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ZZ Top – Live At Montreux 2013

ZZ TopFor those unfamiliar, ZZ Top is an all-American rock band whose roots stem from the heart of Houston, Texas. Having been around since the late 60s, it is most commonly known that great performers begin to wind down and enjoy the fruits of their labor while making appearances every now and again. ZZ Top, on the other hand, has no intention of doing so. After several decades, these sharply dressed men (pun intended) continue to please fans with their style of rock that encompasses blues, hard rock and a style known all too well by Texans as “boogie rock.” Over the years, they have continuously supplied the world with several studio albums, many of which reflect the different styles with which they were in tune during that period.

The DVD, Live at Montreux 2013, is a testament to their genius as they play hits such as “La Grange,” “My Head’s In Mississippi” and “Sharp Dressed Man,” which retain their popularity, soul and high energy. This comes across very clearly as the rock legends proceed to throw down live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and they supply their fans with a repertoire of infused musical styles as only they can deliver. Immortality most certainly awaits.

– Mark Matheson

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