ZZ Top - blues-rock band from America, founded in 1969 in the city of Houston.
ZZ top style is defined as blues, blues-rock with elements of boogie-woogie and hard rock boogie-woogie and hard rock.
Lyrics are mostly not serious and full of slang. The first album was recorded in the late 1970's and has an uncomplicated title, ZZ Top's First Album, was released on January 16, 1971. The single from this album "(Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your Tree" reached the 50th place in the Bilboard Hot 100. The band labeled the album as "Abstract Blues".
The real success of the group was brought by Tres Hombers, which was released on July 26, 1973. The release contained one of the most famous hits of the band "La Grange". The album went up to number 8 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart, album sales exceeded one million copies. Concerts ZZ Top are beginning to collect tens of thousands of spectators.
April 18, 1975 came the fourth album of the band Fandango !, one of the sides of the record contained material recorded in the studio, and the second was a recording of the concert performance of the band. The disc became platinum, took 10th place on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. After that, the group went on a world tour "World Wide Texas", lasted a year and a half. On the band's account to date, 15 albums.
Despite the absence of studio albums, the band is actively touring, using old material. On June 24, 2008, the first official DVD Live from Texas was released, containing a recording of a concert held on November 1, 2007 at Nokia Theater in Grand Prairie.
ZZ Top made a significant contribution to the world rock music. The band was able to combine traditional blues, boogie woogie, rock'n'roll with elements of hard rock and disco in their music, which connected fans of music of the 1950s and 1960s with the young generation of the 1970s and 1980s. Fans of heavy music revere the band for energy, heavy riffs and a tight rhythm section, blues fans for emotional guitar solos and swing.
Group members :
Billy Gibson (guitar, vocals)
Dusty Hill (bass guitar, vocals, keys)
Frank Bird (drums)
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