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09-30-2011, 07:41 AM
Before they became a novelty casino act, ZZ Top put out 4 or 5 good albums and an occasional hit per album to follow.............I like these:

1 -- Shakin' Your Tree

2 -- Waitin'For the Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago

3 -- Heard it on the X

And just for fun................Honorable mention : Mexican Blackbird

Luvin Da Blues
09-30-2011, 07:57 AM
Just three?

Just Got Paid (Rio Grande Mud, 1972)

I Thank You (DegŁello, 1979)

Neighbor, Neighbor (First Album, 1970)

Honorable mention,

Certified Blues (First Album, 1970)

Hot, Blue And Righteous (Tres Hombres, 1973)

My Head's In Mississippi (Recycler, 1990)

I could go on and on, but the rules are....:mad2:

09-30-2011, 09:24 AM
"Tube Snake Boogie"
"Isn't It a Strange Coincidence Our Drummer's Name Is Beard"

10-01-2011, 09:29 PM
ZZTop like The Police or Rush are only three member band, but it is amazing how much "sound" they put out. Never owned their albums, so these are top 3 from their hits:

Cheap Sunglasses
TV Dinners
Rough Boy

Finch Platte
10-03-2011, 09:06 AM
"Tube Snake Boogie"
"Isn't It Weird Our Drummer's Name Is Beard And He's The Only One Without A Beard"


10-03-2011, 10:08 AM
ZZ's an acquired taste for me but I love those cats! First rate musicians and they seem to be down to earth guys.

"Heard it on the X" - Scalding hot and fast as hell!!!

"Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers" - Nasty, nasty stuff!

"Blue Jean Blues" - One of the few blues tunes I can listen to all day.

Honorable Mention:

"Just Got Paid" - Schweet riff!

"La Grange" - A ripp off but oh they ripped it right!!!!


10-04-2011, 10:58 AM
Brown Sugar (1970)

Master Of Sparks (1973)

I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide (1979)

Yeah, just three are tough, but then again, I can count on one hand the number of times I've pulled out a ZZ-Top album to listen to in the last 10 years. Talk about a band that jumped the shark in the '80s - sucked ever since. Damn shame.

10-04-2011, 11:02 AM
"Isn't It Weird Our Drummer's Name Is Beard And He's The Only One Without A Beard But Hasn't Really Drummed On An Album SInce The '70s 'Cuz We Replaced Him With A Drum Machine"

now its fixed

10-05-2011, 04:52 AM
Talk about a band that jumped the shark in the '80s - sucked ever since. Damn shame.

I had a good friend that took me to a Fort Worth club one night in early 1971 to see "a new band from Houston" -- the same month or so of the release of the first album from ZZ Top.............the gig was impressive and, for a 3-piece, the band was very solid. I saw them again a couple of times during 1973 and 1975 and they had grown better with many good rock - and - blues - based hits. After the mid-seventies, they changed directions...........probably a profitable change but, not a change that I cared for. Apparently, the witty, comical, farcical (whatever label) facet the band had revealed on a few early tunes was now the priority, and their music and stage presence was forever altered.

I last saw ZZ in 2007 and, even though the musicianship is still very good, the "act" has gone stale.

10-09-2011, 01:39 PM
Sucks that (IMO) they peaked with their third album...

La Grange
Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
Jesus just left Chicago