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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 12:38 AM
I don't want to judge their new album based on one song,but some of the lyrics in ''Frozen Fear'' are just downright terrible. These ''silly'' lines and lyrics have been all over the last three releases. The first three albums and The Deep End albums were all pretty much solid. I don't recall any lyrics that ever jumped out at me as being silly on any of those. I think Warren has used up his ideas from when he was younger and his feelings about Woody's passing. I just love listening to the first three albums, and it's not just because of Woody's playing. It's the lyrics and the subjects that I find interesting. I like Warren writing dark and bluesy tunes...give me some jazzy instrumentals too. I don't care for Warren writing about his political and world views or stuff that his too sugary like most of ''Frozen Fear'' is. ''Thought I'd throw you a line''? ''Maybe I could melt it"? Come on Warren.


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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 01:27 AM
So far nothing about this album is blowing up my skirt. Where is this so called return to form?
Everything that I have heard so far sounds like a retread of previous material or someone else's songs done over.

 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 04:45 AM
You are all entilted to your opinion but until I have that CD in hand and listen to it a few times thru (things grow on ya) I won't give an opinion. My favorite as of now is Inside Outside Woman Blues.

 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 07:43 AM
I have not heard any of the songs, it's not out yet. Is it streaming somewhere? I am not sure where you guys are hearing it at.

To be honest I am not sure how much I pay attention to the lyrics of a song. Yes I know them ,but what they mean in the context of it really makes no difference to me.
As long as it rawks, it's all good here.

 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 08:06 AM
Have to admit..I listen to The Mule & most bands for the music not the lyrical content...if i'm going there,i'll put on some Dylan,Lennon or Joni Mitchell. As far as passing judgement on a new release after hearing only a few "pre-released" tunes........Come on....

 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 08:15 AM
I consider myself a huge Mule fan. I remember back when High and Mighty came out. For some reason, it took me 5-6 months of listening to it and I finally got it. Then I couldn't get enough of it. Warrens songs always have had some deep lyrics, so I don't expect that to change. I'm looking forward to their new release.
 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 08:19 AM
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I'm looking forward to their new release.


Which, by the way...any word as to when?

 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 08:19 AM
Funny, I think Frozen Fear is the strongest lyrically of what I've heard so far from By a Thread. It's reminiscent of I'll Be The One lyrically, though in my mind it is better because it less about codependent love and so much more about passion and tenderness.

I forgot about hearing Inside Outside woman Blues. I love love love that song (both lyrically and musically) though still the lyrics are not as strong as Frozen Fear from my perspective. Rail Road Boy is a strong song to. It's very powerful both lyrically and musically. It's a cover so the lyrics weren't written by Warren but the music was interpreted by him and the guys and I think it is also a good song though disturbing lyrically. Broke Down on the Brazos is to me the least lyrically interesting, though I love the groove and can't wait to hear them take it out on the road and jam on it. So far I think the disc is shaping up to be a good one.

 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 08:20 AM
Thought I'd throw you a line. I like it in the context of By a Thread. Nice.

 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 08:39 AM
Jszfunk, the Mule van has been playing the new album every time they are at a show, either ABB or Mule. Those of us who have been to a few shows over the summer (ABB and Mule) have had the pleasure of getting a 'sneak' listen to the new upcoming album. I personally canNOT wait to get the music into my hot little hands, because every single song has been sounding great to me! I agree that some songs sometimes need to 'grow' on ya, and maybe because I have been able to get a listen a few different times this summer ~ that may be why I am really digging them so far.

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 09:04 AM
I had the opportunity of hearing a couple of tunes at the Utica Mule show as I sat near the Mule van sipping a tasty Saranac before the show. What I heard I thought was very good. And after a couple more listens to "Broke Down on the Brazos," I'm really getting anxious to hear the entire CD from start to finish. Broke down is the only tune I've heard in its entirety and actually know what the title is. I'm purposely trying to avoid the new tune on their MYspace site so I don't spoil the fun of hearing the full CD in one sitting....Besides, the speakers on my computer don't do Mule music justice anyway. I must hear my new Mule blasting through my home stereo with both the indoor and outdoor speakers (I live in the country so I can get away with it ).


 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 09:18 AM
I posted the Links to My Space and to the Facebook ILIKE Gov't Mule sites.

Brokedown on the Brazos and Frozen Fear are featured songs. :-)

Gov't Mule My Space again : http://www.myspace.com/govtmule
Gov't Mule Facebook Music on ILike: http://apps.facebook.com/ilike/artist/Gov%27t+Mule
Gov't Mule Facebook Fan Site: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/govtmule?ref=ts

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 09:22 AM
IMO I think the last few albums are garbage. He's spreading himself way too thin (no pun intended). I'll pass on spending my hard earned $$$ on someone going through the motions.

 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 09:40 AM
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IMO I think the last few albums are garbage. He's spreading himself way too thin (no pun intended). I'll pass on spending my hard earned $$$ on someone going through the motions.




Wow, I guess we all have our opinions. Thats cool. I thought High & Mighty was excellent and their best since Life. I also liked Mighty High, which I know some did not like due to it being dub and reggae, but It's a fun listen. I rarely listen to Deja Voodoo. I like a few songs but I usually do not grab it if I am going to put some Mule on. All just my opinion!

 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 09:50 AM
Other than the two songs I heard live at the Wellmont I have purposely not heard anything. I am waiting for the release of the album.

 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 09:50 AM
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IMO I think the last few albums are garbage. He's spreading himself way too thin (no pun intended). I'll pass on spending my hard earned $$$ on someone going through the motions.




That does show we are a diverse bunch here eh? I support your ability to state your opinion.

Honestly I had to refrain from posting some negative stuff in all the Beatles threads going around last week...I mean, who doesn't like the Beatles in some fashion, I just didn't get the merchandising hoopla someone decided to bombard us with...honestly, don't the surviving members and their estates have enough money?

OK rant over, please forgive me.

I did not preorder the new Mule, but will definitely pick it up when I see it somewhere.

 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 09:55 AM
I totally respect the way you are commenting on the new album, everyone. As said many times, everyone is entitled to their opinion. Some express it so strongly, however, and take away the postivity of it all. The Mule ain't for everyone, but they sure are for ME!!!!

Looking forward to hearing it in its entirety...in my own home!

 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 10:12 AM
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I totally respect the way you are commenting on the new album, everyone. As said many times, everyone is entitled to their opinion. Some express it so strongly, however, and take away the postivity of it all. The Mule ain't for everyone, but they sure are for ME!!!!

Looking forward to hearing it in its entirety...in my own home!




Ditto for me. They ain't for everyone, but I love them. And Mudflap, you're teasing me with that MySpace info. you posted a minute ago. I'm tempted to visit their page, but fortunately my work computer won't allow me to visit any Myspace, thank god!

 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 10:25 AM
I agree that Warren could use some time off the road. But going through the motions? Warren never does that with Gov't Mule or his solo work or the GD for that matter. For the ABB, there has been some of that in the past year or two but not always and not before then, but he has been in that band for 20 years so a certain level of boredom with the material can be expected. I've seen 210 or so Mule shows, 80 or so ABB shows, 35 Dead related shows and countless solo shows since the last quarter of 2001. Not trying to say I've seen a lot more than anyone else, nor that it makes me any expert, but I have seen him perform a lot and I would never say that Warren goes through the motions for his own band or his own music. I think he plays from the heart a lot. I really hope this doesn't turn into a bash Warren thread. There are four songs from the cd out there in a limited way in that a lot of people still haven't heard any of them. I think people will buy it, listen to it, like a lot of it and continue to go to Mule shows where, for me, the songs develop, expand and come alive.

 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 10:40 AM
I like "Frozen Fear"...I wouldn't call these silly lyrics at all.

These are silly lyrics LOL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfSH2IqUSUY .......<<< love this song BTW

 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 11:06 AM
I kinda wish he'd go back to Michael Barbiero for a Producer.

The production sounds a bit like the last one: too dry.

We'll see when I get it in my grubby hands, though.

 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 12:11 PM
To hear and watch two videos from the new album go to www.euromule.co.uk and look for video of the Month at the bottom of the main page.
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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 12:12 PM
I've had a few listens to Broken Down In The Brazos . It may grow on me , but I hoping for better on the rest of the new album . High & Mighty left me flat with the exceptions of Child Of The Earth and Endless Parade . Maybe I've come to expect too much from Mule , but I that never would have crossed my mind up until a couple of years ago . It's not the lack of Woody because Deja Voodoo is not only one of my Mule faves , but I'd rank it pretty high on my "alltime" list .

Like some have already said, the "darkness" of Haynes' writing is what I think makes him special . It's cool to explore different kinds of music , but I think it would be a mistake for Mule to stray too far from the power blues rock that put them on the map in the first place . I think most of us agree that their reggae efforts were very fogettable .

 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 12:43 PM
Broke Down In the Brazos grew on me too. Like many of the Mule songs they need repeated listens. The new Relix magazine gave the album a great review calling it their best yet.
 

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  posted on 9/15/2009 at 12:51 PM
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I totally respect the way you are commenting on the new album, everyone. As said many times, everyone is entitled to their opinion. Some express it so strongly, however, and take away the postivity of it all. The Mule ain't for everyone, but they sure are for ME!!!!

Looking forward to hearing it in its entirety...in my own home!




Ditto for me. They ain't for everyone, but I love them. And Mudflap, you're teasing me with that MySpace info. you posted a minute ago. I'm tempted to visit their page, but fortunately my work computer won't allow me to visit any Myspace, thank god!


Hey friend, I didn't post anything about myspace. I think you are thinking of someone else...I haven't been onto myspace in a very long time...

From work, I can't log onto facebook either...and there are a few things I am DYING to check out, after talking to some people here...

 

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