Review of ZZ Top: Tres Hombres

Please read Scott Coates’ pick, ZZ Top: Tres Hombres, before reading and listening to our reviews below.

The Summary

  • Would we recommend?
  • Influence us and our tastes?
  • Overall?
5

Review of ZZ Top: Tres Hombres

Scott Coates picked ZZ Top and their third album, Tres Hombres, for May 2021. Some of us knew a few of the songs, but what we didn’t know, was that we were embarking on an epic journey into one of the most banger albums of all time. Ok, so maybe by reading this you realize how much we liked the album. But please listen to what we discovered, and why this album still stands up after 48 years. They may haver been “sharp dressed” in the 80s, but ZZ Top are on-point rockin’-blues masters in this album. You gotta listen!

A few things you will find out in this episode are:
• Billy Gibbons, guitar legend, learned from Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman! Wait what!?

• The actual recording fidelity, mixing and production on this 1973 album, are out-of-this-world. It’s like you are there, with headphones on.

• A Nickleback breakthrough moment on our show, may have sparked a round idea!

Enjoy and comment!

The Sonic Collective Team

 

Show Notes 

There were a few articles we discussed in this episode. You can find them here:

Pitchfork.com Review of Tres Hombres from 2017

Blues, beer and burritos: How ZZ Top made Tres Hombres from LouderSound.com

 

Overall Scores (Out of 5)

Overall opinion: 5
Would we recommend?: 5
Influenced our tastes: 4.75

Our Individual Review Scores

Scott Coates
Overall opinion: 5
Would I recommend?: 5

Influenced my tastes: 4.5

Darren Scott
Overall opinion: 5
Would I recommend?: 5
Influenced my tastes: 5

Scott Gregory
Overall opinion: 5
Would I recommend?: 5
Influenced my tastes: 4.5

Alain Dupuis
Overall opinion: 5
Would I recommend?: 5
Influenced my tastes: 

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