Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by phretbored, Apr 30, 2016.
A-how, how, how....
All of those original mixes from the early CD's are just killer. Just killer, killer tones before they slapped on the goop.....
Sounds just like 1974 all over again.
This is pre-CD, from vinyl.
Is Billy playing a Strat for the intro? Or is it Pearly or??? I've always wondered. Thoughts?
This guy has had this site up for years. Billy must know about it but he must be cool with it. Enjoy: http://deege.free.fr/zztop/
Not a ZZ Top expert, but to me, the intro doesn't sound like a strat. The first solo does, though.
Never really notice before but listening to this, then listening to what is apparently the remixed version, that I hear all the time, it is either rerecorded or they cut the highs and boasted the mids on the remix. Does not sound the same at all.
I can see why people like this better than the remix.
As good as it gets...
I was so upset when they issued that remix of Tejas with the Simmons drum rolls on there! Not that Simmons don't have their place, but I'd rather hear them on an early 80's King Crimson track vis-a-vis Bill Bruford.
I have the vinyl of Tres Hombres as well and it restores my faith in all things analog music every time I put it on the platter!
P.S. Gratuitous pics from when I saw them roll through Nashville late last year (had good seats - thundering stage volume!):
Get well, Dusty!
The original mixes of Tres Hombres and Fandago have been out on CD since 2006 , all the other early good stuff (including Tres and Fandango again) was put out in 2013 with the original mixes. Just in case anyone was unaware
Great mix of a great tune. Thanks for posting. Man, I love 70s ZZ Top.
I wonder who the genius was that said,"let's put sampled drums on this so it'll sell more"?
Sounds to me like the LP bridge with volume rolled off then he flips pickup switch to full bore on neck.
The intro, first verse, and first solo are a '55 hardtail strat.
One side of the rhythm side when the band comes in and the last solo are the '59 les paul.
These are great. They've been the mixes on my iPod for the last 4 years or so.
Don't leave Gibbons out of the blame. He was all about that mess. Someone posted a snippet from the release of the 6 pack set, and he was touting its "remastered, remixed, sounding better than ever, in to the 80's..." Sound.
You're right, Billy isn't ashamed to do/say about anything to make a buck.
Yep, Strat on the intro and first lead. Pearly on the outro. Great, classic tones from the man I used to watch at Teen Canteen in Houston, TX.
it's from this