Thursday, May 03, 2007

Smelling Like A Brewery,
Looking Like A Tramp

Thanks for returning to the Big Rock Candy Mountain Top 100 Drinking Songs. We're reeling along here, and I hope we're not dragging this out too long. Nah, a little anticipation is a good thing. It builds up a powerful thirst.

For those concerned, and for your convenience, once we're done here we're gonna have an easy reference page with the whole list listed in one lump sum. You can print the page up and share it with friends and family. Something for the kids to look forward too. Of course, the official home for this list will move to Barstool Mountain, which is currently gathering up the stray dogs. You should check it out. It's a fun place to visit, and will really pick up steam once we're all finished here.

I'll keep this short today.

Recommended reading: A while back Locust Street featured a massive project called The Seven Drinks of Mankind. It's some of the best writing and research I've ever read on the world wide interwebs. For your edification, The Mountain highly recommends you check out his brilliant posts on beer, wine, and spirits.

The Big Rock Candy Mountain Top 100 Drinking Songs, Part 4

70. "Day Drinking" - Tom T. Hall and Dave Dudley

69. "The Whiskey Makes You Sweeter" - Laura Cantrell

68. "Give Me A Red Hot Mama And An Ice Cold Beer" - Smiley Maxedon

67. "Booze Party" - 3 Aces and a Joker

66. "Whiskey Heaven" - Fats Domino

65. "She Said" - Hasil Adkins

64. "Six Pack" - Black Flag

63. "Roadhouse Blues" - The Doors

62. "Pabst Blue Ribbon" - Untamed Youth

61. "Pop A Top" - Jim Ed Brown


C. said...

Well, thanks, man. Really been enjoying the series so far.

And "Big Rock" readers should especially check out the "locust st" post on spirits, which features Brian's thoughts on gin versus vodka martinis--it's the definitive argument. Anyone who orders a vodka martini after reading it should be caned.


Dan said...

Here in Canada, anytime the beer or liquor stores close for a day, such as Christmas, people bang on the doors and are pissed because they can't buy their product on that day. This is a topic that needed to be covered, and I love it. Maybe we drink too much, but if that's the case, it's gone on as long as there has been recorded music. I like the respect you're showing for the old drinkin' songs.

The DoorKeeper said...

Hey Hey! We sang Roadhouse Blues round the campfire tonght, at my friends 50th!

If anyone can remember the 3rd verse let me know - we were a bit hazy.

G-L-O-R-I-A to the Lyric of L-E-S-L-E-Y worked surprisingly well, tho'