Billy F Gibbons: The Big Bad Blues: Translucent Blue Vinyl

The Big Bad Blues: Translucent Blue Vinyl

Billy F Gibbons

  • US $26.99  

  • Release Date 21 September 2018
  • In Stock
Product code
CRE747
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
Snakefarm / Spinefarm

With his signature beard and distinctive attire, Billy F Gibbons is instantly recognisable. He’s best known as the centerpiece and one third of ZZ Top, the band that came together in 1969 and has stayed as a key part of the American musical landscape ever since – the longest running major rock band still composed of its original members. In 2015, Billy released his debut solo album, the Afro-Cuban flavoured ‘Perfectamundo’, and now comes its follow-up, The Big Bad Blues, issued via Snakefarm Records. Co-produced by the great man and Joe Hardy, it is just as the title suggests – a return to Gibbons’ blues beginnings. The Big Bad Blues contains BFG-ified renditions of songs associated with some of his heroes – ‘Standing Around Crying’ and ‘Rollin’ & Tumblin’’ by Muddy Waters, and ‘Crackin’ Up’ and ‘Bring It To Jerome’ from the Bo Diddley canon; these are joined by nine originals, including one written by Gilligan Gibbons, a/k/a Mrs. Billy Gibbons. Recorded in his hometown of Houston, the album features Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver/The Cult veteran Matt Sorum on drums, and is a superb collection of down and dirty, raw rock ‘n’ roll blues, with Billy – one of the world’s finest guitarists working in the blues-rock idiom – clearly relishing the chance to celebrate his roots.

Tracks
1 Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’  
2 My Baby She Rocks  
3 Second Line  
4 Standing Around Crying  
5 Let The Left Hand Know…  
6 Bring It To Jerome  
7 That’s What She Said  
8 Mo’ Slower Blues  
9 Hollywood 151  
10 Rollin’ and Tumblin’  
11 Crackin’ Up  

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