ZZ Top Bring New Spin To Classics
The latter was the case at New Jersey's Bergen Performing Arts Center on May 14, as ZZ Top played songs spanning their entire 40 year career – and all of them got a great reaction from fans.
The rewards for the die-hards came early: the band took the stage (Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill playing bright violet guitars, and Frank Beard on a skull encrusted drum kit) with "Precious And Grace" from 1973′s Tres Hombres. From there, they went to last year's excellent and underrated La Futura, playing "Heartache In Blue" and "Have A Little Mercy."
After complimenting opening act The Ben Miller Band (more on them later), guitarist/singer Billy Gibbons commented, "They're very organic. Everyone's going green!"
He then added, "But green's not bad" and then pulled out what appeared to be a hand rolled cigarette from his jacket pocket, to roars from the audience. more.
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