Do you agree?

Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 4:12 PM By: Ivor

Well, I’ve put a lot of thought into what I’m about to say and I appreciate some of you will disagree with me, or maybe even agree with me. Night and day I’ve been running through all the albums, listening to each of them, comparing etc, looking at their listings of songs trying to decide which, in my opinion, is the best album, the boys at their best, so far.
Maybe a particular track (or tracks) has a great groove, or the lead solo is fantastic, the lyrics entertaining (as is the case in many songs!) or the whole song just hits 'the spot'

Every album has a 'classic' or two, or three, or four etc etc on it, its been a very difficult decision.

Looking back, I think the reason for my choice of 'Best Album' is that it was the second ever album of theirs I bought, after buying 'Eliminator'.
I have a copy of this album on vinyl, 331/3 rpm, in a green, gate fold sleeve. I treasure this one very much, I've even stopped playing now (having this on CD!) to preserve it.
For me every single track on this Album is an absolute classic.

For me, the best ZZ Top album EVER (so far!) is;

TRES HOMBRES

Now I’ve revealed this to you, what is your favourite ZZ Top album (so far!)


My favourite track (so far!):

Cheap Sunglasses (lead guitar solo just melts me! its that sound that gives me goose bumps)

Yes, Deguello is my second favourite album.

Thanks for reading

  1. MuZZy avatar

    These are all my favorite ZZ albums

    ZZ Top's First Album
    Tres Hombres
    Fandango!
    Tejas
    Degüello
    El Loco
    Eliminator
    Afterburner
    Antenna
    Rhythmeen
    XXX

    Cheers !
    MuZZy

  2. Ivor avatar

    Good call!, Tejas is a great album! the trouble i now find with deciding which is my fav, is that opinions change all the time, especially mine! No doubt it is impossible to say which is your overall fav album or even fav track, it depends on what is your fav at that time! I can have a 'Top' CD playing consistantly in my car for days or even weeks then you remember another of their CD's and you then listen to that one for ages, very difficult isn't it?

  3. The Jakal avatar

    I really like "Bad Girl" and "Party on the Patio"

  4. See Ya! avatar

    Well AVOR_________It is about to be known with your Question~ My Favorite ZZ Top Album was one of their Greatest Classics of all Time__________Back in the Good Old Days of the year__1979__The Album was ~~Tejas~~And the Slow moving song that memorized me was ~~Asleep in The Desert~ ______That one song was Smooth and Relaxing~~Most of all that one piece of the solo with the Slide of that Guitar~~From there I was hooked~ And if I may say so, the rest of the Album was a Master piece in itself~~Yes...1976 was the year I found ZZ Top in my hands...To Enjoy and Play as I was growing up in the Desert at the time~~Lived in the out skirts of Nevada~~for the time being~~Death Valley was where I learned to drive a Big White Convertible Car ~~with my parents of course~ Just seemed to go with all of the Mountains & Valleys &Desert &the Open Air~~~So that my friend is my Answer ~~ Tejas~ 1976 Classic~:)

  5. See Ya! avatar

    Well AVOR_________It is about to be known with your Question~ My Favorite ZZ Top Album was one of their Greatest Classics of all Time__________Back in the Good Old Days of the year__1979__The Album was ~~Tejas~~And the Slow moving song that memorized me was ~~Asleep in The Desert~ ______That one song was Smooth and Relaxing~~Most of all that one piece of the solo with the Slide of that Guitar~~From there I was hooked~ And if I may say so, the rest of the Album was a Master piece in itself~~Yes...1976 was the year I found ZZ Top in my hands...To Enjoy and Play as I was growing up in the Desert at the time~~Lived in the out skirts of Nevada~~for the time being~~Death Valley was where I learned to drive a Big White Convertible Car ~~with my parents of course~ Just seemed to go with all of the Mountains & Valleys &Desert &the Open Air~~~So that my friend is my Answer ~~ Tejas~ 1976 Classic~:)

  6. Bomber avatar

    Oh, wow how to pick one. I usually sit on the fence and say it's whatever album/track I'm playing at the time. Though I do have a particular fondness for La Grange :-) And I'm a sucker for a good live album.

  7. TWINREBZZ avatar

    Tres Hombres is a keeper for sure. In keeping with the old saying "Quality over quantity" it is hard for me not to pick the studio side of Fandango. All 6 of those songs are just killer! The fade out ending on Nasty Dogs And Funky Kings is the best you will ever hear.

    My favorite track of all time is Brown Sugar on the first album. It has no equal. Just my humble opinion.

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