Rio Grande Mud

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
With their second album, Rio Grande Mud, ZZ Top uses the sound they sketched out on their debut as a blueprint, yet they tweak it in slight but important ways. The first difference is the heavier, more powerful sound, turning the boogie guitars into a locomotive force. There are slight production flares that date this as a 1972 record, but for the most part, this is a straight-ahead, dirty blues-rock difference. Essentially like the first album, then. That's where the second difference comes in -- they have a much better set of songs this time around, highlighted by the swaggering shuffle "Just Got Paid," the pile-driving boogie "Bar-B-Q," the slide guitar ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
With their second album, Rio Grande Mud, ZZ Top uses the sound they sketched out on their debut as a blueprint, yet they tweak it in slight but important ways. The first difference is the heavier, more powerful sound, turning the boogie guitars into a locomotive force. There are slight production flares that date this as a 1972 record, but for the most part, this is a straight-ahead, dirty blues-rock difference. Essentially like the first album, then. That's where the second difference comes in -- they have a much better set of songs this time around, highlighted by the swaggering shuffle "Just Got Paid," the pile-driving boogie "Bar-B-Q," the slide guitar workout "Apologies to Pearly," and two Dusty Hill-sung numbers, "Francine" and "Chevrolet." There are still a couple of tracks that don't quite gel and their fuzz-blues still can sound a little one-dimensional at times, but Rio Grande Mud is the first flowering of ZZ Top as a great, down-n-dirty blooze rock band.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075992738026
  • Catalog Number: 3269
  • Sales rank: 19,669

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Francine (3:33)
  2. 2 Just Got Paid (4:49)
  3. 3 Mushmouth Shoutin' (3:41)
  4. 4 Ko Ko Blue (4:56)
  5. 5 Chevrolet (3:47)
  6. 6 Apologies to Pearly (2:39)
  7. 7 Bar-B-Q (3:34)
  8. 8 Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell (7:39)
  9. 9 Whiskey'n Mama (3:20)
  10. 10 Down Brownie (2:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
ZZ Top Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Frank Beard Drums
Billy Gibbons Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Slide Guitar
Dusty Hill Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Pete Tickle Guitar
Technical Credits
Billy Gibbons Composer
Bill Ham Producer
Robin Brian Engineer
Marty Cordray Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Down Home Texas Rock and Roll

    This album is just as good today as it was in 1972. There would never be another TOP album with this much driving Rock and Roll. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Classic ZZ Top Hands Down

    Apologies to Pearly draws from the Gulf Coast Blues tradition of Lightnin' Hopkins and Mance Lipscomb. Billy Gibbons may be one of the best blues player ever. I only wish that he would do a straight ahead blues set.

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