Friday, February 3, 2017

February 3rd, 2017 - Bolan's Boogieing With The Electric Warrior

Hello and happy Friday!  Your drinkin' pal the getting the weekend started off right with a pairing of "Bolan Boogie" by T. Rex and an Electric Warrior Oatmeal Stout from Woodland Empire Ale Craft!

Album Info:
  • Artist: T. Rex
  • Title: "Bolan Boogie"
  • Recorded: 1969 through 1972
  • Release date: April 1972 (1st best of compilation album by T. Rex)
  • Record company: Fly Records
  • Production: Tony Visconti
  • Album cover art: ?
  • Personnel: Marc Bolan (guitars and vocals), Steve Currie (bass), Mickey Finn (percussion and bass), Bill Legend (drums), Steve Peregrin Took (percussion, drums, bass, and backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Glam rock, folk rock, psychedelic folk, rock and roll, power pop
  • Sound: The classic sound of early T. Rex, with "Bolan Boogie" the listener is introduced to Bolan's simple, yet powerful approach to rock and roll.  The melodies, hooks, and harmonies are in a word, BRILLIANT!  This is how rock and roll should sound!
  • Major themes: Love, lust, desire, sex, peace, grooving, rock and roll, joy, life, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Get It On"
  2. "Beltane Walk"
  3. "The King Of The Mountain Cometh"
  4. "Jewel"
  5. "She Was Born To Be My Unicorn"
  6. "Dove"
  7. "Woodland Rock"
  8. "Ride A White Swan"
  9. "Raw Ramp"
  10. "Jeepster"
  11. "Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart"
  12. "By The Light Of A Magical Moon"
  13. "Summertime Blues"
  14. "Hot Love"

    Brew Info:
    • Brewery: Woodland Empire Ale Craft (Boise, Idaho)
    • Website:
    • Brew: Electric Warrior Oatmeal Stout
    • Style: American Stout
    • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
    • ABV: 5.7%
    • IBUs: 30
    • Ingredients: NW 2-row, Crystal 75º, Thomas Fawcett Oat Malt, Baird’s Chocolate malt, Baird’s Roasted Barley malts and UK Golding hops
    • Pour: The Electric Warrior Oatmeal Stout pours an ink black with a thick and creamy,  2+ finger mocha head with great sustain and lots of sticky, soapy, intricate lacing.
    • Nose: The nose is roasty, earthy, and chocolaty.  There are aromas of cocoa, dark chocolate, sweet caramel/toffee, vanilla bean, roasted coffee beans.
    • Taste: Like the nose, the taste of the Electric Warrior Oatmeal Stout is rich, chocolaty, and roasty.  There are notes of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa, cream, vanilla, dark roasted coffee, oats, dark roasted malts, marshmallow, and hints of tea and spices.
    • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with low carbonation, the mouthfeel smooth, creamy, and velvety with a dry finish.
    Overall pairing: The rich and creamy goodness that you find in the aromas and flavors of Woodland Empire's Electric Warrior Oatmeal Stout is perfect for the brilliant rock and roll prowess of Bolan's T. Rex, especially with all the hit tracks on "Bolan Boogie"!  Now you may be asking yourself, "why didn't he just pair it with the "Electric Warrior" album?"  1) Too obvious.  2) I already paired that album several years ago!  :)


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