Mule (band)

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Mule was an American punk blues band from Michigan, active in the early 1990s. Formed from the ashes of Wig and Laughing Hyenas, their music incorporated elements of hardcore punk, blues-rock, and alternative country.

History[edit]

Mule formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1991, anchored by former Wig member P.W. Long. The band's other members, Kevin Munro and Jim Kimball, had been members of the Laughing Hyenas.[1] This lineup recorded the band's self-titled debut, which was produced by Steve Albini and released on Chicago record label Quarterstick Records itself a division of indie super label Touch and Go.[1]

Kimball left the group in 1994 to join The Denison/Kimball Trio, and Daniel Jacob Wilson joined the group for their follow-up releases. If I Don't Six followed in 1995.

Mule self produced and released two singles. The first is Tennessee Hustler, backed by Black Bottom. The second was the I'm Hell single backed by a glorious cover of the Bee Gee's To Love Somebody. Next up is "Charger" from the Jabberjaw compilation.

Long split the band up in 1996 to go solo. He formed P.W. Long's Reelfoot in 1997 with Mac McNeilly from the Jesus Lizard.

Members[edit]

  • P.W. Long - guitar, vocals
  • Kevin Munro - bass
  • Jim Kimball - drums (1991–1994)
  • Daniel Jacob Wilson - drums (1994–1995)
  • Jason Kourkounis - drums (1995–1996)

Discography[edit]

I'm Hell (7") Quarterstick Records 1992 Mule (Album) ◄ (3 versions) Quarterstick Records 1992 Mule (LP) Quarterstick Records 1992 Mule (CD, Album) Quarterstick Records 1992 Mule (CD, Album) Quarterstick Records 1992 Tennessee Hustler (7", Red) Nocturnal Records (4) 1992 If I Don't Six (Album) ◄ (2 versions) Quarterstick Records 1994 If I Don't Six (CD, Album) Quarterstick Records 1994 If I Don't Six (LP) Quarterstick Records 1994 Wrung (EP) ◄ (2 versions) Quarterstick Records 1994 Wrung (CD, EP) Quarterstick Records 1994 Wrung (12") Quarterstick Records 1994 Soul Sound Single (7", Single) Laff & Go Records 1997 Sides 11-14 (2x7", Pur) Skin Graft Records, Gasoline Boost Records 2008

Tracks appear On: Dead End Destiny (Comp) ◄ (2 versions) Tennessee Hustler Beechwood Music 1993 Dead End Destiny (CD, Comp) Tennessee Hustler Beechwood Music 1993 Dead End Destiny (LP) Tennessee Hustler Beechwood Music 1993 Jabberjaw Compilation - Good To The Last Drop (CD, Comp) Charger Mammoth Records 1994 Metallurgy2 - Reasons To Be Fearful (CD, Comp) Charger Hard Stuff Division 1996 Sweet Fifteen - Rough Trade Publishing 1991 To 2006 (2xCD, Comp) Mississippi Break Rough Trade (UK) 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mule at Allmusic