Thursday, September 10, 2015

September 10th, 2015 - I'm On A Mission To Flush The Fashion

Good evening my pretties!  Your pal the Meista here pairing Alice Cooper's underrated "Flush The Fashion" and a Mission St. Pale Ale from Four + Brewing!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Alice Cooper
  • Title: "Flush The Fashion
  • Recorded: Between 1979 and 1980
  • Release date: April 28th, 1980 (12th studio album by Alice Cooper)
  • Record company: Warner Bros.
  • Production: Roy Thomas Baker
  • Album cover art: Mark Burdett and Tony Kaye
  • Personnel: Alice Cooper (vocals) with Dennis Conway (drums), John Cooker Lopresti (bass guitar), Davey Johnstone (guitar), Fred Mandel (keyboards and guitar)
  • Musical style: Rock, hard rock, and new wave
  • Sound: I think "Flush The Fashion" is as close to the sound you would get if the Coop had been a member of The Cars... it has a new wave meets heavy theatrical rock feel.
  • Major themes: Confusion, loss of identity, states of mind and sanity, etc. 
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Talk Talk"
  2. "Clones (We're All)"
  3. "Pain"
  4. "Leather Boots"
  5. "Aspirin Damage"
  6. "Nuclear Infected"
  7. "Grim Facts"
  8. "Model Citizen"
  9. "Dance Yourself To Death"
  10. "Headlines"
Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Four + Brewing (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Mission St. Pale Ale
  • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV:4.8 %
  • Pour: Deep copper-amber with a frothy, 1-finger white head with good retention and layered lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is characterized by minerals, light citrus, pine, and sweet malts.  There are notes of orange zest, light grapefruit, pine, and caramel.
  • Taste: The taste follows the nose very closely... lots of citrus, pine, and malts. 
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied with good carbonation, the mouthfeel is very crisp and refreshing with a clean, somewhat dry and bitter, but balanced finish.
Overall pairing: The very drinkable, crisp, and refreshing flavor and body of the Mission St. Pale Ale is perfect for the Coop's more poppy and radio-friendly sound of "Flush The Fashion" while the bitter hops go well with his darker humor.


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