PERFECT FOR: Those who fancy fast and loud blues rock jams
WHO: Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard
WHERE FROM: Houston, Texas, U.S.
STARTED PERFORMING: Since 1969
Who can resist Billy Gibbon’s gripping guitar riffs? Always inventive and exhilarating, ZZ Top are undoubtedly one of America’s finest blues rock bands. Crowned ‘Living Legends’ at Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2012 in London, the Texas rockers are best known for their hard-hitting rock tunes and ridiculously cool beard. The trio’s best-selling album is their captivating 1983 release Eliminator, featuring tracks like ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’’ and ‘Sharp Dressed Man’. (Even though their 1971 release titled ZZ Top’s First Album and 1973’s Tre Hombres are top of our list as well)
Without losing their charming old-school influences, ZZ Top’s unique blending of genres – from blues rock to new wave to punk – adds a contemporary flair to their masterful style. As fun and endearing as ZZ Top’s beards and sunglasses are, their Southern rock jams are guaranteed to put you in a good mood throughout.