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  • 'Zee Zee Top'

    02/20/2014 9:44:28 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 71 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Senior Prom (1970) The legendary rock band -still unknown outside eastern Texas at the time- had signed a deal to play a small-town high school prom in Orange, Texas in late 1969, but had already been discovered and signed by London Records in the Spring of 1970, prior to the May event. Dusty Hill, Frank Beard, and Billy Gibbons (then 20-21 y.o.) did attempt to get out of the contract, but the school couldn't scrape-up another band on such short notice... so ZZ Top -being the Christian Republicans and all-round good guys that they are- still did the...
  • The Return of The Moving Sidewalks (Billy Gibbons returns to his first band)

    01/01/2013 5:37:18 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 1, 2013 | ALLAN KOZINN
    Before ZZ Top became a blues-rock band known for gritty, boogie-based rhythms, sizzling guitar flights, humorous lyrics and luxuriously long beards, it was a Houston-based psychedelic proto-punk garage band called the Moving Sidewalks. And though its following was decidedly regional at the time – its biggest hit, “99th Floor,” was a chart-topper in Houston for six weeks in 1967 – the group’s recordings can be found on more than half a dozen compilations of 1960s garage band tracks, not to mention the ZZ Top anthology “Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box.” ... with ZZ Top between tours, Billy...
  • Bialek's Actions Speak Louder Than Words

    11/09/2011 11:07:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2011 | Sandy Rios
    It’s hard to take a victim seriously when she laughs as she tells her story of “victimhood.” Even though her voice broke briefly during the most explicit parts of the public statement, Sharon Bialek’s claims of sexual harassment by Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain were just another silly spectacle orchestrated by America’s most unscrupulous feminist attorney, Gloria Allred. Why do I discount Bialek’s story? I’ll answer with a few questions of my own. What was Bialek doing meeting Herman Cain in Washington, DC? What did she hope to achieve by a face-to-face meeting? If she were staying in New Jersey,...
  • ZZ Top: Jesus Just Left Chicago (Live 2010)

    08/06/2011 3:59:35 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 54 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 6, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    "I'm talkin' about The Hero, now..."From Eric Clapton's 'Crossroads 2010' last year- it don't get any better than this... After opening for such major bands as Humble Pie and Janis Joplin when they played Texas, ZZ Top were making themselves known. 1973's Tres Hombres completed the task when it went all the way to #8 on the Billboard Album chart. The record featured the single "La Grange", which of course went on to be a concert staple that has played on FM radio forever (although the first time I heard it was on AM radio when I was eleven!). In January 1973 ZZ Top was asked by Mick...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: ZZ TOP - 1979

    07/08/2011 12:04:43 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 35 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 8, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    ZZ Top is a hugely successful Texas-rock band who've been quite innovative over four decades in the music business- yet they never strayed far from the basic elements/roots that made the trio so popular and distinctive in the first place.  The group's sound -like British trio Status Quo- features a blues-based 'boogie rock', but influences are wide and varied. They hail from Houston, and formed the band from local rival bands back in 1969. ZZ Top soon developed a solid following in Texas and began writing their own songs.  Once original drummer was replaced by Frank Beard- he, Billy Gibbons, and...
  • ZZ top smoking in Singapore leaves Gwen Stefani fuming

    10/06/2009 8:16:08 PM PDT · by pissant · 54 replies · 2,665+ views
    Mirror UK ^ | 9/28/09 | staff
    Talk about a smoking performance - ZZ Top risked the wrath of the strict Singaporean authorities by sparking up cigars on stage. As a result the world's hairiest band now face a whopping fine. They also infuriated Gwen Stefani by puffing away in the backstage dressing room area where she was trying to warm up her voice. But singer Billy Gibbons wasn't making any apologies for their old school rock'n'roll lifestyle. He told us: "We do what we do, honey. I just hope you time." have a good time." Always do, mate ...
  • Billy Gibbons Reveals the Secret of ZZ Top's 40 Years Together

    06/11/2009 5:32:36 PM PDT · by pissant · 85 replies · 3,618+ views
    Spinner ^ | 6/11/09 | Steve Baltin
    Being on the road this summer with ZZ Top puts Aerosmith in a unique position for the Boston rockers. As guitarist Joe Perry rightly told us of the little ol' band from Texas, "They've been together longer than us." Not many acts can claim to have outlived Aerosmith, and even fewer can last so long with the original lineup. Therefore, it's that much more amazing that 2009 marks the 40th anniversary for bandmates Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard, and Dusty Hill. Let that digest for a second -- 40 freaking years! Obama is the eighth president ZZ Top has recorded under,...
  • Balinese Room, Galveston Landmark, Destroyed

    09/16/2008 7:17:17 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 20 replies · 478+ views
    GALVESTON, Texas -- A legendary Galveston nightclub and former dance hall that jetted out above the Gulf of Mexico was destroyed by the massive storm surge of Hurricane Ike, KPRC Local 2 reported Saturday. The Balinese Room, located at 2108 Seawall Blvd., was ripped apart when Ike came ashore. The decades-old Balinese Room was a famous, recognizable landmark that extended 600 feet from Seawall Boulevard at 21st Street into the Gulf of Mexico
  • 2 hurt in knifing at ZZ Top concert

    10/07/2007 11:08:49 AM PDT · by fella · 41 replies · 787+ views
    NorthWest Arkansas Times ^ | Sunday, October 7, 2007 | ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE
    2 hurt in knifing at ZZ Top concert ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE Posted on Sunday, October 7, 2007 A man was stabbed Friday night following a concert associated with the Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally, according to a news release from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville police. UAPD wouldn’t identify the man who was stabbed, his condition or the suspect. The stabbing occurred about 10: 30 p. m. following a ZZ Top concert at UA’s Randal Tyson Track Center, according to the release. A witness told police that the victim got into a dispute with another man during the concert and...
  • Our MTV Unplugged Poll: Which Show Was The Best? What Band or Person Performed?

    11/02/2006 11:04:38 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 21 replies · 947+ views
    Free Republic ^ | November 2, 2006 | Vanity
    We had an extended debate at the office today....what was the best "MTv Unplugged" performance? Me? Hands down....Alice in Chains! Before any reasons are discussed ..... I was curious as to anyone else's opinions or preferences on the topic?
  • Texas rockers ZZ Top split with manager, label

    09/18/2006 7:47:29 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 44 replies · 604+ views
    al-Reuters | September 17, 2006 | Dean Goodman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Texas rock trio ZZ Top has parted ways with the manager who helped form the band in 1969, according to a statement issued on Sunday. In addition to splitting with Bill Ham, the band has also ended its tenure at RCA Records, 14 years after signing a five-album contract reportedly worth $30 million. ZZ Top's most recent album, "Mescalero," spent just three weeks on the Billboard 200 in 2003. Its stint at RCA, beginning with 1994's "Antenna," failed to match its run at Warner Bros. Records, where it recorded the biggest hit of its career, 1983's...
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Trucking Lobby Hires ZZ Top and Ted Nugent For Perry Gala

    12/18/2004 6:02:57 AM PST · by cweese · 5 replies · 500+ views
    keyetv.com ^ | December 17, 2004 | KEYE News
    A Texas trucking industry group has hired rockers ZZ Top and Ted Nugent to perform at a Washington party honoring Governor Rick Perry. The Texas Motor Association reportedly is getting corporate help to pay for the January 18th gala in Washington. That's two days before President Bush's inauguration. SBC Communications has reportedly pledged $100,000 toward the entertainment. ACS, which manages the state's Medicaid program, is one of the $50,000 sponsors. Motor Association President Bill Webb denies the party is aimed at promoting Perry's reelection in 2006. He says the costs will be reported as lobbying expenses. The party is to...
  • why do you guys keep banning me? (Zot! Because we can) (Juwish modz totally rewl!)

    06/30/2004 10:19:24 AM PDT · by jj_fate · 65,596 replies · 239,374+ views
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    why do people keep banning me everytime I put up interesting articles? I work for a website I think some of you are familiar with called phantirath weekly world news and each time we put somthing up on FR no matter how conservative it is it keeps getting banned. Whats the matter with it?! Damn man what are you marxist socialists communists? I just got a call this mroning from a Juwish friend of mine who said that you banned an important article about Zionism and Noam Federman and about how we were to support israel. I thought you guys...
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEXAS -- FROM BUM PHILLIPS

    04/25/2004 7:53:24 PM PDT · by Nita Nupress · 124 replies · 4,873+ views
    e-mail | February, 2004 (I think) | Bum Phillips
    Okay, okay... I know this is late for The Birthday, but I just received it.  I checked snopes and they don't seem to have it yet.  The e-mail came from a woman whose brother went to high school with Bum at French High School (Beaumont, Tx), so I'm thinking he really wrote it.  It sure sounds like him, anyway.  Does anyone know him personally so we can verify? HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEXAS -- FROM BUM PHILLIPS  Being Texan by Bum PhillipsDear Friends,   Last year, I wrote a small piece about what it means to me to be a Texan. My...