Skip to comments.ZZ Top: Jesus Just Left Chicago (Live 2010)
Posted on 08/06/2011 3:59:35 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
From Eric Clapton's 'Crossroads 2010' last year- it don't get any better than this...
One o9f my fave’s Yeah eheah ha..
Are you telling me that the guys are Republicans? Billy loves, and uses, amps built by my friend Mike Zaite, Dr. Z. I have two, and you can’t do better!
I think the concert as a whole was a little on the tame side for my son, but we both enjoyed it. ZZ Top still puts on a great show.
Been a fan since the first time I heard ‘em. Always impressed me how they could do so much with so little - only 3 players, a handful of chords, and a spareness of riffs.
They’ve had a habit of making up for it in attitude ;-)
I like Tres Hombres but Rio Grande Mud has to be my all time favorite album by ZZT. I'd probably not recognize him but Beard lives on an appropriately named ranch several miles down the road. Thanks for the music!
ZZ Top and Skynyrd!!!
I envy you!
I say ZZ Top in 79 and 83, and “Rossington Collins” the year after the plane crash... and that was more Skynyrd than the current band
For a finale, they played Free Bird as an instrumental, with a lone spotlight on Ronnie VZ’s abandoned mike... touching
Gimme Three Steps still one of the best songs I’ve ever heard... and All-American as it gets
You are more than welcome, those who don’t check out the early albums are truly missing out on something
I’ve loved ZZ Top since the Tres Hombres album when I first heard them. Saw them in concert in 76 at a bicentennial stadium extravaganza in Memphis. Opener was Blue Oyster Cult followed by The Outlaws, next up was Lynryd Skynryd (before the plane crash).
I told my buddy that ZZ Top should not have headlined against those bands and their many guitar slingers. I figured they would be OK but that a 3 piece couldn’t generate enough excitement after what we had just watched. Particularly Skynryd ending with Free Bird. Wrong, wrong and wrong again. That “little ole band from Texas” came out and just plainly and simply kicked butt and took names.
This is when they would come out of “Jailhouse Rock” and do the “Back Door Love Affair Medley” with Dusty and Billy throwing barbs at each other...”he thinks he’s real bad but they don’t call me the Texas home wrecker and heart breaker for nothing.” Quite honestly I think the Stones should warm up for ZZ Top.
“My Papa leaned toward Moma and said Let that boy boogie woogie. It’s in ‘im and it’s got to come out.” As Billy would say; “It’s the same three guys and the same three chords.” Boogie Woogie boys and never ever stop.
Saw ZZ Top at the County Fairgrounds in Tampa, FL in July 1975.
The were second billed to Johnny Winter.
Also on the program: Marshall Tucker, War, Wet Willie, Atlanta Rhythm Section and this odd band named KISS
thank you. this is just the nudge I needed to pick up my strat.
Said he was a nice guy who enjoyed talking to fans with no pretense about him. Dressed about the same way as he appears on stage, LOL.
Sorry - just using using your thread for a great band (ZZ Top) for a shameless plug of my latest & greatest guitar hero :), who I hadn't even heard of until a few months ago.
Have Mercy..I’ve got my Tele smokin’ right now.
“Rumor spreadin’ round... in that Texas town... ‘bout that shack outside La Garange. Just let me know if you wanna go to that home out on the range..They got a lotta nice girls uh.”
“Master of Sparks” needs some air play!
And I’ve been told by more than one person CHRISTIAN and REPUBLICAN... good guys, these three
You’re an a@@hole that links to your blog and has Youtube carry the weight. Your commentary isn’t worth the link.
Dr. Zs are great amps, I wish I could afford one, will just settle for my Reverend Hellhound. “Blue Jean Blues” is great as well.
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