Formed in Detroit, Michigan, USA, Mule amalgamated members from two existing bands from that area, Wig and the Laughing Hyaenas. Preston PW Long (guitar/vocals), Kevin Munro (bass) and James Kimball (drums) set out on the familiar budget touring route prior to the release of their self-titled debut album for Quarterstick Records in 1991. Garnering critical acclaim for its ferocious, skewed rock n roll, particularly in the small press, it was followed by an EP, Wrong, and touring engagements with Unsane and Neurosis. Their second album, If I Dont Six, featured new drummer Jake Wilson, and was released in the summer of 1994. However, touring plans were aborted when Munro was bitten by a water moccasin snake while walking through the Louisiana grasslands. Wilsons stay proved a short one, and by early 1995 Jason Kourkounis had become Mules third drummer as they toured the UK with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. The band then...