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Old 28th Jul 2021, 23:18
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Three beards become two

Farewell Dusty.
https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...t-dies-aged-72
Off to that little shack up in the sky.
May there be plenty of cold beer served in pickle jars, and a barbeque as big as the Lone Star State.
And may the music never deviate from those good ole three chords.

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Old 29th Jul 2021, 00:44
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It's been a bad week in Rock, Slipknot drummer died too age 47.
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Neil Peart, Dusty Hill and Tom Petty a few years ago, the music of my youth.

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Old 29th Jul 2021, 07:42
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Neil Peart, Dusty Hill and Tom Petty a few years ago, the music of youth.
Indeed.
And never gets old.
Was playing with some muso friends recently at a backyard practice with people watching.
As soon as guitarist busted out the opening lick of La Grange, heads turned and feet started tapping...
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Ah John Lee Hooker fans eh? 😊
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Old 29th Jul 2021, 10:52
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All good riffs are borrowed Turin
Boogie Chillin I believe.
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Old 29th Jul 2021, 12:34
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First time I ever heard Dusty Hill's voice was on the radio, summer of 1975, the song Tush.
I'd never hard of this band, ZZ Top, but that song really caught me.
I worked in a store that sold record albums on vinyl. No copies were left of Fandango, but there was a cassette tape.
I bought that. Played it until it stretched and then snapped a few years later. (Later got the CD)
Saw them live in Houston, the Astrodome, 1981.
Thirty years later, saw them with Lynyrd Skynyrd.
That little old band from Texas, three guys, put on a hell of a show.
They have / had a tour scheduled for this fall, a buddy of mine had ordered tickets.
Guess that won't be happening.
Fifty years + of bringing that unique sound and style.
Best traveling music, in the car, that I know of when you are driving long hours through Texas to get somewhere.
If I may misquote Ian Anderson slightly:
"You've never too old to rock and roll, but you're too young to die."
72 years, brought a lot of joy to a lot of people.
Ya done good, Dusty. Thanks.
*hand salute*
Joseph Michael Hill; vaya con dios

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Old 29th Jul 2021, 15:14
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Excellent programme/documentary available on Sky Arts called "ZZ Top: That little old band from Texas". Really well worth a watch.
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Old 29th Jul 2021, 15:17
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So now it's Dos Hombres. I wish I had seen them live.
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Old 29th Jul 2021, 16:58
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The musicians of my youth are disappearing too fast.
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Old 29th Jul 2021, 18:07
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First heard them in Texas c. 1980, before they were known internationally and years later c. 1998 saw them in Madrid. Great band and videos.
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ZZ Top, Tom Petty, AC/DC and Bruce Springsteen, I'd happily cross continents listening to em, with my clutch foot tapping away.

RIP.
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I remember watching them on a TV show. At the start of their set Hill approached the microphone and growled: "We are ZZ Top . . . we do not play ballads".
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Old 30th Jul 2021, 00:27
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Originally Posted by Geordie_Expat View Post
Excellent programme/documentary available on Sky Arts called "ZZ Top: That little old band from Texas". Really well worth a watch.
Spookily I watched it a few nights back.
It is indeed very good - right from the beginnings, through their breakout in Hawaii supporting the Stones, and through to the present day.
Highly recommend it.
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Originally Posted by Una Due Tfc View Post
ZZ Top, Tom Petty, AC/DC and Bruce Springsteen, I'd happily cross continents listening to em, with my clutch foot tapping away.

RIP.
Clutch. Now there's a great band.
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Old 30th Jul 2021, 02:23
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I remember watching them on a TV show. At the start of their set Hill approached the microphone and growled: "We are ZZ Top . . . we do not play ballads".
Those were quite the in thing in the 80s. Some good, some otherwise.
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If ZZ Top had been British would they have been know as Zed Zed Top ?
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Old 30th Jul 2021, 06:43
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If ZZ Top had been British would they have been know as Zed Zed Top ?
Probably, I've heard them referred to as that many times back when they were everywhere in the 80's/90's. Luckily Sesame Street helped edumacate the UK's yoof as to how to pronounce US style
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Old 30th Jul 2021, 08:26
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I first heard them in 1982 when I was in Monaco, of all places... Stayed with them through the years.

'Halleluiah, Halleluiah, ride your Chevrolet!'.
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Old 30th Jul 2021, 09:29
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It's a great shame to see the people who created the sound track of your youth disappearing... I was trying to remember earlier which sixties band I particularly like has no surviving members left. Sure there is one.

Edit: Jimi Hendrix Experience. (I believe I saw Noel Redding playing bass with Leslie West and Corky Laing about 25 years ago...)
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