Back in 1987, at the dawn of the CD era, ZZ Top released a three-disc box set called ‘Six Pack’ that included the band’s first five albums plus their seventh. Still flush from the mega-success of 1983’s ‘Eliminator,’ and its 1985 follow-up ‘Afterburner,’ someone decided to take the original recordings from the ‘70s and remix them with added ‘80s-style percussion. It wasn’t long before every ZZ Top CD for sale came with the newly recorded mechanized drums that helped make ‘Eliminator’ a hit. One thing ‘Tres Hombres’ didn’t need was robotic percussion.
Generally speaking, ZZ Top isn't a band we tend to look to for innovation and change; they do one thing, and they do it very, very well. But the Texas trio can still surprise us sometimes, as evidenced by their recent collaboration with the British synth-pop veterans in Depeche Mode.
To some fans, Dusty Hill is that other bearded guy in ZZ Top – the one with only four strings instead of six, making far less frequent trips to the microphone stand. But to diehard classic rockers, the bassist is both the living be
Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords, and tight harmonies, but it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times — and there’s no better time than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work, and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.
ZZ Top have a new box set coming out in June, and this time they're getting it right. The 10-CD 'ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1990)' will include, for the first time, the original mixes of the band's early records. That's great news for anyone who's been stuck listening to the '80s remixes of these classic albums for all these years.
Tonight (March 30), Billy Gibbons will perform with the Moving Sidewalks, the band he was in prior to forming ZZ Top, for the first time since their 1969 breakup. In a new interview, Gibbons described what it was like to return to his garage-rock roots.
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