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From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
> Hey, call me low-brow, but early ZZ Top definitely does it for me. Bob Ludwig
remastered new CD's of
> "Tres Hombres" and "Fandango" in the last couple of years and I think they're
great. Album notes are
> by a guy who claims to be ZZ Top's "archivist." Bonus material is from I think
King Biscuit Flower
> Hour radio shows, really badly recorded.
>
Speaking as a bluesman-wannabe myself...the first three (IIRC) ZZ Top LP's
were outstanding permormances of blues music! From that point onward, they
gradually became a "guitar-based rock band"...with only occasional flashes
of their early blues brilliance!

Case in point...look up (listen up?!) their recording titled "Blue Jean
Blues!" The lyrics would seem to verge on parody...but the guitar work
is excellent!

Steven C. Barr