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    Your Best 3 from ZZ Top

    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
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    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)

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    "Tush"
    "Tube Snake Boogie"
    "Isn't It a Strange Coincidence Our Drummer's Name Is Beard"
    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    "Tush"
    "Tube Snake Boogie"
    "Isn't It Weird Our Drummer's Name Is Beard And He's The Only One Without A Beard"
    Fixed.

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    Nice topic...

    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!!!!

    Worf

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    "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
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LB View Post
    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.
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    Sucks that (IMO) they peaked with their third album...

    La Grange
    Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
    Jesus just left Chicago

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