Texas, the capital of the best blues and cradle of some of the great artists of music such as Janis Joplin, Pantera, or Ray Vaughan, among others. However, none of them embodied the southern spirit as well as ZZ Top, the bearded men of Rock, who sucked on the purest Blues and Hard Rock that, at that time, was already triumphing all over the world thanks to Led Zeppelin. Below are the Overlooked Songs From Each ZZ Top Album:
Old Man — ZZ Top’s First Album (1971)
Old Man feels isolated even ruled against the age in which it was recorded in a manner that’s unusual for the fifth track on a group’s debut album.
Ko Ko Blue — Rio Grande Mud (1972)
ZZ Top had a way of complicating witticisms or ambiguities with brilliance, and you see some of that pop up in their early music as well. Koko Blue is a great example of that.
Move Me on Down the Line — Tres Hombres (1973)
The most unknown song off Tres Hombres. This is not to say Move Me on Down the Line is horrible, and it is not, it’s just oft-overlooked.
Blue Jean Blues — Fandango! (1975)
Another slowed-down ZZ Top tune that doesn’t truly work for ZZ Top enthusiasts. However, Blue Jean Blues is not without its followers – this is because of Billy Gibbons’ vocals having a smooth pure-blues groove.
Snappy Kakkie — Tejas (1976)
A jazzy song from ZZ Top’s second-most courageous record, Snappy Kakkie’s though doesn’t fit adequately on the album.
She Loves My Automobile — Degüello (1979)
One of those blues songs about an automobile that’s just pleading to be written around it. Nothing special but a solid track.
Tube Snake Boogie — El Loco (1981)
The deserted redeeming features of the El Loco album is Tube Snake Boogie. There’s nothing profound working on here, but the nice groove makes it something.
I Need You Tonight — Eliminator (1983)
The track doesn’t have tangent enough material to sustain the over six minutes of playtime. But the instrumental sections make the song work well.
I Got the Message — Afterburner (1985)
This is synth-pop at its finest, probs ZZ Top near to worst, but it could work extraordinarily as background music for any video games.
Tell It — Recycler (1990)
Four minutes and forty-eight seconds of oft-overlooked track from the album that doesn’t merit any of ZZ Top musical terms.
Cherry Red — Antenna (1994)
There isn’t really much to highlight about this album, but we picked Cherry Red just in case you might overlook it when you listen to the album.
What’s Up With That — Rhythmeen (1996)
The harmonica of “What’s up with that” does not hide the Cyber identity of the title, one of the worst of the TOP. Still very modern.
Dreadmonboogaloo — XXX (1999)
Let’s be honest, there are ridiculous songs like Dreadmonboogaloo, which do nothing but fall a little badly despite the overexploitation of the same resources of seventies albums.
What It Is Kid — Mescalero (2003)
An album that does not disappoint, aims well and is not boring at all if it is heard with real feeling. What It Is Kid is the most oft-overlooked song from this record.
It’s Too Easy Mañana — La Futura (2012)
“It’s Too Easy Mañana” is a cliché on the floor, with a folded and soaked vocal. The most overlooked on the record.