Sunday, December 11, 2022

December 11th, 2022 - Last One Down To Earth


Good evenin' and happy Saturday rockers, rollers, and craft brew lovers!  The Meista here rocking out with the classic "Down To Earth" by Rainbow and a Last One Down Lager from Wasatch Brewery!  Hell yeah!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Rainbow
  • Title: "Down To Earth"
  • Recorded: March through July 1979 at Château Pelly de Cornfeld in France and Kingdom Sound Studios in Long Island, New York 
  • Release date: August 3rd, 1979 (4th full-length studio release by Rainbow)
  • Record company: Polydor Records 
  • Production: Roger Glover
  • Album cover art: Bill Levy (art direction) and Ron Walotsky (artwork)
  • Personnel: Don Airey (keyboards), Ritchie Blackmore (guitars), Graham Bonnet (vocals), Roger Glover (bass), and Cozy Powell (drums)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, heavy metal, power pop
  • Sound: Maybe a little more polished and more commercial than the earlier Dio-era Rainbow albums, "Down To Earth" still packs a rockin' punch and provides some incredible guitar riffs, powerful rhythms, soaring keys, and the amazing vocal talents of a Bonnet!
  • Major themes: Rock and roll, relationships, sex, love, loss, freedom, rebellion, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "All Night Long"
  2. "Eyes Of The World"
  3. "No Time To Lose"
  4. "Makin' Love"
  5. "Since You Been Gone"
  6. "Love's No Friend"
  7. "Danger Zone"
  8. "Lost In Hollywood"

 Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Wasatch Brewing (Park City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Last One Down Lager
  • Style: American Lager
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • IBUs: 18
  • Pour: The Last One Down pours a clear, bright golden yellow with a bright white, 1-finger head with good retention and sticky, soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is floral, bready, malty, sweet, and spicy. There are aromas of wildflowers, sweet biscuit, light corn, light spicy hops, and summer grass.
  • Taste: Like the nose, the taste of the Last One Down is malty, and spicy.  There are notes of crackery and sweet biscuit, cereal grains, sweet malt, grassy hops, caramel, and very light bitterness.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and well carbonated, the mouthfeel is crisp, and slightly spicy, yet very smooth with a dry, clean finish.

Overall pairing: The fun, fast-paced, polished hard rock sound of late 1970s Rainbow deserves a bright, crushable brew... thus the Last One Down Lager from the fine folks at Wasatch Brewery!  'Nuff said!

Rock on!!

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