Talk:Gov't Mule

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older entries[edit]

How do you pronounce the band name?

thanks 68.49.142.108

As i am aware, their name is pronounced "Goverment Mule" some one correct me if i am wrong. --Boothy443 | comhrÚ 02:32, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
Yes, the band name is pronounced "Government Mule" even though it is spelled "Gov't Mule." Most of their fans simply call them "Mule" or "The Mule," however. KitHutch 21:49, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
  • According to the LIVE ... WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS box set, the Mule version of "Afro-Blue" was inspired by John Coltrane.KitHutch 21:27, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
    • Inspired by, yes...but Afro Blue is not a song written by Coltrane...its written by Mongo Santamaria....and they play no other Coltrane songs. MSherrick 23:16, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Contributors[edit]

Man, we really have to work on that section! Dave Schools the only outside contributor? What about Rob Barraco? Oteil? Chuck Leavell? Jimmy Herring? MSherrick 15:40, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Dave Schools is a major contributor to the group because he convinced the band NOT to break up in 2000. Schools convinced them to tour as the New School of Gov't Mule in 2001.
    • No doubt to that...but he's still not the only one who helped them out....nor is he the only one who helped Warren and Matt decide to carry on. MSherrick 23:16, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

two questions[edit]

  • Can we expand on the "famous rockstars love Mule" part, or leave it out? If its only James Hetfield, I dont think anyone cares.
    • Also, does anyone have citations for these "famous rockstars love Mule" parts? [[[User:Bo-Anerges|Bo-Anerges]] 06:29, 7 September 2006 (UTC)]


  • Can we get a more comprehensive list of Mule links other than the official sites and one "my way or the highway" yahoo group? There's plenty more out there that someone might think is interesting or relatable.
  • I'm actually looking for the historical reference for "Government Mule", the saying. Not the band. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.173.82.194 (talk) 21:03, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Proposal on categorizing "Taper-friendly bands"[edit]

Hi, I've created a proposal for categorizing "taper-friendly bands", aka "bands that allow taping" within Wikipedia, and I wanted to invite people interested in this article to offer comments and feedback, since the Mule are one of the most prominent bands in the category. The proposal is at User:Xtifr/BTAT, and I'd be very interested to hear what people have to say about my suggestions. Let me know whatcha think. Thanks, Xtifr 11:12, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

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Etymology[edit]

Whence the interesting name? Anything to do with mule (smuggling) or money mule? --BDD (talk) 04:31, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

I'm quite certain that it's in reference to 40 acres and a mule. See above comments wherein someone else was likewise curious about this.RadioKAOS (talk) 07:02, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Unused sources don't belong in the external links section but they do belong here[edit]

These sources do not belong in External links. I have moved the link farm from there to this talk page where they do belong. Warning: I didn't check them to see if they follow criteria per WP policy, so be careful in choosing any potential references I've moved here. Thank you! --Leahtwosaints (talk) 14:11, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Discography[edit]

The discography could be expanded, even easily branched out to a sub-article, to include other appearances. The following come to mind: Hempilation, Welcome to Little Milton, the Hound Dog Taylor tribute, Bonnaroo/Austin City Limits/similar compilations, the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam compilations, etc. There are also promotional releases out there. RadioKAOS  – Talk to me, Billy 23:24, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

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