Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September 19th, 2017 - Born Blonde And Born To Run

Good evening!  The Meista here tonight pairing Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run" with a Born Blonde from Mother Earth Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Bruce Springsteen
  • Title: "Born To Run"
  • Recorded: May 1974 through July 1975 at the Record Plant in New York City and 914 Sound Studios in Blauvelt, New York
  • Release date: August 25th, 1975 (3rd studio album by the Boss)
  • Record company: Columbia Records
  • Production: Bruce Springsteen, Mike Appel, and Jon Landau
  • Album cover art: Eric Meola
  • Personnel: Bruce Springsteen (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, harmonica, and percussion) with Wayne Andre (trombone), Mike Appel (backing vocals), Roy Bittan (piano, Fender Rhodes, organ, harpsichord, glockenspiel, and backing vocals on all tracks except "Born to Run"), Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone), Randy Brecker (trumpet and flugelhorn), Ernest "Boom" Carter (drums on "Born to Run"), Clarence Clemons (saxophones, tambourine, and backing vocals), Richard Davis (double bass on "Meeting Across The River"), Danny Federici (organ and glockenspiel on "Born to Run"), Suki Lahav (violin on "Jungleland"), David Sanborn (baritone saxophone), David Sancious (piano and organ on "Born to Run"), Garry W. Tallent (bass guitar), Steven Van Zandt (guitar, backing vocals, horn arrangements, and alto horn), Max Weinberg (drums on all tracks except "Born to Run")
  • Musical style: Rock, hard rock, R&B, blues rock
  • Sound: Steeped in Americana, R&B, soul, the blues, and rock and roll, the sound on "Born to Run" is classic rock and roll!  Of the approach to album musically, Springsteen stated that he wanted the album to sound like "Roy Orbison singing Bob Dylan, produced by Spector".
  • Major themes: Escape, freedom, desire, rebellion loss, betrayal, defeat, life, love, hope, etc. 
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Thunder Road"
  2. "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"
  3. "Night"
  4. "Backstreets"
  5. "Born To Run"
  6. "She's The One"
  7. "Meeting Across The River"
  8. "Jungleland"

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Mother Earth Brewing Company (Vista, California)
  • Website: https://www.motherearthbrewco.com/
  • Brew: Born Blonde
  • Style: Blonde Ale
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 4.8% 
  • IBUs: 21
  • Ingredients: Pale 2-Row and Flaked Wheat malts and Crystal hops
  • Pour: The Born Blonde pours a slightly hazy, bright golden-yellow with a billowy, 2-finger, bright white head with great sustain and lots of soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is bready, toasty, malty, and hoppy.  There are aromas of fresh baked bread, lemon zest, summer grass, and soft caramel. 
  • Taste: The taste of the Born Blonde is grassy, slightly citrusy, slightly sweet, and bready.  There are notes of toasted biscuit, sourdough bread, lemongrass, lemon zest, light caramel, and a slightly peppery finish. 
  • Mouthfeel: Light in body and well carbonated, the mouthfeel of the Born Blonde is very crisp and refreshing with a clean finish. 

Overall pairing: The straight-forward, completely refreshing flavor of Mother Earth's Born Blonde is perfect for the classic rock and roll style of the Boss... especially his monumental album "Born To Run"!

Cheers!!  Rock on!!

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