Do you agree?

Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 4:12 PM By: Ivor

Well, I’ve put a lot of thought into what I’m about to say and I appreciate some of you will disagree with me, or maybe even agree with me. Night and day I’ve been running through all the albums, listening to each of them, comparing etc, looking at their listings of songs trying to decide which, in my opinion, is the best album, the boys at their best, so far.
Maybe a particular track (or tracks) has a great groove, or the lead solo is fantastic, the lyrics entertaining (as is the case in many songs!) or the whole song just hits 'the spot'

Every album has a 'classic' or two, or three, or four etc etc on it, its been a very difficult decision.

Looking back, I think the reason for my choice of 'Best Album' is that it was the second ever album of theirs I bought, after buying 'Eliminator'.
I have a copy of this album on vinyl, 331/3 rpm, in a green, gate fold sleeve. I treasure this one very much, I've even stopped playing now (having this on CD!) to preserve it.
For me every single track on this Album is an absolute classic.

For me, the best ZZ Top album EVER (so far!) is;

TRES HOMBRES

Now I’ve revealed this to you, what is your favourite ZZ Top album (so far!)


My favourite track (so far!):

Cheap Sunglasses (lead guitar solo just melts me! its that sound that gives me goose bumps)

Yes, Deguello is my second favourite album.

Thanks for reading

  1. DRUMS1948 avatar

    OK UNFORTUNATELY THIS ISN'T GOING TO BE A GOOD COMMENT!! A WHILE AGO BACK IN 2012 ON FATHERS DAY I ATTENDED THE TAMPA BAY RAYS BASEBALL GAME AND AFTER THE GAME WAS A CONCERT WITH GRETCHEN WILSON, ANOTHER BAND AND ZZ TOP. NOW DURING THE FIRST 2 BANDS THE CONCERT WAS PUT ON THE BIG SCREEN SO WE IN THE STANDS COULD SEE THE PERFORMERS PERFORM. THE STAGE WAS OUT IN THE CENTER FIELD AND ONLY CERTAIN PEOPLE WITH PASSES COULD GO OUT TO THE STAGE AREA SO THE PEOPLE IN THE STANDS COULDN'T REALLY SEE THE BANDS THAT WELL. THEY WOULD PUT THE OTHER BANDS ON THE BIG SCREEN SO WE COULD SEE THEM UP CLOSE. NOT ZZ TOP!!!! THEY PUT ON SOME STUPID VIDEO AND NOT THE BAND SO WE COULDN'T REALLY SEE THEM PERFORMING. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT???? WHAT WERE AFRAID OF US SEEING YOUR UP CLOSE? WERE YOU LIP SYNCING ??? WTF??? I DIDN'T APPRECIATE THAT AT ALL AND WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED!!! I WAS REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU GUYS BUT WHEN YOU DID THAT ON THE BIG SCREEN, I MIGHT OF WELL STAYED HOME AND LISTENED TO MY CD'S.. BECAUSE THAT IS ABOUT WHAT IT WAS LIKE. TOO BAD BECAUSE YOU REALLY BUMMED ME OUT AND NOW I WON'T GO NOR WILL MY FRIENDS THAT SAW THAT SHOW GO TO ANYMORE OF YOUR CONCERTS... ALSO I HEARD FROM OTHER FRIENDS WHO SAW ZZ TOP AT ANOTHER ARENA AND THEY SAID THE SAME THING ABOUT THE BIG SCREENS PLAYING A VIDEO AND NOT SHOWING THE BAND.....THAT REALLY SUCKS ESPECIALLY IF YOU PAID A LOT OF MONEY TO SEE THE BAND. YOU REALLY HAVE TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU RUN CONCERTS OR JUST RETIRE!!!

  2. tvjones111 avatar

    I am so tired of being ripped off by web sites that buy up all the tickets to an event and reselling them for so much more than the original price ........And the artist doesn't get the extra money

  3. Rafe avatar

    Anyone want to hear some killer covers of some old ZZTOP tunes off of First album and Rio Grande Mud?? email me rmclain@insightbb.com
    This is music by my best friend who I believe is Billy's long lost brother.

  4. billy rocker avatar

    im a head banger cant stop rocken afterburner kicks it up a notch but love that guitar billy plays so well

  5. debsolen avatar

    I got my parents the VIP package and they were very happy with everything. both said it was an experiance of a lifetime. thank you guys. I would highly recommend it.
    Glenside PA 10/5/12

  6. j10 avatar

    9 Fuk'n years and that is all you can doo?

  7. j10 avatar

    Futura SUCKS

  8. KITT avatar

    Hi there,

    Here are my favorite albums :

    Eliminator - Afterburner - Recycler (The trilogy in fact).

    I know most of you won't agree, but these albums really made me discover ZZ TOP in the 80's.

    Now that I've been practicing the electric guitar for 4 years, with a blues orientation, I appreciate more and more the first albums.

    Antenna was also a good one.

  9. MuZZy avatar

    man so sorry about it :( by mistake I put "Afterburner" instead of "Recycler" album, after send I realized it (right list below), thanks.

    These are all my favorite ZZ albums
    ZZ Top's First Album
    Tres Hombres
    Fandango!
    Tejas
    Degüello
    El Loco
    Eliminator
    Recycler
    Antenna
    Rhythmeen
    XXX

    muZZy

  10. MuZZy avatar

    These are all my favorite ZZ albums

    ZZ Top's First Album
    Tres Hombres
    Fandango!
    Tejas
    Degüello
    El Loco
    Eliminator
    Afterburner
    Antenna
    Rhythmeen
    XXX

    Cheers !
    MuZZy

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