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New ZZTop CD nears completion

Discussion in 'Music News' started by That 70s Guy, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. That 70s Guy

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    The band talk about forthcoming new LP, which is being mixed right now

    "It sounds and feels like Tres Hombres, with a few elements of the Eliminator period thrown in. A pretty wide range, from basic blues to slightly more fancy stuff," guitarist Billy Gibbons tells Mojo.

    The album has been in the works since 2008 and it will be the band's first new material since 2003's Mescalero. It is being produced by Rick Rubin.

    "We're three guys in the same room, playing pretty much the same three chords that we've been playing all of these years," says Gibbons of the sound of the album. "I wouldn't say there's a little something for everybody, but there's enough for diehard ZZ Top fans, as well as the newcomers that stumble upon it."

    The album has been tightly under wraps for the past few years, but one track - 'Flyin' High' - was given to NASA Astronaut Michael Fossum, who played it on route to the International Space Station in June. "We figured it'd be the perfect song to pass along to the astronauts," says Gibbons. The song is on the "poppier" side of ZZ Top's sound, but the record contains a plethora of classic "Top" styles, including stripped back blues and a cover of Willie Brown's 'Future Blues.'

    The as yet untitled album is in its final mixing stage and will be with us in the autumn, and tracks set to appear on the record include 'More Slower Blues', 'Chartreuse', and 'Have A Little Mercy.'

    More news as and when we have it.

    You can listen to 'Flyin' High' below:

     
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    I'm a big fan of "That Little Ol' Band from Texas" and this track sounds pretty good to me... better than anything on Mescalero IMO. I'll be looking forward to this.
     
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    I will be adding this to my ZZ Top collection. I have never been disappointed with their music in the past :)
     
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    that's not a bad tune. The chorus is kinda average, but the rest of the song is pretty damn cool. Love the solo and the guitar riffs all over that tune.
     
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    Actually that is a very good tune,the best they've put out in decades. :bow:
     
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    Can't wait :cheering
     
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    :bow: Gods Of Thunder!

    Thanks for preview!
     
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    i expected more of a back to basics sound from rubin...if the 80's sounding flyin high is representative for the rest of the album i'd be very dissapointed...love vintage zz top but the eliminator era stuff :uh:
     
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    For a few seconds into the song I was intrigued because they can still rock, but damn that chorus leaves an awful taste behind. Reminds me of a latter day Black Stone Cherry song...well honestly all of their songs. Too mainstream for my ears.

    For some vintage boogie there is a father/son duo called Grant Black that blows this out of the water. Check 'em here or at CD Baby if you are interested.



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