ZZTop The Very BaddestDusty Hill, Frank Beard, and Billy Gibbons formed one of the world’s best appreciated rock band in ZZ Top. Over the years, this three-member Rock band created a batch of enduring songs from equally impressive albums.  The first album, called, simply, ZZ Top’s First Album started the ball rolling back in 1971. With the release of the follow-up, Rio Grande Mud, they reached deeper into the fans’ psyche with their brand of Rock and Roll, southern blues style.

In 1973 (I remember it well), the band struck it well with the release of “La Grange” from their 3rd LP, Tres Hombres. From there, it was a steady climb to the top with Top10 singles like “Sharp Dressed Man”, “Tush”, “Gimme All Your Lovin'”, “Legs”, and others. It wouldn’t be until the band’s 1996 album, Rhythmeen, when things began to slow down for the band, whose previous albums have sold, at least, in platinum status (1,000,000 in sales).

Despite the slowdown in music sales, the band remained a draw in concert. But, everyone loves a well designed ‘best of’ package that highlights the extraordinary from their favorite bands. For ZZ Top, that is coming via Rhino Records and Warner Brothers, with the new CD release of The Very Baddest Of ZZ Top. The music within, will likely, be remastered, and contain all of the stuff that fans loved.

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The set will arrive in a single CD with 20 tracks, and a 2CD set with 40 tracks. The 2CD set is a wealthy blend of classic ZZ Top tracks, with the single CD version a carefully cherry-picked collection.

The Very Baddest Of ZZ Top (both versions) is slated for July 22.

I’ll be updating this as more info becomes available (I have emails out!).

Single CD:

01. Gimme All Your Lovin’
02. Sharp Dressed Man
03. La Grange
04. Tush
05. Doubleback
06. I Thank You
07. Cheap Sunglasses
08. Legs
09. Tube Snake Boogie
10. Waitin’ For The Bus
11. Jesus Just Left Chicago
12. I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide
13. Pincushion
14. Got Me Under Pressure
15. Rough Boy
16. Velcro Fly
17. Rhythmeen
18. What’s Up With That?
19. Mescalero
20. Viva Las Vegas

2CD:

Disc One:
01. Gimme All Your Lovin’
02. Sharp Dressed Man
03. La Grange
04. Tush
05. (Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your Tree
06. Francine
07. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
08. It’s Only Love
09. Arrested For Driving While Blind
10. I Thank You
11. Cheap Sunglasses
12. Tube Snake Boogie
13. Pearl Necklace
14. Just Got Paid
15. Waitin’ For The Bus
16. Jesus Just Left Chicago
17. Heard It On The X
18. I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide
19. Dust My Broom
20. Velcro Fly
21. Party On The Patio

Disc Two:
01. Viva Las Vegas
02. Pincushion
03. Legs
04. Got Me Under Pressure
05. Sleeping Bag
06. Rough Boy
07. Doubleback
08. My Head’s In Mississippi
09. Give It Up
10. Just Got Back From Baby’s
11. Blue Jean Blues
12. She’s Just Killing Me
13. What’s Up With That?
14. Rhythmeen
15. Loaded
16. Fearless Boogie
17. Mescalero
18. Que Lastima
19. As Time Goes By

By MARowe

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