ZZTop

TheVeryBad­destOfZZTop

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Warn­erBrothers

Well,we’ve­had‘Be­stOf’com­pi­la­tions ofZZbe­fore,bu­tat­last,here’sone that­bringsallthesin­glever­sions to­gether,many­ofwhich­haven­ever madeiton­toCDbe­fore.It’stimedto co­in­cide­with­their­sum­mer­tourthat in­clude­sastintinEurope,an­dis avail­ableinone­andtwo-disc ver­sions.Butwhy­both­er­with­the sin­gleCD–you­just­can’thave­too mu­choftheTop!Andthis­re­al­ly­does haveth­elot,fromthe­huge­seller­s­like Gim­meAl­lYourLovin’andSharp DressedMan­tothe­mor­ere­cent ven­tures­likeMescaleroandFear­less Boo­gie.Plus,there’sa­hosto­fal­bum favourites­fromthrough­out­their il­lus­tri­ous­ca­reer,suchasTush,Rough BoyandJe­susJustLeftChicago.Great to­heartha­tover­dubbed­gui­taron Legs,the­vo­calde­liv­ery­onQue Las­ti­maandtheir­cu­ri­ous­ren­di­tionof AsTimeGoesBy.The‘funka­men­tal’ thingsap­plyin­deed!Whatthis­re­ally show­sisjusthow­con­sis­tent­ly­good their­mu­si­cisandthe­waythey’ve come­full­cir­cleas­t­hey­move­backto their­roots.Ify­ouwan­tju­s­toneZZTop al­bu­miny­our­col­lec­tion­then­thi­sisit, but­get­thetwo-dis­cver­sion!

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