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Billy F Gibbons

The Big Bad Blues Translucent Blue Vinyl

LP £22.00

Release Date: 28/09/2018

Discs: 1

With his signature beard and distinctive attire, Billy F Gibbons is instantly recognisable. He’s best known as the centerpiece and one third of ZZ Top, the band that came together in 1969 and has stayed as a key part of the American musical landscape ever since – the longest running major rock band still composed of its original members. In 2015, Billy released his debut solo album, the Afro-Cuban flavoured ‘Perfectamundo’, and now comes its follow-up, The Big Bad Blues, issued via Snakefarm Records. Co-produced by the great man and Joe Hardy, it is just as the title suggests – a return to Gibbons’ blues beginnings. The Big Bad Blues contains BFG-ified renditions of songs associated with some of his heroes – ‘Standing Around Crying’ and ‘Rollin’ & Tumblin’’ by Muddy Waters, and ‘Crackin’ Up’ and ‘Bring It To Jerome’ from the Bo Diddley canon; these are joined by nine originals, including one written by Gilligan Gibbons, a/k/a Mrs. Billy Gibbons. Recorded in his hometown of Houston, the album features Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver/The Cult veteran Matt Sorum on drums, and is a superb collection of down and dirty, raw rock ‘n’ roll blues, with Billy – one of the world’s finest guitarists working in the blues-rock idiom – clearly relishing the chance to celebrate his roots.

1. Missin' Yo' Kissin'
2. My Baby She Rocks
3. Second Line
4. Standing Around Crying
5. Let The Left Hand Know…
6. Bring It To Jerome
7. That's What She Said
8. Mo' Slower Blues
9. Hollywood 151
10. Rollin' and Tumblin'
11. Crackin' Up