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La Grange - ZZ Top - Tres Hombres (CD, Album)

Take the band name itself: the trio of guitarist Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard either pays homage to their Southern blues heritage combining B. King and Z. How does a band that rose to success along with Southern rock and the urban cowboy archetype outlast the trends and become a paradigm of cool for the likes of hardcore punks Steve Albini and Black Flag, Chicagoans Kevin Drumm and Tortoise, a group referenced by avant-guitar weirdoes and wankers alike?

The name of the band was Gibbons' idea. The band had a little apartment covered with concert posters and he noticed that many performers' names used initials. Gibbons particularly noticed B. King and Z. Hill and thought of combining the two into "ZZ King", but considered it too similar to the original name. He then figured that "king is going at the top" which brought him to "ZZ Top.

They released their first single, "Salt Lick," in , and the B-side contained the song "Miller's Farm. Unwilling to sign a recording contract, Ethridge quit the band and Dusty Hill , Frank Beard's American Blues bandmate, became his replacement. They performed their first concert together at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Beaumont, Texas , on February 10, In addition to assuming the role as the band's leader, Gibbons became the main lyricist and musical arranger.

With the assistance of Ham and engineer Robin Hood Brians, ZZ Top's First Album was released and exhibited the band's humor, with "barrelhouse" rhythms, distorted guitars, double entendres, and innuendo. The music and songs reflected ZZ Top's blues influences. Following their debut album, the band released Rio Grande Mud , which produced their first charting single, " Francine ". The album's sound was the result of the propulsive support provided by Hill and Beard, and Gibbons' "growling" guitar tone.

On the subsequent tour, the band performed sold-out concerts in the US. ZZ Top recorded the live tracks for one side of their album, Fandango! Tejas , released in , would be the band's final album under their contract with London Records.

It was not as successful or as positively received as their previous efforts, although the album went to number 17 on the Billboard The band then went on what was supposed to be a day break from public appearances. While the album went platinum, it only reached number 24 on the Billboard chart.

Their next album, El Loco , was released in October ZZ Top's next album was even more successful. Billboard pop charts. The music videos were included in their Greatest Hits video, which was later released on DVD and quickly went multiple-platinum.

According to former stage manager David Blayney in his book " Sharp Dressed Men" , sound engineer Linden Hudson co-wrote much of the material on the album while serving as a live-in high-tech music teacher to Beard and Gibbons. The sheriff was so pissed [off] that he smashed all the ribs of the reporter that broke the story in the papers.

We kinda wrote the song as a celebration. It ended up being a eulogy. The Chicken Ranch was so popular that punters were following their one-track minds right to its front door more than two years after it was shut down.

This guy that caused the stir about it was doing just that — causing a stir. I think that was already in the works. It just had an incredible sparkle. I remember it was quite a hassle, manually moving everything. We worked on it until we really felt we had the definitive version, without too much of that. We left that one out. I remember going down the hall, to get some water or go to the rest room or something, and then coming back in the room while it was playing, and that guitar was wailing, and I was blown away a second time by coming in fresh and hearing it.

I just loved how he played it. This was a true event that had happened. On the surface, there's nothing really special about the record, since it's just a driving blues-rock album from a Texas bar band, but that's what's special about it.

It has a filthy groove and an infectious feel, thanks to Billy Gibbons ' growling guitars and the steady propulsion of Dusty Hill and Frank Beard 's rhythm section.

They get the blend of bluesy shuffles, gut-bucket rocking, and off-beat humor just right. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. I met a shiek from Mozambique who led me to the Congo.

He dreamed to go to Mexico and sample a burrito. My tempature had risen again, it must have been a hundred and ten. Under the oaks I was telling some jokes and thinkin' I had it made- Gettin' on with the folks, havin' some Coke and coolin' off in the shade. My tempature had risen again, and it must have been a hundred and ten. I took a boat that couldn't float to Rio de Janeiro. So with my scuba I swam to Cuba bur I'll be gone tomorrow. Have you heard 'bout Jo Tir Math, yeah yeah yeah? Well, then you could not be lost, yeah yeah yeah.

Which way are you comin' from, goin' up or gettin' down? Well, have you thought about it some or have you put it down? Have you heard about heaven, yeah yeah yeah? Seven come eleven, yeah yeah yeah. Have you heard, dear brother, yeah yeah yeah? Well, let's help one another, yeah yeah yeah. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Lyrics. Jesus Just Left Chicago Lyrics. La Grange Lyrics. Master of Sparks Lyrics. Move Me On down the Line Lyrics.

Precious and Grace Lyrics. Shiek Lyrics. La Grange live Lyrics.

"La Grange" is a song by the American rock group ZZ Top, from their album Tres Hombres. One of ZZ Top's most successful songs, it was released as a single in and received extensive radio play, rising to No. 41 on the Billboard Hot in June The song refers to a brothel on the outskirts of La Grange, Texas (later called the "Chicken Ranch").

9 thoughts on “La Grange - ZZ Top - Tres Hombres (CD, Album)”

  1. Dunris says:
    Tres Hombres is the third studio album by the American rock band ZZ was originally released by London Records in July and was the first album on which the band worked with engineer Terry Manning. Tres Hombres, Spanish for "Three Men", was a successful combination as the release was the band's commercial breakthrough. In the US, the album entered the top ten while the single "La Genre: Blues rock, southern rock, hard rock, boogie .
  2. Taum says:
    'Precious And Grace' is the sole track that relies heavily on Gibbons's trademark guitar, while the US hit, 'La Grange' builds superbly on a stark opening. The token live bonuses are clearly there to fill the CD out. ZZ Top don't seem to me to be the kind of band who'd have a lot of rare b-sides cluttering their archives/5().
  3. Grogrel says:
    Tres Hombres is the record that brought ZZ Top their first Top Ten record, making them stars in the process. It couldn't have happened to a better record. ZZ Top finally got their low-down, cheerfully sleazy blooze-n-boogie right on this, their third album. As their sound gelled, producer Bill Ham discovered how to record the trio so simply that they sound indestructible, and the 9/
  4. Mezibei says:
    View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Tres Hombres on Discogs. Label: Warner Bros. Records - • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock, Blues • Style: Blues Rock, Texas Blues/5(78).
  5. Meztigis says:
    ZZ Top is an American band of blues rock and hard rock. The debut in with the album, ZZ Top's First Album.
  6. Kisho says:
    Oct 27,  · Le Grange- ZZ Top ‎– Tres Hombres Album London LON J , 7 1/2 .
  7. Nenos says:
    rows · Tres Hombres is the third album by American blues-rock band ZZ Top, released in .
  8. Kirg says:
    You're listening to the official audio for ZZ Top - "La Grange" from the album 'Tres Hombres'. "La Grange" is on Rolling Stone's list of the greatest guitar.
  9. Shazshura says:
    Zz top contrairement à ce que certains pensent n'est pas un groupe des années 80 ils ont commencés bien avant le disco rock indigeste de ces memes anné hombres est un très bon disque d'un très grand intérret d'un très grand groupe Cet album est de très bon gout et ce serait stupide de passer à coté.

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