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ZZ Top - Fandango! (1975) {1990, Japan 1st Press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Aug. 13, 2018
ZZ Top - Fandango! (1975) {1990, Japan 1st Press}

ZZ Top - Fandango! (1975) {1990, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 221 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 86 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Boogie Rock, Southern Rock, Texas Blues | Warner-Pioneer #WPCP-3983

Fandango! is the fourth album by the American blues rock band ZZ Top, released in 1975. Half the tracks are selections from live shows, the rest are new songs from the studio. Fandango, from which the album gets its name, is a type of dance similar to flamenco. In the late 1980s a digitally remixed version of the recording was released on CD and the original 1975 mix version was discontinued. The remix version created controversy among fans because it significantly changed the sound of the instruments, especially drums. The remix version was used on all early CD copies and was the only version available for over 20 years. A remastered and expanded edition of the album was released on February 28, 2006, containing three bonus live tracks. The 2006 edition is the first CD version to use Terry Manning's original 1975 mix.

ZZ Top - Rio Grande Mud (1972) {1990, Japan 1st Press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Aug. 9, 2018
ZZ Top - Rio Grande Mud (1972) {1990, Japan 1st Press}

ZZ Top - Rio Grande Mud (1972) {1990, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 251 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 94 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Texas Blues, Blues Rock, Boogie Rock, Southern Rock | Warner-Pioneer Corp. #WPCP-3981

With their second album, Rio Grande Mud, ZZ Top uses the sound they sketched out on their debut as a blueprint, yet they tweak it in slight but important ways. The first difference is the heavier, more powerful sound, turning the boogie guitars into a locomotive force. There are slight production flares that date this as a 1972 record, but for the most part, this is a straight-ahead, dirty blues-rock difference. Essentially like the first album, then. That's where the second difference comes in – they have a much better set of songs this time around, highlighted by the swaggering shuffle "Just Got Paid," the pile-driving boogie "Bar-B-Q," the slide guitar workout "Apologies to Pearly," and two Dusty Hill-sung numbers, "Francine" and "Chevrolet." There are still a couple of tracks that don't quite gel and their fuzz-blues still can sound a little one-dimensional at times, but Rio Grande Mud is the first flowering of ZZ Top as a great, down-n-dirty blooze rock band.

ZZ Top - Tres Hombres (1973) {1990, Japan 1st Press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Aug. 8, 2018
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres (1973) {1990, Japan 1st Press}

ZZ Top - Tres Hombres (1973) {1990, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 218 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 85 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Boogie Rock, Southern Rock, Texas Blues | Warner-Pioneer Corp. #WPCP-3982

Tres Hombres is the record that brought ZZ Top their first Top Ten record, making them stars in the process. It couldn't have happened to a better record. ZZ Top finally got their low-down, cheerfully sleazy blooze-n-boogie right on this, their third album. As their sound gelled, producer Bill Ham discovered how to record the trio so simply that they sound indestructible, and the group brought the best set of songs they'd ever have to the table. On the surface, there's nothing really special about the record, since it's just a driving blues-rock album from a Texas bar band, but that's what's special about it. It has a filthy groove and an infectious feel, thanks to Billy Gibbons' growling guitars and the steady propulsion of Dusty Hill and Frank Beard's rhythm section. They get the blend of bluesy shuffles, gut-bucket rocking, and off-beat humor just right.

ZZ Top - ZZ Top's First Album (1971) {1990, Japan 1st Press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Aug. 8, 2018
ZZ Top - ZZ Top's First Album (1971) {1990, Japan 1st Press}

ZZ Top - ZZ Top's First Album (1971) {1990, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 219 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 86 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Boogie Rock, Blues Rock, Texas Blues | Warner Music Japan #WPCP-3980

ZZ Top's First Album may not be perfectly polished, but it does establish their sound, attitude, and quirks. Simply put, it's a dirty little blues-rock record, filled with fuzzy guitars, barrelhouse rhythms, dirty jokes, and Texan slang. They have a good, ballsy sound that hits at gut level, and if the record's not entirely satisfying, it's because they're still learning how to craft records – which means that they're still learning pacing as much as they're learning how to assemble a set of indelible material. Too much of this record glides by on its sound, without offering any true substance, but the tracks that really work – "(Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your Tree," "Backdoor Love Affair," "Brown Sugar," and "Goin' Down to Mexico," among them – show that from their very first record on, ZZ Top was that lil' ol' blues band from Texas.

ZZ Top - Greatest Hits (1999) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 20, 2018
ZZ Top - Greatest Hits (1999) Repost

ZZ Top - Greatest Hits (1999)
DVD5: PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | LinearPCM, 2 ch
Southern / Blues Rock | Scans | 00:50:39 | ~ 3.58 Gb

Those men with the beards are back with a compilation video of some of their greatest hits, spanning over ten years.

ZZ Top: Non Remastered CD Collection (1970 - 2012)  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 16, 2018
ZZ Top: Non Remastered CD Collection (1970 - 2012)

ZZ Top: Non Remastered CD Collection (1970 - 2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
16CD | Label: Various | ~ 4649 or 1859 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 174 Mb
Southern Rock / Blues Rock / Hard Rock / Classic Rock

ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band consists of guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, bassist and co-lead vocalist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard. The band and its members went through several reconfigurations throughout 1969, achieving their current form when Hill replaced bassist Billy Etheridge in February 1970, shortly before the band was signed to London Records…

ZZ Top - Six Pack (1987) [3CD Box Set] Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 12, 2018
ZZ Top - Six Pack (1987) [3CD Box Set] Repost

ZZ Top - Six Pack (1987)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Warner Bros., 9 25661-2 | ~ 1347 or 508 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 174 Mb
Southern Rock / Blues Rock / Classic Rock

The Six Pack is a compilation album released in 1987 by the American blues rock band ZZ Top. The compilation encompasses the first five studio albums by ZZ Top plus El Loco into a three-disc set. All of the albums, except El Loco and the live tracks from Fandango! were remixed with 1980s percussion…

ZZ Top - Fandango! (1975) [Remastered & Expanded]  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 11, 2018
ZZ Top - Fandango! (1975) [Remastered & Expanded]

ZZ Top - Fandango! (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2006 | Warner Bros., R2 78965 | ~ 286 or 101 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 21 Mb
Southern Rock / Blues Rock

Blessed with their first full-fledged hit album, ZZ Top followed it up with Fandango!, a record split between a side of live tracks and a side of new studio cuts. In a way, this might have made sense, since they were a kick-ass live band, and they do sound good here, but it's hard not to see this as a bit of a wasted opportunity in retrospect. Why? Because the studio side is a worthy successor to the all-fine Tres Hombres, driven by "Tush" and "Heard It on the X," two of their greatest songs that build on that album by consolidating their sound and amplifying their humor…

ZZ Top - Live In Germany 1980 (2011) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 10, 2018
ZZ Top - Live In Germany 1980 (2011) Repost

ZZ Top - Live In Germany 1980 (2011)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Eagle Rock, EAGCD482 | ~ 404 or 137 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 49 Mb
Southern Rock / Blues Rock

Interestingly, while always priding themselves on being a kick-ass live band, ZZ Top never got around to issuing a full-length live album during their 1970s/1980s peak. But as they say, it's better late than never, and 2011 finally saw the arrival of an archival live ZZ Top recording, Live in Germany 1980. Featuring half of the audio portion of their 2009 Double Down Live DVD, Live in Germany 1980 does a fantastic job of displaying all of the group's pre-Eliminator classics in a concert setting…

ZZ Top - The Very Baddest Of ZZ Top (2014) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 9, 2018
ZZ Top - The Very Baddest Of ZZ Top (2014) Repost

ZZ Top - The Very Baddest Of ZZ Top (2014)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Warner Bros., 8122795864 | ~ 1028 or 360 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 45 Mb
Southern Rock / Blues Rock

Following 2004's Rancho Texicano: The Very Best of ZZ Top by a decade, The Very Baddest of ZZ Top comes in two different styles: a single-disc compilation with 20 tracks and a set that doubles it. The single disc is good, racking up most of the MTV-era hits – "Gimme All Your Lovin," "Sharp Dressed Man," "Legs," "Got Me Under Pressure," "Rough Boy," "Velcro Fly" – while doubling back for "La Grange, "Tush," "I Thank You," "Waitin' for the Bus," "Jesus Just Left Chicago," "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide," and "Cheap Sunglasses."…