1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

ZZ Top (Official Thread)

Discussion in '70's Music' started by Slip'nn2Darkness, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Phil B.

    Phil B. Far Out Man!

    Posts:
    9,585
    Likes Received:
    129
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Location:
    Tejas
    Billy Etheridge was a buddy of Jimmie Vaughn's (SRV's bro)....I remember that name.
     
  2. LG

    LG Fade To Black

    Posts:
    36,976
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    I didn't realize that either, I just assumed the original line-up was Billy, Dusty and Frank.

    Still haven't got a copy of La Futura...I want to listen to it first before buying it. If it's like Eliminator then I'll pass, if it's like Tres Hombres/Tejas/Deguello then I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
     
  3. Big Ears

    Big Ears Music Lover

    Posts:
    5,223
    Likes Received:
    123
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    Location:
    Hampshire, England
    To me, it was between the two styles; not terrible, but not great.
     
  4. Scotty The Rebel

    Scotty The Rebel Banned

    Posts:
    904
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    La Futura the best album to come out since 1990.
     
  5. Riff Raff

    Riff Raff The Kevin Owens Show Staff Member

    Posts:
    19,745
    Likes Received:
    7,982
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Location:
    The List of Jericho and the KO Show
    I think you might like it. Plenty of that album reminded me of their classic blues sound. I didn't think of it along the lines of Eliminator.
     
  6. 50sRock50s

    50sRock50s Member

    Posts:
    50
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2013
    I listened to one song off of La Futura, and that was the first track. It was pretty good, except I didn't care for the guys voice. Still, I'm probably going to get it.
     
  7. Riff Raff

    Riff Raff The Kevin Owens Show Staff Member

    Posts:
    19,745
    Likes Received:
    7,982
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Location:
    The List of Jericho and the KO Show
    Glad I picked up that 5 disc collection even though I gave my friend Eliminator. Started getting into Rio Grande Mud first. Really cool bluesy sound.
    I like Just Got Paid.


    Apologies to Pearly too.
     
  8. LG

    LG Fade To Black

    Posts:
    36,976
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    I like Eliminator, but Afterburner was not nearly as good and after that I stopped following the band.

    Speaking of classic albums, I played Tejas last night(my vinyl record) and will never cease to be impressed with that album. I'm not a guitarist but from the little I've read about it Tejas was Billy Gibbons tribute to the Les Paul sound of an electric guitar.

    Deguello and Tejas and Tres Hombres are my essential ZZ Top albums all three are excellent.
     
  9. Scotty The Rebel

    Scotty The Rebel Banned

    Posts:
    904
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Can't go wrong with any ZZ Top selection, imo.
     
  10. Riff Raff

    Riff Raff The Kevin Owens Show Staff Member

    Posts:
    19,745
    Likes Received:
    7,982
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Location:
    The List of Jericho and the KO Show
    I agree on Afterburner. That was the weakest easily I have heard from them. Wasn't crap but just didn't do that much for me.
    Didn't touch any of the classic stuff before it.

    Finished listening to Tres Hombres last night and that was quite an enjoyable album but still not my favourite.
     

Share This Page

defer="defer" charset="utf-8">