Saturday, March 28, 2015

March 28th, 2015 - Lola Versus [Primator] and the Moneygoround, Part One

Good afternoon!  The Meista here today pairing The Kinks' "Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One" with a Primator Hefe-Weizen from Pivovar Náchod a.s.!   
Album Info:
  • Artist: The Kinks 
  • Title: "Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One"
  • Recorded: April through May 1970 and August through September 1970 at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London
  • Release date: November 27, 1970 (8th studio album by The Kinks)
  • Record company: Pye (UK), Reprise (US)
  • Album cover art:
  • Personnel: Mick Avory (drums and percussion), John Dalton (bass guitar and backing vocals), Dave Davies (lead guitar, banjo, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Strangers" and "Rats", and co-lead vocal on "Powerman"), Ray Davies (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards, and resonator guitar), and John Gosling (piano, organ, and keyboards)
  • Musical style: Classic British rock with elements of blues, pop, and folk
  • Sound: Highly entertaining, the sound on "Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One" is upbeat, poppy, and wonderfully intricate with moments of more mellow folk and moments of all-out rockin'!
  • Major themes: Concept album - a satirical/critical examination of the multi-faceted elements of the music industry (including touring, management, the media, unions, etc.)
  • Notes:   A sequel album was planned for 1971, but never materialized.
  • Tracks:
  1. "Intro"
  2. "The Contenders"
  3. "Strangers"
  4. "Denmark Street"
  5. "Get Back In Line"
  6. "Lola"
  7. "Top Of The Pops"
  8. "The Moneygoround"
  9. "This Time Tomorrow"
  10. "A Long Way From Home"
  11. "Rats"
  12. "Apeman"
  13. "Powerman"
  14. "Got To Be Free"
    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Pivovar Náchod a.s. 
  • Website:
  • Brew: Primator Hefe-Weizen
  • Style: Hefeweizen
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 5%
  • Pour: Very cloudy golden yellow with a 1-finger, bright white head that displays lots of lacing with good retention.
  • Nose: A very aromatic nose with lots of strong banana and cloves and some herbal phenols. 
  • Taste: Fruity, bready, and flavorful.  There are big notes of banana, lemon, wheat bread, lemon, cloves, and nutmeg.
  • Mouthfeel: Light bodied with good carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp, refreshing, semi-dry, and quite smooth.
Overall pairing: I thought the crisp and refreshing flavor of the Primator Hefe-Weizen would go well with the more radio-friendly sound of "Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One", while the more complex banana/clove elements work well with the major themes of the album and depth of musicianship.


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