some tasty versions of it being played live. One of my favorite versions is 9/20/01 from the Warfield. And yes, any version you find of this song will kick ass.


gotdrumz - 7/14/2004 at 02:45 AM

"whipping post"


Guyute - 7/14/2004 at 04:02 AM

quote:
Funk 49?


Now that'd be cool!

How about some Barnstorm stuff, too...like "Mother Says," "Meadows," or "Turn to Stone?"


Marley - 7/14/2004 at 04:15 AM

Mule's How Many More Years is awesome. Usually it comes out of Bad Little Doggie, but I saw them go to it from Mother Earth once. THAT was heavy.


suk0 - 7/14/2004 at 04:28 AM

i'll give the same answer i always give when this question comes up....Zepp's The Lemon Song. the song is perfect for andy's style with the breakdown in the middle.


bonscott55 - 7/14/2004 at 09:13 AM

cinnamon girl-ny & crazy horse
seems to me-jame's gang


Smattermonnat - 7/14/2004 at 11:17 AM

Always wanted to hear Warren cook the acoustic intro to VH's "Take Your Whiskey Home" then break into the heavier part on the Les Paul.


cleaneduphippy - 7/14/2004 at 11:45 AM

Good thread, lots of good song selections.
Two covers I wouldn't mind hearing are David Allen Coe's (Warren's old boss) - The Ride
and also the Beatles - Helter Skelter


Smattermonnat - 7/14/2004 at 11:52 AM

quote:
...and also the Beatles - Helter Skelter


Played only once- 12/31/99 new years Eve in Atlanta. here's a link to the setlist @ Mulebase. Looks like there's a few recordings out there...

http://www.mulebase.com/setlist.asp?id=726


BeautifullyBroken - 7/14/2004 at 02:12 PM

Thought of another one... I'd be very interested to hear what Warren could do with Marley's "Sun is Shining". Also, Neil Young's "Hurricane"


TopDroog - 7/14/2004 at 02:23 PM

On Warren's forum there's a "New Mule Covers" (I think that's the title) that's been running for a long time. Lot's of good stuff there. I think Warren and Danny could smoke up a great "Frankenstein."


trorrer - 7/14/2004 at 03:09 PM

I wonder how Mule would sound doing some stuff by Sly & The Family Stone?


ABBstillrockin04 - 7/14/2004 at 03:14 PM

How about David Allan Coe's Jack Daniels If ya please.... I love Dave such a great story teller


TopDroog - 7/14/2004 at 03:48 PM

How about the one about the blonde with the pretty yellow ribbon in her hair?


mulelouisville - 7/14/2004 at 07:44 PM

I would like to see Mule cover some Rush songs. I would love theme to do Anthem.


finsky - 7/14/2004 at 08:28 PM

*I would like to see Mule cover some Rush songs. *

Just heard the new EP. Pretty entertaining.


Marley - 7/14/2004 at 08:56 PM

I don't know that Tiny Coffin song, but I can hear what BillyBlastoff is saying about the Mule having the right menace for the job.


MundeleinHoward - 7/14/2004 at 10:06 PM

quote:
I'd like to see him do Jesus is just alright with me by the doobie brothers


Actually it's a Byrds tune,but the Doobies did a great verison!
quote:
seems to me-jame's gang

Do you mean"Walk Away"?
"Seems to me,you don't want to talk about it?"
That would be cool!


ABBstillrockin04 - 7/14/2004 at 10:22 PM

Yeah he means walk away. Anyone remember when Tracy Chapman and Eric Clapton did a duet with the song "Give me one reason".... It's be cool to see Warren do that song possibly with just the mule or Tracy Chapman, Joan Osbourne, or Susan Tedeschi... either or would be pretty hott.


billybarool - 7/15/2004 at 12:15 AM

Neil Young - Are You Ready For The Country
Rolling Stones - Loving Cup

I'd love to here those two!!!


billybarool - 7/15/2004 at 12:19 AM

Or maybe some rockin versions of some Miles Davis tunes


musichick3 - 7/15/2004 at 12:28 AM

War Pigs and Eminence Front are my 2 favorite covers of theirs.


awman - 7/15/2004 at 01:47 AM

quote:
In a Gadda Da Vidda

Turn Matt loose on the drums.

On the Zeppelin theme, I could suggest many, but How Many More Times jumps out at me right now.

AC/DC - Hells Bells

20th Century Man by the Kinks


GREAT thread, I was coming home listening to Jesus Just Left Chicago/Waitin' For the Bus...anyway I often try to think of an appropriate song they would tear up, never come up with one, then when I do hear a new one, go "WOW!!!" Hell's Bells...I can hear Warren singing that right now, that would fit his voice real well...great pick bro...but would they ever consider AC/DC (hey, I like them, but much more with Bon Scott...can't see Warren doing "The Jack" or "Whole Lotta Rosie", etc., though...)


nalpak7 - 7/15/2004 at 02:45 AM

How bout a cover of ---- Jeremy---


Angelemerald - 7/15/2004 at 03:40 AM

nobody's fault but mine - Billie Blastoff said (I wasn't 100 % sure) this was a Blind Willie Johnson song and that the Mule teases it.

Funny, I was just writing an emule fan about the song: I Can't Keep from Crying Sometimes. It seems Al Kooper gets popular credit for this since he did it with the Blues Project, but it really is a Blind Willie Johnson song. (I believe Warren does the Kooper version as per the other mule fan, though I haven't heard either BWJ or Kooper's version.)

Just read BWJ's bio on All Music Guide. He preferred to do songs with a more religious content, and resisted being categorized as a blues man. Interesting life and interesting genisis of the song. Also interesting that Warren knows about this guy's stuff. Warren did Can't Keep from Crying at his Town Hall show.

I liked the suggestion of I Me Mine. It's a Harrison song. Usually Warren does the Lennon penned Beatles songs but he has done Harrison's Guitar Gently Weeps, so it's not totally an impossiblility.

In fact, I thought the Mule would cover it beautifully when I heard it on the Let It Be Naked cd. (It's one of the few songs not changed by Phil Spector.) I think it's a relevant song to today's political/economic situation, which would make it a good choice for the Mule too.

Just my 2 cents on this interesting thread. Angela



ScottyVII - 7/15/2004 at 11:23 PM

Machine Gun and anything by Peter Lemonjello...


EddieP - 7/15/2004 at 11:42 PM

quote:
.. anything by Peter Lemonjello


You mean the great Blues singer Blind Lemonjello?


charliec - 7/16/2004 at 12:01 AM

Stevie Ray Vaughn's "TIGHT ROPE"


ScottyVII - 7/16/2004 at 02:09 AM

No Peter Lemonjello is an inside and rather obscure joke that I am waiting for someone to pick up on. I thought that it was Blind Mello Jelly or something to that effect. I don't think that Jello was available to people in post reconstructive/Jim Crowe Southern States.

[Edited on 7/16/2004 by ScottyVII]


cortezthekiller - 7/16/2004 at 03:07 AM

QUINN THE ESKIMO!!!!!
Neil youngs "powderfinger"


CanadianMule - 7/16/2004 at 04:39 AM

"Fire Down Below" by Seger. Might even have a little radio success.


awman - 7/16/2004 at 03:26 PM

Face it folks, the Mule could cover just about anything...and often better than the original version. I always liked ZZ Top, but when the Mule does one of their songs there ain't no comparison. Eeeee-awwwwww!


jim - 7/16/2004 at 03:27 PM

I agree awman. I love...I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide.


ScottyVII - 7/16/2004 at 11:23 PM

Sometimes I think that the covers are becoming bigger than the entire Mule show itself. There are a lot of fans that are there to see Warren and do not know much of the Mule's songs. Evidence of this is when he breaks into "Feeling Alright" and the place goes nuts and/or bananas after waiting in anticipation for the covers to begin. I hope that this next Mule Album rips up hard and starts making more believers out of music fans across the spectrum.


Marley - 7/16/2004 at 11:29 PM

Yeah... but it's been a while (by Warren's standards, anyway) since they've had any new songs. With the bassists changing all the time, they didn't have the chance to write new stuff and it was easier to pick stuff they already knew. That's going to change soon.


awman - 7/16/2004 at 11:45 PM

I've said this before, but I never understood why in some sircles it's considered lowering a band's standards to do covers. Now I guess if a band is nothing but a cover band, I could see that, but an established band doing a cover strikes me as a tribute.


BeautifullyBroken - 7/16/2004 at 11:46 PM

quote:
"Fire Down Below" by Seger. Might even have a little radio success.


Excellent choice...I'd love to hear the Mule cover this tune!


p25texas - 7/17/2004 at 01:13 AM

beer drinkers and hell raisers - zztop


Krishna - 7/17/2004 at 02:33 AM

Anything from Pink Floyd's"Animals" would be sweet!
I'd love to hear more covers of Traffic,ZZTop,Zeppelin,Rolling Stones....I always love seeing them perform anything by those bands!
Maybe a little Doors(Backdoor Man...Soul Kitchen...maybe even a lil LA Woman)
Maybe even a Guess Who if you really wanna go out there!(No sugar Tonight)
I'm just playing along here....


WillieHoward - 7/17/2004 at 02:34 AM

I've been thinking of this one for a few years now - a cover of Chicago's "South California Purples" from their first album. The Mule sounds like early, GOOD Chicago without the horns anyway, don't ya think? Haynes could do Terry Kath better than Kath just about!
Also, on that Beatles thread, maybe a neat version of "Not Guilty" from the Beatles Anthology series. It is a Harrison song, and cool as hell, with a great riff that Warren could really get going on.
This is a great thread - thanks for starting it!
Willie Howard (from Mayberryetta, a suburb of Hot'lanta)


TopDroog - 7/17/2004 at 03:18 PM

Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath off of Black Sabbath.

With a nice long slide solo in the vein of David Gilmour on One of These Days I'm Going to Cut you Into Little Pieces.

Or I suppose they could always do One of These Days I'm Going to Cut you Into Little Pieces. Or mabye Interstellar Overdrive. Or how about The Nile Song (from Relics and "More," I think), Floyd's hardest rocker, IMO. Have a Cigar? Not Now John?

There are so many good tunes that the Mule could burn on . . . here's to a long adventurous career!


Edge - 7/17/2004 at 11:13 PM

quote:
No Peter Lemonjello is an inside and rather obscure joke that I am waiting for someone to pick up on.


this guy did all cover songs,I believe, promoted himself buying airtime on latenight tv commercials...bad stuff!!

Posted "Texas Flood" earlier. Saw the Mule 12-30-03 with Maceo and his screaming sax..would love to see him with the band agian and cover Van Morrison's "Caravan."


trorrer - 7/18/2004 at 05:28 PM

What about Dear Mr. Fantasy by Traffic? I can kind of hear the Mule doing that.


Mike - 7/18/2004 at 07:04 PM

Relax - Don't do it.



I hear he has done that one before though!



Mike


suk0 - 7/18/2004 at 08:13 PM

quote:
Relax - Don't do it


"I like that song."
"Of course you do."


dmiller862 - 7/18/2004 at 09:32 PM

The Mule has done Dear Mr. Fantasy once before, I forget the date but it's with Gordie Johnson and Kelly Hoppe of Big Sugar, great show. 3/9/99 maybe? Warren also does Dear Mr. Fantasy quite frequently with the Q.


KenSkiItAll - 7/19/2004 at 03:54 PM

I was listening to Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes Live at The Greek yesterday and I remembered this thread as I was listening to it and it occured to me that Warren's voice would fit most Zeppelin songs quite well. So that got me thinking of some Zep tunes that I'd love to hear and the list is " In my Time of Dying" "The Wanton Song " "The Rover " "Trampled Underfoot" "When the Levee Breaks " "Misty Mountain Hop " "Ten Years Gone " that last one being the one I'd most like to hear.


JimRudge - 7/19/2004 at 03:58 PM

Papa was a rollin stone


NYCScammer - 7/19/2004 at 05:24 PM

James Taylor's "Fire and Rain". Probably my favorite bar song, other than the ABB. Would love to hear a Mule version of this.


trorrer - 7/19/2004 at 06:02 PM

What about some of the Mahavishnu Orchestra stuff? I can really hear Warren playing the $hit out of some of that stuff. I also think they could do a nice kick ass version of Funk #49.

[Edited on 7/19/2004 by trorrer]


Slide_Guitar_Tom0223 - 7/19/2004 at 10:27 PM

Mule-Style Covers I'd like to hear........A-HA! I know:

Fire and Rain (James Taylor)
Hotel California (Eagles)
Layla (Eric Clapton)
Thunder Road (Bruce Springstein)
Jimi Thing (Dave Matthews Band)
It's 5 'O Clock Somewhere (Alan Jackson)
I'm No Angel (Gregg Allman Band)
Heaven (Los Lonely Boys)
Night Of A Thousand Stars (Phil Lesh & Friends)
Smooth (Santana)


bonscott55 - 7/19/2004 at 10:56 PM

bad company-bad company


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