Saturday, November 5, 2022

November 5th, 2022 - Say Something Nasty... Like Dirty Chai!


Hello and happy Saturday rockers, rollers, and artisan beer freaks!  Today I'm pairing Nashville Pussy's killer "Say Something Nasty" with a Barrel-Aged Imperial Dirty Chai Stout from the fine folks at SaltFire Brewing Company!  Hell yeah!  This pairing goes out to my buddy Rod C... thanks very much for the CD, buddy!!

Album Info:
  • ArtistNashville Pussy
  • Title: "Say Something Nasty"
  • Recorded: 2002 at Barrick Recording Studio in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • Release date: 2002 (3rd full-length studio album by Nashville Pussy)
  • Record company: Artemis Records
  • Production: Nashville Pussy
  • Album cover art: Mike McClure (photography) and Jeff Wood (design)
  • Personnel: KatieLynn Campbell (bass), Blaine Cartwright (guitar and vocals), Ruyter Suys (guitars), and Jeremy Thompson (drums) 
  • Musical style: Hard rock with elements of southern rock, psychobilly, garage rock, heavy metal, and punk rock
  • Sound: Unapologetically raunchy and raw, Nashville Pussy's sound is a wonderful blend of traditional rock and roll with heavier and more stripped-down punk elements.  Cartwright belts out a litany of sleazy and angry lyrics over a tapestry of in-your-face, heavy duty sonic blasts!
  • Major themes: Irreverent humor, violence, relationships, drinking, sex, drugs, rock and roll, revenge, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Words Of Wisdom"
  2. "Say Something Nasty"
  3. "Gonna Hitchhike Down To Cincinnati And Kick The Shit Outta Your Drunk Daddy"
  4. "You Give Drugs A Bad Name"
  5. "The Bitch Just Kicked Me Out"
  6. "Keep On Fuckin'"
  7. "Jack Shack"
  8. "Keep Them Things Away From Me"
  9. "Here's To Your Destruction"
  10. "Let's Get The Hell Outta Here"
  11. "Slow Movin' Train"
  12. "Beat Me Senseless"
  13. "Can't Get Rid Of It"
  14. "Rock N Roll Hoochie Coo"
  15. "Outro"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: SaltFire Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Barrel-Aged Imperial Dirty Chai Stout
  • Style: Imperial Stout
  • Serving: 16 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 9.3%
  • Ingredients: Maris Otter, C-80, Chocolate, Pale Chocolate, Special B, and roasted barley malts with Magnum hops, lactose, chai spices, and coffee beans
  • Pour: The Barrel-Aged Imperial Dirty Chai Stout pours an almost ink black hue a with a thin, off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thin ring with good lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is roasty, earthy, spicy, and boozy.  There are aromas of black licorice, vanilla beans, chai tea, roasted espresso beans, bitter herbs, oak, toffee, and bourbon.
  • Taste: The taste of the Barrel-Aged Imperial Dirty Chai Stout is herbal, spicy, and boozy.  There are notes of wild herbs, toasted rye bread, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, dark roasted coffee, light vanilla, black pepper, sticky toffee pudding, and sweet bourbon. 
  • Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with low carbonation, the mouthfeel is smooth, yet punchy with a rather dry, slightly boozy and bitter finish.

Overall pairing: The Barrel-Aged Imperial Dirty Chai Stout is a bold, unique, and flavorful brew... perfect for the irreverent, aggressive hard rock stylings of Nashville Pussy!  The chai spices go great with the gravely vocals and screaming guitars, while the booziness is great for the overall aggressiveness, and the bourbon notes work well with the swampy southern rock vibe!  I also think the pairing works well aesthetically. 

And check out my interview with current Nashville Pussy bassist, Bonnie Buitrago here:

Cheers and hails!!

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