Revolution Come... Revolution Go... Spinefarm ✪✪✪✪ ✪
What do you do when you’re on a break from The Allman Brothers? You form your own band and create music history! So it was in 1994 when Warren Haynes put Gov’t Mule together; 23 years and 16 albums later, Revolution Come… Revolution Go… seeks to address the current state of politics in the band’s USA backyard. And the Mule ain’t happy! The recording sessions began in Austin, Texas on election day, November 2016 and many of the CD’s 12 tracks commentate on the somewhat unexpected and controversial result. The album kicks off with Stone Cold Rage whose guitar riff doesn’t hide its aggression, before settling into some incendiary Southern blues. But this is more than a mere protest album; the band kicks up a storm on The Man I Want To Be with its epic guitar solo, while Travelling Tune and Sarah Surrender are pure boogie. The most significant cut, perhaps, is the closer, a take on Blind Willie Johnson’s Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground, with lyrics penned by Haynes which enrich the brooding mystique of the original, a copy of which is currently in interstellar space aboard the Voyager spacecraft. Back on earth, the band is touring the UK later in the year, and we can’t wait!