Thursday, December 17, 2020

December 17th, 2020 - George Hayduke And The Mother's Army Are Raising A Little Hell!


Hey there rockers, rebels, and craft beer freaks!  The Meista here tonight pairing the hard-rocking "The Complete Discography" 3-CD set by Mother's Army and a very tasty George Hayduke Rye Pale Ale (2 of 6 from the The Monkey Wrench Gang seriesfrom the wonderful folks over at Fisher Brewing Company!  Hell yeah!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Mother's Army
  • Title: "The Complete Discography"
  • Recorded: 1993 through 1998 
  • Release date: May 2011 (compilation album by Mother's Army)
  • Record company: Ear Music 
  • Production: Mother's Army 
  • Album cover art: ?  
  • Personnel: Carmine Appice (drums, percussion, and backing vocals), Bob Daisley (bass and backing vocals), Ansley Dunbar (drums), Joe Lynn Turner (lead and backing vocals), and Jeff Watson (guitars, keyboards, and backing vocals)
  • Additional musicians: Little John Chrisley (harmonica) and William Seltzer (backing vocals) 
  • Musical style: Hard rock with elements of heavy metal and progressive rock
  • Sound: Combining the talents of some of the most important and versatile musicians in rock and roll history, the songs in this collection are heavy duty ass-kickers and melodic ballads!  From Turner's amazing vocals to Watson's killer licks, riffs, and solos to Appice's and Dunbar's soulful and explosive drumming to Daisley's thunderclap, sonic punch bass lines, I love everything about these tracks!  It's too bad this project didn't last longer than it did, but we got 3 wonderful albums none-the-less. 
  • Major themes: life, nature, conservation, love, rebellion, rock and roll, solitude, loss, seeking knowledge, reality, dreams, etc.
  • Tracks: 
Disc 1: "Mother's Army" 
      1. "Mother's Army"
      2. "Darkside"
      3. "Dreamtime"
      4. "One Way Love"
      5. "Second Nature"
      6. "Memorial Day"
      7. "Get A Life"
      8. "By Your Side"
      9. "Voice Of Reason"
      10. "Anarchy"
      11. "Save Me"
      12. "Mother's Army" (Reprise)
    Disc 2: "Planet Earth"
      1. "Circle Of Hands"
      2. "Cradle To The Grave"
      3. "Misery Me"
      4. "Planet Earth"
      5. "For The Moment"
      6. "Seas Of Eternity"
      7. "The Child Within"
      8. "One Common Law"
      9. "Mother Earth"
    Disc 3: "Fire On The Moon"
      1. "N.D.E."
      2. "Way Of The World"
      3. "A Day In The Night"
      4. "Fire On The Moon"
      5. "Do What I Like"
      6. "Common Ground"
      7. "No Religion"
      8. "Moruroa Atoll"
      9. "The Code"
      10. "The Lonely"
      11. "Another Dimension"
      Brew Info:
    • Brewery: Fisher Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    • Website:
    • Brew: The Monkey Wrench Gang: George Hayduke (2 of 6)
    • Style: Rye Pale Ale
    • Serving: 32 ounce crowler can
    • ABV: 5.0% 
    • Pour: The George Hayduke pours a fairly clear, golden-yellow hue with frothy and billowy, 2-finger bright white head with great retention and lots of sticky, soapy, intricate lacing.
    • Nose: The nose is citrusy, dank, herbal, spicy, and malty.  There are aromas of rye bread, grapefruit rind, orange zest and pith, black tea, peppery rye, pine resin, a little wild onion, crackery grains, and soft caramel.
    • Taste: The taste of the George Hayduke follows the nose with big notes of spicy ye, grapefruit, pine, black tea, white pepper, bitter herbs, and a hint toffee/caramel.
    • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel of the George Hayduke is very crisp and spicy, yet smooth with a dry, bitter, peppery finish.
    • Important Note from the Fisher Facebook page: "The pandemic has taken a tire iron to the torsos of small businesses everywhere. As we in Salt Lake City were being bludgeoned over the summer, Fisher Brewing hatched a plan to help out one of our state's most beloved book shops: Ken Sanders Rare Books.  The idea: Would Sanders be interested in seeing Crumb's illustrations adapted to beer labels, with a portion of proceeds from sales to be donated back to the book store?  Sanders said yes."  
    • Learn more about all the Monkey Wrench Gang beers at

    Overall pairing: The George Hayduke is very crushable, yet a very punchy, spicy, and flavorful brew ... a perfect beer to accompany the hard-rocking intensity and musical prowess of this very underrated super group of rock legends!  The beer is great for causing a little mischief in the Utah desert as well!  'Nuff said!  

    Cheers and hails!! 

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