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1 hour ago, Duquesne Frog said:

About ZZ Top ... have any of you seen the documentary on Netflix about them?  Basically just goes up through Eliminator, but has some great old footage of them.  I am definitely partial to the early, bluesier incarnation of the band, but it was still a mindtrip to see those old Eliminator videos.  Also ashamed to admit as a former Tylerite that I was unaware that their first 2.5 albums were recorded there.

I will have to check that out!

 

I know they made records after Fandango!, but I honestly could not name them, beyond Tejas and Degüello. Forget about knowing which songs are on which album. At least not until the 1990s or early 2000s. I think some cheap cover band named "ZZ Pop" abducted them during that period.

 

I bought them all a while back on CD, but I don't think I have heard every second of any of them. I think that they are as bad as the first four are great.

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10 minutes ago, Feeling Froggy said:

I will have to check that out!

 

I know they made records after Fandango!, but I honestly could not name them, beyond Tejas and Degüello. Forget about knowing which songs are on which album. At least not until the 1990s or early 2000s. I think some cheap cover band named "ZZ Pop" abducted them during that period.

 

I bought them all a while back on CD, but I don't think I have heard every second of any of them. I think that they are as bad as the first four are great.

 

I bought that much reviled 6-Pack that remastered their first 6 albums with an Eliminator-era drum sound ... it was just such a good deal over what it would cost to buy each individually, but the sound is definitely not the same. 

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49 minutes ago, Duquesne Frog said:

 

I bought that much reviled 6-Pack that remastered their first 6 albums with an Eliminator-era drum sound ... it was just such a good deal over what it would cost to buy each individually, but the sound is definitely not the same. 

Billy should not have been allowed to remaster anything in the late 1980s. "La Grange" and "Mexican Blackbird" stand out to me the most with different lyrics/song structures and butchered guitar edits. It was turrible!

 

The correct LP mixes of First Album and Rio Grande Mud can be found on this CD - https://www.discogs.com/ZZ-Top-The-Complete-Studio-Albums-1970-1990/release/4651510

 

Fandango!'s LP mix can be found on the above album and (as far as I know) all CD reissues after 2006.

 

Tres Hombres still isn't right. There are varied degrees of bad with it, and the box set above has one of the best CD versions you can hope for at this point.

 

My sick vinyl fetish aside, if you want any of them to sound right, get the LPs or a digital rip of the LP. All on London Records. Catalog numbers - PS 584 (First Album), XPS 612 (Rio Grande Mud), XPS 631 (Tres Hombres), PS 656 (Fandango!). First Pressings matter here more than most other albums.

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2 hours ago, NewfoundlandFreeFrog said:

COVID got Joe Diffie. Stay hard, Joe

 

 

Aw, man.  Seeing him at Billiy Bobs was an early date for me and the future Mrs. Duq ...

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