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ZZ Top Rancho Texicano - The Very Best Of (2-CD)

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(2004/WARNER) 38 tracks (154:17) 1972-92. Perfect compilation for a Sharp Dressed Man - Tush for... more

ZZ Top: Rancho Texicano - The Very Best Of (2-CD)

(2004/WARNER) 38 tracks (154:17) 1972-92.
Perfect compilation for a Sharp Dressed Man - Tush for this nice price offer!

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  • Interpret: ZZ Top

  • Album titlle: Rancho Texicano - The Very Best Of (2-CD)

  • Label RHINO

  • Genre Rock

  • Year of publication 2004
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0081227890827

  • weight in Kg 0.13
ZZ Top - Rancho Texicano - The Very Best Of (2-CD) CD 1
01 Brown Sugar
02 Goin' Down To Mexico
03 Just Got Back From Baby's
04 Francene
05 Just Got Paid
06 Bar-B-Q
07 La Grange
08 Waitin' For The Bus
09 Jesus Just Left Chicago
10 Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
11 Mexican Blackbird
12 Tush
13 Thunderbird
14 Blue Jean Blues
15 Heard It On The X
16 It's Only Love
17 Arrested For Driving While Blind
18 I Thank You
19 Cheap Sunglasses
20 I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
21 A Fool For Your Stockings
ZZ Top - Rancho Texicano - The Very Best Of (2-CD) CD 2
01 Tube Snake Boogie
02 Pearl Necklace
03 Gimme All Your Lovin'
04 Sharp Dressed Man
05 Legs
06 Got Me Under Pressure
07 Sleeping Bag
08 Stages
09 Rough Boy
10 Velcro Fly
11 Woke Up With Wood
12 Doubleback
13 My Head's In Mississippi
14 Viva Las Vegas
15 Cheap Sunglasses (live)
16 Legs (dance mix)
17 Velcro Fly (12' remix)
ZZ Top The same unstoppable groove at the pulsating heart of James Cotton's houserocker... more
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The same unstoppable groove at the pulsating heart of James Cotton's houserocker Boogie Thing drives ZZ Top's relentless La Grange, an ode to a particularly memorable whorehouse situated not all that far from Houston. It was the Texas trio's first real hit single in 1974, rising to #41 on the London label and going a long way toward defining their boogie-based sound in years to come.

Vocalist/guitarist Billy Gibbons (born in Houston on December 16, 1949), vocalist/bassist Joe Michael ‘Dusty' Hill (born in Dallas on May 19, 1949), and drummer Frank Beard (born in Frankston, Texas on June 11, 1949) played their first gig as ZZ Top at a Knights of Columbus Hall in Beaumont in February of 1970. All three brought plenty of previous experience to their newly minted rock trio.

Gibbons had been in several Houston bands while in high school before forming the psychedelically inclined Moving Sidewalks in 1967 and scoring a local hit with 99th Floor. Hill and Beard had played together in American Blues. Gibbons and Beard had already hooked up in Houston when they auditioned Hill for the open bass chair. The way the threesome seamlessly locked together that day ensured they'd be playing together for a very long time to come.

With fellow Texan Bill Ham their manager, ZZ Top cut its debut single in late '69 at Robin Hood Brians' studio in Tyler, Texas coupling Salt Lick and Miller's Farm. It initially slipped out on Ham's Scat logo before their manager made a deal with London to release the 45 nationally the next year. Brians' facility was the recording site for ZZ Top's debut album in 1970, and they encored with ‘Rio Grande Mud' in 1972. But it was their third London long-player ‘Tres Hombres' that really stoked the fire for ZZ Top as it went gold. They'd posted a minor hit single in '72 with Francene (one side of the single was sung in English; the other held a version rendered in Spanish), but this set contained La Grange. Beard's clickety-clack drums, Gibbons' incisive axe, and Hill's booming bass stripped John Lee Hooker's endless boogie down to its bare bones and permeated it in Lone Star swagger.

There was no stopping ZZ Top from here on. Their '75 set ‘Fandango!' went gold, as did ‘Tejas' in 1977. After a recording hiatus that saw their ‘Best Of' LP on London go platinum, ZZ Top resurfaced on Warner Bros., Gibbons and Hill now sporting long beards that came to define the trio's image. They embarked on a non-stop series of platinum albums on Warners that stretched into the mid-1990s, their signature boogie blues-rock attack serving them extraordinarily well.

 

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois

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