Steve Moore the Mad Drummer -  Sharp Dressed Man (ZZ Top cover) photo

Steve Moore – Sharp Dressed Man

Le groupe Rick K. and The Allnighters possède un batteur nommé Steve Moore, qui se fait appeler “The Mad Drummer” en raison de son show inoubliable derrière les fûts.

Voyez plutôt son interprétation de Sharp Dressed Man des ZZ Top :

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ZZ Top photo

ZZ Top

ZZ Top

ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. For 51 years, the band comprised vocalist-guitarist Billy Gibbons, drummer Frank Beard and vocalist-bassist Dusty Hill, until Hill’s death in 2021.

Rooted in blues, ZZ Top developed a signature sound based on Gibbons’ blues guitar style and Hill and Beard’s rhythm section.

They are popular for their live performances, sly and humorous lyrics, and the similar appearances of Gibbons and Hill, who were rarely seen without their long beards, sunglasses, and hats.

ZZ Top formed after the demise of Moving Sidewalks, Gibbons’ previous band. Within a year, the members signed with London Records and released ZZ Top’s First Album (1971).

Subsequent releases, such as Tres Hombres (1973) and Fandango! (1975), and those albums’ singles, “La Grange” and “Tush”, gained extensive radio airplay. By the mid-1970s the band became renowned in North America for its live act, highlighted by its performances during the Worldwide Texas Tour from 1976 to 1977, which was a critical and commercial success.

After a hiatus, ZZ Top returned in 1979 with a new musical direction and image, with Gibbons and Hill wearing sunglasses and matching chest-length beards. With the album El Loco (1981), the group began to experiment with synthesizers and drum machines.

They established a more mainstream sound and gained international favor with Eliminator (1983) and Afterburner (1985), which integrated influences from new wave, punk, and dance-rock.

The popularity of these albums’ music videos, including those for “Gimme All Your Lovin'”, “Sharp Dressed Man”, and “Legs”, helped propel them onto the television channel MTV and made the band one of the more prominent artists in 1980s pop culture. The Afterburner Tour set records for the highest-attended and highest-grossing concert tour of 1986.

After gaining additional acclaim with the release of their tenth album Recycler (1990) and its accompanying tour, the group’s experimentation continued with mixed success on the albums Antenna (1994), Rhythmeen (1996), XXX (1999), and Mescalero (2003).

They most recently released La Futura (2012) and Goin’ 50 (2019), a compilation album commemorating the band’s 50th anniversary. By the time of Hill’s death in 2021, ZZ Top had become the longest-running band with an unchanged lineup in the history of popular music. Per Hill’s wishes, he was replaced by their longtime guitar tech Elwood Francis on bass.

ZZ Top has released 15 studio albums and sold an estimated 50 million albums worldwide. They have won three MTV Video Music Awards, and in 2004, the members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In 2015, Rolling Stone ranked Gibbons the 32nd greatest guitarist of all time.

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Festival des Vieilles Charrues 2008 : vendredi photo

Festival des Vieilles Charrues 2008 : vendredi


Après une nuit un peu agitée – j’ai rarement l’habitude d’être réveillé par une dizaine de saoûlots qui viennent brâmer leurs chansons paillardes entre les tentes du camping – nous entamons très calmement notre deuxième journée.

Petit déj’ dans la tente, douche froide au camping numéro 1 : hé oui, prendre sa douche à 11h, c’est loupé pour l’eau chaude !

Nous sommes allés faire un petit tour du côté des stands : nous avons fini avec un chapeau de cowboy chacun, une crêpe complète et de la Coreff (bière bretonne bio).

Retour au camping et sieste pour récupérer notre manque de sommeil.

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Concert de Joe Bonamassa au New Morning photo

Concert de Joe Bonamassa au New Morning

Concert de Joe Bonamassa au New Morning

Hier soir, je suis allé voir Joe Bonamassa au New Morning, dans le Xème arrondissement de Paris.

Ce n’est pas loin de la Gare du Nord, à l’arrêt Château d’eau sur la ligne 4.

Le New Morning

Encore une nouvelle salle pour moi ! La salle est petite et bondée quand je suis arrivé. La disposition ressemble un peu à celle du Trabendo mais il y a en plus un bar avec des tables de bar donc si on arrive en premier, on peut assister au concert assis.

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