State of the ZZTop concert in 2018

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  1. Papanate

    Papanate Gold Supporting Member

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    From what I've seen in person that doesn't appear to be bull.
    I saw and heard backing tracks with Guitars, Vocals, Extra Drum
    bits, and synths.

    Gibbons, Hill & Beard are heading to 69 years old - despite the
    genetic miracle of people like Paul McCartney or Mick Jagger - the
    rest of us start feeling our age by the 60s.

    I for one don't see anything wrong with it - nor do I think they are
    Cheating. I do see some guys that still want to tour - still want to
    put on a decent show - and don't want to disappoint fans. They
    just need a bit of help now a days.
     
  2. Scary Uncle G.

    Scary Uncle G. Member

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    I heard it on the "X"!
     
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    EncryptedToast beat you to that one. Post #37.
     
  4. Scary Uncle G.

    Scary Uncle G. Member

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    Like I have time to read this whole thread before posting???
     
  5. loudboy

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    Beard and Hill didn't play anything on the Eliminator-era stuff - it was all synth and drum machine.
     
  6. Papanate

    Papanate Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm not sure what you mean? I'm talking about ZZ Top playing currently.
    The support tracks are for more than the mid 80s Billy Gibbons
    solo ZZ Top records. Or am I misunderstanding you?
     
  7. loudboy

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    I haven't seen them in a while, but the example posted was "Legs" and it was drums, synth and vox on tracks, maybe bass? Guitar was live, as it was different on each version. Not sure what they're doing on the older "classic" stuff - anyone have an example?

    I haven't seen them since Rhythmeen, but then they were only using tracks for the synth backing on the Eliminator stuff. The rest was all them, and it kicked ass. The Eliminator stuff was actually a let-down for me, as they were grooving so ridiculously hard on stuff like "Just Got Paid" and "Funky Dogs" - absolutely amazing. The tracks and spinning guitars were schtick.

    1996, killin' this one, and totally live:



    2013, still live:
     
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  8. Mickey Shane

    Mickey Shane apolitical Silver Supporting Member

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    The first time I saw the Top was around '71. They had amps on stage with bullhorns mounted to them. Lynyrd Skynyrd was the opening act. I've been to too many shows to count and am a faithful follower of the Rev and co. They have never disappointed, except for the first Crossroads festival at the Cotton Bowl. But they had to stop for a thunder and lightning storm. The show was stopped after their first song.

    I've seen Dusty playing keyboards on stage. The horn parts for the Eliminator era were actually recorded in the studio by the fab 3. They played tracks live.

    I don't seem to care what kinds of tricks they pull live. Listen to the lead solo from TV Dinners and get back to me. :)
     
  9. Nebakanezer

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    Ther’s a blue pill for that........
    I hope not, that would suck! The two times that I saw them, when Duaty’s tech played the bass as they were setting up, it was Raunchy!!!!!!
     
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