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Listen to a Newly Bearded ZZ Top Play "Cheap Sunglasses" in 1980 Did you know that Paste owns the world's largest collection of live music recordings? It's true! And what's even crazier, it's all free—hundreds of thousands of exclusive songs, concerts and videos that you can listen to and watch right here at Paste [...]
via Ultimate Classic Rock]
John Fogerty / ZZ Top 'Blues and Bayous' Tour: A Tale of the Tape As mentioned in The Houston Chronicle, Billy Gibbons formed the first version of ZZ Top in 1969, with his Moving Sidewalks bandmate Dan Mitchell on drums and local Houston bassist Lanier Greig. Over the course of the year that followed, Greig was [...]
via Idaho Statesman (blog)]
Outlaw Field announces its 9th outdoor show. This summer concert series has legs Get off your tush. Go get yourself some cheap sunglasses. Summer is almost here, and ZZ Top is rolling into the Idaho Botanical Garden for an outdoor concert. The bearded rockers will perform at Outlaw Field in Boise on Wednesday, Aug. 1. [...]
via Roanoke Times]
ZZ Top returns to Roanoke for Aug. 21 date at Berglund Theatre The Top's previous 'noke show was 2009 in the neighboring coliseum, back when it used to be called Roanoke Civic Center. Will the audience hear "Cheap Sunglasses," "Legs," "Sharp Dressed Man" "La Grange," "Tush," "Rough Boy," "Heard It On The X" [...]
"Cheap Sunglasses" is a 1980 single by ZZ Top from their 1979 album Degüello. It is one of their most famous songs and includes the use of some odd instruments. The song captures many of the sounds and beats that ZZ Top is famous for. It is also featured on the greatest hits collections ZZ Top's Greatest Hits, Chrome, Smoke & BBQ and Rancho Texicano. In addition, a live version of the song appears on Chrome, Smoke & BBQ and Rancho Texicano. The rap duo EPMD sampled "Cheap Sunglasses" on their song "You're a Customer."
In a Guitar World article, lead guitarist Billy Gibbons said that he used a Marshall Major amplifier and a Maestro ring modulator on this song, and that the amplifier had a blown tube during recording which added to the tonal character of the song. The Marshall Major...
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via Los Angeles Times]
Unconventional real estate developer Mike Harrah sets sights on the Orange County Register He stands 6 foot 6, weighs about 275 pounds and sports a signature ZZ Top beard. He's flown his own Cobra attack ... A YouTube video shows him in wrap-around sunglasses riding at breakneck speed in a personal watercraft, gray beard ruffling in the wind ... [...]
via Speaker Sincode]
Playlist | Parlour Tricks at The Firebird in St. Louis Tonight Something about the melody, that vocal flourish always gets me.” - DeeDee "Cheap Sunglasses" - ZZ Top. "I learned everything about Texas from ZZ Top.” - Terry "Stolen Jars" - Waves. “Got that spring dew quality. A little Dirty Projectors, little ... [...]
via Imperial Valley Press]
ZZ Top tribute band brings memories of the 70s to the fair IMPERIAL — Beards, leather jackets, sunglasses and a vibe from the 70s were all in place for Fandango a ZZ Top tribute band which played for the delight of passionate Imperial Valley fans at the California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta on Wednesday night. [...]
via SC Times]
I've seen the light with ZZ Top, and the group is good And when ZZ Top settles in and starts hitting its stride ... And now I'm actually really digging "Cheap Sunglasses" and "Gimme All Your Lovin'." What a great group! What a sound! Grab that riff and take off. Settle into those drums. Feel that irresistible ... [...]
via Connecticut Post]
Billy Gibbons, of ZZ Top, shares new Cuban-infused sound at Ridgefield Playhouse, Feb. 5 Billy Gibbons, best known as the lead singer of blues-rock band ZZ Top, is headed to Connecticut with his super ... Gibbons is known for such hits as “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Cheap Sunglasses,” and has recorded with stars from the late B.B. King ... [...]
By Lara Martin For MailonlinePublished: 06:36 EDT, 28 September 2017 | Updated: 08:01 EDT, 28 September 2017 He has been vocal about his road to recovery after years of alcohol abuse left him in hospital and being warned he was just one drink away from death.But after turning his life around, Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley was looking happy and healthy again as he stepped out for lunch in Los Angeles on Wednesday.Grinning for the cameras, the 37-year-old cut a casual figure as he gave...
ZZ Top will not perform at the South Carolina State Fair.The band was scheduled to perform Wednesday, but the band’s management informed fair officials Monday that the group was canceling its current tour.All ZZ Top tickets purchased online will be refunded. The tickets can still be used for State Fair admission any day of the fair, which continues through Sunday.ZZ Top was scheduled to perform at the 2014 South Carolina State Fair, but canceled that performance.The reason the rock group...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- It wasn't the rowdiest concert of the season. Nor was it the biggest. Nor was it the best. There were no fireworks, no cult-ish following and not really much to complain about (except maybe some traffic). No, it wasn't a particularly memorable evening at the Lakeview Amphitheater, but on a chilly summer Saturday, ZZ Top and Charlie Daniels got the job done.The pair of bands -- one a little bit country, one a little bit rock 'n roll -- co-headlined the...