Gov’t Mule: Dark Side Of The Mule

Warren Haynes’s crew deliver a set of Pink Floyd covers live.

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This is one of several archival live releases remixed and remastered to mark the captivating Gov’t Mule’s 20th anniversary. Even for a band as prolific and musically abundant as Gov’t Mule, launching into the fabled Floyd songbook for a dramatic and defiant three-hour set brought a special sort of excitement and anticipation to Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on Halloween night, 2008.

This brilliant and beautifully captured set positively vibrates with the atmosphere and thrills that incandescent Warren and his funk ’n’ fury-informed cohorts bring to the material.

Gavin Martin

Late NME, Daily Mirror and Classic Rock writer Gavin Martin started writing about music in 1977 when he published his hand-written fanzine Alternative Ulster in Belfast. He moved to London in 1980 to become the NME’s Media Editor and features writer, where he interviewed the Sex Pistols, Joe Strummer, Pete Townshend, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Ian Dury, Killing Joke, Neil Young, REM, Sting, Marvin Gaye, Leonard Cohen, Nina Simone, James Brown, Willie Nelson, Willie Dixon, Madonna and a host of others. He was also published in The Times, Guardian, Independent, Loaded, GQ and Uncut, he had pieces on Michael Jackson, Van Morrison and Frank Sinatra featured in The Faber Book Of Pop and Rock ’N’ Roll Is Here To Stay, and was the Daily Mirror’s regular music critic from 2001. He died in 2022.