Saturday, February 25, 2017

February 25th, 2017 - Listen Up... Odelay Beck! Odelay Edge!

Good afternoon!  The Meista here today getting funky with a of pairing Beck's "Odelay" (Deluxe Edition) with an Odelay! Vienna Style Lager from Edge Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Beck
  • Title: "Odelay" (Deluxe Edition)
  • Recorded: 1994 through 1996
  • Release date: June 18th, 1996 (2nd official studio album by Beck)  (The Deluxe Edition was released on January 29th, 2008.)
  • Record company: DGC
  • Production: Beck Hansen, The Dust Brothers, Mario Caldato, Jr., Brian Paulson, Tom Rothrock, and Rob Schnapf
  • Album cover art: Beck Hansen and Robert Fisher (art direction, design) and Bob Ludwig (photography)
  • Personnel: Beck Hansen (acoustic guitar, slide guitar, electric guitar, vocals, harmonicas, bass, drums, percussion, analog keyboards, electric piano, clavinet, organ, and celesta) with Mike Boito (organ and trumpet), David Brown (saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar), Mike Millius (screams), Jon Spencer (keychain), and Joey Waronker (drums and percussion)
  • Musical style: Alternative rock, alternative hip hop with elements of "folk and country, grungy garage rock, stiff-boned electro, louche exotica, old-school rap and noise rock"
  • Sound: Incorporating elements from multiple musical genres, Beck's sound on "Odelay" is a strange and intriguing musical journey into the mad mind of Beck Hansen.  It feels very "1990s" to me. 
  • Major themes: Rather abstract views of life, music, relationships, being, good and evil, learning, etc.
  • Tracks:   
Disk 1:
  1. "Devils Haircut"
  2. "Hotwax"
  3. "Lord Only Knows"
  4. "The New Pollution"
  5. "Derelict"
  6. "Novacane"
  7. "Jack-Ass"
  8. "Where It's At"
  9. "Minus"
  10. "Sissyneck"
  11. "Readymade"
  12. "High 5 (Rock the Catskills)"
  13. "Ramshackle"
  14. "Hidden Track (Computer Rock)"
  15. "Deadweight"
  16. "Inferno" (previously unreleased)
  17. "Gold Chains" (previously unreleased)
Disk 2:
  1. "Where It's At" (U.N.K.L.E. remix)
  2. "Richard's Hairpiece"
  3. "American Wasteland"
  4. "Clock"
  5. "Thunder Peel"
  6. "Electric Music And The Summer People"
  7. "Lemonade"
  8. "SA-5"
  9. "Feather In Your Cap"
  10. "Erase The Sun"
  11. "000.000"
  12. "Brother"
  13. "Devil Got My Woman"
  14. "Trouble All My Days"
  15. "Strange Invitation"
  16. "Burro"

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Edge Brewing Company (Boise, Idaho)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Odelay! Vienna Style Lager
  • Style: Vienna Lager
  • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 5.5%
  • IBUs: 23
  • Ingredients: Vienna, Munich, and Melanoidin malts, and Czech Saaz hops
  • Pour: The Odelay! pours a slightly hazy caramel amber with a bubbly off-white, 1+ finger head with good retention and moderate lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is malty, nutty, sweet, and bready.  There are aromas of freshly baked wheat bread, molasses, honey, and hazelnut.
  • Taste: The taste is characterized by bready and nutty malt flavors and very mellow hops.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is slick and very smooth with a crisp and clean finish.
Overall pairing: Apart from the insanely obvious title pairing, the nutty and malty Vienna style flavors and aromas of the Edge's Odelay! Vienna Style Lager works really well with the ever evolving musical styles and influences found intricately woven throughout "Odelay".  Admittedly, I have to be in the right mood to listen to Beck... and to drink a Vienna Lager for that matter.  But the two seem to work really well together when that time comes!


No comments:

Post a Comment