Saturday, April 4, 2015

April 4th, 2015 - The Captain Was Brainless In 1973 With Raspberries

Good evening!  The Meister here with another more pairing for you tonight: "Live In Texas - October 6, 1973" by Captain Beyond and a Lil' Brainless Raspberries from Epic Brewing Company!
Album Info:
  • Artist: Captain Beyond
  • Title: "Live In Texas - October 6, 1973"
  • Recorded: October 6th, 1973 at the University of Texas at Arlington in support of King Crimson (how amazing would that have been to see?!)
  • Release date: 2013
  • Record company: Purple Pyramid Records
  • Album cover art: Jesus and Javier Carmona Estaban
  • Personnel: Bobby Caldwell (drums), Lee Dorman (bass and backing vocals), Rod Evans (lead vocals and tambourine), and Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt (lead guitar and backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Heavy-duty, hard-rockin' progressive rock and roll!
  • Sound: Honestly, not the best... it is an "official" bootleg from 1973 after all, but it is the only Captain Beyond live album out there
  • Major themes: Science fiction, space travel, mythology,
  • Tracks:  
  1. "Intro"
  2. "Distant Sun"
  3. "Dancing Madly Backwards (On A Sea Of Air)"
  4. "Armworth"
  5. "Myopic Void"
  6. "Drifting In Space"
  7. "Pandora's Box It's War"
  8. "Thousand Days Of Yesterday"
  9. "Frozen Over"
  10. "Guitar Solo"
  11. Mesmerization Eclipse"
  12. "Drum Solo"
  13. "Mesmerization Eclipse (Reprise)"
  14. "Stone Free" (Jimi Hendrix cover)
    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Epic Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Lil' Brainless Raspberries
  • Style: Belgian-style fruit/vegetable beer
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.2%
  • Pour: A hazy rosy wine-red with a very thin white head that dissipates quickly.
  • Nose: The nose if very organic.  It is like sticking your face in a raspberry patch!
  • Taste: Tart, fruity, and refreshing, the Lil' Brainless Raspberries is wheaty, fruity, and punchy.  There are notes of raspberry jam, lemon juice, pink bubble-gum, raspberry soda-pop, Belgian yeast, wheat bread, greens, and an almost infinitesimal hint of chocolate.
  • Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp, refreshing, and dry with a tart finish.
Overall pairing: I think the tart and crisp  characteristics of the Lil' Brainless Raspberries make for an interesting pairing with Captain Beyond's only live album. The organic flavor of the brew really works well with the organic musical brilliance that was the original Captain Beyond!  I picked up this brilliant album from my buddy Kevin at the Heavy Metal Shop ( check it out!!


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