Thursday, September 20, 2018

September 20th, 2018 - Live... In The Primordial Raw!

Good evening rivet-heads and hop-heads!  The Meista here tonight pairing W.A.S.P.'s "Live... In the Raw" and a Primordial Imperial India Pale Ale from Mother Earth Brew Company!!  HELL. YES.

Album Info:
  • Artist: W.A.S.P.
  • Title: "Live... In the Raw"
  • Recorded: March 10th, 1987 at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California
  • Released: November 27th, 1987 (1st live album by W.A.S.P.)
  • Record company: Capitol Records
  • Production: Blackie Lawless
  • Album cover art: Ross Halfin (photography) and Chris Walter (photography)
  • Personnel: Chris Holmes (lead and rhythm guitar), Blackie Lawless (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Johnny Rod (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Steve Riley (drums and backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Heavy metal, shock rock, glam metal
  • Sound: This is pure '80s L.A. metal with no apology and an unquenched hunger for fame!  The album is a no-holds-barred juggernaut of an album!  This is pure adrenaline and testosterone!  Songs like  blast you with power, aggression, and bold flavor. 
  • Major themes: Desire, lust, sex, excessive drinking, partying, rebellion, greed, violence, revenge, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Inside The Electric Circus"
  2. "I Don't Need No Doctor"
  3. "L.O.V.E. Machine"
  4. "Wild Child"
  5. "9.5.-N.A.S.T.Y."
  6. "Sleeping (In The Fire)"
  7. "The Manimal"
  8. "I Wanna Be Somebody"
  9. "Harder Faster"
  10. "Blind In Texas"
  11. "Scream Until You Like It"
  12. "Shoot From The Hip" (1998 CD Reissue Bonus Track)
  13. "Widowmaker" (1998 CD Reissue Bonus Track)
  14. "Sex Drive" (1998 CD Reissue Bonus Track)
  15. "Sleeping (In The Fire)" (acoustic) (1998 CD Reissue Bonus Track)

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Mother Earth Brew Company (Vista, California)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Primordial Imperial India Pale Ale
  • Style: Imperial India Pale Ale (IIPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 9.5%
  • Pour: The Primordial pours a hazy golden-amber with a creamy and billowy off-white, 1-finger head with good sustain and lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is malty, sweet, fruity, citrusy, and hoppy.  There are aromas of orange, tangerine, melon, toffee, caramel, and grassy hops.
  • Taste: The taste of the Primordial is citrusy, floral, piney, and sweet.  There are notes of orange, tangerine, light grapefruit, melon, mango, light pine, sweet caramel, and a strong malty backbone.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp, yet sticky with a dry, slightly bitter finish.
Overall pairing: The bold, bitter, punchy hop blast of the Primordial IIPA is perfect for the fast-paced sonic metal blast of W.A.S.P.'s classic and definitive "The Last Command"!  After drinking a bottle or two of , the songs "L.O.V.E. Machine", "I Wanna Be Somebody", "Wild Child", and "Blind In Texas" become your battle anthems!
Cheers!!  Hails!!

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