Saturday, October 30, 2021

October 30th, 2021 - I'm Loving It To Death... In The Afternoon


Happy Halloween weekend rockers, rollers, trick 'r treaters, and craft brew lovers!  Your drinkin' buddy the Meista here today with a treat for ya.  I'm rocking out to "Love It To Death" by the original Alice Cooper group and a Death In the Afternoon from Proper Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Alice Cooper
  • Title: "Love It To Death"
  • Recorded: November through December 1970 at RCA Mid-American Recording Center in Chicago, Illinois
  • Release date: March 9th, 1971 (3rd studio album by Alice Cooper)
  • Record company: Straight Records / Warner Bros.
  • Production: Bob Ezrin and Jack Richardson
  • Album cover art: Roger Prigent
  • Personnel: Michael Bruce (rhythm guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals), Glen Buxton (lead guitar), Alice Cooper (lead vocals and harmonica), Dennis Dunaway (bass and backing vocals), and Neal Smith (drums and backing vocals)
  • Additional musician: Bob Ezrin (keyboards on "Caught in a Dream", "Long Way to Go", "Hallowed Be My Name", "Second Coming", and "Ballad of Dwight Fry")
  • Musical style: Hard rock, psychedelic rock, pop rock, garage rock, acid rock, glam rock
  • Sound: Wow... what do you say about this amazing album that hasn't already been said?  This is it... the game-changer, the album that would turn Alice Cooper into a household name!  The album is a cohesive, wonderfully produced and executed masterpiece.  Every song is a classic, rocking gem... and what would define their sound as a band!
  • Major themes: Violence, crime, death, isolation, darkness, insanity, rebellion, disillusionment, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Caught In A Dream"
  2. "I'm Eighteen"
  3. "Long Way To Go"
  4. "Black Juju"
  5. "Is It My Body"
  6. "Hallowed Be My Name"
  7. "Second Coming"
  8. "Ballad Of Dwight Fry"
  9. "Sun Arise"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Proper Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
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  • Brew: Death In The Afternoon 
  • Style: Barrel-aged Gose
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 7.5%
  • IBUs: 14
  • Ingredients: Proper's Lei Effect Gose aged for eight months in Jamaican rum barrels
  • Pour: The Death In The Afternoon pours hazy golden hue thin, bright white head that dissipates quickly and leaves only trace lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is fruity, tart, salty, sweet, and boozy.  There are aromas of fresh pineapple, guava, lemon, coriander, light salt, vanilla bean, and spiced rum.
  • Taste: The taste is akin to a daiquiri with fruity, tart, sweet, and boozy flavors.  There are notes of pineapple, passionfruit, guava, lemon juice, coriander, salt, brown sugar, vanilla, and boozy spiced rum.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel of the Death In The Afternoon is crisp, tart, and salty with a boozy finish.

Overall pairing: The Death In The Afternoon from the fine folks at Proper Brewing is a bold, unique and an intensely flavorful brew with a boozy kick... perfect for the hard-rockin' power and might of the legendary Alice Cooper group!  The strangely unique flavors go great with the shock rock / glam rock vibe of the killer tracks on "Love It To Death"!  'Nuff said!

Cheers!!  Rock on!!

Have a happy and safe Halloween!!

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