Release Date: 12 May 2017
Format: LP Vinyl
|Miraculous Mule Blues Uzi Limited Blue Vinyl LP + Download
;;London’s all-out blues / gospel / rock ‘n’ roll hybrids Miraculous Mule are back with a stop gap mini album.
;;Following their glorious debut full length ‘Deep Fried’, an album of fuzzed-out cathartic (anti-)spirituals, London trio Miraculous Mule have gone and pulled ‘Blues Uzi’ out from underneath their smocks.
;;‘Blues Uzi’ is Miraculous Mule’s take on being “shot down by the blues.” The band maintain that the blues is a feeling not a genre and, in the case of co-frontman Patrick McCarthy, fully automatic, 600 RPM and living next door to you. This furious song is the product of Patrick’s lack of comprehension of these times, building up over decades into holy and disbelieving Hellfire.
;;‘Blues Uzi’ also includes ‘Highway Sound’, a song that tells the story of a man wrestling with his natural inclination to walk the crooked road of his youth and the conscience that ties him to the settled life he has fallen into.
;;‘City Of Refuge’ and ‘Judgement’ are based on songs by Blind Willie Johnson and Rev. Sister Mary Nelson respectively, both with new lyrics written by Michael J Sheehy, who explains: “Having long been an apostate, the lack of a belief in the heavenly hereafter has never really troubled me. But the lack of a belief in a truly terrible place where the evil f*cks of this world would be punished for the wrongs they have committed, now that really does trouble me! These songs convey an apocalyptic vision where a vengeful and just God returns to destroy all those who waged war, raped women and children, subjugated the poor and destroyed the planet in his name.”
;;‘I Don’t Do Nobody Nothin’’ is a traditional song which deals with good old fashioned hypocritical Christian bigotry and is as true today as it was when it was sung decades ago.
;;Blue vinyl featuring two bonus tracks and a digital download card.
I Don’t Do Nobody Nothin’
City Of Refuge
Ain’t It Hard
I Know I’ve Been Changed
In My Time Of Dying