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  posted on 6/12/2008 at 07:44 PM
I hadn't listened to this CD in a long time but I pulled it out a couple weeks ago after seeing Top. That's a damn good record that's way underrated IMO. I think some of the music they did in the 80's turned some folks off on them but this 1994 release really has a good old school Top groove.

Some of my favorites from this album, Pincushion (they played this when I saw them), World of Swirl and Girl in a T Shirt

39 years, same 3 guys, same 3 chords

anyone else like this CD?

 

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  posted on 6/12/2008 at 08:05 PM


I do Brother Bill, got in on cassette. Better than the 80's era.

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  posted on 6/12/2008 at 08:24 PM
There playing at the Army base that I work at on June 22 im debating to go or not Opening is Blind Mellon and Blackberry Smoke (I think from Atlanta area)

 

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  posted on 6/12/2008 at 08:48 PM


I've got a cd single of Pincushion. It is two versions, one long and one short. Both rock. I've never heard or owned Antenna but the cover is cool to look at.

 

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  posted on 6/12/2008 at 09:05 PM
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There playing at the Army base that I work at on June 22 im debating to go or not Opening is Blind Mellon and Blackberry Smoke (I think from Atlanta area)


That's the show I saw at Fort Knox. Well worth going to Bob

 

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  posted on 6/12/2008 at 10:02 PM
Top rocks.

Antenna was throw back to the old school Top.

Very under rated.

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 01:02 AM
Their other great, totally underrated album from that era was "Rhythmeen." One day I was having lunch with Billy Gibbons at the Polo Lounge (how's that for name/place-dropping?). We were talking about business stuff during lunch, so no actual music was discussed until afterward when we were standing out front waiting for our cars to arrive.

I turned to him and said, "By the way, I think 'Rhythmeen' is one of the best albums you guys ever made." He got this big grin on his face and said, "Me too!" And we've been pals ever since. He even ended up writing the foreword to "Skydog" after that.

I've come across a lot of interesting folks in the 30 years I've been in the music biz, and he's easily one of the nicest guys I've ever had the pleasure to meet.

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 02:18 AM
i love zz top
 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 06:57 AM
Dusty Hill taught me how to shuffle....haw haw haw haw.

I have Antenna on CD. I play it quite frequently.

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 09:04 AM
Now you guys have me thinking I need to rethink these two CDs. I'm a huge fan of the old Top stuff, so maybe I need to try these two out.

BTW if you're thinking of seeing them live - GO!!!

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 09:16 AM
And while we're talking about ZZ Top, has anyone else got the coffee table book by Billy Gibbons, "Rock and Roll Gear Head?" It's full of pictures from his early days of playing, his cars and his guitars. Pretty cool book.

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 10:05 AM
I have both Antenna & Rhythmeen. I prefer Rhythmeen, a bit more groove. Also, saw Top & ABB together right around this time, so, that may influence it.

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 10:28 AM
I've only seen ZZ Top live one time. It was sometime in 2000 or 2001. They played with Lynyrd Skynyrd in Macon. I won tickets off of the local radio station. Me and my buddy Patrick took my Z-28 convertible there and back, top down, and it was a beautiful moonlit summer night. Killer show that night...

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 03:53 PM
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And while we're talking about ZZ Top, has anyone else got the coffee table book by Billy Gibbons, "Rock and Roll Gear Head?" It's full of pictures from his early days of playing, his cars and his guitars. Pretty cool book.


I've got that book. I just read it for the second time about a month ago.

ZZ Top is probably my second favorite band. I couldn't tell you how many times I've seen them. One of my favorite concert memories was the World Wide Texas Tour. About the 3rd or 4th show of the tour was here. It was hot & humid (IMO perfect weather for seeing ZZ Top) Freedom Hall was packed, you couldn't move down on the floor. They delayed the start of the show til the crowd moved back from the stage. The crew came out with garbage cans of water and threw the water on the crowd to try to get them to move back.

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 04:00 PM
Just saw 'em in B'ham...greta show...still rockin'.
Played all, well most of their hits. Billy G. is a hoot!
These guys can still bring it...enjoyable show.

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 04:08 PM
I got the book for Christmas a few years ago.

I'll tell you one thing, there is nothing like seeing ZZ Top in their home town (Houston).








(Except maybe seeing Bruce in Jersey)

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 04:44 PM



Did anybody catch Billy Gibbons on the cable show Overhaulin? I only watched part of it but and it may have been some other show but there was a big piece tying Billy Gibbons and his love for cars and all. Sadly I didn't really pay attentiion to it all and was flipping channels and so on.

 

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  posted on 6/14/2008 at 03:10 PM
After reading this thread my wife and I hit a few garage sales today and I picked up "Antenna" as well as " Hell & High Water " ( have not heard these songs since the vinyl days ) . So now I'm going to give them a listen . Enjoy your Saturday .

 

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  posted on 6/14/2008 at 09:35 PM
I've never even heard of this, but maybe I should check it out.

BDOB, I wish he'd teach me how to shuffle. I know how to play a shuffle, but building up the hand speed to play anything fast is taking some time. I'm learning Statesboro Blues, and I can play the quarter notes, but not the shuffle that Berry was playing.

I've seen ZZ Top a few times, most recently at JazzFest last year, but the World Wide Texas Tour, in Atlanta, with Marshall Tucker, was a real treat.

 

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  posted on 6/15/2008 at 01:18 AM
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39 years, same 3 guys, same 3 chords




they owe it all to Bo Diddley.

 

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