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ZZ Top

Discussion in 'music' started by muzzer, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. muzzer

    muzzer Numb Nut

    Just watching them on Sky Arts live from Texas, what a great guitarist Billy Gibbons is!
     
  2. v8esp

    v8esp pfm Member

    yeah, I love that unique ZZ guitar sound
     
  3. Gaius

    Gaius Trade: Stiletto by Tangerine

    Great band, much prefer the earlier stuff.
     
  4. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    Yes the early albums for me too, great stuff.
     
  5. demotivated

    demotivated pfm Member

    'Antenna' is the mutts nuts, 'Fandango' is worth hearing. But a lot of hype with some talent live.
     
  6. minimido

    minimido pfm Member

    Don't forget 'Tres Hombres', fantastic album. 'Rio Grande Mud' is a personal favourite too.
     
  7. muzzer

    muzzer Numb Nut

    Agreed I prefer the early stuff, it got a bit cheesy when they did the furry guitars but when they do the Tres Hombres stuff Billys' playing is superb, not bad for an old timer.
     
  8. Rasher

    Rasher Quadrophenia land

    The Rev Willy G is The Man. Obviously they decided in the 80s that show biz was where it was at, but for all that they at least don't take themselves too seriously.
    I guess they saw the money and decided to take it. Can't criticise them for that, if that's what they wanted.

    Billy Gibbons is so thin that if he didn't have a beard, when he turned sideways you wouldn't see him.
     
  9. Mescalito

    Mescalito pfm Member

    Check out their progenitor band, The Moving Sidewalks. Finest kind of texas psych!

    Chris
     
  10. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    The studio side of my first UK pressing of Fandango is probably the best sounding rock record I own. And Blue Jean Blues and Jesus Just left Chicago have 2 of the best guitar solos ever.

    Apart from the rather excellent 'Deguello', I'm not that keen on the stuff from Tejas on, though.
     
  11. David F

    David F pfm Member


    I have fond memeories of elimator on vinyl.

    Forr some reason I haven't bothered with it cd.



    (when I was 20, jesus just left chicago +Thorens TD 160 super +boots home brew = :cool:)
     
  12. Tomscrut

    Tomscrut pfm Member

    I agree!
     
  13. Rasher

    Rasher Quadrophenia land

    One day they'll do another roots album minus the gimmicks and hooks.
    And that, boys and girls, will be something to behold, because when The Rev Willy G wants to play that stuff, there is likely no-one on this planet to touch him.
     
  14. muzzer

    muzzer Numb Nut

    Amen to that brother:D
     
  15. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony pfm Member

    The BluRay of the Texas concert's well worth having - superb sound and picture quality plus as an "Extra" the Top do a stonkingly good version of Hendrix's Foxy Lady.
     
  16. Engels

    Engels pfm Member

    Supposedly Hendrix himself taught BG to play Foxy Lady when the Moving Sidewalks were a support act for the Experience in the USA

    See also <http://www.paulgabriel.net/id25.html>
     
  17. callahan

    callahan pfm Member

    His guitar playing is legendary, but I love it when he first opens his mouth to sing and that voice comes out of his skinny frame - he makes Mark Lanegan sound a bit effete.

    Love the early stuff in the main (La Grange is one of the best blues rock songs evah!), but still enjoy a bit of the cheesy stuff too - Gimme All Your Lovin', Sharp Dressed Man etc have their place.
     
  18. 2 many boxes

    2 many boxes pfm Member

    'Thug' is the best track off Eliminator. Proves that Dusty Hill's not too bad a bassist either :)
     
  19. mmaatt

    mmaatt pfm Member

    It was nice to get the 2008 Live From Texas on vinyl after so many years in the CD wilderness! The guitar sound is amazing.

    mat
     
  20. paultje

    paultje pfm Member

    Amazing to think that they are the only 'top group' to have remained unchanged, including management, for 40+ years. Great concert....shame about the echoey sound.
     

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