The Weakest Link: ZZ Top, Tres Hombre- ROUND THREE

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Zoot Marimba, May 17, 2018.

  1. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group Thread Starter

    Well there is no more Sheik so we move on down the line

    DQ: Have you seen any song off this album played live?
  2. Sane Man

    Sane Man Forum Resident

    Bethlehem, PA
    Voted Master of Sparks.

    DQ: They played Waitin for the Bus, Jesus Just Left Chicago, and La Grange when I saw them in 2015. Hopefully get a couple more when I see them again in June. Would love to hear Precious and Grace live.
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  3. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Master of Sparks

    I have never seen them live. I was going to go once but I could not get someone to fill in for me at work that day so I had to skip the show. Two of my friends went and they liked the show.

    They played Waiting For The Bus, Jesus Just Left Chicago and La Grange at the show I missed.
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  4. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    Beer drinkers.

    I’ve really grown attached to the more obscure songs in this album...Sparks, Precious and Grace and all the other ones you guys have already booted. :rant:
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  5. Jerry c.

    Jerry c. Forum Resident

    la grange

    probably which ever ones they ever played. saw them numerous times in the late 70's/ early 80's whenever they played in houston... which was quite frequently.
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  6. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    Precious and Grace

    I saw ZZ Top once in 1982 and they probably played a couple of the biggies from this one, but I don’t remember specific tunes.
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  7. Retro Hound

    Retro Hound Forum Resident

    Pittsburg, KS
    I saw them in Frankfurt, Germany in 1986 or '87. It was in a warehouse and everyone just stood packed around the stage. Two hours on the concrete floor and my back was killing me, but I was behind this cute girl, and while I tried not to #metoo her, like I said, we were packed in and everyone was grooving with the music. Anyway, I don't remember the exact playlist, but they did "Jesus Just Left Chicago" and "LaGrange."
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  8. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    Master of Sparks

    I saw them way back on the Eliminator tour at Madison Square Garden. Bon Jovi opened.

    I don't actually remember but according to they played Waiting For The Bus , Jesus Just Left Chicago and La Grange.
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  9. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    master of sparks
    never got to see them live
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  10. The Killer

    The Killer I'm Gonna Get Your Gumbo

    I saw them in Memphis in 2015 and they played Waiting for the Bus and Jesus just left Chicago, La Grange was an encore. Moicy.
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  11. Pennywise

    Pennywise Forum Resident

    I was at the show at the Warehouse in New Orleans for this tour, of which some was released as Side 1 of Fandango. So, I heard quite a few songs from this album live. I'm still waiting for the release of the rest of the show. :shrug:

    Voted off Beer Drinkers.
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  12. tinnox

    tinnox Forum Resident

    Been watching just can’t participate one of those LPs that flows so well for me ,All The way through
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  13. 99thfloor

    99thfloor Forum Resident

    I voted for "Master Of Sparks", very cool song, but I have to be super critical at this stage and there is something about the fact that the arrangement piles three verses on top of each other which always seemed like one too many, so for that reason if nothing else. (I voted for "Jesus" last round, so I'm not consequent, I know...)

    I have heard "Waitin For The Bus"/"Jesus Just Left Chicago", "Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers", "Precious And Grace" and "La Grange" in concert, which are the songs they have played live in moden times. The only other song they have done live with any regularity as far as I know is "Move Me On Down The Line", but that was only in the 70s during the World Wide Texas Tour.

    Wow! You are on my cool list. :)

    I would love to hear more from that recording, but there seems to be something preventing the release of anything previoulsy unreleased at all (live or studio), or else it something would surely have come out by now.
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  14. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Worcester, MA
    Saw them on the Deguello and Eliminator tours and maybe one more time after that.
    They definitely played La Grange and Waiting For The Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago.
    Probably Beer Drinkers and possibly Precious and Grace at the 1980 show.
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  15. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    I saw the same tour. Albert King opened. ZZ Top is the only concert where I’m sure I fell asleep during the show.
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  16. marklamb

    marklamb Forum Resident

    Washington DC
  17. Pennywise

    Pennywise Forum Resident

    I met Billy Gibbons once, and asked him about it. He told me someone had just gone through the tapes, said they sounded good, and they were planning to release it. That was seven years ago. :(
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  18. 99thfloor

    99thfloor Forum Resident

    Those were both standards in the set list of the No Quarter tour, so probably. :righton:

    The only live material that has come out is from after they broke with Bill Ham and Lone Wolf productions, I'm thinking it has to have something to do with that, but it's just my own theory based on assumption.
  19. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Voted to remove Precious And Grace.

    Yes, I saw the boys in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979...

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  20. stefane

    stefane Forum Resident

    "Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers" has to go.

    Never saw them playing live.
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  21. Black Thumb

    Black Thumb Yah Mo B There

    Reno, NV
    La Grange otra vez.

    DQ: I've never seen 'em live.
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  22. DonnyMe

    DonnyMe Forum Resident

    NW Indiana
    Prestious and Grace. Never saw them live.
    This album was my gateway to the band. I was a little late to the show. It was in '74 when I first heard La Grange. Really liked this album when I finally listened to it in its entirety.
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  23. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group Thread Starter

  24. Geee!

    Geee! Forum Resident

    I have spun this twice in the past 12 hours. Sheesh. I don't know how I can accurately vote anymore!

    I voted against "Precious & Grace" last time, but I'm flip-flopping now: I don't know why I like "Master of Sparks" so much, the riff is not as meaty, but I guess that trippy keyboard is so mesmerizing (what is the keyboard, by the way?)

    "Waiting for the Bus" because I can't think of any other to eliminate.
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  25. DonnyMe

    DonnyMe Forum Resident

    NW Indiana
    Master Of Sparks
    High class Slim came floatin' in
    Down from the county line.
    Just gettin' right on Saturday night,
    Ridin' with some friends of mine.
    They invited me just to come and see
    Just what was on their minds
    And then I took my first long look
    At the Master of Sparks on high.
    In the back of Jimmy's Mack
    Stood a round steel cage
    Welded into shape by Slim,
    Made out of sucker gauge.
    How fine, they cried, now with you inside,
    Strapped in there safe and sound.
    I thought, my-o-my, how the sparks will fly
    If that thing ever hit the ground.
    Slim was so pleased when I had eased
    Into his trap of death.
    He had slammed the door but I said no more
    And I thought I'd breathed my last breath.
    We was out in the sticks down Highway Six
    And the crowd was just about right.
    The speed was too, so out I flew
    Like a stick of rollin' dynamite.
    When I hit the ground you could hear the sound
    And see the sparks a country mile.
    End over end I began to spin
    But the ball started runnin' wild.
    But it was too late as I met my fate
    And the ball started gettin' hot.
    But through the sparks and the flame I knew that the claim
    Of the Master of Sparks was gone.
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