FMF Episode #27 – Beer

Intro Background Music

FMF# Artist Song Album Year
1

Duke Ellington

“Beer Garden”

Anatomy Of A Murder

1959

DJ:   Chug!  Chug!  Chug! Welcome to Feel Me Flow’s National Beer Lovers Day episode!  Today, we’re gonna take down two whole hours of beer music in a fast and loud way.  We’ll hear songs praising beer, songs lamenting over beer, a few songs about my favorite beer, and even a few odes to the six pack.   Starting us off is The Asylum Street Spankers with a tune from their inebriation concept album; Spanker Madness.  If you’re ever looking for a folk LP that’s all about getting fucked up, this is your ticket.  Here we go with “Beer” from the Spankers!

Set 1 – Pale Ale

FMF# Artist Song Album Year
2

Asylum Street Spankers

“Beer”

Spanker Madness 

 2000

3

FIDLAR

“Cheap Beer”

FIDLAR 

 2012

4

The Replacements

“Beer For Breakfast”

All For Nothing – Nothing For All 

1997

5

Reel Big Fish

“Beer”

Turn The Radio Off 

1996

6

Jimmy Witherspoon

“Drinking Beer”

Evenin’ Blues 

1964

Intermission 1 Background Music

7

Thes One

“Grain Belt Beer”

Lifestyle Marketing 

2007

DJ:  Blues legend Jimmy Witherspoon giving us the beer back to our punk rock triple-shot.  He did “Drinking Beer” from his 1964 jump blues LP Evenin’ Blues.  The triple-shot included “Beer” from second wave ska kings Reel Big Fish.  The track comes from their “Turn The Radio Off” album; one which was famous for their massive hit “Sell Out”.  Famous drunks The Replacements chimed in with “Beer For Breakfast” taken from their All Or Nothing – Nothing At All compilation.  The comp featured their biggest hits along with a plethora of amazing b-sides on the second disc.  FMF staples FIDLAR bragged about drinking “Cheap Beer” with a track from their debut LP.  Our next set also has a midway shot of punk rock, so get ready.  We’ll start things off with Mojo Nixon doing “Beer Ain’t Drinkin'”.

Set 2 – Lager

FMF# Artist Song Album Year
8

Mojo Nixon

“Beer Ain’t Drinkin'”

Gadzooks!!! The Homemade Bootleg

1997

9

Frenzal Rhomb

“Let’s Drink A Beer”

A Man’s Not A Camel 

1999

10

NOFX

“Bottles To The Ground”

Pump Up The Valuum 

2000

11

ZZ Top

“Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers”

Tres Hombres 

1973

12

Memphis Slim

“Beer Drinkin’ Woman”

Songs Of Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon

 1960

Intermission 2 Background Music

13

Samwise

“Beer Baron”

1994

2017

DJ:  We capped off our second set with another blues beer ballad, Memphis Slim’s “Beer Drinkin’ Woman”.  Before Memphis, we played a band that pulled massive influence from him; ZZ Top.  ZZ Top’s Tres Hombre album is one of the best blues-rock LPs available, and a pristine vinyl copy sounds fantastic on a great system.  Do yourself a favor and look for one.  NOFX ordered one more round with “Bottles To The Ground” from 2000’s Pump Up The Valuum.  The band has been long vocal proponents of the drinking world, with songs like “Beer Bong”, “Six Pack Girls”, and “Bob”.  Fat Mike proclaimed himself “drying out” on their most recent album First Ditch Effort.  Aussie punkers Frenzal Rhomb sped things up with “Let’s Drink A Beer” from 1999’s A Man’s Not A Camel.  Frenzal Rhomb has released albums through Fat Mike’s record label Fat Wreck Chords since 1995, including a brand new 2017 LP Hi-Vis High Tea.  We’re gonna chill out for a minute with MF Doom before another rowdy triple-shot of rock!  Here’s Doom with “One Beer”

Set 3 – Stout

FMF# Artist Song Album Year
13

MF Doom

“One Beer”

MM…FOOD 

2004

14

Mustard Plug

“Beer”

Evildoers Beware! 

1997

15

Murphy’s Law

“Beer”

Murphy’s Law 

1986

16

The A-Bones

“Daddy Wants A Cold Beer”

Daddy Wants A Cold Beer And Other Million Sellers

2004

17

Johnny Cash

“I Hardly Ever Sing Beer Drinking Songs”

Look At Them Beans 

 1975

Intermission 3 Background Music

18

Vince Guaraldi

“Think Drink”

Vince Guaraldi With The San Francisco Boys Choir 

1967

DJ:  Johnny Cash claims that he hardly ever sings beer drinking songs, yet it seems like every bar in the world is playing one of his songs at any given moment.  Strange.  The tune comes from his 52nd(!) LP Look At Them Beans.  The album title comes from the track of the same name written by FMF soul favorite Joe Tex.  New York garage rockers The A-Bones compiled some b-sides in 2004 for the album Daddy Wants A Cold Beer And Other Million Sellers.  The band has backed artists like Hasil Adkins, Ronnie Dawson, and The Flaming Groovies.  We played another cut from Murphy’s Law’s debut album.  The New York band’s debut has been hitting all points with our recent themes, having tracks titled “Beer”, “Crucial Bar-B-Q” (from our BBQ show), “Sit Home And Rot” (from our upcoming Video Games show), and “California Pipeline” (from our upcoming California show).    Ska punks Mustard Plug played us an ode to ale with their track “Beer (Song)” from the 1997 album Evildoers Beware!  It’s time to hear about my favorite beer, Guinness.  Our Set 4 Score this week goes to Saginaw, TX band Meach Pango.  I love that name by the way.  Here’s Against Me! doing “Pints Of Guinness Make You Strong”.

Set 4 –  India Pale Ale

FMF# Artist Song Album Year
19

Against Me!

“Pints Of Guinness Make You Strong”

Reinventing Axl Rose

 2002

20 {Set 4 Score}

Meach Pango

“Guinness Makes Me Sick”

Guinness Makes Me Sick – Single

2017

21

 The Business

“Guinness Boys”

No Mercy For You 

2001

22

The Amboy Dukes

“Sobbin’ In My Mug Of Beer”

The Amboy Dukes

1967

23

Natural Child

“Beer”

1971 

2011

Intermission 4 Background Music

24

 Axiom

“Good Times”

Skadderbrain

2016

DJ:   Natural Child has fully submersed themselves in the neo-garage/classic genre.  It sure is nice seeing the guitar come back into music again!  Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes played us a deep track from the 1992 reissue of their debut LP.  UK classic punks The Business lost lead singer Micky Fitz last year to a battle with cancer, not before we were given six albums and a stack of EPs.  Rest in peace, Micky.  Meach Pango played us a groovy new track titled “Guinness Makes Me Sick”.  The Texas band is just making waves in the indie world and with sounds like this, they should be splashing into your headphones soon.  Let’s get into a bit of hip-hop with a track from King T.  The Compton rapper has Ice Cube on this short track and they rhyme about St. Ides.  Get it in ya!

Set 5 – Sour

FMF# Artist Song Album Year
25

King T

“King Tee’s Beer Stand”

Tha Triflin’ Album

1992

26

Beck

“Beercan”

Mellow Gold 

1994

27

Black Flag

“Six Pack”

Damaged 

1981

28

Willie Nelson

“Bubbles In My Beer”

Shotgun Willie 

 1973

29

The Jayhawks

“Six Pack On The Dashboard”

The Jayhawks 

 1986

Intermission 5 Background Music

30

Samwise

“6.Pack”

1998

2017

DJ:   Minnesota alt-country pioneers The Jayhawks channeled the old country topics with their breakup tune about drinking and driving.  I’d say it’s kind of taboo to write about such a thing these days.  Willie Nelson played “Bubbles In My Beer” from his amazing 1973 LP Shotgun Willie.  Remember how Willie got that nickname?  From chasing down his daughter’s abusive husband with a double barrel.  Don’t mess with Willie.  Black Flag broke mirrors with their punk rock mainstay “Six Pack”.  Beck’s Mellow Gold launched him into the spotlight and began a long career in the music industry.  With the release of “Loser” Beck’s popularity exploded in 1994.  We played “Beercan” from the same album.  Our last set starts with one of the protest chants of the Vietnam War era; “Draft beer, not students”.  Here’s The Freak Scene.

Set 6 – Kolsch

FMF# Artist Song Album Year
31

The Freak Scene

“…When In The Course Of Human Events (Draft Beer, Not Students)”

Psychedelic Psoul

 1967

32

Dune Rats

“6 Pack”

The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit 

2017

33

Green Day

“Private Ale”

Kerplunk! 

 1991

34

Blanks 77

“If You Were A Beer”

C.B.H.

1999

35

George Thorogood & The Destroyers

“One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”

George Thorogood & The Destroyers

 1977

Outro Background Music

36

 The Centurians

“Intoxica”

Surfers Pajama Party 

 1963

DJ:  We played the Amos Milburn original version of “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” on our National Bourbon Day playlist earlier this year.  What better way to cap off the beer playlist than a cover of that great track!  George Thorogood & The Destroyers made a name for themselves spicing up old blues tracks in the late 70s and 80s.  Covering artists from Hank Williams to Bo Diddley, the band found major success giving the tunes an update.  Blanks 77 played us “If You Were A Beer” from their 3rd LP, 1998’s C.B.H.  Green Day quenched our thirst with some “Private Ale” from their second album, Kerplunk!.  The album is perhaps best known for hosting the original version of their hit “Welcome To Paradise”.  More Australian rock came your way with Dune Rats.  The band released their sophomore album The Kids Will Know Its Bullshit earlier this year on Ratbag Records.  Alright, enough music trivia, get to drinkin’!  Join us next time on Feel Me Flow for our celebration of National Video Games Day!

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