Sunday, November 7, 2021

November 7th, 2021 - How Dare You [Disturb My Day Of Leisure]!


Hello and happy Sunday my friends!  The Meista here today pairing "How Dare You!" by 10cc and a Leisure Lager from Proper Brewing Company!  So I realize this isn't heavy metal or even hard rock, but I really dig this album!  :)

Album Info:
  • Artist: 10cc
  • Title: "How Dare You!"
  • Recorded: 1975 at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England 
  • Release date: January 1976 (4th studio album by 10cc)
  • Record company: Mercury Records
  • Production: 10cc
  • Album cover art: Hipgnosis
  • Personnel: Lol Creme (Moog synthesizer, piano, lead and rhythm guitar, maracas, clavinet, organ, gizmotron, electric piano, sleigh bells, tambourine, vibraphone, recorder, and lead and backing vocals), Kevin Godley (drums, congas, timpani, cowbell, bongos, triangle, maracas, temple blocks, tambourine, castanets, cabasa, and lead and backing vocals), Graham Gouldman (bass guitar, rhythm guitars, slide guitar, zither, glockenspiel, tambourine, cowbell, and lead and backing vocals) and Eric Stewart (lead and rhythm guitars, pedal steel, piano, electric piano, bass guitar, and lead and backing vocals)
  • Additional musician: Mair Jones (harp)
  • Musical style: Pop rock, art rock, soft rock, progressive rock
  • Sound: Written, performed, and produced by an insanely talented group of individuals, the sound on "How Dare You!" is catchy, poppy, progressive, and almost Beatles-esque.  It is characterized by wonderful hooks, riffs, harmonies, and melodies!  Of the album, Gouldman stated: "It's as different as any album by the same band can be, and I think it's a progression from the last one. I think there's been a progression on every album and I think we've done it again. It's a strange mixture of songs. There's one about divorce, a song about schizophrenia, a song about wanting to rule the world, the inevitable money song, and an instrumental."
  • Major themes: At times humorous and beautifully sarcastic, themes on the include, love, loss, lust, insanity, divorce, greed, art, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "How Dare You"
  2. "Lazy Ways"
  3. "I Wanna Rule The World"
  4. "I'm Mandy Fly Me"
  5. "Iceberg"
  6. "Art For Art's Sake"
  7. "Rock 'N' Roll Lullaby"
  8. "Head Room"
  9. "Don't Hang Up"
  10. "Get It While You Can" (CD bonus track)

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Proper Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website: 
  • Brew: Leisure Lager
  • Style: German Pilsner
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • Ingredients: German Pilsner malt, German Carafoam malt, Cashmere hops, and German Lager yeast
  • Pour: The Leisure Lager pours a clear golden yellow with a very thin, bright white head that dissipates quickly and leaves only trace lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is grainy, bready, grassy, and slightly sweet.  There are aromas of .
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  • Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel of the Leisure Lager is very crisp and refreshing with a dry, clean finish.

Overall pairing: The easy-drinking Leisure Lager is a light and refreshing brew, perfect for a mellow Sunday afternoon with the pop brilliance of 10cc's "How Dare You!"!


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