Friday, August 2, 2019

August 2nd, 2019 - The Honey Dripped Sting Of Helldorado

Hey there rivet-heads and craft beer freaks!  Happy Friday!  Your dinking pal The Meista here today getting the weekend off the right way with a pairing of W.A.S.P.'s "The Sting" and "Helldorado" 2 CD Set and a Honey Drip Honey Basil Kölsch from Roadhouse Brewing Company!   This pairing goes out to my friends Sonia and Jason, who brought me this fantastic beer!  Thanks and cheers buddies!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: W.A.S.P.
  • Title: "The Sting: Live at the Key Club L.A." and "Helldorado" 2 CD Set
  • Recorded: and April 22nd, 2000 live at the Key Club in Los Angeles, California
  • Release date: "Helldorado" - May 18th, 1999 (8th album by W.A.S.P.) and "The Sting: Live at the Key Club L.A." - 2000 (4th live album released by W.A.S.P.)
  • Record company: CMC International and Apocolypse / Snapper Records
  • Production: Blackie Lawless
  • Album cover art: Kosh and Paul Pierandozzi
  • Personnel: Mike Duda (bass guitar and backing vocals), Chris Holmes (lead guitar), Stet Howland (drums and backing vocals), and Blackie Lawless (lead vocals and rhythm guitar)
  • Musical style: Heavy metal, shock rock, glam metal
  • Sound: This is pure, straightforward, uncomplicated L.A. metal with no apology and an unquenched hunger for sex and booze!  Blackie and the boys' album is a no-holds-barred juggernaut of an album!  These two albums are pure adrenaline and testosterone.  Songs like title track "Helldorado", "Damnation Angels", "High On Flames", and "Can't Die Tonight" blast you with power, aggression, and bold flavour and the live cuts on "The Sting" are fantastic although the sound is a little rough.  And Holmes' guitar is as fiery and masterful as always!
  • Major themes: Desire, lust, sex, excessive drinking, drugs, partying, rebellion, greed, violence, revenge, etc.
  • Tracks:   
"The Sting: Live at the Key Club L.A."
  1. "Helldorado"
  2. "Inside The Electric Circus"
  3. "Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue)"
  4. "Wild Child"
  5. "L.O.V.E. Machine"
  6. "(Animal) Fuck Like A Beast"
  7. "Sleeping (In The Fire)"
  8. "Damnation Angels"
  9. "Dirty Balls"
  10. "The Real Me" (The Who cover)
  11. "I Wanna Be Somebody"
  12. "Blind In Texas"

  1. " Drive By"
  2. "Helldorado"
  3. "Don't Cry (Just Suck)"
  4. "Damnation Angels"
  5. "Dirty Balls"
  6. "High On Flames"
  7. "Cocaine Cowboys"
  8. "Can't Die Tonight"
  9. "Saturday Night Cockfight"
  10. "Hot Rods To Hell (Helldorado Reprise)"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Roadhouse Brewing Company (Jackson Hole, Wyoming)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Honey Drip Honey Basil Kölsch
  • Style: German Kölsch
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • Pour: The Honey Drip pours a crystal clear golden-yellow with a frothy, bright white 2-finger head with great retention and lots of soapy lacing throughout.
  • Nose: The nose is grassy, bready, slightly sweet, spicy, and herbal.  There are aromas of summer grass, green hops, German yeast, sourdough bread, light biscuit, rich and earthy honey, and a touch of basil and mint.
  • Taste: The taste of the Honey Drip follows the nose with grassy, bready, herbal, and spicy flavors.  There are notes of crackery biscuit, soft honey blended well in the malt notes in the back, green hops, light basil, and light white pepper.
  • Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel is very crisp, bubbly, dry, and smooth with a clean, dry finish.

Overall pairing: The of Roadhouse's Honey Drip Honey Basil Kölsch is the perfect brew for a hot summer day and for the fast-paced sonic metal blast of W.A.S.P.'s "The Sting: Live at the Key Club L.A." and "Helldorado" 2 CD Set!  'Nuff said!
Prost!!  Hails!!

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