Thursday, July 25, 2019

July 25th, 2019 - The Lies Of The Guns ‘N’ Rosé

Good evening!  The Meista here tonight pairing "G N' R Lies", the sophomore album by Guns N' Roses with a Guns ‘N’ Rosé from Oskar Blues Brewery! 

The last time I posted a pairing with a Guns N' Roses album I upset a few people.  Yup.  One dude in particular was really pissed off by the pairing 'cause, you know, with all the shitty things going on in the world, a stupid beer and hard rock pairing is something to get really upset over!  Haha! 

However, let me contradict myself here by saying Axl's blatant racist and homophobic lyrics on "One In A Million" are definitely something to get mad about and further solidify that he is an utter and complete asshole!  The racism is especially surprising considering that Slash's mother was black.  To be honest, I debated on posting this pairing because of this particular song.  I will probably regret it.

So... enjoy(?)!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Guns N' Roses
  • Title: "G N' R Lies" (sometimes just referred to as "Lies")
  • Recorded: 1988 at Rumbo Studios, Take One Studio, and Image Recording Studios
    Release date: November 29th, 1988 (2nd studio album by Guns N' Roses)
  • Record company: Geffen 
  • Production: Guns N' Roses and Mike Clink
  • Album cover art: Doug Hyun (photography), Jack Lue (photography), and Deborah Norcross (art direction and design)
  • Personnel: Steven Adler (drums and backing vocals), Duff "Rose" McKagan (bass guitar, acoustic guitar, and backing vocals), W. Axl Rose (lead vocals, piano, and whistling), Slash (lead, rhythm, and acoustic guitar, and backing vocals), and Izzy Stradlin (lead, rhythm, and acoustic guitar, and backing vocals)
  • Additional musicians: West Arkeen (percussion), Ray Grden (percussion), Rik Richards (percussion), and Howard Teman (percussion)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, rock and roll, heavy metal, acoustic rock
  • Sound: I realize this album got a lot of flack when it was originally released and for good reason, but I think most of it is lots of fun!  This is fist-pumping, good-time, heavy-duty, fuckin' rock and roll!  The covers are rockin', raw, wonderfully executed, and entertaining as hell!
  • Major themes: Rock and roll, rebellion, aggression, relationships, murder, honesty(?), etc.  Speaking about the song "Used To Lover Her", accordning to Slash: "People think it's about one of our old girlfriends, but it's actually about Axl's dog."
  • Notes: The first four tracks of the album consist of the previously released EP "Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide".
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Reckless Life" (Hollywood Rose cover)
  2. "Nice Boys" (Rose Tattoo cover)
  3. "Move To The City"
  4. "Mama Kin" (Aerosmith cover)
  5. "Patience"
  6. "Used To Love Her"
  7. "You're Crazy"
  8. "One In A Million"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Oskar Blues Brewery (Lyons, Colorado)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Guns ‘N’ Rosé
  • Style: Rosé Ale / American Pale Ale (APA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 6.0%
  • Pour: The Guns ‘N’ Rosé pours a clear pinkish-golden amber with a 2-finger, bright white head with good retention and sticky, bubbly lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is floral, citrusy, sweet, and grainy.  There are aromas of hibiscus, rose petals, wild flowers, grape, lemon, prickly pear, lemongrass, melon, and light cereal grains.
  • Taste: The taste of the Guns ‘N’ Rosé, like the nose is citrusy, melony, floral, sweet, and grainy.  There are notes of hibiscus, lemon, orange, cantalope, rose water, prickly pear, and light honey. 
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied and moderate carbonated, the mouthfeel of the Guns ‘N’ Rosé is crisp and refreshing with a clean, dry finish .

Overall pairing: The easy drinkability and punchiness of the Oskar Blues Guns ‘N’ Rosé is perfect for the more fast-paced hard rock songs of "G N' R Lies" while those sweeter notes go well with the slower, meatier numbers!  But the real reason I did this pairing is because Axl Rose sued Oskar Blues over the name because he is privledged twat!  Oskar Blues has actually removed the beer from their website, but I think you can still find it out there in certain stores and bars. 

So this ones for you Axl!  Cheers douchebag!

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