Gov’t Mule is marking its 20th anniversary by digging into the band’s live archives, which include an assortment of Rolling Stones covers. One of them, “Monkey Man,” premieres today …


Gov’t Mule
Stoned Side of the Mule Vol. 1

Format: 12″ Vinyl
Label: Evil Teen Records
Release type: Record Store Day Exclusive Release

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Gov’t Mule goes into curveball mode for Black Friday and delves into their vaults for a limited run, vinyl-only release of highlights from its fabled Halloween 2009 performance at the Tower Theater outside of Philadelphia. The show featured a long and varied set of impassioned, expertly executed Rolling Stones covers as only the Mule can deliver, with special guests Jackie Greene (Phil Lesh & Friends, Black Crowes, Trigger Hippy) ans saxophonist Steve Elson (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Radiohead, David Bowie). The songs on Vol. 1 are newly edited and mastered, with the vinyl lacquers cut from the old Stax Records lathe in Memphis.

TRACK LISTING: “Under My Thumb”, “Monkey Man”, “DooDooDooDooDoo (Heartbreaker)”, “Paint it Black”, “Angie”, “Ventilator Blues”, “Shattered”

“Stoned Side of the Mule: Volume 1” is due on Nov. 28 for the Black Friday 2014 version of Record Store Day. It’s the first of four live releases Gov’t Mule plans to release over the next several months. The Pink Floyd covers collection “Dark Side of the Mule” is due Dec. 15. “SCO-MULE,” a three-hour jazz-rock instrumental album recorded when Gov’t Mule played with John Scofield in 1999, is due in January. And also in the planning a March release for “Dub Side of the Mule,” a collection of reggae tunes featuring reggae veteran Toots Hibbert.

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