Billy Gibbons – Perfectamundo

Don’t know how I missed this album in 2015, but what the heck let’s give it a solid listen in 2016.

Billy Gibbons and the BFGs, Perfectamundo

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ZZ Top on Howard Stern “Live” In The Studio Tomorrow Morning

How cool is this?!!!! ZZ Top will be performing live on The Howard Stern Show tomorrow morning May 14, 2013.

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My brother in-law and I just saw them in concert sitting 4th row center on Wednesday May 8th at the Oakdale. See the Related Articles section below for the link to the concert review I posted last week. I love the special effects staging they had for us that night….

You’re going to love what you hear from Howard 100 tomorrow trust the music of our heart ūüėČ

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They are one of Howard’s favorite bands. ¬†Here are some pictures from the Top’s rehearsal taken by Scott “The Engineer” Salem at SiriusXm Studio 69 in New York City.

ZZ Top rehersal

1) Dusty Hill

Dusty Hill

2) Billy Gibbons

Billy Gibbons

3) Frank Beard

Frank Beard

ZZ Top is in the Metro New York area for two performances on their latest tour

  1. MAY 14, 2013

    BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, ENGLEWOOD, NJ

  2. MAY 15, 2013

    THEATER AT WESTBURY Westbury, Long Island

ZZ Top – La Futura

I’m getting that buzz that tells me there is real excitement a brew for ZZ Top rock music fans everywhere.

ZZ Top, that little ‘ol band from Texas, is releasing their next album,¬†La Futura,¬†on September 11, 2012. This will be their first new studio recording in nine years. The secret sauce of¬†La Futura¬†is the collaboration synergy with Rick Rubin¬†and Billy Gibbons producing. Rick Rubin has such a midas touch in the studio.

I first heard ZZ Top as a college FM disk jockey at WNHU-FM 88.7 in West Haven, Ct. I was minoring in music at the University of New Haven in 1973. The radio station had a playlist and ZZ Top Tres Hombres was on heavy rotation that summer. “La Grange” was the track I played to death on my afternoon show as well as the song “Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers“.

I sense that same level of enthusiasm escalating for La Futura.¬†I listened to Texicali¬†the prelude EP to La Futura¬†today. I love the alliance between Rick Rubin and ZZ Top. I was hoping Rick Rubin would help ZZ Top unearth some extra sonic techniques. Rick Rubin has an incredible ear for musical risk and innovation. My ears were rewarded by some great stuff on that EP. Rick Rubin gets musicians to think outside the box, to further reinvent themselves. ¬†The guitar technique on¬†¬†‚ÄúI Gotsta Get Paid,‚ÄĚ ¬†with that flipped completely around tremolo effect rocks you intently.

‚ÄúA lot of producers would have the drummer come in on Monday, then they‚Äôd call the bass player in on Tuesday, the guitar player would show up on Wednesday and maybe the singer on Thursday,” says ZZ Top guitar king Billy Gibbons. “When we got together with Rick Rubin, he said, ‘My idea of ZZ Top is three guys playing together at the same time with the red light turned on.‚Äô That sounded just right to us.”

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