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Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8040 on: July 28, 2021, 06:21:32 pm »
I guess I saw them at 2012 Freefest?
Gross.
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8041 on: July 28, 2021, 06:42:50 pm »
Everything that band did after Deguello was gross.

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8042 on: July 28, 2021, 07:05:29 pm »
Everything that band did after Deguello was gross.
I meant Freefest.
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8043 on: July 28, 2021, 07:47:59 pm »
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8044 on: July 28, 2021, 08:01:59 pm »
I guess I saw them at 2012 Freefest?

We were there. My wife just recalled that they "horrible, horrible, horrible." Can't say I disagree but still rip DH.

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8045 on: July 28, 2021, 08:16:38 pm »
I read he had hepatitis

Who knows what happened..it’s bizarre

Anyways it’s pretty sad…


I saw them at Jackfest in Baltimore about 2006… I had a great ticket like 20th row center..very enjoyable… but once felt like enough… their live sound was a bit processed like their recordings became from Eliminator on…. Give me Tres Hombres, Tejas any day



Still I wouldn’t call Eliminator crap! Legs! Sharp dressed man! Gimme all your loving! Problem is those songs were beat to death but at some point bands have to do what they have to do to sell records.. ZZ Top couldn’t continue being a Texas bar band! After El Loco they realized they needed to make a change

Some of those MTV videos are iconic


Every artist that wants to appeal to new generations and get new fans has to make a change or the fan base dwindles and they fade away

The great ones are able to pull the trick more than twice… the Stones did it at least three times..U2 twice at least.. Bob Dylan five times at least…

I just don’t know why ZZ Top fell apart so bad after Eliminator.. Billy Gibbons is a helluva good guitar player but he ran out of gas songwritingwise

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8046 on: July 28, 2021, 08:46:36 pm »
Ironically, MTV saved their career. Videos were supposed to kill off the ugly rock dinosaurs and lift the beautiful. ZZ Top knew this and commenced with the most successful reinventions of a public image ever. They should have died; instead, MTV practically killed supposed rock sex symbol Billy Squire, his "Rock Me Tonite" video being considered one of the worst ever.

(Squire lived on though with sample royalties from hip-hop artists. But his video dancing was all his. Just look at his video for "The Stroke"; his style could be considered a form of juggling.)
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8047 on: July 28, 2021, 08:57:48 pm »
Poor Billy Squier can't even generate enough attention such that anyone even knows how to spell his name. But everyone knows how to spell Billy Gibbons.

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8048 on: July 28, 2021, 09:24:22 pm »
Poor Billy Squier can't even generate enough attention such that anyone even knows how to spell his name. But everyone knows how to spell Billy Gibbons.
They’re both fifth tier bluegrass/jam acts, yeah?
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8049 on: July 28, 2021, 09:27:34 pm »
Poor Billy Squier can't even generate enough attention such that anyone even knows how to spell his name. But everyone knows how to spell Billy Gibbons.
They’re both fifth tier bluegrass/jam acts, yeah?

Don't forget Billy Springs.

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8050 on: July 28, 2021, 11:33:26 pm »
Poor Billy Squier can't even generate enough attention such that anyone even knows how to spell his name. But everyone knows how to spell Billy Gibbons.
They’re both fifth tier bluegrass/jam acts, yeah?

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8051 on: July 30, 2021, 12:01:22 am »
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« Reply #8052 on: July 30, 2021, 05:45:58 pm »
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8053 on: July 31, 2021, 07:00:25 am »
Not the Chuck E. that first came to mind but ok.

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8054 on: August 04, 2021, 06:39:11 am »
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