Monday, May 30, 2016

May 30th, 2016 - Blackout Saints Of Los Angeles

Good afternoon!  Your buddy the Meista pairing Mötley Crüe's "Saints Of Los Angels" and a Saint Blackout Belgian Triple from Shades Of Pale Brewing Company on this sunny Memorial Day!

Album Info:
  • Artist:  Mötley Crüe
  • Title: "Saints Of Los Angeles"
  • Recorded: 2007 through 2008 at the Lightning Bolt Garage in Los Angeles, California
    Release date: June 24th, 2008 (9th studio album by Mötley Crüe)
  • Record company: Mötley Records / Eleven Seven Music
  • Production: James Michael, Nikki Sixx, and DJ Ashba
  • Album cover art: P.R. Brown
  • Personnel: Tommy Lee (drums), Mick Mars (guitars), Vince Neil (lead and backing vocals), and Nikki Sixx (bass)
  • Additional musicians: James Michael (keyboards and backing vocals) and Chris Taylor Brown, Marti Frederiksen, Melissa Harding, James Michael, Jacoby Shaddix, and Josh Todd (backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, heavy metal
  • Sound: Punchy, catchy, in-your-face heavy duty rock, the sound on "Saints Of Los Angeles" is probably the most Crüe sounding album the guys have put out in years... since the early 1990s actually!  It is fun, fast, and furious!
  • Major themes: Sixx states "the album is loosely based on The Dirt. Each song is like a mini-story, and you can plug it into the book. Some of it's funny, some of it's serious and in-your-face. It's like a typical, successful Mötley Crüe record."  Themes include rebellion, sex, drugs, rock and roll, lust, partying, alcohol, hard living, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "L.A.M.F."
  2. "Face Down In The Dirt"
  3. "What's It Gonna Take"
  4. "Down At The Whiskey"
  5. "Saints Of Los Angeles"
  6. "Mutherfucker Of The Year"
  7. "The Animal In Me"
  8. "Welcome To The Machine"
  9. "Just Another Psycho"
  10. "Chicks = Trouble"
  11. "This Ain't A Love Song"
  12. "White Trash Circus"
  13. "Goin' Out Swingin'"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Shades Of Pale Brewing Company (Park City / Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:  
  • Brew: Saint Blackout Belgian Triple
  • Style: Abbey Tripel
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 8.6%
  • Pour: It pours a hazy peach-gold amber with lots of effervescence and a bright, white, 1-finger bubbly head.
  • Nose: The nose of the Saint Blackout is characterized by aromas of Belgian yeast, soft banana, bready malt, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, rock candy, lemon and other citrus, and pear.
  • Taste: Following the nose, the taste of the Saint Blackout is estery, spicy, yeasty, and malty.  There are notes of banana, clove, nutmeg, pear syrup, white pepper, hints of white wine, and Belgian yeast.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with high carbonation, the mouthfeel of the Saint Blackout is very smooth with a dry, slightly sweet and peppery finish.
Overall pairing: The complex, yet very drinkable fruity and spicy flavors of the Saint Blackout Belgian Triple from Shades Of Pale Brewing Company are great for the rockin' Crüe stylings of Lee, Mars, Neil, and Sixx!  Those spicy notes are perfect for the masterful and hard-hitting guitar work of Mars and the powerhouse rhythm section of Lee and Sixx! 

Cheers!!  Rock on!!

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