Thursday, June 7, 2018

June 7th, 2018 - Hey Green Coyote! ... or ... My Tomatillo At Rest

Good evening and happy Thursday night!  Your pal, the Meista here tonight pairing a Green Coyote Tomatillo Sour from Odell Brewing Company and Concrete Blonde's last studio album (14 years ago!), "Mojave"!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Concrete Blonde
  • Title: "Mojave"
  • Recorded: 2004
  • Release date: June 29th, 2004 (7th studio album by Concrete Blonde)
  • Record company: Eleven Thirty Records
  • Production: Concrete Blonde
  • Album cover art: Helen Mankey
  • Personnel: James Mankey (bass, guitars, and backing vocals), Johnette Napolitano (bass, guitars, keyboards, and lead and backing vocals), and Gabriel Ramirez Quezada (drums and percussion)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, alternative rock, folk rock, blues rock
  • Sound: Bluesy, raw, and stripped down, the sound on "Mojave" is poetic and hauntingly beautiful!  Napolitano's vocals are as powerful and mesmerizing as ever while the music acts as the perfect accompaniment... powerful and honest!
  • Major themes: Nature, the desert, isolation, serenity, shamanism, spiritualism, relationships, life, death, reality, dreams, etc. 
  • Tracks:   
  1. "The 'A' Road"
  2. "Because I Can"
  3. "True To This"
  4. "Ghost Riders In The Sky"
  5. "Hey Coyote"
  6. "Himalayan Motorcycle"
  7. "Mojave"
  8. "Snakes"
  9. "Jim Needs An Animal"
  10. "Someone's Calling Me"
  11. "My Tornado At Rest"

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Odell Brewing Company (Colorado)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Green Coyote Tomatillo Sour
  • Style: American Wilde Ale / Berliner Weisse
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 5.1% 
  • IBUs: 9
  • Pour: The Green Coyote  pours a slightly hazy, golden hue with a thin white head that dissipates quickly, leaving virtually no lacing whatsoever.
  • Nose: The nose is fruity, tart, and slightly bitter.  There are aromas of kiwi, lemon, .
  • Taste: The taste of the Green Coyote is tangy, sweet, and slightly bitter.  There are notes of kiwi, cucumber, lemon, .
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium in body and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel is crisp, sharp, and tart with a dry, slightly sour and bitter finish. 

Overall pairing:  The crisp, tart, and refreshing character of the Green Coyote Tomatillo Sour from Odell is perfect for the honesty and depth that is Concrete Blonde's wonderful and very underrated "Mojave"!  The earthy and complex fruity notes go great with the rich vocals of Napolitano, while the tartness lends itself well to the spacy guitars.


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