Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds
ZZ Top - La Futura

by Kevin Wierzbicki

.
How many of the folks who helped make ZZ Top MTV darlings and superstar arena-rockers back in the coke-saturated '80s are still interested in the band? Or the at the time teenagers who discovered the band early with a purchase of Rio Grande Mud or Tres Hombres in the mid-'70s? Many of these folks may have more pressing concerns now; with mortgages that are underwater and struggling offspring returning to the nest their idea of partying these days likely amounts to sipping a glass of sauvignon blanc while watching America's Got Talent. Still, if there's any hair left to be let down, ZZ Top fans now enjoying geezerdom can flash back to their glory days with this excellent new release from "That Little Ol' Band from Texas." La Futura finds the trio going back to their roots while also defining the sound they'll likely move more toward in the future. "I Gotsta Get Paid" is a growling rocker full of chunky rhythms and hot guitar grease that places the song squarely in a Tres Hombres mood while "Chartreuse," a bastardization of "Tush," will be instantly familiar and likable to fans. Interestingly, "Chartreuse" ends cold and "Consumption," a further breakdown of basically the same song to its blues roots, begins immediately. "Heartache in Blue" harkens to the pre-stardom sound the band favored on Rio Grande Mud while "Big Shiny Nine" is perhaps the most typical of the ZZ Top sound---double entendre-filled sing-along swagger. All in all La Futura cuts back a little on the stereotypical though and even finds the guys covering "It's Too Easy Manana," a thoughtful Gillian Welch/David Rawlings tune that they do an impressive job with. Long time fans who haven't boogied with the bearded ones for a couple of decades should have no hesitation whatsoever about picking this one up.


ZZ Top - La Futura
Rating:


Share this article


More articles for this artist .


...end





.
News Reports
.

Day in Rock: Paul McCartney Reveals Song Featuring Led Zeppelin's John Bonham- Slayer's Kerry King Wanted To Join Pantera?- Ozzy Thinks Technology Is Killing Music- more

Day in Pop Singing Nun Covers Madonna's Like A Virgin- Interscope Drop Chief Keef?- South Park Releasing Kanye West 'Hobbit' Spoof- Annie Lennox On Beyonce Criticism, Twerking- more

Yesterday's Day in Rock: Jimmy Page Talks Beastie Boys, Fav Led Zeppelin Album - Michael Anthony Says He Could Sing for Van Halen- Alice Cooper Appears In New Theory Of A Deadman Track- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock



.
Top Rock News Stories

Today's Full Day in Rock Report

Ozzy Wants Original Lineup For Black Sabbath Farewell

No Guests For Allman Brothers Band's Final Shows

Slipknot's Corey Taylor Recalls Suicide Attempts

Foo Fighters Reveal Stadium Concert Support Acts

Pink Floyd Tour Unlikely

Volbeat Plan Six Month Break

Poison Reunite For Special Event

Primus Drummer Returns to Stage Following Heart Surgery

Kerry King Says Slayer Fans Will 'Dig' New Album

Procol Harum To Perform With BBC Orchestra

Alvin Stardust Dead At 72

Top Pop News Stories

Today's Full Day in Pop Report

16 Hospitalized Following Skrillex Concert

Charli XCX Plays Surprise Show At High School Dance

Katy Perry Cancels Birthday Trip Over Safety Concerns

One Direction Announce North American Stadium Tour

Florida Georgia Line Top Album Chart With Anything Goes

Taylor Swift Previews New Song In Target Commercial

Iggy Azalea Vs Haters With New Track Iggy SZN

Jack White To Speak At Yale

Jessie Ware Recruits J. Cole For Kind Of Remix

Nick Jonas Releases New Solo Song Wilderness

CHVRCHES Go Anime For Under The Tide Video

Latest Reviews

Recent Reviews and Interviews

Road Trip: Styx Rocks Cozumel, Mexico Aboard The Carnival Breeze

Anubis Gate - Horizons

Rock Reads: Excess All Areas: Demands and Idiosyncracies of Rock Icons on Tour

Riot V - Unleash the Fire

Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare

Classics: Virgin Steele - Invictus

Manilow - Cease and Desist

Striker - City of Gold

Ali Campbell (UB40) - Silhouette

Hank 3 Live

Ozzy Osbourne - Memoirs of a Madman

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email- Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.