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Art & Inspiration ZZ Top Vid is excellent with rods!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by guy1unico, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. guy1unico
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  2. the-rodster
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    It’s on Netflix, I highly recommend it.

    Rich
     
  3. Billy Gibbons is one of the nicest most down to earth guys you could ever meet. No ego there. My wife and I were fortunate enough to spend about 30 minutes backstage with him (he’s good friends with my wife’s Dad) when they played in St. Louis in September. We talked virtually the entire time about cars. I did ask him how a band stays together for 50 years? He said “Three words...... separate tour buses”. lol
    He’s a car guy.

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  4. 41 GMC K-18
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    I have watched it twice on Netflix now, as a true blue fan of ZZ TOP, this is one great documentary about 3 of the best musicians to ever play kick ass rock and roll and incredible blues. You wont be disappointed! That is me on the left with the Ibanez destroyer. I am sure Billy and Dusty and Frank are in no danger of us replacing them.
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  5. X 2 :cool:
     
  6. X4! :cool:
    Even my wife was impressed by how articulate BFG was.

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  7. flatheadpete
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    As a life-long ZZ Top fan...well that's it. That says it all.



    Long Live ZZ Top.
     
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  8. X5...…. Best Band ever
     
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  9. j hansen
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    from sweden

  10. greener200
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    Back in the early 80s They would come around and play the Cape Cod Coliseum. General addmision,dirt parking lot ,party central . I Watched a big fat guy climb on stage in an attempt to dance with the guys .The trumpet player ,without missing a beat ,with one swing COMPLETELY wraps his horn around this guys head .Boom ,hes down.Two roaddies each grab a foot and drag tuggy off stage. The trumpet player throws is mangled horn off stage and another one comes sailing through the air to him and he goes right back into the song ! Ahh the good ol days .ZZ Top always put on a great show !
     
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  12. RmK57
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    How many record albums are there where all the songs are really good? Tres Hombres is one of them.
    Fantastic record, one of my top 10.
     
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  13. I've watched it twice as well....so far. It's a great escape in these difficult times.
     
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  14. Barn Hunter
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    Watched it last night. Very cool to see the history of the band.
     
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  15. The Shift Wizard
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    Saw it maybe 10 days ago. Recommended.
    I've seen Billy G from a distance a few times back when I was heavy into barbeque cookoffs. (Imagine a couple hundred fraternity parties packed into one Houston parking lot.) He acted just like a normal guy hanging with the peeps.
    I looked down at my shirt a minute ago and noticed a coincidence.........

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    A few years ago, we came from the Netherlands to south west of the USA for a vacation and my son and I went to SoCal Speedshop. We saw 2 of Billy G cars: the Cadzilla and the hotrod featuring in the Gotsta get paid video being build there. And the T-bird his wife owns. Awesome trip and awesome cars.
    Would like to do it again.

    And their music is great.

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  17. Flathead Dave
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    I first seen ZZ Top in 1977 at the Nashville Speed Way. Awesome!
     
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  18. j hansen
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  19. Blakmerk
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    That was the best thing I have watched lately.
    Been a big fan of them for many years

    Probably gonna watch it a few more times.
     
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  20. Good stuff. I kept wanting them to talk about when & how Billy got into Hot Rods though. That's just me thinking Hot Rod 24/7
     
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  21. Oh & Billy is probably one of the coolest people ever.
     
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  22. I didn't know the documentary existed before this thread, so thanks. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it this afternoon.
     
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  23. Shutter Speed
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    ZZ’s the best EVER!

    But can someone tell me about Billy’s brainworm hat?
     
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  24. I’ve a feeling you’d have to ask him.


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  25. The word is that he swapped his Stetson for the cap with the chief of the Bamileke people from Cameroon.
     
  26. jazz1
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    Saw the ZZ TOP documentary on Netflix last weekend. Excellent as are many of the other musical documentaries found there.
     
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  27. derbydad276
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    great video , thanks for the heads up about it
     
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  28. ... Just watched the documentary last night ...
    ...Went to the Recycler Tour concert back in '91 ... they had junk cars piled on both sides of the stage ...
    ... Still using the ZZ keychain that I got at that concert ...

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  29. I was back stage at hershey for the recycler tour. Talked with Billy and the band. Great down to earth people. Billy is a true honest gear jamming car nut. That little ole band from texas is the real deal, none better. :);)
     
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