Government Mule: Warren Haynes (guitar); Allen Woody (bass); Matt Abts (drums).
Additional personnel includes: John Popper (harmonica).
Gov't Mule's self-titled debut is a scorching set of heavy blues-rockers. Although they have some difficulty coming up with memorable original material, the band is loose, funky, gritty, and real. They have enough burning licks to make the record a worthwhile listen for guitar fanatics. ~ David Jehnzen
Rolling Stone (6/29/95, p.45) - 3 Stars - Good - "...this is the most exciting major-group offshoot since Hot Tuna evolved out of Jefferson Airplane in the early '70s....the Mule kick with a punishing metal force. Woody and drummer Matt Abts hammer out a bottom-heavy platform from which Haynes can grandstand..."