Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Gov't Mule- Fabrik, Hamburg, DE May 14th, 2015

          It had been 3-4 years since I last saw Gov’t Mule live. They have only played three times in Scandinavia (Sweden Rock, Finland and Copenhagen). We had a rough trip to Hamburg due to a 5 hr cue for the ferry in Denmark so Sabine and I barely made it to the show on time. It was 21:02 and as we walked in the band had just started playing Bad Little Doogie. This was a really cool place and it took us a song or two to find the right place but we squeezed ourselves just to the left of Warren about 5 people from the front. The sound was really awesome and I could see they had the old soundman back again. I did not have time to record this show unfortunately, one of the few times I have ever seen the band and not recorded..
I was surprised to hear so many old tracks but that was awesome. Warren really ripped it up on Mother Earth blues, which I had not heard them play since 1996! Two songs later was Temporary Saint also from the first album. The highlight of the first set for me was the jammed out Devil likes it Slow. Jörgen was killing it on the bass. He is really great when he plays with his fingers compared to using his pick.. Anyway, Drivin’ Rain, was also a rare track to hear live. I had never heard them play that one, which James Hetfield played on originally.

First Set: Bad Little Doggie, Perfect Shelter, Mother earth, Which way way do we Run, Temporary Saint, Scared to Live, No Reward, Devil likes it slow, Drivin’ Rain

There was a 20min break and we got a beer. Soulshine was a real surprise as the opener of the 2nd set and Maybe I’m a leo was just fantastic!  I was surprised to hear I’ll be the One and I shall Return, which was a pretty mellow 20mins before I think you know what I mean. Get behind the Mule was really cool and Danny even played the Trombone… Cool concert as always and the entire band played awesome and Warren was in top form..

2nd Set:

Soulshine > Maybe I'm A Leo, I'll Be The One with Blue Sky tease, Hottentot >Drums >
Hottentot, I Shall Return with Drift Away, I Think You Know What I Mean >When The Levee Breaks >I Think You Know What I Mean, Slackjaw Jezebel with Hush tease
ENCORE: Get Behind The Mule

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