Sunday, December 11, 2016

December 11th, 2016 - Wow! It's A Moby Grape Guerrilla!

Hello!  The Meista here on this cold and cloudy Sunday getting a little freaky with Moby Grape's "Wow" and a Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerrilla from Rogue Ales!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Moby Grape
  • Title: "Wow"
  • Recorded:  August 30th, 1967 through February 5th, 1968
    Release date: April 3rd, 1968 (2nd album by Moby Grape)
  • Record company: CS Records
  • Production: David Rubinson
  • Album cover art: Bob Cato
  • Personnel: Peter Lewis (rhythm guitar and vocals), Jerry Miller (lead guitar and vocals), Bob Mosley (bass and vocals), Skip Spence (rhythm guitar and vocals), and Don Stevenson (drums and vocals)
  • Musical style: Rock and roll, blues rock, folk rock, psychedelic rock, jam rock
  • Sound: More heavily produced than their debut album, "Wow" is still a very psychedelic and experimental album with heavy guitars.
  • Major themes: Life, rock and roll, revenge, murder, freedom, peace, motorcycles, love, lust, etc.
  • Tracks:  
  1. "The Place And The Time"
  2. "Murder In My Heart For The Judge"
  3. "Bitter Wind"
  4. "Can't Be So Bad"
  5. "Just Like Gene Autry: Fox Trot"
  6. "He"
  7. "Motorcycle Irene"
  8. "Three-Four"
  9. "Funky-Tunk"
  10. "Rose Colored Eyes"
  11. "Miller's Blues"
  12. "Naked, If I Want To"
Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerrilla
  • Style: Fruit Ale 
  • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 7.5%
  • IBUs: 16
  • Pour: The Grape Guerrilla pours a hazy amber with a 1-finger, off-white head that holds its form and leaves little lacing.
  • Nose: The nose smells like candy.  It is very (artificial) fruity and sweet.  There aromas of vanilla frosting, grape Hubba Bubba, grape Laffy Taffy, and subtle light grains and leafy hops.
  • Taste: The taste follows the nose... it is sweet, fruity, and a little grainy and hoppy.  There are big notes of candied artificial grape (Laughy Taffy and grape soda), light malts, and light grassy hops.
  • Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is smooth and crisp with a thin, sweet finish.
Overall pairing: The zany, yet drinkable character of the novelty Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerrilla ale from Rogue Ales is great for the strange, fun, rockin' approach of the boys from Moby Grape on "Wow"! 


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