Thursday, November 10, 2005

Three Guys/ Two Beards/Thirty Five Years

I was surprised to read this morning* that ZZ Top has been playing together for thirty-five years. This may be a record for sustaining three chords over a long period of time. An amazing accomplishment maintaining real rock and roll (I feel these guys are the same league as the Stones, Frank Zappa, Arrowsmith, Bob Seeger, etc) for so long.

Incidentally I like Hound Dog Taylor’s definition: “If it’s slow it’s the blues, if it’s fast its rock and roll.”

*NYT 10 November 2005


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