Gov’t Mule Raids Fruit Bowl in ‘Funny Little Tragedy’ – Premiere
Jam-band lifers Gov’t Mule just released their tenth studio LP, the whooping Blue Note double-album Shout! Available through iTunes, the album features guest appearances from the likes of Dave Matthews, Jim James, Steve Winwood, Grace Potter and more. Warren Haynes and Co. teamed up with Elvis Costello for the rambunctious, crunchy “Funny Little Tragedy,” and now you can check out the wild, slightly grotesque new video for the song.
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The stop-motion clip looks something like a fruit bowl gone mad – strawberries dancing on the guts of a tomato, a lime getting impaled by a banana and a lemon slicing open an orange so a bunch of blueberries can escape. It’s a highly nutritional massacre and one that actually came from a fan: “We opened this up to fans to see what kind of creative treatments folks would come up with for this song, and got some amazing submissions – and this one is truly something original,” Haynes says.