Thursday 6 March 2014

Beer Drinkers & Hellraisers

Not for the first time a rock and roll band have jumped aboard the real ale bandwagon and put their name on a pump clip or a shiny bottle label. Last month the Quo launched Piledriver - a 4.3 % ABV no nonsense amber ale named after their no nonsense 1972 album of the same name. It follows on the heels of Iron Maiden's Trooper and Elbow's Build a Rocket Boys; fine beers both.

Little Willy (# 4 June 1972)  RCA 2225
Wig Wam Bam (# 4 September 1972) RCA 2260
Hell Raiser (# 2 May 1973)  RCA 2357
Fox On The Run (# 2 March 1975) RCA 2524
But spare a thought for The Sweet, a band who are no strangers to this blog. Seemingly, and without their knowledge, their back catalogue is being plundered in the name of beer. And if you don't believe me, check out, in order of release (that's the single, not the beer) Little Willy, Wig Wam Bam, Hell Raiser and Fox On The Run.

They've just had Wig Wam Bam on in my local. I don't know anything about the other three, though two of them at least look like US imports. It can only be a matter of time until Block Buster! and The Ballroom Blitz make their way in to a hostelry near you. Speaking of Ballroom Blitz...

1 comment:

  1. I always feel a bit Funny Funny if I drink too much. I'll settle for a mug of Co-Co.