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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by StrangerNY, Jul 25, 2019.
I'll check this out...
Looking forward to that and I'm not even that big of a fan.
Very cool, can't wait. I just love the tone on Tres Hombres, the attitude, everything about it.
Definitely on my top 10 album list....
Looks like fun!
Thanks for the heads up!
Looks good! I may have to see this one.
Yes. The older I get, the more I understand.
Thanks for the heads up.
I can't wait.
My affection for ZZ Top knows no bounds.
Why can't I hate these nuts?
Thanks for posting! Didn't know about this. Hottest band on the planet for many years ...
Yeah, got catch this one or at least the first half...
For Texas guitar tone, Tres Hombres is THE high water mark! Just killer killer sound and feel.
Doc looks fantastic and I hope it is.
Good article on Deguello and someone’s ranking of their records - which kinda seems accurate and makes me want to check out Mescalero.
Awesome. It's not really clear when this will be more broadly available. It looks like it's just in selected theaters for the screenings. If anyone finds out more, please post an update.
My band plays a bunch of ZZ Top, always a favorite.
And to top it off, I saw them play at a unique, one of a kind deal. They played a few years ago at my local county fair (Fayette County, TX), and it was me and about 25,000 of my best friends, out in an open field.
And the kicker - the fairgrounds where they played is in La Grange, TX!
Not many folks can say they heard "La Grange" played in La Grange! And yes, of course the crowd went wild.
Can’t wait. Wasn’t aware of this at all, thanks! There’s a recent Dan Rather show interview with Billy that’s pretty fascinating.
ZZ were my first love as a new/very young player in ‘79-‘80. I can still rip through most of Deguello, Tres Hombres, Tejas.
Great read. I’ll be honest, it’s still my favorite album by them (slight edge over Tres Hombres). I listen to it end-to-end regularly... not a stinker on the album, too many favorite moments to list.
^^^yeah, same here.
I love a hell of a lot of the stuff that came before and a couple of things after but for me, just like the Stones basically ended on record with Tattoo you?
Recorded ZZ Top ended with Deguello
The only time I saw ZZ Top live in person, was nearly fifty years ago at a LITTLE club called the Circus in Ft Worth. They were generally completely unknown at the time. Billy Gibbons had a short beard (maybe 2-3 inches long), Dusty Hill had a Fu Manchu-style mustache (no beard at all) and I don't believe Frank Beard had any facial hair at all. As far as I knew, everything they played was a blues cover. (no originals) At one point, Dusty's amp went out completely. No bands at that time had "backup" equipment, but luckily there were amps backstage at the Circus. The club was owned and run by Ray and Dennis Beard, (no relation to Frank AFAIK) and they also booked bands around the state. (they booked my band, and we did a lot of military bases, as those paid a lot better than regular clubs) So while they're trying to get an amp set up for Dusty, Billy starts playing a little boogie number on guitar and singing. After a couple of minutes, Frank joins in on drums. Everyone in the place is "groovin'" along and really getting into it. After several more minutes, they've got a bass amp going, and .....almost as if on cue, EVERYONE comes in with a big finish. Even back then, this "Little Blues Band from Texas" knew how to work an audience, and turn adversity into magic. Amazing that they're still going strong!
I Love ZZ Top!!
There are still a few gems after that. This one from Rhythmeen is one of my favorites.
It don't get much more greazy than the tone on that track.