Why Did Fans Throw Change At ZZ Top? That And A Few Other Little-Known Facts!
Best Three-Piece Rock Band Ever!
ZZ Top has always had fun lyrical motifs and I love the changes in their musical style so much that it’s quite difficult to pick ONE favorite song. I bet you’re having a hard time naming only one too! Despite the drummer’s name, Frank Beard, he’s the only one without THE trademark beard.
Of the group, music writer Cub Koda said “As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers; Gibbons is one of America’s finest blues guitarists working in the arena rock idiom […] while Hill and Beard provide the ultimate rhythm section support.”
Billy Gibbons, the lead vocalist and guitarist, was said to have been given his pink Stratocaster by Jimi Hendrix. Apparently, this was Hendrix’s way of showing his appreciation for Gibbon’s incredible mastery and talent. The band has created their signature sound with the help of Gibbon’s “growling” sound on his guitar tone. It’s no wonder why they’re one of the most successful music artists in the history of Rock ‘N Roll!
Check out these other facts about ZZ Top. I sure had fun watching!