Sunday, May 27, 2012

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #139 - Catch 'em

For the show tonight, I explore the number 3.  Does it have significance in the world of Rock and Roll? I answer this and many other philosophically challenging questions .....

Here's the playlist:

Three Sisters
Wheels On Fire
Get Famous

Three Cool Cats
The Beatles
Anthology 1
Suggested by Tom T

Three Alley Cats
Roy Hall
That'll Flat Git It Vol 2

Bubblegum Factory
Redd Kross
Third Eye
Bubblegum Factory.Info

Catch 'em
Once, Twice, Three Times A Maybe

Three Button Hand Me Down
First Step

3 Day Funk
Voodoo Highway
Suggested by Jake of Jake's Inferno

Three Bands Tonight
The Directions
Torch Records 7"
Suggested by Noland

Three Little Words
Lords of the Highway
Die Monster Die
2011 Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers Quadrupel

Three Days Straight
Peter Case
Peter Case

Stop Action
The Fully Blown
Threesome In Sparta

Three Legged Dog
The Golden Hour

Big Star
Third - Sister Lovers

The Lords Of Altamont
Mad Fabricators - Vol 2

Third Time 
The Insomniacs
Just Enjoy It

I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time
Third Bardo
Roulette 7"

LeSabre Radar
The Hentchmen
Three Times Infinity

Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy
Howlin' Wolf
Chess 7"
Suggested by Boyd

Three Little Pigs
Lloyd Price
ABC - Paramount 7"

Three Steps To Heaven
Eddie Cochran
Liberty 7"

3 Bells In A Row
Tenpole Tudor
Stiff 7"
Suggested by Greg Lonesome of the Rock and Roll Manifesto and Mojo Workout

You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Coolsville 7"

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Next week, it will be show #140 - time for a Cover Show.

In 2 weeks, the subject will be Sons and Daughters.

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2011 Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers Quadrupel

A beautiful Sunday afternoon out here on the left coast.  I've got a beer cracked open to go with a bit of Pinball.  The beer is not just any beer, it is a Belgian style Quadrupel brewed up by the kind folks over at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York.  This one comes in a 750ml bottle, is vintage dated and has a champagne style cork and a wire hood.  I decided to pour it into a nice large wine glass instead of a goblet (which is used for most Belgian Quads).  Light carbonation and a great reddish brown color greeted me upon the pour.  Getting my nose down into the glass was a treat - lotsa cherry and malt aromas.  Taking the first sip was heaven, leaving me wanting more.  This beer is very up front and hits you with a ton of flavors immediately as it enters your mouth.  The finish is very quiet, which some would think as a bad thing (no hop bite?  Shame on Ommegang!)  But I love it and it leads me to believe that the brewery got the balance just right on this 9.8% alcohol Quad.

Here's a bit of  Beer Advocate Wisdom regarding the Belgian Quad style:

Inspired by the Trappist brewers of Belgium, a Quadrupel is a Belgian style ale of great strength with bolder flavor compared to its Dubbel and Tripel sister styles. Typically a dark creation that ranges within the deep red, brown and garnet hues. Full bodied with a rich malty palate. Phenols are usually at a moderate level. Sweet with a low bitterness yet a well perceived alcohol.

Here's some info from the Ommegang site:

Three Philosophers is a unique blend of a Belgian-style strong dark ale and Liefmans Kriek, an authentic cherry ale from Belgium. Cherry chestnut in color, it's opaque but not cloudy with full carbonation topped by a smooth, tan head. Flavors and aromas of roasted malt, molasses and brown sugar, dark fruits, brandied raisins and chocolate, Three Philosophers has notable sweetness with low hop bitterness. The mid-palate shows a soft malt center which gives way to a dry, warm, wine-like finish.
The strength and complexity of this beer make it a good candidate for ageing gracefully, as spicy sherry and port notes should intensify.

The Pinball, you ask?  Well, I spent last weekend (plus a Monday off) working on the Pinhead studios and one of the games that was resurrected was Klondike, a 1971 game manufactured by Williams.  The main feature of this game is a slot machine style set of reels on the playfield that you can advance for different rewards (kinda like Vegas!)  Get three Wagons in a row, hit the center hole and receive three extra balls.

Here's a link to the game on the Internet Pinball Database for more info ---->  Klondike

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ebay Rock 45's 5/25/12

Each Friday, I search Ebay for some interesting high $$$ 45s that have sold on Ebay recently and on Saturday morning I post the top 5 along with the corresponding videos so you can judge for yourself if the buyer got a good deal.

The Kinks     Tired Of Waiting For You    $3,457.00

From The Auction:
With this alternate cover, from a unique photo session in Stockholm, this is by far the rarest swedish Kinks ep that very few collectors have ever had the chance to own.
Label: Pye, NEP 5039, Sweden

The Rolling Stones     Carol     $787.78

From the Auction:

SONG / LABEL  : Carol / I'm a king bee / Walking the dog / Can I get a witness ( Made in Belgium - DECCA records 457.036 )

The Buzzcocks     I Don't Mind     $405.00

From the Auction:

The Buzzcocks I Don't Mind Rare German Punk 7" PS. Original pressing. 

The Hellacopters     Twist Action     $359.00

From the Auction:

From the Fandango Records archives, a pure, MINT, UNPLAYED, stock copy of the ultra-rare Hellacopters "Twist Action in New York City" 7" on WHITE MARBLE wax. Featuring the songs "Twist Action" and "Fake Baby" recorded live at CBGBs in New York on November 6, 1998, I released this first pressing of the 7" single in February 1999 and pressed only 504 copies total: 400 on black wax, 94 on white wax, and 10 on marble wax. THIS COPY IS ONE OF THOSE 10 ON WHITE MARBLE WAX

The VKTMS    Roma Rocket     $259.00

From the Auction:

Nice, dirty punk from Frisco's VKTMS. Cover sleeve is in good
shape with some scuffing and edgewear. There is a slight separation
at both open corners. Vinyl is in excellent condition with perfect labels
and plays great. Check audio clips. Released in 1979 on Emergency Room

Track Listing
Side One
1. Midget
2. Hard Case

Side Two
1. Roma-Rocket
2. Too Bad!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #138 - Color Me Impressed

1983 - A fine vintage - the Replacements, The Outsiders, X, Return of The Jedi - join me as I dust off the Red Red Wine On A Sunday Time Machine and head back.

Here's the Playlist:

The New World
More Fun in the New World
Moral Kiosk

Chomp [Chomp More]
Balls to the Wall
Balls to the Wall
Suggested by Jake of Jake's Inferno

Death Comes Ripping
Earth A.D. / Wolfs Blood 
Suggested by Noland of The Tanked
It's Not Funny Anymore
Husker Du
Metal Circus
Suggested by Joe of The Best Table In Hell

Color Me Impressed
The Replacements
The Bongos
Numbers With Wings

The Oldest Story In The World
The Plimsouls
Beach Town Confidential
Suggested by Boyd
Down The Dip
Aztec Camera
High Land, Hard Rain

Fake Friends
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
I Ain't Ready
The Meteors
Wreckin' Crew

Psycho Therapy
Sire 7"
Bus Station
The Blasters
Slash 7"

Lucky Charm
Stray Cats
EMI 7"

Marching On
The Alarm
Illegal 7"

Fields of Fire
Big Country
UK Mercury 7"

Chicken Voodoo Blues
Ghost Town EP
Itunes  Facebook 

Thorazine Eyes
Songs For Snakes
Charcoal Heather
Bandcamp  Reverbnation

Rain On  Me
Play 5 Songs
Itunes Facebook

A New England
Billy Bragg
UK GO 7"

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In 2 weeks, the subject will be the Number 3.

In 3 weeks, it will be show #140 - time for a Cover Show.

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Porto Morgado Tawny Port

It a warm Spring Sunday over here on the Left Coast, but I'm keeping cool indoors and enjoying a nice Tawny Port from Porto Morgado.  Back in April of last year, I tried the Porto Morgado Ruby Port and enjoyed that wine, so I picked up a bottle of the Tawny variety down at my local Trader Joes for about a fiver.  Nice mellow Port and well worth the modest investment.  I'll be back for this one.

Here's a bit of a lesson in the finer aspects of port from the old sage Wiki:

Tawny port
Tawny ports are wines, made from red grapes, that are aged in wooden barrels, exposing them to gradual oxidation and evaporation. As a result, they gradually mellow to a golden-brown colour. The exposure to oxygen imparts "nutty" flavours to the wine, which is blended to match the house style.
Ruby Port
Ruby port is the cheapest and most extensively produced type of port. After fermentation, it is stored in tanks made of concrete orstainless steel to prevent oxidative aging and preserve its rich claret color. The wine is usually blended to match the style of the brand to which it is to be sold. The wine is fined and cold filtered before bottling and does not generally improve with age

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ebay Rock 45's 5/11/12

Each Friday, I search Ebay for some interesting high $$$ 45s that have sold on Ebay recently and on Saturday morning I post the top 5 along with the corresponding videos so you can judge for yourself if the buyer got a good deal.

The Victims     Annette     $426.11

From the Auction:

VICTIMS Punk Rock 45

Annette / I Want Head

Behind The Times / Nervous

Vinyl Visually Graded A-Side Between NEAR-MINT & VG++ / B-Side NEAR-MINT


PLAN 9 PL1005

Heartbreakers    Born To Lose     $380.00

From the Auction:

HEARTBREAKERS:BORN TO LOSE b/w DEAD BOYS: SONIC REDUCER  TRACK/SIRE RCA PXB 6122 PROMO ONLY ITALIAN PRESSING WITH SPECIAL PROMO TITLE SLEEVE 1977. Only 200 promo white label copies of this double sider killer were released by Italia RCA in 1977.The record was give away only to music journalists in 1977. 

Keith Kessler     Don't Crowd Me     $288.00

From the Auction:

Title: Don't Crowd Me/Sunshine Morning
Artist: Keith Kessler
Music Format: Mono
Label: MTW
Catalogue Number: 102
Issue Year: 1968

Special Comments: Very Rare Garage Punk 45rpm 7" Single. Original 1968 Pressing from MTW Label. Yellow MTW Label.


The Defnics     51%    $252.49

From the Auction:

"51 Percent" b/w "Hello From Berlin"
Terminal 5 
Just 1000 copies pressed, with cut-outs hand-glued by the band to white sleeves.  Sleeve is perfect, unwrinkled and unblemished.  Vinyl looks perfect examined under my fluorescent light, but minor surface noise at start of b-side earns it a VG++.  Would be difficult to find a nicer copy of this seminal ClePunk classic.

The Rolling Stones    Street Fighting Man     $190.00

From the Auction:

A: Street Fighting Man
B: No Expectations
HOLY GRAIL of scandinavian Rolling Stones sleeves! Here you have thePAINFULLY RARE uniquely picture sleeved Denmark release with the "riot cover”.  The sleeve is printed in Denmark and the 45 is pressed in England - this is the way it was sold when it was released.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #137 - Skipping School

Ferris Beuller's Day Off - John Hughes 1986 classic is given the alternative soundtrack treatment tonite.

Here's the Playlist:

Skip Off School
Pop Rivets
EmptySounds From Anarchy Ranch

Emergency 911
Parallel Play

Skipping School
Chris Mars
75% Less Fat

Ace Of Spades
Ace Of Spades

Standing On The Corner
Dean Martin
Capital 7"

It's A Fad, Ma
Bobby Dean
Alley Cat

Party, Party
Dean Beard
Let Me Go To The Hop

Super Geek
The Greenberry Woods
Big Money Item

Motorhead Baby
Johnny "Guitar" Watson
Hot Rods And Custom Classics

Go Go Ferrari
The Untamed Youth
Untamed Melodies

Havana 3AM
Havana 3AM
Goose Island Brewing Company Matilda

Cameron Is Connected
LR Rockets
Dancing Diamonds

Metal Guru
Tributes Or Not Tributes Vol 6
Power Pop Criminals Website

A Long Way From Home
The Kinks
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround

Please Go Home
The Rolling Stones

Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie
Eddie Cochran
Liberty 7"

Rebel Woman
Dean Carter
Ethbo 7"

I Wanna Go Home
Holly & The Italians
UK Vigin 7"

Measure of a Man
Johnny Hickman
Suggested by Tony

Coricidin Bottle Ray
Wylie Hubbard
The Grifter's Hymnal
Suggested by Boyd

Oh Yeah (Indian Summer)
Mercury 7"

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Next week, the subject will be 1983.

I'll be hard at work on the Pinhead Studios the weekend of May 21st, so I'll be taking that Monday off.
In 3 weeks, the subject is the Number 3.

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Goose Island Matilda Belgian Style Pale Ale

Cracked open a Goose Island Matilda Belgian Style Pale Ale this afternoon to go with a game or two of Pinball. The Rotiserrie is working on a brined Chicken for dinner - I can keep my eye on it from the gameroom - don't worry.  It is getting a bit warm out here on the left coast - perfect time for a beer.

Got a gusher when I opened this beer - excess carbonation as this one has live yeast when bottled - no vinegar notes, so bacteria hadn't got to it.  Note the head on the beer in the picture - huge!  After the head subsided and left 3 inches of lace, I was able to get at the beer and what an interesting combination of flavors  - esters from the yeast and some refined goodness - bananas, lemons, cloves - WOW!  This one was bottled in September of 2010, so it has aged in the bottle for 20 months.  The bottle says it is meant to be aged up to 5 years - sorry - gonna drink it now!

Because of the live yeast in this bottle conditioned beer, you can see the cloudiness caused by the dead yeast cells - getting my recommended daily requirement of B vitamins today!  Gives it a nice full-bodied mouth feel though....

Check out my Untapped check-in over here - Matilda

Here's the website for the Brewery - Goose Island



Saturday, May 5, 2012

Ebay Rock 45's 5/4/12

Each Friday, I search Ebay for some interesting high $$$ 45s that have sold on Ebay recently and on Saturday morning I post the top 5 along with the corresponding videos so you can judge for yourself if the buyer got a good deal.

Tremors     Wondering Why     $2,300.00

From the Auction:

FANTASTIC GARAGE INSTRUMENTATION GREAT ,IF I CAN I WILL PROVIDE PARTIAL                                                                                                                                 SOUND CLIP EACH SIDE   2 -WHAT HAVE I DONE SLOWER  PSYCHCADELIC   SOUND AGAIN  EXCELLENT .NO EXPERT . JUST COMPARING TO SOME OTHERS   

Blankenship Brothers     That's Why I Am Blue    $1,499.99

From the Auction:




Here we have the Blankenship Bros. performing a fabulous Rockabilly tune on the Skyline label. This highly sought after single grades at mint minus. You can check out sound clips on You Tube or Rockin' Country Style. 

Eddie and the Hot Rods    Writing On The Wall    $417.00

From the Auction:

EDDIE & THE HOT RODS: WRITING ON THE WALL b/w Cruisin' In The Lincoln ISLAND WIP 6270 UK M/M Mega rare promo only sleeve 1976 only a small quantity printed at that time made it one of the  rarest UK punk early item.I'm not 100% sure ,but I think it comes before Anarchy & New Rose were released.

The Kinks     I Took My Baby Home   $255.00

From the Auction:

The Kinks - I Took My Baby Home / Long Tall Sally
classic garage 45 on Cameo promo copy

The Clash    White Riot    $220.00

From the Auction: