Monday, June 10, 2013

New ZZ Top box set featured on In The Studio

The new box set, “ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1990),” is featured on this week’s edition of In The Studio.

Released today, the set includes the original mixes for the group's first ten albums, spanning over 100 tracks that follow ZZ Top’s journey from the honky tonks of Texas to the stages of the world, starting with the earthy blues and electrifying boogie that defined their ’70s sound — “Just Got Paid,” “La Grange,” “Tush” and “Cheap Sunglasses.”

”There’s a lot of luck, to start with,” guitarist Billy Gibbons tells program host Redbeard. “Some of these things you would like to prophesy, to plan this going a certain way. And yet it it’s always unpredictable, always probably exactly opposite what you think you’re going to do. But the first few notes that you’re rippin’, the first few chops that you’re stabbin’ at, you just don’t really know where you’re going.”

“As much as music changed (over those twenty years), hopefully we changed with it,” adds bassist Dusty Hill. “But we play only one way. I don’t know that we know how to play any other way!”

Hear ZZ Top featured on this week’s In The Studio here.

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