Eliminator and Rhythmeen for me. Eliminator has a guitar tone that still stands up today! All he songs were great and it was a strange mix of raw and refined at the same time.
Rhythmeen opened with 3 powerful and big songs, great groove, great tone, and HUGE sound. That disc is severely under-rated.
<><><> FANDANGO<><><> He thinks he's badder then Shaft, Superfly, James Bond and Kung Fu all put together.....But I got news for him...
Me I love the old stuff. I'd like to hear the first 3 played or the first two. Rio Grande Mud just kills me!
ELIMINATOR THAN GO INTO AFTERBURNER
ALL THE OLD STUFF IS GREAT AND THINK GOD FOR THE NEW STUFF
BUT ZZ WAS ON TOP OF THERE GAME IN THE 80'S
SELLING OUT THE BIG SHOWS CRANKING OUT HIT AFTERBURNER HIT
THOSE WERE THE ALBUMS THAT ROCKED MY HEAD BANGING WORLD
BUT THEY STILL GOTS IT AND BRINGS IT
NOW HOW DO I GET THEM TO DO MY SONG ?
GOD BLEES, THE DRAGON ON FIRE, BILLY ROCKER
I have been totally blown away by the new album, so much so that I reckon it is the best complete album they have ever done. There is not a single song on it that I feel like skipping. Every track is a winner. The sound of Billys voice is superb, as is his singing, heard to best effect on Over You. Dustys singing is superb throughout, especially on the "call and respond" and harmony parts in Heartache in Blue, not to forget his own lead vocal in Drive By Lover. Franks kitwork is as always the backbone of every song. The distorted mutated geetar and bass sounds are magnificent. The lyrics are unusually strong on this one, better than usual.
So...........if they ever come back to Ireland I would love to hear the new one in its entirety. Deguello would be the next on the list, with a brass section where appropriate of course.
My first ZZ album was called "First Album" purchased 30 yrs ago. Of course it would have to be on vinyl, but still in good nick, not too scratched up. Haven't heard it for years mind you, Cant remember all the tracks off the top of my head, used to thrash it and jam along with my imaginary guitar. This is before air guitar was know for what it is today, but lets face it we were, rippin it up on our air guitars before its widespread inception in it's figurative sense. Anyway some songs you may rem ember, some later found place on compilations, best Of's and live recordings, include 'Neighbor, Neighbor' , 'Somebody Else Been Shakin My Tree' , 'Francine' , 'Blue Jean Blues' and Beer Drinkers.... Classic early days, raw three piece, (no over dubs) Rockin, Boogie Woogie Style Texan Blues that inspired and shaped my playin and listening preverences.
Deguello for me, with Eliminator as a close second.
Duguello had I Thank You, She Don't Love Me She Loves My Automobile, Cheap Suglasses, I'm Bad I'm Nationwide, Hi Fi Mama, Dust My Broom and more. Great recording and guitar sounds on that record.
ZZ albums that I loved almost all the tracks;
ZZ Top's First Album (tho I can endure the song named "Old Man")
Tres Hombres (the song named "Have You Heard?" is boring but I can endure it)
Fandango! (in fact, I don't like live records, also "balinese" and "mexican blackbird" are little boring songs for me but still I like to listen to this album)
Tejas (Every track is golden!)
Degüello (Every track is nice)
Antenna (I don't like the song named "Breakaway" but endurable for others)
Rhythmeen (Every track is smooth)
XXX (I can bear the song named "Made into a Movie" because others are so cool!)
also for Savoy Brown - http://www.savoybrown.com/
Street Corner Talking
by the way if you love ZZ Top songs, you love Clas Yngström and his albums too. He is a musician who was influenced by Jimi Hendrix & Billy Gibbons.
sample/ "I ain't beggin'"
Tres Hombres followed up with Rio Grande Mud. Not asking for much. ;)
I would like to hear Tres Hombres in its entirety with the encore being the studio side of Fandango!
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