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May 4, 2014 / thackersam

May 4 – Sunday – ZZ Top – Fandango!

zz topThis is early ZZ Top before they went all MTV on us. They’re a Texas rock and blues band with not an interesting backstory, but after gaining some popularity they went on hiatus and returned to the limelight with a new look and style and became the darlings of the video age. Ironically, the two guitarists in the three-man band grew elongated beards, and the drummer, named Beard, did not. But this was before all that. A guy I had started seeing took me to a ZZ Top concert along with a friend of his, and I liked ZZ Top enough then to buy this album, which is half concert. What I liked best about the guy was his friends. He didn’t last and neither did my appreciation for the band. I can’t say I was a ZZ Top fan for more than a nanosecond, and that was not rekindled by hearing the music of theirs I actually once liked, again.

I don’t know how I could have forgotten this, but my favorite Neil Young song is “Cowgirl in the Sand.”

And we’re done. Alice Cooper to ZZ Top. Give me a minute – I’ll do a re-cap, or something like it.

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