Wednesday, March 8, 2023

March 8th, 2023 - Lord Lupulin And Ladies Of The Road


Greetings rockers, rollers, proggers, and hopheads!  Your drinking buddy the Meista here pairing a tasty and punchy Lord Lupulin NE-Style Hazy India Pale Ale from Revision Brewing Company and the wonderful "Ladies Of The Road" from mighty prog band King Crimson

Album Info:
  • Artist: King Crimson
  • Title: "Ladies Of The Road" 
  • Recorded: 1971 through 1972 at various venues
  • Release date: November 12th, 2002 (13th live album released by King Crimson)
  • Record company: Discipline Global Mobile 
  • Production: Robert Fripp and David Singleton 
  • Album cover art: P.J. Crook
  • Personnel: Boz Burrell (bass guitar and lead vocals), Mel Collins (saxophone, flute, and mellotron), Robert Fripp (guitars and mellotron), Peter Sinfield (VCS3 synthesizer), and Ian Wallace (drums, percussion, and backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Progressive rock
  • Sound: One of the greatest prog rock bands ever, the music of this version of the band displays a wonderful and mesmerizing reliance on space, transition, tempo change, soundscapes, and richly textured drumming/percussion.  It is a rare live glimpse into the early era of the band and provides further evidence of their genius.
  • Major themes: Life, modern society, knowledge, isolation, insanity, etc.
  • Notes: From AllMusic: "The second disc, subtitled "Schizoid Men," contains a single 54-minute rendering of "21st Century Schizoid Man" that consists of ten separate sax and guitar solos seamlessly combined together. These were taken from various performances throughout the 1971/1972 era."
  • Tracks: 
Disc 1:
  1. "Pictures Of A City"
  2. "The Letters"
  3. "Formentera Lady"
  4. "The Sailor's Tale"
  5. "Cirkus"
  6. "Groon"
  7. "Get Thy Bearings" (Donovan cover)
  8. "21st Century Schizoid Man"
  9. "In The Court Of The Crimson King"
Disc 2: 
  1. "21st Century Schizoid Man"
  2. "Schizoid Men" (edit 1)
  3. "Schizoid Men" (edit 2)
  4. "Schizoid Men" (edit 3)
  5. "Schizoid Men" (edit 4)
  6. "Schizoid Men" (edit 5)
  7. "Schizoid Men" (edit 6)
  8. "Schizoid Men" (edit 7)
  9. "Schizoid Men" (edit 8)
  10. "Schizoid Men" (edit 9)
  11. "Schizoid Men" (edit 10)
  12. "Schizoid Men" (edit 11)

 Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Revision Brewing Company (Sparks, Nevada)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Lord Lupulin NE-Style Hazy India Pale Ale
  • Style: New England-Style Hazy India Pale Ale (NEIPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 6.5%
  • IBUs: 32
  • Ingredients: Galaxy, Vic Secret, El Dorado, and Citra hops
  • Pour: The Lord Lupulin pours a very cloudy golden-yellow with a frothy, bright white, half-finger head with good retention and lots of sudsy, sticky lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is very citrusy, fruity, and floral.  There are aromas of mango, tangerine, passion fruit, pineapple, light pine resin, herbal tea, wildflowers, and soft caramel/toffee.
  • Taste: Hop-forward, the taste of the Lord Lupulin is citrusy, fruity, earthy, and malty.  There are notes of tangerine, pink grapefruit juice, mango, pineapple, guava, pine, black tea, sweet caramel, and an ever so slight hint of booze.  
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is very crisp and very juicy, yet smooth with a dry, slightly boozy finish.

Overall pairing: The Revision Lord Lupulin NE-Style Hazy India Pale Ale is a complex and punchy brew with lots of citrus, tropical, and pine flavor, which makes it a great beer to throw back whilst rocking to the complex and wonderous progressive approach to music that was King Crimson's amazing "Ladies Of The Road"!  'Nuff said! 


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