Tennessee Hustler - Mule - Tennessee Hustler
He is best known as lead singer and guitar player for the groups Wig, Mule and P. Critic Zac Johnson  favorably compares Long's music to iconic Johnny Cashwriting, "both share the same kind of working-class, tough-guy, busted-knuckle, rattlesnake-eyed persona. Long, who is particularly discreet with personal details, appears to have been raised in Las Vegas, Nevada; Ypsilanti, Michigan see Mule's "Obion," and its reference to an "Ypsilanti Man" ; and for periods in Virginia. He eventually wound up in Detroit.
Purported to be the brother of My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder - 1963-1974 Wonderland frontman of The Laughing Hyenas but this is untrue. His earliest work was with the band Wig, and it is his voice that you hear on the Lying Next to You record.
They put together a concoction of field hollers, backwoods legends, hellbilly canon and mixed it with a semi-punk, semi-metallic musical assault that was best described as northern redneckbut intelligent, clamor.
Calling themselves Mulethey released a single in or containing the song Tennessee Hustler. Their first self-titled album debuted shortly thereafter on Touch and Go Records sub-label, "Quarterstick", and was recorded by Nirvana recording engineer Steve Albini though credited in the liner notes to a fictitious Lenard Theme From Valley Of The Dolls - Kenneth McKellar - Lollipops & Roses. While it had the raucousness of the Hyenasand certain punk and alternative sensibilities, Mule was quite different.
The album opened with P. Instead, he used a variety of open tunings and such, coupled with a simple feel for what was right, to create his sound. Never bounded by the need for classic guitar solos, P.
New songs were always in Tennessee Hustler - Mule - Tennessee Hustler , with P. The down and dirty call and response duet by P. In particular, "Obion", "Nowhere's Back", and "Pent" are songs of raw power, loneliness, depression and yet beautiful soulfulness.
Long left the band inafter their relocation to Philadelphia, and began playing local solo acoustic shows. After this, Long went on a musical hiatus, broken by occasional gigs. The video received heavy rotation on CMT in summer of In lateLong moved to New York City and started writing professionally, beginning with a gig as the New York nightclub and restaurant critic for London's Crush Guide magazine.
Inthe band Shellacwho were curating the All Tomorrow's Parties music festival in Ryeasked Long to appear, and he shared the stage Tennessee Hustler - Mule - Tennessee Hustler bands such as Wire and The Fall.
After this, Long released his first solo album, Rememberedin In earlyLong returned to the U. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Authority control MusicBrainz : 7e41ff8cddbacbdf2a3e. Hidden categories: Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers Tennessee Hustler - Mule - Tennessee Hustler of birth missing living people.
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