Saturday, November 17, 2018

November 17th, 2018 - If You Got Funk, You Got Style... And Hardcore Jollies!

Hello and happy Saturday!  The Meista here today getting funky with a pairing of "Hardcore Jollies" by those funky funkateers, the mighty Funkadelic and a Funky Beer from Talisman Brewing Company, which is being released today!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Funkadelic
  • Title: "Hardcore Jollies"
  • Recorded: 1976
  • Release date: October 29th, 1976 (9th studio album by Funkadelic)
  • Record company: Warner Bros. Records
  • Production: George Clinton
  • Album cover art: Bob Krasnow
  • Personnel: Gary Baker (sound effects), Jerome Brailey (drums and vocals), Jimi Calhoun (bass on Comin' Round The Mountain"), George Clinton (vocals), Bootsy Collins (bass), Gary "Mudbone" Cooper (vocals), Ray Davis (vocals), Tiki Fulwood (drums on "Soul Mate"), Glenn Goins (guitar and vocals), Michael Hampton (lead guitar), Fuzzy Haskins (vocals), Eddie Hazel (lead and rhythm guitars), Buddy Miles (drums on Comin' Round The Mountain"), Boogie Mosson (bass), Billy Bass Nelson (bass on "Soul Mate"), Garry Shider (guitar and vocals), Calvin Simon (vocals), Grady Thomas (vocals), and Bernie Worrell (keyboards and vocals)
  • Musical style: Funk, funk rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, soul
  • Sound: Combining fast and aggressive guitar work with rhythmic and driving bass and drums, the sound on "Hardcore Jollies" is both steeped in Hendrix-esque psychedelia and Motown-like soul!  This album makes you want to dance and pump your fist at the same time!
  • Major themes: Funk, rock and roll, sex, joy, etc.
  • Note: Sadly, this is the last Parliament-Funkadelic studio album to include three of the original members of The Parliaments: Fuzzy Haskins, Calvin Simon, and Grady Thomas.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Comin' Round The Mountain"
  2. "Smokey"
  3. "If You Got Funk, You Got Style"
  4. "Hardcore Jollies"
  5. "Soul Mate"
  6. "Cosmic Slop" (live)
  7. "You Scared The Lovin' Outta Me"
  8. "Adolescent Funk"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Talisman Brewing Company (Ogden, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Funky Beer (part of Talisman's Sour Series)
  • Style: Farmhouse Ale / Saison
  • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 11.8%
  • Pour: The Funky Beer pours a hazy and dark hue with a thin, white, bubbly head that dissipates quickly and leaves virtually no head.
  • Nose: The nose is fruity, tart, sweet.  There are aromas of lemon, plum, black cherry, apple cider vinegar, and  along with Brett, wet leather, horse blanket, toffee, and a hint of organic honey and booze.
  • Taste: The taste of the Funky Beer is tart, and very funky.  There are notes of tart plum, lemon juice, black cherry juice, booze, and barnyard funk.  
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel of the Funky Beer is tart, spritzy, and crisp with a lip-puckering sour and dry finish.
Overall pairing: The complexity, boldness, tartness, and funky punch of Talisman's Funky Beer is absolutely spot-on perfect for pairing with the funky rhythms and grooves of Funkadelic's wonderful "Hardcore Jollies"!  'Nuff said!
Cheers!!  Keep it funky!  

Oh, a limited batch of the Funky Beer is being release today so get to Talisman in Ogden ASAP before they run out!  And make sure you grab a beer in their great pub while you are there!

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