Emidisc acetate, circa 1969
This is a unique opportunity to acquire a 33rpm acetate featuring five early tracks by Mayfield’s Mule (named ‘Avery’s Mule’ on the label), including an alternate version of their November 1969 single Drinking My Moonshine. The others have never been released in any form, to the best of my knowledge.
The music feature vocals, guitar, organ, bass and drums, and is in a snappy mod-rock style.
The tracks are as follows:
1. Case Of Loving Life (3:15) – an upbeat, organ-driven pop-rocker, with an intense mid-section.
2. Feste (The Sad Clown) (3:43) – a wistful ballad, with a cool organ solo.
3. Heap Big Wampum (3:24) – a driven mod-style rocker, with a fine guitar solo.
1. Drinking My Moonshine – a different version of their debut A-side.
2. untitled (5:00) – another upbeat pop-rocker with impassioned vocals, which gradually gathers a full head of steam. It features some backwards parts, which may or may not have been intentional, but sound pretty trippy. No track title is given on the label, but it’s clearly the work of the same band.
The disc has minor marks, and plays through with no skips, sticks or jumps, with only light surface noise.
The above description is honest and accurate. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.