Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers: A ZZ Top Guide

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Fifteen studio albums, fifty million records sold, and more awards than you can shake a stick at - including an induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame - have made ZZ Top legends.

So, let's celebrate 'em in a fact-packed handbook that gives you the lowdown on the Texas trio that's been rocking for well over 40 years and are still going strong. What you get here is:

*The essential history of the band from...

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Overview

Fifteen studio albums, fifty million records sold, and more awards than you can shake a stick at - including an induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame - have made ZZ Top legends.

So, let's celebrate 'em in a fact-packed handbook that gives you the lowdown on the Texas trio that's been rocking for well over 40 years and are still going strong. What you get here is:

*The essential history of the band from their 1969 roots to the present day.
*A review of the band's studio output, plus notable tours and gigs.
*Mini-biographies of the boys, plus their influences and who they in turn have influenced.
*Awards won, plus bits and pieces of fascinating and fun trivia charting their rise to fame.

Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers celebrates the music and legacy of one of America's most prominent and popular rock bands. It's everything you ever needed to know about ZZ Top, but were afraid to ask.

So, what are you waiting for? Crank up the volume and give Messrs Gibbons, Hill and Beard all your lovin'.

This is the ultimate guide to those sharp dressed men.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780957144279
  • Publisher: Soundcheck Books LLP
  • Publication date: 3/1/2014
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 958,834
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Daniels is one of popular music's top authors, having written over a dozen books on rock and metal. He has also contributed to many music magazines, fanzines and websites. Visit www.neildaniels.com and neildanielsbooks.wordpress.com
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The band set to work on their third studio album, Tres Hombres which was released later in the year. On January 22 and January 23, ZZ Top opened for the mighty Rolling Stones in Hawaii. Some believed that ZZ Top upstaged the Stones. David Blayney had been a roadie for the trio since 1969. He told Gary James of Classic Bands: "…back in those days when no one had a clue as to who or what ZZ Top was, when they would go out and appear to an audience that was totally cold to them and maybe they'd heard one or two songs on the radio...it blew their minds. It would catch them off guard. It was so strong coming from three pieces. It was like, how come I haven't heard of these guys? Where have they been? They would catch a lot of people by surprise. Therefore, people would go away remembering ZZ rather than the Stones. In that respect, you might say they blew the Stones off the stage.”
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