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Oh man! This live version could peel the paint off the side of a whore house in Texas!
Generally, I don’t get too excited over hard blues rock, but there’s no doubt that ZZ Top can bring the rock in a live setting. While this was from 30 years ago, I wanna go see the Top at a rib burn off now!
I’ve been diggin’ on this track lately. The album is a good listen as a whole and I’ve spun it a few times over the past few months and enjoyed it and to top it off, there or two or three really great songs on the album!
Fred Frith - “Dancing in the Street/My Enemy is a Bad Man” - 1980
I remember when I first heard this on a Ralph Records 2xLP set I got in high school. It destroyed my mind and made me an instant fan of Frith. The controlled chaos thrilled me. It is so faithful to the original yet at the same time puts a gigantic twist on the song.
A great song to listen to on headphones for sure!
This was one of those songs that inspired me to get a 4-track and dick around with the fun of making music.
As this was the mid to late 1990’s, it was still kind of easy to get new old stock of early 80’s Ralph releases on vinyl at or below list price and I remember immediately tracking down Frith’s “Cheap at Half The Price” LP from 1983. I was lucky to get that album, as it fit my sensibility of disjointed, artful, adventurous 4-track poppy rock and I love that record still. Apparently when it was released it wasn’t avant-garde enough for the folks who cared, but it is my favorite early solo work of his and the only LP of his I could never bear to part with.