Category: drinking songs


Goats drinking beers

It’s a shame that when Cal­i­for­nia “moun­tain metal” band Throw The Goat released this video ear­lier this year it didn’t come to my atten­tion right away — because it could almost have been cre­ated just for post­ing on this site.

Hav­ing A Beer, which you can view below, fea­tures (among other things) a num­ber of goats enjoy­ing the odd brewski — and every­one knows that goats are the most metal of all ani­mals. Is it amus­ing that the YouTube ad that pops up for me is for “alco­hol detox tablets”? Is some­one try­ing to tell me something?

Throw The Goat have upcom­ing tour dates in Europe which you can find on their web site. Hat tip to MetalUnderground.com for the story.

Tankard play­ing on board 70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 — photo by Kay Smol­jak, orig­i­nally pub­lished on MetalUnderground.com 

We’ve writ­ten about Tankard before, and here we are again — prob­a­bly because they are an obvi­ous choice for this site, hav­ing made a 30 year long career out of writ­ing songs pri­mar­ily about beer.

The Ger­man thrash­ers have a new album which will be out next week, titled A Girl Called Cerveza. A few reviews are out ahead of the release and the album seems to be divid­ing opin­ion. Harley at That Devil Music says that “Tankard aren’t doing any­thing earth­shat­ter­ing or ground­break­ing here – just stick­ing to their guns” in a fairly pos­i­tive piece on the album. Steel Druhm at Angry Metal Guy was less com­ple­men­tary, going as far as to say “with a ratio of three decent songs out of ten, there are obvi­ously issues here aplenty”.

Check out the video below for the title track and tell us in the com­ments: good song about beer or bad?


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New Tankard!

There is only band that can right­fully claim to  be Kings of Beer – Ger­man thrash­ers Tankard. Over the last 25-odd years, they’ve released album after album of solid beer-drinking clas­sics – approx­i­mately one every two years. 2010 sees the release of Vol{l)ume 14 (yes, it’s their 14th full-length stu­dio recording).

Watch the first video, Rules For Fools, below:


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You can’t say they don’t have an awe­some time doing what they do!

Check out one hit won­ders of the early ‘90s, Cycle Sluts From Hell, with this week’s beer themed metal anthem I Wish You Were a Beer:

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A quick search reveals that the Cycle Sluts got together for a one off show in 2006 and while not look­ing to reform, are open to “spe­cial shows here and there”.

It’s just as well… they were funny, but I’m not sure the world needs too many metal bands with four chick singers!

Beer Metal

It seems the metal world is resplen­dent with qual­ity homages to the won­drous elixir of life we call beer. Bands from all over the world are writ­ing and per­form­ing num­bers ded­i­cated to this sweet bringer of hangovers.

Although not as well-known as other patrons of beer on this hal­lowed site, Rust­bucket are a band from the Mid­lands in the UK who have writ­ten a con­cise and ele­gant hymn to the won­der of beer. The song opens with the win­ning lines:

It’s a Mon­day, I drink some beer. It’s a Tues­day, I drink some beer. It’s a Wednes­day [can you see where this is going?] I drink some beer…’

Pete Laurie’s vocal style has a hint of the great Phil Anselmo about it and cou­pled with the chug­ging riffs from Nick Billings­ley and Ivan Lewis, Rust­bus­ket have given us a good old fash­ioned drink­ing song!

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When we asked our Twit­ter friends what their favourite beer dink­ing songs were, we got two kinds of responses: songs about beer, and songs that are so good they just inspire beer-drinking.

We’ll leave the sec­ond type of song for next time, but today here’s some of the songs that were sug­gested that were about beer.

First up Kor­pik­laani, with Bring Us Pints of Beer – a song title that is instruc­tional and very spe­cific as well as kick-arse:


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Actu­ally, much of Korpiklaani’s mate­r­ial is about beer, but for now, how about a band that not only wrote songs about beer, but named their band for it too? I’m talk­ing of course about ‘80s thrash­ers Tankard. Check out Com­mand­ments:


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Did you catch the lyrics in the cho­rus? I reckon truer words were never spoken:

Life’s too short to waste your brew
It’s plain to see-obey the rules

Thou shalt not waste and thou shalt not spill
Just drink your beer — Com­mand­ments
Thou shalt not puke cause there’s no excuse
Just drink your beer – Commandments

What are your favourite songs about beer?

Met­al­heads love beer, so it’s no sur­prise that there’s a huge num­ber of songs about the mys­ti­cal bev­er­age. Here’s a favourite of mine that you might not have heard.

Claim The Throne are a bat­tle metal band from Perth, West­ern Aus­tralia. Folk and Viking-inspired black/death metal might seem out of place in my sunny beach side home city, but trust me, it works – these guys are just so much fun.

So check out Set Sail On Ale – a great beer drink­ing song!


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Have you got a favourite beer-drinking song?

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