Friday, October 28, 2016

October 28th, 2016 - Let's Take It To the Funk'n Patch... or ...Funk Used To Be A Bad Word

Good afternoon and happy Friday!  Your pal the Meista here today with a seasonal pairing to get the Halloween weekend started off right... Funkadelic's "Let's Take It To The Stage" and a Funk'n Patch Brett Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Funkadelic
  • Title: "Let's Take It To The Stage"
  • Recorded: 1975
  • Release date: April 21st, 1975 (7th studio album by Funkadelic) (1969-04-16)
  • Record company: Westbound Records
  • Production: George Clinton
  • Album cover art: Pedro Bell
  • Personnel: George Clinton (Maggot Overlord), 'Sting' Ray Davis (bass vocals), R Tiki Fulwood (percussion), Michael Hampton (guitar), Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins (werewolf vocals), Eddie Hazel (guitar), C Boogie Mosson (bass and vocals), Garry Shider (vocals), Calvin Simon (congas and vocals), 'Shady' Grady Thomas (genie vocals), and Bernie Worrell (keyboards and vocals)
  • Alumni Funkadelic: Billy Bass, Ron Bykowski, Bootsy Collins, and Eddie Hazel
  • Guest Funkadelic: Gary "Mudbone" Cooper, Frosty, Mello Garcia, Honeys, Denise Hurd, Reggie McBride, Parliament, Paul Warren, and Delores whats-her-name,
  • Musical style: Funk, funk rock, soul, R&B, psychedelic rock, and jazz fusion
  • Sound: Soulful, danceable, and heavy grooves, the sound on "Let's Take It To The Stage" is the real deal... certifiable, heavy-duty funk!  This will make you wanna move your body and stomp your feet!  This album is a wonderful and well-balanced blend of rock, funk, and soul!
  • Major themes: Sexuality, lust, desire, funk, music, celebrating life, partying, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Good To Your Earhole"
  2. "Better By The Pound"
  3. "Be My Beach"
  4. "No Head, No Backstage Pass"
  5. "Let's Take It To The Stage"
  6. "Get Off Your Ass And Jam"
  7. "Baby I Owe You Something Good"
  8. "Stuffs And Things"
  9. "The Song Is Familiar"
  10. "Atmosphere"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Uinta Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:  
  • Brew: Funk'n Patch Brett Pumpkin Ale
  • Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale / Pumpkin Ale
  • Serving: 25 ounce bottle 
  • ABV: 8.0%
  • Pour: It pours a murky dark copper hue with a 2-finger fluffy and sudsy white head that leaves a thin, filmy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose of the Funk'n Patch is very funky, tart, spicy, and just slightly fruity and vegetal.  There are aromas of Brettanomyces yeast, horse blanket, wet leather, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, soft banana, lemon zest, hints of pumpkin, hints of hops, and soft caramel.
  • Taste: The taste is rather odd... a blend of funk, pumpkin, spices, malts, and hops.  There are notes of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, mild bitter hops, toasted malt, barnyard funk, and fresh pumpkin.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with mild carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp, silky, and somewhat tart with a dry, crisp, and spicy finish.

Overall pairing: The truly funky, yet well-balanced flavors found in a bottle of Uinta's Funk'n Patch Brett Pumpkin Ale are perfect for the over-the-top funky soul of my favorite Funkadelic album, "Let's Take It To The Stage"!  Both are unique, tasty originals that set the bar!

Cheers!!  Keep it funky!!  Happy Halloween!!

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