Listening to ZZ Top’s Tres Hombres LP and going back in time to the 10 year old with his sweet new album and feeling cool and old and Waiting for the Bus All Day and Jesus Just Left Chicago and staring at the pics of them like I did back then big fat headphones wrapped firmly around little head and that spread of food in the middle fold and lamenting the fact they are so defined by those fucking beards now. Once hell raisers now hair follicles. Really?
This does, however, remind me of just how awesome they were – add to the aforementioned songs, Move Me on Down the Line, Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers, La Grange… There’s not a rock band in the world that gets it that wouldn’t give their collective left nut to have made that album. Smart, clean, simple, straightforward rock and roll. Have You Heard?