Gov’t Mule Albums Ranked

Gov’t Mule (pronounced Government Mule) is an American southern rock jam band, formed in 1994 as a side project of The Allman Brothers Band by guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody. Fans often refer to Gov’t Mule simply as Mule. The band released their debut album, Gov’t Mule, in 1995, and have since released an additional nine studio albums, plus numerous EPs and live releases. Gov’t Mule has become a staple act at music festivals across North America, with both its members and frequent guests boasting members from other notable bands, adding various funk and blues rock elements to the band’s sound. Here are all of Gov’t Mule albums ranked.

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10. The Deep End, Vol. 1 (2001)

“The musicianship is incredible giving me hours of listening pleasure. There is everything from Southern style rock to Funk and everything in between. This is because of the injection of some of the best bass players from all areas of the music world.”

9. Sco-Mule (2015)

“This is a perfect marriage of rock and jazz. Not really either but something in between. Fascinating to see Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule in a different context. They more than hold their own with Scofield. The combination is magic.”

8. Mulennium (2010)

“The mix is good. The show is hot. This is classic Mule from the trio era. Made me really miss the old Woody days. The stuff with Little Milton is great. Just hot rockin’ old school blues. Wish these guys would release some of the jams they did with Larry McCray back on the ’98 tour! The stuff with Audley Freed shows that the Mule works as a two guitar combo. It’s fun to hear these guys play stuff they like. A great show. Miss the old Mule.”

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7. Mule Tracks: Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH 10.31.14 (2014)

“he band is in top form and you get a career retrospective with many songs from many albums …one of the best live bands in the world. Govt Mule should appeal to fans of classic blues rock from Zep To Sabbath, Cream and even AC/DC.. with obvious nods to The Allman Bros and a touch of the Dead.. guitar heavy riffs and improvisation with Warren’s voice and deep, sometimes haunting and profound lyrics backed by top notch bass, keys and drums.”

6. 09.01.2016 Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR (2016)

“This is a very good show. Although I’m not a blues fan at all I bought this because I love the sound of Warren’s voice coming through the speakers. The show is really good and Voodoo child is extremely pleasing. I will be investing more in this music and hopefully will catch them one day live.”

5. Life Before Insanity (2000)

“The song writing is inspired, the lyrics are pure poetry, often dark and brooding explorations of ego. and examinations of the self society. Warren Haynes’ voice is powerful easily interpreting his private examinations of self and society. His tales often betray his emotions and feelings laying bare places most of us keep hidden. He is a modern slide, blues, rock guitar virtuoso.”

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4.Revolution Come… Revolution Go (2017)

“This is their 10 studio album, which finds this band operating as a well oiled machine. Matt Abts and Jorgen lay down a solid base, and Danny Louis is very effective in adding color to the sound with his fills and as a solo voice. Of course, Warren Haynes is the heart and soul of this group. For this album, he has drawn on his previous solo work, and his Jerry Garcia tribute to lend a different quality to the songs than in previous records. “The Man I Want to Be” and “Sarah Surrender” echo his “Man in Motion” album, and “Traveling Tune” could easily be played by the Dead”

3. Live… With A Little Help From Our Friends (1999)

“Live album, great recording quality, lots of guest appearances(Bernie Worrell and Derek Trucks to name a couple), Long jams that keep coherency throughout. I bought it because it has a great version of soulshine, and was pleasantly surprised to find that the whole album is amazing and addictive, not to mention that it has one of the best renditions of Cortez the killer that I’ve heard.”

2. Dose (1998)

“This album is POWERFUL, too powerful for some listeners, apparently. It is a giant leap past their excellent 1995 self-titled debut. I would never have guessed that this would come from the guys I saw with the Allman Brothers Band in the mid-Nineties. Is it dark and heavy? Yes it is, and that’s because it is plumbing the depths of life, which includes pain.”

1. Dark Side Of The Mule (2014)

“This is an awesome album by one of the greatest guitar players alive. About half of the album (which consists of 3 discs) is “standard” Government Mule fare, and about half is cover versions of various Pink Floyd songs. Haynes and his group bring new life to those songs without sounding like a “tribute” band. It’s hard for me to think of another guitar player with Warren’s versatility.”