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ZZ Top Live From Texas vinyl

Discussion in 'music' started by mmaatt, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. mmaatt

    mmaatt pfm Member

    To any ZZ Top fans who still use vinyl, a heads up for this release (2008)

    This is the first thing they have put out on vinyl since 1990, and is great to have, I just love live stuff, and the recording is great especially Billy Gibbon's guitar, captures that warm valve creamy crunch!

  2. demersal

    demersal Banned

    I am still waiting for them to release something with Rick Rubin in the mix. They have been talking about it since 2008.
  3. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    I'd love to hear a ZZ Top LP record done somewhere like Toe Rag studios using some old buzzy guitar amps. I have all their early stuff on London UK first pressings and it is some of the best sounding recorded rock music I've heard in the comfort of my own living room.

    I'm not so keen on the stuff they did from Tejas on, although Deguello is groovy as fuck.

    Their CD reissues are an absolute travesty - some of the early stuff appears to have been completely re-recorded.
  4. mmaatt

    mmaatt pfm Member

    Interesting I didn't know that - if they do I hope it's on vinyl.
  5. mmaatt

    mmaatt pfm Member

    I agree that some of their early stuff is superb, and the recordings are more authentic: Fandango does have that in the room quality, and the guitar is not processed like Eliminator, I also like Tres Hombres.

    Still, Bill Gibbon's guitar playing shines through on the Live From Texas album in a way that beats any studio based recording for sheer excitement, and the sound he wrings from those amps is truly something: Blue Jeans Blues is awesome.


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