“La Grange” – ZZ Top
ZZ Top is an American rock band from Houston, Texas. Formed in 1969, the group consists of Billy Gibbons (guitar and vocals), Dusty Hill (bass and vocals), and Frank Beard (percussion). ZZ Top’s early sound was rooted in blues but eventually grew to exhibit contemporary influences. Throughout their career they have maintained a sound based on Hill’s and Beard’s rhythm section support, accentuated by Gibbons’ guitar and vocal style. Their lyrics often gave evidence of band’s humor and thematically focus on personal experiences and sexual innuendos.
ZZ Top has had the same members for over forty years, has released 14 studio albums, and have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. They have won three VMAs, and in 2004 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. VH1 ranked ZZ Top at number 44 in its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”.
“La Grange,” is a boogie driven rock classic, and was part of the album Tres Hombres. The album was ZZ Tops first top ten album, and drove the band into the spotlight. Funnily enough, the song is about a brothel in Texas. ZZ Top is creating another album now, from which 4 songs were released in June 2012 to great acclaim. It just goes to show, 3 guys with beards, dark sunglasses, and hardcore guitar riffs never goes out of style. Crank this one up and enjoy!