Ma, Will Someone Break The Rockford Mules?
On Saturday night The Rockford Mules will officially drop their new album on the Twin Cities in what is sure to be a crushing blow at Cause Spirits and Sound Bar in Minneapolis. The title of the new Rockford Mules album, Ma They Broke Me, sounds sort of like an ironic non-reality that would be if only someone, somewhere out there possessed the power to take a great band and elevate them to greatness. This band is that good, and judging by the sound, look, and lyrical tone of Ma They Broke Me, I’d put my bet on their mothers being the first to know if they did, in fact, break!
I’m not saying The Rockford Mules are a bunch of momma’s boys (in truth, to say so would likely be to my own peril). Far from it, these guys are the current standard bearers (and inheritors) of the hardest side of early 90’s grunge. Think Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Stone Temple Pilots. Others have pointed out that a certain southern element is found in the music of The Rockford Mules, but bah; as far as I’m concerned these guys rock for everything that is Grain Belt beer, hot dish, and snow blowers. That’s right – snow blowers. Forget tater salad.
Just thought I’d share since this record has been getting me through a long and arduous day. Now, will someone please break The Rockford Mules already? C’mon ma!
The Rockford Mules play Cause Spirits and Sound Bar this Saturday night at 9:30PM. Concert is 21+, cover is $6.