Friday, June 12, 2020

June 12th, 2020 - The Dukes Of Haze Bring A War Child For Queen And Country

Good evening and happy Friday!  The Meista here tonight with the wife rocking out to the wonderful and very underrated "War Child" by Jethro Tull and a Dukes Of Haze IPA from Fisher Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Jethro Tull
  • Title: "War Child"
  • Recorded: September 1972 at the Château d'Hérouville in France and December 1973 through February 1974 at Morgan Studios in London, England
  • Release date: October 14th, 1974 (7th studio album by Jethro Tull) 
  • Record company: Chrysalis
  • Production: Terry Ellis
  • Album cover art: ?
  • Personnel: Ian Anderson (lead vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, and saxophone), Barriemore Barlow (drums and percussion), Martin Barre (electric guitars and Spanish guitar), John Evan (piano, organ, synthesizer, and accordion), and Jeffery Hammond (bass guitar and string bass)
  • Additional musicians: Dee Palmer (orchestral arrangements),
  • Musical style: Progressive rock, hard rock, folk rock
  • Sound: After two, single-song, darker concept albums, there is a more upbeat, straightforward, yet still very progressive rock sound with "War Child".  Jethro Tull further established their importance as a thoughtful, sarcastic, humorous, and incredibly talented band!
  • Major themes: Although many of the lyrics on the album are whimsical and funny, there are those that are a harsh criticism of the English upper class, established society, capitalism, religion, and music critics.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "War Child"
  2. "Queen And Country"
  3. "Ladies"
  4. "Back Door Angels"
  5. "Sealion"
  6. "Skating Away (On The Thin Ice Of A New Day)"
  7. "Bungle In The Jungle"
  8. "Only Solitaire"
  9. "The Third Hoorah"
  10. "Two Fingers"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Fisher Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Dukes Of Haze IPA
  • Style:  New England India Pale Ale (NEIPA)
  • Serving: 32 ounce crowler can
  • ABV: 5.0% 
  • Pour: The Dukes of Haze pours a very hazy, dark ochre hue with an eggshell-white, 1-finger, frothy head with good retention and soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is .  There are aromas of , lemon zest, and light caramel. 
  • Taste: The taste of the Dukes of Haze is .  There are notes of , and light caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and well carbonated, the mouthfeel is very crisp and sweet with a dry, clean, slightly bitter finish.

Overall pairing: The crushable, very drinkable tastiness of Dukes of Haze is perfect for a Friday afternoon of rocking out to the insanely unique and brilliant music of Jethro Tull!  'Nuff said!


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