Thursday, November 17, 2016

November 17th, 2016 - Wilco Tango And Genesis' Foxtrot

Good evening and happy Thursday!  The Meista here tonight pairing "Foxtrot" by Genesis and a Wilco Tango Foxtrot from Lagunitas Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Genesis
  • Title: "Foxtrot"
  • Recorded: August through September 1972 at Island Studios in London, England
  • Release date: October 6th, 1972 (4th studio album by Genesis) (1969-04-16)
  • Record company: Charisma Records
  • Production: Dave Hitchcock and Genesis
  • Album cover art: Paul Whitehead
  • Personnel: Tony Banks (Hammond organ, Mellotron, piano, electric piano, 12-string guitar, and voices), Phil Collins (drums, assorted percussion, and voices), Peter Gabriel (lead voice, flute, bass drum, tambourine, and oboe), Steve Hackett (electric guitar, 6-string guitar, and 12-string guitar), and Michael Rutherford (bass guitar, bass pedals, cello, 12 string guitar, and voices)
  • Musical style: Progressive rock, experimental art rock
  • Sound: Incredibly complex and mesmerizing, the sound on "Foxtrot" is characteristic of the early Genesis sound.  It is very progressive, very artistic, sometimes chaotic, and brilliantly executed with insane and wonderful lyrics and vocals!
  • Major themes: The subject matter on the album is a blend of social commentary, science fiction, and religion/spirituality.  Themes include isolation, poverty, earth's destruction, romance, life and death, states of being, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Watcher Of The Skies"
  2. "Time Table"
  3. "Get 'Em Out By Friday"
  4. "Can-Utility And The Coasters"
  5. "Horizon's"
  6. "Supper's Ready"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Lagunitas Brewing Company (Petaluma, California)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Wilco Tango Foxtrot
  • Style: Imperial Brown Ale 
  • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 7.85%
  • IBUs: 64
  • Pour: It pours a deep and murky mahogany brown/red with a light tan, creamy, 1+ finger head with great retention and intricate, soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is an interesting blend of floral and citrusy hops with sweet and bready malts.  There are aromas of wild flowers, grapefruit, tangerine, dark chocolate, caramel/toffee, baked bread, and hints of pine resin.
  • Taste: The taste of the WTF is hoppy, citrusy, and malty with chocolate and coffee bitterness.  There are notes of dark malty, dark caramel, dark chocolate, dried fruit, grapefruit, pine, and hearty bread and nuts.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel of the WTF crisp, yet hearty with a dry and slightly bitter finish.

Overall pairing: The bold, complex, and interesting flavors and aromas of Lagunitas' Wilco Tango Foxtrot is a great brew for the artistic intricacies and brilliance of Genesis' "Foxtrot"!!  'Nuff said!

Cheers!!  "I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry an' they know supper's ready."

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