ZZ Top – ‘La Grange’, live at Daryl’s House
ZZ Top Jams with Daryl Hall!
Chances are, even if you don’t know the name of this classic rock staple, you’ve heard the riff thousands of times before. ‘La Grange’ by ZZ Top is one of the most iconic songs ever written, easily recognized by the bluesy, gritty rock intro and Billy Gibbons’ deep Southern drawl.
These bearded boys went down to Daryl Hall’s house to perform ‘La Grange’ – a song that inspired the movie The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas – and it turned into a giant jam session!
ZZ Top invited Daryl Hall and his band to jam with them, and it was a surreal moment for guys who grew up listening to the band.
‘La Grange’ is about a brothel that existed in the town of La Grange, Texas for over 100 years before it was shut down. The song became ZZ Top’s biggest hit!
Released on their album Tres Hombres, ‘La Grange’ has become ZZ Top’s biggest hit and a blues rock standard. If you’ve played a guitar, you’ve played this song!
ZZ Top at Daryl’s house is an absolutely amazing performance! They’re so casual and having such a great time, jamming with a bunch of guys that grew up idolizing and respecting them.
It feels like they’re back home in Texas, just jamming on the back porch with a few beers and a few friends!
+ La Grange lyrics +
Rumour spreadin’ ’round
In that Texas town
About that shack outside La Grange
And you know what I’m talkin’ about
Just let me know
If you wanna go
To that home out on the range
They got a lot of nice girls
A haw, haw, haw, haw, a haw
A haw, haw, haw
Well, I hear it’s fine
If you got the time
And the ten to get yourself in
A hmm, hmm
And I hear it’s tight
Most every night
But now I might be mistaken
Hmm, hmm, hmm
Ah have mercy