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Gov't Mule w/Oteil Burbridge

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Peter Parker, Oct 20, 2001.


  1. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    i saw them last night and they were great. O played VERY well and the whole group played as a band. The last Mule show I went to had David Schools on bass. He was awful. The show was boring and Schools kept getting lost and would drop beats all over. I still prefer Allen Woody with the Mule though.
     
  2. JHMAVRO

    JHMAVRO

    May 29, 2000
    hooksett NH USA
    Allen woody was the man.:(
     
  3. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I didn't know Oteil Burbridge was playing with Govt' Mule! Are they just rotating players in and out each show?

    BTW, what's with all the Modulus endorsers? Who's next...Flea?! :eek:
     
  4. Apparently, sometimes more than one player per show.
     
  5. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    The Mule recorded two albums as tribute to Allen Woody. Volume 1 will be out Tuesday and 2 will be out in the spring. The albums will feature many guests but mostly is about having many of Woody's favorite bass players play on different tracks. It has a wide variety of players: Les Claypool, Burbridge, Dave Schools, Phil Lesh, Jack Bruce, and several more. Who they have live with them depends on the bass players schedule. Judging by the way the Mule played and sounded with Burbridge and compared to how they didn't seem to be having much fun with Schools when I saw them last, they would much rather have Oteil.
     
  6. That's good to hear! I'm going to see them next weekend. I haven't seen Oteil play in 6 years so I'm looking forward to that!
     
  7. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    Yeah i need to buy that album! Iam really intersested in the song that stefan plays on!
     
  8. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Eric-
    ...and the reason you're not chirping about the brand new LIVE DMB double-cd is _____________?
     
  9. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    Hehe they pissed me off with that last crap they put out! Even though the lilly white album was very cool I will buy the live thing but i will probably just get pissed when i listen to it! Iam glad steffan is doing somthing out on his own! Him and carter are dave mathews band if you ask me!
     
  10. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Eric-
    Just picked up Live In Chicago this a.m. Just listened to the first tune on the way home("The Last Stop")...so far, so good(?). Good sound/recording; Lessard sounds 'better' than the previous couple studio albums.
    Gotta say, after one tune, I'm impressed.
    (I also picked up the complete In A Silent Way sessions...gonna be busy this weekend).
     
  11. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    Eric-
    Just picked up Live In Chicago this a.m. Just listened to the first tune on the way home("The Last Stop")...so far, so good(?). Good sound/recording; Lessard sounds 'better' than the previous couple studio albums.
    Gotta say, after one tune, I'm impressed.
    (I also picked up the complete In A Silent Way sessions...gonna be busy this weekend).



    What is the complete in a silent way? Havent heard of that one?
     
  12. Despite having the flu, I went to see the show last night. My fever, Theraflu (medicine), and all the second-hand pot smoke made for an interesting evening!;)

    The band started out with an "acoustic" set, meaning Warren Haynes played acoustic guitar. Everyone was playing sitting down. Oteil played very supportive bass lines. If you analyzed his lines, they were in fact quite busy and they incorporated the entire range of his 6-string, but somehow his lines were always musical and supportive that it never felt like he was overplaying.

    The band then went into their electric set and Warren and Oteil played standing up. The energy level of the electric set was much higher. Oteil started to really groove. Oteil was pretty much responsible for regulating the groove. I forgot how hard the man can groove and interact with the drummer! You just don't get to hear that kind of spontaneous grooving on a recording. It has to be live!

    Oteil got a little solo spot. It was what I was waiting for. He was playing supportive bass all night and I felt that finally it was his turn. And when his turn came, he went nuts!!! I felt like his creative juices were building up the during the set and when his turn came, he just let all that energy explode into one amazing, high-energy scat solo.

    It was great to see Oteil for the first time in 6 years. When it comes to good players, live music is where it's really at.
     
  13. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    I agree; he plays a lotta notes, BUT it's always groovin'.
    Way back, Oteil used to play in a local bar band here @the Beach(The Squares)...imagine Burbridge & one Billy Drummond "getting it" in a Top-40 group. Those on the always packed dance floor had no idea! ;)

    Eric-
    In A Silent Way is a CLASSIC Miles Davis album...this brand new 3-cd box documents the 6-month period just after his 2nd Great Quintet & just before the ground-breaking Bitches Brew sessions...all of this is seen as the origins of Jazz Fusion.
    Honestly, IASW has never really touched me; I know others constantly laud the disc...whatever. Anyway, I'm hoping this box set 'sets me straight'! ;)
     
  14. In a sileny way is without doubt my favorite Zawinul composition.How can such a beautiful piece of art not touch you?
    p e a c e
     
  15. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Now see, that's what I'm talking about!

    The original IASW...hmmm, it's very ambient, right? What can I say, for some reason, that sorta stuff is low on my list, that's all. That's not to say I want some kinda frenzied Free/New Thing blowin' 24/7, either.
    Too, in the past, I'm wasn't too thrilled with live musicians being 'edited' &/or spliced. I would prefer to hear the entire piece played as it was; not too keen on an engineer deciding what was worthy of being pressed onto a disc.
    ...not practical, I guess, in the real world. That was me, though.

    I had a similiar feeling for Bitches Brew...I liked it a whole lot better when I bought & listened to the "Complete" box.
    So far, I am diggin' the IASW box...a lot!