Album Review: ZZ Top - Tres Hombres (1973) *****

ZZ Top - Tres Hombres (1973)
NachoMahma's Rating: *****

Frank Beard - drums
Billy Gibbons - guitar and vocals
Dusty Hill - bass and vocals

10 Tracks, total time 33:33
01 - Waitin' For The Bus (2:53)
02 - Jesus Just Left Chicago (3:32)
03 - Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers (3:27)
04 - Master Of Sparks (3:31)
05 - Hot, Blue, And Righteous (3:18)
06 - Move Me On Down The Line (2:31)
07 - Precious And Grace (3:10)
08 - La Grange (3:54)
09 - Sheik (4:05)
10 - Have You Heard? (3:13)

Third album by the Texas trio. After 1972's rather fractured "Rio Grande Mud" the Little Ol' Band From Texas is finally getting their unique, bluesy sound down. All ten songs are solid ZZ Top and rate four or five stars (out of 5) - definitely a recommended buy. This album is before they discovered the horn section - just three gringos cranking out the tunes. From the slow "Hot, Blue and Righteous" to the Top 40 "La Grange" to the hard-driving "Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers," there's something here for just about every rock and roll fan - especially those with a taste for white-boy blues.

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bumpus9 years ago
Nacho needs to do more Album reviews!
Yay, i love ZZ Top
now thats what i call a crackin album..I love the bearded ones but i lost interest after afterburner. They do the best blues lead break on the planet on a song called "Blue Jean Blues"..Yaaaaay.
Punkguyta9 years ago
Although ZZ top is good, this album was Tres Fromage
Go ZZ Top! :-)