Thread: Gov't Mule Revolution Come...Revolution Go reviews

jszfunk - 7/10/2017 at 11:19 AM

Maybe I missed it, but just curious if anyone has any thoughts ,reviews on it.I have not had the chance to pick it up yet.


Buckeye - 7/10/2017 at 12:21 PM

I like it much better than Shout, their last release. I really prefer Mule when they are either in that slow introspective mode on songs like 'Endless Parade', ' Captured', or 'Gordon James' or straight out rockin'. This album has a little of everything. I really like about half the songs. 'Traveling Tune' is by far my favorite song just because of the guitar work. It made me sad and longing at the same time. Listen to it and you'll understand. The guitar solo totally has that blissful ABB sound I'll never experience live again at an ABB concert.

I'm taking my whole family to see Mule in August. My son is 15 and plays so I hope it flips the switch for him. Hopefully they'll do a ABB tune or play a lot of the classic material from earlier albums.

[Edited on 7/10/2017 by Buckeye]


Breezy - 7/10/2017 at 01:06 PM

I only picked it up last week so I really haven’t listened to it more than 2 or 3 times. There is definitely some good rockin’ tunes we have come to expect from the Mule. There is a couple that are a departure from traditional Mule (Sarah Surrender) for example. Not sure about anyone else but I hear Hall & Oats. Not in a bad way I am not dising Hall & Oats or Mule for doing it. It’s just a departure.

Some other tunes sound like possibly something you might hear on a Warren solo record.
There are a couple that come to mind (Revolution Come Revolution Go) That I’m sure will work into a great jam live. It has a nice funky sound to it.

Dark was night, Cold was the ground, is another that will be a crowd favorite.
One tune that I’ve really liked right from the first listen is Click – Track. Fun, rockin’ tune “Bonham didn’t use it neither did Charlie Watts”


a_shell - 7/10/2017 at 01:18 PM

I've only given it a listen or two, and only once was where i could pay attention. but i agree with the others on here, I liked about 1/2 of the songs. the rest were either okay, or i didnt care for as much. i also got the feel that a few sounded more like they should have been on the next WHB album.

It will be interesting to see how many of these make it into the rotation (after they are done with the next tour or too) and how they evolve.


Charlesinator - 7/10/2017 at 01:43 PM

Jzfunk it's similar to every other Geordie Johnson produced Mule record. "Traveling Tune" is a great song. The rest ... well ... like any other Geordie Johnson produced Mule record recorded in or near Austin. No rush to purchase.


ssepr - 7/12/2017 at 12:37 PM

Love this album, my vote for rocker of the year.


sealevel - 7/12/2017 at 01:03 PM

It's always great to have new music from Warren in any form.This new album is no different a good mix rockers,ballads ,soul music he writes great lyrics more political then ever which I happen to think is cool.First impressions can change if willing to listen to the songs a few times.For any one not so sure give it try you wil not be disappointed.Great South Bay music fest this Saturday I'll be there.


jszfunk - 7/12/2017 at 10:36 PM

Thanks friends!


tbomike - 7/12/2017 at 10:40 PM

quote:
Love this album, my vote for rocker of the year.


Same here.


nebish - 7/13/2017 at 02:43 AM

Good music. I haven't been hooked on the whole album yet. Strangely I put in the bonus disc first in the car and was pretty into that, but the main disc hasn't had the same effect.

Again, good music, I like it, but didn't have as a whole no "it" factor for me where I couldn't get enough of it. It's still in the car so I'll give it more time.

The last new studio Mule CD I was really really into was By A Thread. Loved that one and still do!


sealevel - 7/13/2017 at 01:43 PM

Pressure under fire is that song I can't get enough of right now just awesome.


heineken515 - 8/9/2017 at 09:29 PM

Just getting around to listening to this. I too put the bonus disc in 1st.

Warren can write some lyrics:

"Dreams & Songs"

My whole life's been filled with songs and dreams
When I was a child I had a time machine
Little did I know it would go too fast
Little did I know it could see the. future
But not the past

Leave it all behind
Come what may
Always thought I'd be comin' home someday
Little did I know that life is hard
Here I am, now, starin' out a window
In my own backyard

Is there any comfort to be derived?
In knowin' that most of our lives
Can never be the same
Can never go back home
And those that count out lucky I guess
Can somehow escape from this mess
Me I can only do it in dreams and songs

Tryna fill a hole while runnin' a race
Leave some even bigger empty space
But a movin' target is harder to kill
Never was one for takin' the easy
I'm standin' still

Nowadays I'm by myself again
Throwin' stones and caution to the wind
Nothing's really changed but the scenery
Starin' into my child's eyes
I realize what it all means to me

Is there any comfort to be derived?
In knowin' that most of our lives
Can never be the same
Can never go back home
And those that count out lucky I guess
Can somehow escape from this mess
Me I can only do it in dreams and songs

Is there any comfort to be derived?
In knowin' that most of our lives
Can never be the same
Can never go back home
And those that count out lucky I guess
Can somehow escape from this mess
Me I can only do it in dreams and songs

Dreams and songs


heineken515 - 8/9/2017 at 09:33 PM

This from some interview:

Mule began recording its new album, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, on Election Day 2016, but Haynes says the band was more concerned with addressing the widespread division within the country than pushing its politics.

“There are a few songs that have some sort of political connotation,” he says, ” but they’re from an observer’s standpoint. I don’t like to get into a preaching sort of position…There’s probably more songs about reflection and relationships because Gov’t Mule just celebrated our 20th anniversary [in 2014].”


canuckABBfan - 10/28/2017 at 07:51 AM

quote:
Good music. I haven't been hooked on the whole album yet. Strangely I put in the bonus disc first in the car and was pretty into that, but the main disc hasn't had the same effect.

Again, good music, I like it, but didn't have as a whole no "it" factor for me where I couldn't get enough of it. It's still in the car so I'll give it more time.

The last new studio Mule CD I was really really into was By A Thread. Loved that one and still do!


I loved the bonus disc better too!


Lee - 10/28/2017 at 04:11 PM

I FINALLY got the download the other day that I purchased a month ago. After I already saw the Chicago show promoting it. I've been listening to it a lot the last few days.

I can honestly say I dislike nothing Warren has done and it includes this. But this release does nothing for me. To me it goes nowhere. Very mellow for a Mule release.

Not bad, just not my cup of tea I guess.


The_Newt - 10/28/2017 at 06:28 PM

I feel like Lee does. I dislike nothing Warren and the mule have done for albums but to me this album is just bland, boring, and phoned in.


Charlesinator - 10/29/2017 at 07:05 AM

The Mule desperately needs a new producer. I’m really not sure what Geordie Johnson’s qualifications have ever been to be honest. Big Sugar? Wtf? They should get somebody to help them focus on making a great rock record. I love Warren and there have been a few good tunes “High And Mighty” and “Broke Down On The Brazos” (which one of the tunes on RCRG sounds like a rewrite of) just not a whole album of.


Wis608 - 10/29/2017 at 10:01 AM

The Mule was neutered awhile back and this new one does not change it's status.


The_Newt - 11/1/2017 at 12:54 AM

quote:
The Mule was neutered awhile back and this new one does not change it's status.

Sadly that's very true, and it's why I don't go to nearly as many mule shows as I used to.


Chain - 11/1/2017 at 08:29 PM

My initial reaction to the new album was similar to what others have mentioned in this thread. However, after a number of additional listens, I'm digging the new material. And like most all Mule tunes, they often are much better performed live.

Also, I would agree that, while he's a very talented musician and producer, maybe it's time they tried a different producer than Geordie Johnson. That said, I very much enjoy the steel guitar he contributed and played on the song "Traveling Tune," which is one of my favorite tunes on the new album.

One thing I also enjoy is the female background vocals incorporated on a few tunes. While on some tunes it gives a bit of a "Warren Haynes Band" feel and vibe, on others it's a nice change. I also like the horns that are sparingly used throughout.


islalala - 11/2/2017 at 12:51 PM

quote:
quote:
The Mule was neutered awhile back and this new one does not change it's status.

Sadly that's very true, and it's why I don't go to nearly as many mule shows as I used to.


For the benefit of a very casual Mule fan, can you elaborate on this more?


kevdab - 11/2/2017 at 06:16 PM

I'm a big Mule fan. Their studio albums of late have been good. Not great. They still bring it live though. They're as good or better than ever before, live in concert.


lonomon - 11/3/2017 at 12:07 PM

Regarding the Mule studio output lately ...

I've been saying for some time now, that Warren needs an actual producer to help shape these projects.
Warren self produces and with no one to really challenge him, the studio products have become meh.
The burners on these album are really good, but like someone else mentioned, just few and far between anymore.

With 'Shout', I listen to the bonus disc with the other singers more than the actual Mule disc.
The Mule version sounds more like guide vocals to me and the guest disc more the album.
My opinion, yes, but that's how it goes.

To me they meander too much and have become rather interchangeable over the last 10 years.
Including his solo album. His lyrics are rather good but musically at times fizzle out.

Gordie Johnson's input, if any, is marginal at best. More on studio set up rather than the songs and production.

Most likely why each Mule release is on a different label each time.



roccarocca - 11/17/2017 at 09:09 PM

i agree i was expected way more then we got you could take the best of the last 3 cds and come up with agood mule cd not great good even at red rocks too much new stuff u could til by responce the best part of that show-----ABB where's my mule?


BadLittleDoggie2 - 11/20/2017 at 05:21 PM

I agree - its good but just not what I really want from the Mule - new Producer is a great idea - get back to the original Mule sound is just my opinion - I will be there NYE!


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