Thursday, June 8, 2017

June 8th, 2017 - The Metamorphosis Of The Changeling

Good evening!  The Meista here tonight pairing "Metamorphosis", a compilation album by The Rolling Stones and a Changeling Dark Sour Ale from Boulevard Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: The Rolling Stone
  • Title: "Metamorphosis"
  • Recorded: February 1964 through July 1970
  • Release date: June 6th, 1975 (3rd compilation album released by The Rolling Stones)
  • Record company: ABKCO Records
  • Production: Andrew Loog Oldham and Jimmy Miller
  • Album cover art: Richard E. Roth and Allan Steckler 
  • Personnel: Mick Jagger (vocals), Brian Jones (guitars), Keith Richards (guitars), Mick Taylor (guitars), Charlie Watts (drums), and Bill Wyman (bass)
  • Additional musicians: Clem Cattini (drums), Ry Cooder (guitar), Rocky Dijon (percussion), Nicky Hopkins (piano), John Paul Jones (bass), Bobby Keys (saxophone), Jimmy Miller (percussion), Jimmy Page (guitar), Ian Stewart (piano)
  • Musical style: Rock, pop, R&B, blues rock
  • Sound: Blending earlier pop and blues tracks with darker, edgier later tracks (all of which are more rare), the sound on "Metamorphosis" is an interesting musical journey of the band's (until then) unpublished alternative tracks and outtakes.  But this is the Stones... so everything has that great sound that only they can produce!
  • Major themes: Love, loss, heartbreak, the blues, relationships, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Out Of Time"
  2. "Don't Lie To Me"
  3. "Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind"
  4. "Each And Everyday Of The Year"
  5. "Heart Of Stone"
  6. "I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys"
  7. "(Walkin' Thru The) Sleepy City"
  8. "We're Wastin' Time"
  9. "Try A Little Harder"
  10. "I Don't Know Why"
  11. "If You Let Me"
  12. "Jiving Sister Fanny"
  13. "Downtown Suzie"
  14. "Family"
  15. "Memo From Turner"
  16. "I'm Going Down"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Boulevard Brewing Company (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Changeling Dark Sour Ale                                 
  • Style: American Wild Ale
  • Serving: 25 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 7.3%
  • IBUs: 20
  • Pour: The Changeling Dark Sour Ale pours a deep burgundy with a very frothy, 2+ finger, light mocha head with good retention and lots of intricate lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is fruity, funky, earthy, and sweet.  There are aromas of dark fruit juices (plum, black cherries, figs), lemon, leather, barnyard funk, toasted malts, and caramel.
  • Taste: The taste of the Changeling is a very well balanced blend of tart, funky, fruity, toasty, sweet, and earthy/oaky flavors.  There are notes of plum, black cherry, lemon juice, light red wine, rich toffee, oak, toasted malt, and hints of whiskey.  Man oh man, I love this beer!!
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with mellow carbonation, the mouthfeel of the Changeling Dark Sour Ale is tart, yet very smooth and drinkable with a dry, lips puckering tart finish.

Overall pairing:
The wonderfully complex, funky, and very drinkable flavors of Boulevard's amazing Changeling Dark Sour Ale are perfect for the richly textured sounds of the early Stones and into their heavier and funkier late '60s sound as compiled on "Metamorphosis"!


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