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May 16, 2020 104 min
Ep5: ZZ Top's First Album (1971) The Birth Of Texas Blues Rock The roots of rock and roll run deep into the fabric of southern blues.  Early power guitar pioneers such as Bo Diddley, Lightning Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, and of course, BB King, paved the way for the 60’s rock gods like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix.   Ironically, it was the British rockers emulating American blues that inspired a totally new generation of power guitar shredders in the next generation of musicians.  In the second substantial wave of American rock and roll, one little group from Texas blasted their way into the world by taking those simple blues concepts and turning them into pure electric sex and adrenaline with the dusty feel of a south Texas border bar where fights and broken glass were part of the culture as much as the music.   Today we go El Loco thru into the Rio Grande Mud with the Tres Hombres from Tejas, and have a Fandango Afterburner on ZZ Top’s First Album. Listen In Your Browser Listen to Ep5 On Your Favorite Podcast Platform icon-itunes Apple Podcasts .s{fill:none;stroke:#181413;stroke-linecap:round;} Spotify .pill{fill:none;stroke-width:4;stroke-linecap:round;} Google .st0{fill:#14D8CC;} TuneIn Stitcher iHeartRadio logo IHeartRadio Android Hear ZZ Top's First Album ZZ Top's First Album Buy ZZ Tops First Album Show Notes & Meta Potentially Pearly Gates Dusty and Billy with Pearly Gates Robin Hood Studios Check the amplifier stacks Dusty, Frank, Billy Billy and Pearly Gates Rev. Billy F Gibbons Watercolor on the back of the album cover
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