Sunday, 12 May 2019

ZZ Top - Blue Jean Blues

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Blue Jean Blues" is a tune taken from the fourth studio album "Fandango!" by the American blues-rock band ZZ TOP, released in 1975. Half the tracks are selections from live shows, the rest are new songs from the studio. A remastered and expanded edition of this album was released on February 28, 2006.

A sturdy American blues-rock trio from Texas, ZZ Top specialized in down-and-dirty blues-rock during the '70s, then scored colorful MTV hits during the 1980s. Formed in Houston in 1970 by Billy Gibbons (guitar), Dusty Hill (bass), and Frank Beard (drums), the trio came from a pair of rival bands the Moving Sidewalks (Gibbons) and American Blues (Hill and Beard). Their first two albums reflected the strong blues roots and Texas humor of the band. Their third album (Tres Hombres) gained them national attention with the hit "La Grange," a signature riff tune to this day, based on John Lee Hooker's "Boogie Chillen." Their success continued unabated throughout the '70s, culminating with the year-and-a-half-long Worldwide Texas Tour.

"Blue Jean Blues" was also released as a B-side on the single "Tush".

As always, the trio is out on the road and a visit to Sweden rock next month. Enjoy today's tune.

Upcoming tourdates:

Dos Equis Pavilion Dallas, TX
MAY18 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, TX
MAY19 Austin 360 Amphitheater Austin, TX
JUN4 Hartwall Arena Finland, Helsinki
JUN6 Botanical Garden Sweden, Uppsala
JUN7 Sweden Rock Festival Sweden, Solvesborg,
JUN8 Tjuvholmen Arena Norway, Hamar,
JUN11 Zitadelle Germany, Berlin
JUN13 Hessentag State Fair Hessen, Germany
JUN14 Holland International Blues Festival Netherlands, Grolloo,
JUN15 Peissnitz Insel Germany, Halle (Saale)
JUN17 Barclaycard Arena Germany, Hamburg
 JUN19 Prague Rocks Czech Republic, Prague
JUN21 France, Paris La Seine Musicale
JUN22 Hellfest Festival France, Clisson
JUN23 Le Printemps De Perouges France, Perouges,
JUN25 Brussels, Belgium Forest National
JUN26 Viadukt Germany, Bietigheim,
JUN28 Frankenhalle Nürnberg
JUN29 Linz, Austria Castle Clam
JUL1 Olympiahalle Germany, Munich,
JUL2 Auditorium Stravinski Montreux, Switzerland
JUL4 Festival de Nimes France, Nimes,
JUL5 Rock Fest Barcelona, Spain
JUL6 Festival Les Deferlantes France, Argles Sur Mer
JUL8 Zenith Nancy France, Nancy
JUL9 Tanzbrunnen Germany, Cologne,
JUL10 Rockhal Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette,
JUL12 London The SSE Arena
AUG16 Sunlight Supply Ampitheatre Ridgefield, WA
AUG17 Northern Quest Casino Theater Airway Heights, WA
AUG20 Yakima Valley SunDome Yakima, WA
AUG21 Chateau Ste Michelle Woodinviile, WA
AUG23 FivePoint Amphitheatre Irvine, CA
AUG24 Concord Pavilion Concord, CA
AUG25 Vina Robles Amphitheatre Paso Robles, CA
AUG27 Arlington Theater Santa Barbara, CA
AUG28 Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre San Diego, CA
AUG29 Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ
SEP1 Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO
SEP2 Minnesota State Fairgrounds St. Paul, MN
SEP4 BMO Harris Pavilion Milwaukee, WI
SEP6 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Maryland Heights, MO
SEP7 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Tinley Park, IL
SEP8 Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill Sterling Heights, MI
SEP10 Rose Music Center at the Heights Huber Heights, OH
SEP11 KeyBank Pavilion Burgettstown, PA
SEP13 Ocean City BikeFest Ocean City, MD
SEP14 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion Gilford, NH
SEP15 BB&T Pavilion Camden, NJ
SEP18 Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion Boston, MA
SEP19 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY
SEP21 Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Cleveland, OH
SEP22 Bourbon and Beyond Festival Louisviile, KY
OCT5 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh, NC
OCT6 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, NC
OCT9 Volvo Cars Stadium Charleston, SC
OCT11 Harrah's Cherokee - Event Center Cherokee, NC
OCT12 Exit 111 Festival - Great Stage Park Manchester, TN
OCT13 Ameris Bank Amphitheatre Alpharetta, GA
OCT15 The James Brown Arena Augusta, GA
OCT16 Saint Augustine Amphitheatre Saint Augustine, FL
OCT18 Hertz Arena Estero, FL
OCT19 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
OCT20 Coral Sky Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL

More info @

Official ZZ Top Web

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