Depending on your age, you may associate ZZ Top with a particular era of their career. I'm certain most of you have only known them as the band with those ratty ass beards. You might go back as far as those corny videos of theirs that got played on MTV all the time. Spinning guitars, hot rods, I mean spinning furry guitars, "Legs". Keep in mind, that shit was on the air all the time. Total crap.
Take it from me, if you want to know the real ZZ Top, start with the third LP, Tres Hombres, and go backwards, Start there because you've heard a song or two from that one. Then, check their their second, Rio Grande Mud, and their first ZZ Top's First Album. Between Tres Hombres and Fandango!, their third and fourth LPs, they started thinking big. The tour that year was ridiculous. They were no longer "that little old band from Texas".
If you dare not go past their fourth LP, I don't blame you. Instead, go further backwards, to guitarist Billy Gibbons's earlier band, the Moving Sidewalks. That's them above, the bottom photo the later of the two. Check the two songs below and try to guess which era of the Moving Sidewalks it is that you're listening to. Furry guitars...damn MTV all to hell.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
The Moving Sidewalks - Every Night A New Surprise mp3 at Soylent Cream
The Moving Sidewalks - Joe Blues mp3 at Kiwi 19 (?)
The Moving Sidewalks official site