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Aren't most mules infertile?....
on 6 October 2013
...'cos this album certainly is.
My wife and I, big fans of Gov't Mule: have all their studio recordings, some of the live albums, have been fortunate to see them twice here in England, and even met Matt Abts who was sitting on the table next to us having his dinner in a bar outside the "Under The Bridge" venue, before that evening's gig...great night out by the way!
Now to "Shout!", and I'll keep it brief...
- "Whisper!" in very small letters would have been more appropriate.
- Have they lost their mule and replaced it with an Ass?
- Is this a side project by Gov't Mute?!? It has about as much power as a parochial church council...
And what on earth is the bonus CD with other vocalists mixed into the original instrument tracks? Why do I want to listen to a whole CD of Elvis Costello and the like?
If you're a fan of Gov't Mule, absolutely avoid this album - spend your money on any of their previous recordings.
If you're new to Gov't Mule, this is NOT representative of what they are: start with "Dose" "The Deep End", "Life Before Insanity", and "Deja Voodoo" (these four just about cover their whole feel, in my opinion)...or indeed any of their excellent live recordings.
I'm sorry Warren and Matt, you sound like you couldn't be bothered on this one...just being honest.